Six-Month Practical Filmmaking

Six-Month Practical Filmmaking is an intensive and practical immersion in the complete craft and technique of filmmaking. Specifically designed to give students the essential tools to launch a professional career as a filmmaker, students will receive a solid foundation in the key elements of filmmaking.

Taught by industry professionals, Six-Month Practical Filmmaking provides students with the confidence to enter the film industry, from writing a screenplay to directing and producing their own film. On completion of the course, students will graduate with a showreel of their work.

The six-month programme consists of three terms. During Terms 1 and 2, students will be trained in all key aspects of filmmaking through a combination of intensive practical workshops and a series of filmmaking exercises, escalating in scale as they go through the programme. Following the learning from the foundation programme in Term 1, students learn the advanced skills in screenwriting; cinematography and sound; fiction directing and producing; documentary production; editing and postproduction during Term 2. In Term 3, students will make their own film and perform key roles on set on other students’ films.

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Learning Goals

  1. Learn how to interpret a script and create a storyboard

  2. Operate a professional digital camera and light a scene confidently

  3. Be able to record sound and use it creatively to tell their story

  4. Be able to cast a film and direct actors

  5. Manage a small crew and direct using the correct on-set procedures

  6. Be able to use professional editing software and understand the key postprodution elements of film finishing

Start Dates & Prices

  • 2 November 2015 — 22 April 2016
  • Price


    Minimum Age: 18 at start of course

    Entry Requirements: Our Practical Filmmaking course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements.

    Duration: Six Months Full-Time

    Application Criteria

Amber Lynch

  • “Met allowed me to learn the core skills required within the industry”
    Amber Lynch, producer Met Six-Month Practical Filmmaking graduate, 2013