Apply for BA Practical Filmmaking (2 & 3 Year)

Apply for BA Practical Filmmaking (2 & 3 Year)

This page contains everything you need to know about applying for our Undergraduate BA Practical Filmmaking courses.

Please read this information carefully and if you have any questions get in touch with our admissions team by phone on +44 (0)20 8280 9119 or by email at

View our Admissions Policy

Entry Requirements & Application Deadlines

Entry Requirements

All applicants need to be 18 years or older at the time the programme begins. However, we may on occasion accept applicants who are 17 years old, but this will be based on their qualifications and approval from our education team.

All applicants will also be interviewed, either in person or via Skype, with an admissions manager. This will allow us to understand your reasons for applying for a place and your suitability.

Applicants under the age of 21
All UK students under the age of 21 (who will be under 21 when they start the course) must apply via UCAS. You can apply for our Three Year BA here and Two Year BA here. UCAS applications must contain a personal statement. Applicants must satisfy the UCAS points of 64 UCAS points – either as predicted grades or completed qualifications. For information on how to apply via UCAS and how this works, please follow the link here.

If you need more information visit the UCAS Tariff Table.

In the event that UCAS applications are not satisfactory, the admissions team may request further evidence to support their suitability, such as portfolio work.

Applicants who are from the EU, NON-EU or 21 years old or over
If you are from the EU, an international student from a NON-EU country or a mature student (21 years old or over at the start of the course) MetFilm School welcomes direct applications.

If you are an international student, applicants should check that the qualifications they hold are recognised in the UK. UK NARIC is the UK’s national agency responsible for providing qualification information to individuals from outside of the UK who wish to work, study or train within the UK. Applicants with overseas qualifications can contact UK NARIC on tel: +44 (0)871 330 7033. We recommend applicants who are unsure if their qualifications meet the academic criteria submit their application and we will then be able to make a full assessment.

Application Deadlines

28th September –  Early Applications
We offer a number of incentives to UK, EU and International students to apply early for our courses and show their commitment to joining our school as a preferred choice.  Our admissions team will be able to provide further details about these incentives. Get in touch.

UCAS Application Dates

5th SeptemberUCAS Application opens
Completed applications can be submitted through UCAS.

15th January – UCAS Application Deadline
If you are applying via UCAS, we strongly recommend you submit your application by 15 January. If you apply after 15 January, your application will be considered in the below options. We cannot guarantee your application will have equal consideration to earlier applications – as the majority of our places are allocated by this point.

25th February – UCAS Extra Open
If you’ve used all five choices, and you’re not holding any offers, you might be able to add another choice.

30th June – Late Applications and International Students
We keep a number of places available until this date. International students’ applications will normally not be considered after this date due to the length of time it takes to process UK student visas applications.

15th July Onwards – Clearing
We occasionally have a few places available during Clearing due to student withdrawals. It is always worth getting in touch with our admissions team to find out more.

Contact our Admissions team:
Tel: +44 20 8280 9119

To ensure your application process goes smoothly, we advise you to discuss your application with a member of the MetFilm School Admissions Team who will be able to advise on all queries.

International students who require a visa to study in the UK are advised to apply as soon as possible in order to obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance to Study for their visa application in time for their course start date.

Documents Required


If you are from the EU, an international student from a NON-EU country or a mature student (21 years old or over at the start of the course), you can apply directly. This will include the following requirements:

  • A completed Met Film School application form. The form includes a personal statement of 750 words. This is an important part of the school’s selection process.
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport. This should clearly show the picture page and passport number
  • A CV which is up-to-date (optional). Including full educational history and all other work/relevant experience
  • A portfolio (optional). Including scripts, photography, artwork, films etc.
  • A copy of any academic transcripts (if appropriate)
  • Students who are from outside the EU (and EEA countries) must provide evidence that their English language ability is up to standard for the programme they have applied. For undergraduate programme we require an IELTS overall score of 6.5: with at least 5.5 in listening, reading, writing and speaking. Prior to applying for your Tier 4 visa, you will need to demonstrate a B2 English Level which is upper intermediate. The following tests are satisfactory to demonstrate this: IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge PET, ESOL Skills for Life Level 1 and 2, Trinity Level 1.

Additional documentation for UK Applicants

Additionally, UK applicants under 21 need to apply via UCAS. A UCAS application requires applicants to complete simple online form where they will have to supply the following information:

  • Personal details
  • Details of the MetFilm School degree programme applied for
  • Education and employment history
  • A personal statement
  • Contact details of a reference
  • You will need our Institution Code, which is M73, and the Course Code which is:
    • BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking (two years) – WW60
    • BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking (three years) – J2A7

Make your application

Selection Process

Once an applicant has sent us their application, MetFilm School will get in touch with the applicant to discuss the next steps. If successful, the applicant will be contacted to arrange a formal interview, where they will be invited to meet our Admissions Team. Interviews with international applicants can be conducted over the phone or via Skype.

MetFilm School will then let applicants know their enrolment decision within three days of an applicant’s interview.

Applicants that are accepted onto an Undergraduate programme will then be obliged to complete their enrolment. To do so, applicants will need to pay a 20% non-refundable deposit. The remaining balance is paid according to the terms and conditions as described in the offer letter that will be issued to accepted students.

In accordance with our Terms and Conditions, the full balance of second and third year fees is due by the end of June, prior to the start of the first module in the second year for a September/October start, and by the end of November prior to the start of the first module in the second year for a March course start date.

Students from outside the EU will need to pay the entire first year course fee before the school will be able to issue a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to submit with their student visa application.

Appeal Process

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 consider any specific skills or experiences which are essential or desirable for the course in question. Applicants who may wish to appeal against an admissions decision should follow the below procedure:

  • An applicant must seek formal feedback from the admissions team before deciding whether or not he/she has grounds to appeal the admissions decision.
  • The applicant should then request an appeal form to fill in, detailing the nature of their appeal.
  • Appeals must be received within 20 working days following the provision of feedback from the admissions team member supervising the application.
  • An appeal should be submitted in writing to the Senior Admissions Manager, MetFilm School, Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, London W5 5EP, or by email to, stating clearly the grounds for appeal.
  • The Senior Admissions Manager 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 Director of Admissions and Marketing.
  • 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.
  • An Appeals Panel convened at MetFilm School will consider appeals as appropriate. The Dean and Director of Admissions and Marketing will make a decision based on the evidence submitted.
  • 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.

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.