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About

The MA Directing Programme from MetFilm School offers students a unique opportunity to develop the necessary skills and techniques for careers in a fast-evolving media landscape.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Through an investigation of directing principles, including planning and leading a shoot, visual storytelling, working with actors, principles of screenplay analysis, project pitching, students will hone professional skills and develop their creative voice towards a final original piece of content for the big screen, the small screen, or even multiple screens. 

This Directing programme from MetFilm School  is for students who are passionate about the moving image, love to work with actors and on set, and have the ambition to become professional directors. 

The outstanding academic credentials are recognised by leading higher education bodies such as CILECT and the QAA. 

This course is industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen-based industries and carries the ScreenSkills Select quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries. This course is industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen-based industries and carries the ScreenSkills Select quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries. 

Careers

From the very first day at MetFilm School, we concentrate on employability. Students and graduates of MetFilm School will gain access to our dedicated careers advice department MetFilm Futures, who focus on supporting you and ensuring you develop the skills needed to succeed in the industry.  

MetFilm Production, our sister production company, offers 3-4 in house work experience placements per year for MetFilm School graduates. Selected graduates work in a variety of capacities on all of MetFilm Production’s films such as award-winning The Reason I Jump, 23 Walks and Swimming with Men.   

Our graduates work across the industry as Directors, Producers, Screenwriters, Camera Assistants, DOPs, Editors, VFX Artists, TV Assistant Producers, Script Editors, On-Air Producers, Campaign Managers and many more besides. Below are just some of the companies they’ve gone onto work for. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Screen Induction Lab
  • Directing Boot Camp
  • The Actor and the Story
  • Director’s Craft and Creative Collaboration
  • Advanced Visual Storytelling

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

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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