Documentary and Factual, M.A. | MetFilm School | Berlin, Germany
12 months
20500 EUR/year
18500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Documentary and Factual will give you the skills and understanding needed to work as a director and/or producer in today's factual content industries. 

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Specific topics in this course include finding and developing ideas, research and access to contributors, creating stories, and pitching ideas. You will learn about production roles and develop skills in documentary editing, sound recording, and camerawork. Throughout the course, you will explore funding strategies and potential audiences, and be immersed in productions where you can try out a range of skills. 

Why take the course?

  • Practical: Gain training and experience in producing, directing, camera operation, sound, and editing. 
  • Comprehensive: For students passionate about the various ways to shoot and document reality in today’s world, and who want to produce content that offers new insights and promotes compassion and awareness about a specific subject 
  • Industry-facing: Build your understanding of the contemporary industry landscape for documentaries and factual programming, including commissioning, financing, distribution and exhibition. 
  • Real-life Experience: You will conceive, create, and deliver a project to a client brief. Working within a creative team with other MA pathways, students respond to a professional brief from a commercial or non-commercial business to produce a short project and showcase their creative talent to industry professionals. 
  • Portfolio: Create a portfolio of work, including two core projects (documentary and/or factual programmes), with accompanying creative development and pitch documents to support you in your future career. 
  • Professional tutors: Many of our teaching staff are currently working in the industry as: TV and film directors, broadcast journalists, producers, writers, and more.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Documentary and Factual Craft and Industry
  • Authorship and Context
  • Professional Profile
  • Factual Production for Clients
  • Practice-based Research
  • Final Project and Career Plan
For a full module overview, please download the course specification from our course page:

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20500 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    18500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18500 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Berlin

836 - 1340 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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