This page contains everything you need to know about applying for our Undergraduate Screen Acting course.
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 email@example.com.
View our Admissions Policy
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 BA in Screen Acting here. UCAS applications must contain a personal statement. Applicants must satisfy the UCAS points of 100 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 addition to the UCAS application, all BA Screen Acting applicants are requested to submit either their acting showreel, or a filmed duologue. This needs to be submitted as a web link to an online video and can be included in the UCAS application itself or sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For some tips of filming a duologue, we recommend the following:
- Choose a two-page script of your choice
- Learn the lines
- Only you must be in the shot
- Face the camera
- Do not perform to the camera but to your scene partner who should be just behind/next to the camera Film yourself in a mid-shot from the waist up
- We must be able to see and hear you clearly
- You can use your phone
Applicants without a duologue will be considered – we will use other parts of the application to assess your suitability.
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.
28 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 September – UCAS Application opens
Completed applications can be submitted through UCAS.
15 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.
25 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.
30 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.
15 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.
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
- An acting CV which is up-to-date. Including full educational history and all other work/relevant experience
- A showreel or filmed duologue. We require all students to submit either their acting showreel, or a filmed duologue
- 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 7: with at least 6.5 in writing and 7.0 in listening, reading 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 W410
If downloading and sending an application, all application documents must be scanned and emailed to email@example.com. Additional materials in support of an application should be sent by recorded or couriered delivery to the school, with applicant contact details.
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.
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:
- 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 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 Head of Admissions, MetFilm School, Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, London W5 5EP, or by email to email@example.com, stating clearly the grounds for appeal.
- The Head of Admissions 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.
- 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 School Director and Commercial Directior 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.