Apply for MA Programmes

Apply for MA Programmes

Information on our MA programmes application process is outlined below. If you need further information to aid your application please don’t hesitate to contact our admissions team by phone on +44 (0)20 8280 9119 or by email.

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Met Film School Admissions Policy June 2015


  • Age:  To apply for the MA in Filmmaking you will need to be 18 years of age or older at the time the course starts


  • Applicants should have a 2:1 honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent.
  • Students with a degree below a 2:1 equivalent need to submit the following in order to be considered for this programme. A personal statement of 750 words; a compulsory academic essay (750-1000 words – see application check list); supporting work in the form of a portfolio/showreel.
  • Applicants without a 2.1 degree, but possessing relevant work experience, can apply and need to submit the following: following: A personal statement of 750 words; a compulsory academic essay (750-1000 words – see application check list); supporting work in the form of a portfolio/showreel, demonstrating experience in the specialist area they are applying for (films, storyboards, business plans, scripts, photography, VFX work etc.). A professional industry reference.
  • No degree & no filmmaking experience Candidates with no degree and no filmmaking experience do not currently meet entry criteria.We recommend a preparatory course to allow applicants to gain the skills required before you make a fresh application for the MA. Minimum course length – Six-Months. Example Preparatory course: Six-Month Practical Filmmaking


Here is a checklist of items applicants must include:

  • A completed Met Film School application form
  • A personal statement of at least 750 words. The Met Film School application form details the information that your personal statement must include.
  • An academic essay of 750-1000 words from the following question: ‘Select a film or television program in a specific genre and analyse how the film or television program both uses and subverts its genre conventions’; OR an example of past academic writing e.g., University Essays or Dissertation.
  • A copy of your passport that clearly shows your photo and passport number
  • An updated CV
  • Copies of your degree certificate and academic transcripts
  • Some creative work that will contribute towards a portfolio e.g., creative writing, business proposal, film work, photography etc. Please also include these as links online in a word document/PDF document


 Please download and complete our editable PDF MA application form below.

Met Film School MA Application Form

To make your application for one of our MA programmes download and complete the form attached and forward this, plus required supporting information to Met Film School either:

  • By email at:
  •  By post to: Admissions Department, Met Film School, Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, London, W5 5EP UK
Once you apply you your application will go through Met Film School's Selection Process. More details on this are provided below.

What happens next after I apply

Selection Process
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Selection Process

If your application is successful we will invite you to an interview. Once we have completed this process we will let candidates know very soon whether they have been offered a place. If you are offered a place it is your responsibility to ensure your deposit payment is made immediately so that we can formally confirm your place on the programme

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Appeal process
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Appealing against an admission decision

Appealing against an Admissions decision In selecting students, admissions staff aim to reach decisions which are fair and consistent in relation to the published entry criteria, the evidence the applicant presents of their academic and/or professional qualifications and which take into account any specific skills or experiences which are essential or desirable for the programme in question. Applicants who may wish to appeal against an admissions decision should follow the below procedure: 1. An applicant must seek formal feedback from the admissions team before deciding whether or not he/she has grounds to appeal the admissions decision. 2. Appeals must be received within 10 working days following the provision of feedback from the admissions team member supervising the application. 3. An appeal should be submitted in writing to the Head of Admissions, Met Film School, Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, London W55EP, or by email to, stating clearly the grounds for appeal. 4. A member of the Admissions team will screen each submission in the first instance to determine if there are sufficient grounds for appeal. If it is judged that there may be grounds for appeal, they will escalate the appeal to the relevant Director of Programmes for that course. 5. If an appeal is to be heard and additional information is required, the applicant will be informed in writing and provided with an appropriate deadline by which to submit the information. 6. An Appeals Panel convened at Met Film School will consider appeals as appropriate. The COO will make a decision based on the evidence submitted. 7 .The applicant will be informed in writing of the outcome of the appeal and given an explanation for the decision which has been reached. The decision of the Appeals Panel is final and there is no further right of appeal. Please call our Admissions Team for further information on 020 8280 9119 from inside the UK or +44 20 8280 9119 from outside the UK.

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