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About

The MA in Documentary and Factual at MetFilm School Berlin focuses on the creative, technical and industry skills you need to develop documentaries and factual programming across the contemporary media landscape. 

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Overview

Today’s audiences can watch documentaries and factual programming at cinemas and art galleries, on television and iPhones, or via YouTube and Vimeo. 

Technological innovation and the digital revolution have changed the way we think and talk about factual content. 

We will teach you how to film reality from a variety of perspectives, understanding and sometimes challenging traditional interpretations of the documentary and its delivery.

The Documentary and Factual at MetFilm School Berlin will equip you with the necessary skills, conceptual approach, and mindset for a career in the creative media industries.

  • Hands-on practical experience. Gain training and production experience in producing, directing, camera operation, sound and editing
  • Learn how to film reality. Through practical work explore the creative, conceptual and ethical approaches to filming reality and documenting the experiences of real people
  • Industry awareness. Build your understanding of the contemporary industry landscape for documentaries and factual programming, including commissioning, financing, distribution and exhibition, festivals, and the emerging world of interactive and transmedia digital content
  • Professional feedback. Pitch your projects to industry professionals and receive ‘real world’ feedback and guidance to further develop your projects
  • Real-life experience. Produce a documentary/factual project in collaboration with an external industry client.

Career

The graduates work across the industry as VFX Artists, Directors, TV Assistant Producers, Script Editors, On-Air Producers, Campaign Managers and many more besides. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Screen Lab
  • Documentary and Factual Boot Camp
  • Authorship and Point of View
  • Production Practices
  • The Business of Documentary and Factual
  • Research and Project Methods

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Age: All applicants must be 18 years or older at the time the programme begins
  • Education: A 2:1 honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent

Students with a degree below a 2:1 equivalent are still able to apply.  They will need to submit the following in addition to support their application.

  • A compulsory academic essay (750 – 1000 words)
Applicants without a 2.1 degree, but possessing relevant work experience, can still apply and need to submit the following:
  • A compulsory academic essay (750-1000 words)
  • A professional industry reference.
  • A professional CV

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    16500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 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.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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