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DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Theatre Direction Film / Video Direction

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

KEY FACTS

MA DIRECTING

One-year full-time postgraduate course
For students looking to secure a job as a director in entrepreneurial or professional capacities
Highly practical course with an opportunity to do up to seven directing exercises, including a short form project for an external industry client and a final Master’s project
Our recent graduates have won multiple awards at festivals including London Short Film Festival, Aesthetica Short Film Festival and The East End Film Festival.

WHY TAKE THE COURSE?

The MA Directing course equips you with a comprehensive skillset to work across all screen platforms – film, TV, commercials and online. During your studies you’ll do a unique industry project that will give you real-life experience with external clients, not offered by any other film school in the world.

Practical. 70% of the curriculum is practical, hands-on experience. You will have an opportunity to work with professional actors, shoot on location and participate in moving camera exercises
Teamwork. Work collaboratively with students on other MA courses (Cinematography, Screenwriting, Producing etc.) as a creative crew to mirror the industry practice. Experience what it takes to deliver the project from start to finish, and develop your communication, negotiation, and project management skills
Real-life experience. Learn the importance of working to a creative brief as a director while doing a project for an external company. Our students have worked with companies like Mad Dog Casting, The Imaginarium, Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube and many others
Industry-facing. Learn from the best industry professionals, including Cinematographers, Casting Directors, Location Managers and Production Designers. Our recent guest speakers include Oscar-winning directors: James Marsh (The Theory Of Everything) and Pawel Pawlikowski (Ida).

CAREERS

From the very first day at MetFilm School, we teach our students to network and pitch to the industry. The MetFilm Futures team help our talented and bright students secure creative jobs in leading companies across the globe.

Our graduates work across the industry as VFX Artists, Directors, 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.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

05-OCT-20

Modules

You will participate in the moving camera exercise, where you will work alongside fellow students on location with professional crew and actors. You will also have the opportunity to experiment with a visual research project to help you develop any craft area that you want to explore further. This could be used as a testing ground for your final Master’s project.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£23,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

All applicants must be 18 years or older at the time the programme begins. 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. Candidates with no degree and no filmmaking experience do not currently meet entry criteria.