Directing, M.A. | MetFilm School | London Borough of Harrow, United Kingdom
12 months
26500 GBP/year
24500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA Directing programme is designed for you to develop the skills and understanding needed to work as a director in today's multi-faceted screen industries. Today's director must be knowledgeable about industry, entrepreneurial, multi-skilled, and able to bring a deep understanding of story and performance in different contexts. 

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Through this programme, you will acquire advanced insight into the interpretation of scripts, visual storytelling, and working across a variety of screen platforms and industry contexts. 

You will develop skills in directing actors and non-professional contributors. You will learn about the director's role as a leader and collaborator, working to realise client briefs and audiences' expectations. You will learn to recognise the importance of diversity and progressive working practices in your approaches to content making. 

Why take the course? 

  • Practical: Through hands-on exercises, workshops, seminars, masterclasses, and screenings, students will gain the practical skills and knowledge required to work as a director. 
  • Industry-facing: Work collaboratively with students on other MA pathways as a part of a creative crew to mirror industry practice. Experience what it takes to deliver a project, and develop communication, negotiation, and project management skills. 
  • Real-life Experience: Learn the importance of working on a creative brief as a director while completing a project for an external company. Our students have previously worked with companies including Nespresso, Stonewall, Time out, DHL, HM Treasury, and Fender Guitars. 
  • Portfolio: Students have the opportunity to undertake a number of directing exercises, including a short-form project for an external industry client, and a final project. 
  • 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 included:

  • Directing Craft and Industry
  • Directing for Film
  • Professional Profile
  • Client-driven Cinematography
  • Directing to a Client Brief
  • Directing Television
  • 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

Please find more information on our Entry Requirements here:

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    24500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

National includes UK & EU Settled Status Students.


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