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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Theatre Direction Film / Video Direction

Course type


Course Summary


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

Our 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.

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.


An immersive module that covers the key creative and technical skills that anchor the director?s craft and provide the foundation for more advanced techniques. Through seminars and practical workshops students will explore the working life of a director, the fundamentals of dramaturgy and narrative construction, mise-en-sc?, visual storytelling and directing actors.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

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.