MA Film and Television Production

MA Film and Television Production

Overview

Launching in March 2019, MA Film & Television Production is a one-year postgraduate course for the post-Netflix generation of producers, screenwriters, directors, camera people, editors and preditors.

The world of screen production has been transformed over the last fifteen years by the rapid rise of digital technology and new forms of screen content. Today’s market is looking for dynamic, creative and entrepreneurial multi-skilled talent – film and video-makers who are as comfortable with short-form online formats as they are with traditional television and cinema. Above all, they are looking for smart screen storytellers, able to create meaningful content whatever the context.

 Through intensive production work and reflective thought, this new course aims to deliver employable and smart thinking graduates ready for industry and aware of the issues that making content for screens big and small entail.


Key Facts

  • High level of production opportunities working to real-world briefs and employing real-world methodologies that replicate industry

  • Work on two short films or videos, web series with Writers Room, online commercial content, showreel and collaborative Master’s Project. 

  • Industry contexts throughout including briefs from broadcasters and commercial clients

  • High emphasis on career and employability with support through curriculum and school’s unique enhancements MetFilm Futures and MetFilm Production

  • Fast track, immersive development as a skilled and motivated screen professional

  • Current Industry tutors bringing experience, contacts and award-winning skills


WHY TAKE THE COURSE?

  • Focus on contemporary screen media – production for the post-Netflix, post-YouTube generation

  • Multi-skilling approach – perfect for specialists wanting to offer more than one skill and for the ‘preditor’

  • Industry rapidly expanding and looking for new talent that is dynamic, flexible, industry-aware

  • Supported by current, award-winning industry tutors

  • Career and Employability support throughout including MetFilm Futures

  • Opportunity to work on real-world projects with briefs from broadcasters, film producers and commercial clients

  • Part of the suite of MA Courses that have produced high levels of graduate employment and success

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WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

  • The course is built on the key concepts and skills that underpin screen storytelling and begins with an immersion in the fundamentals of dramatic narrative content for screens big and small. At each subsequent stage, students are given insight into the individual skills – producing, writing, directing, camerawork and editing – needed for different types of film and television production contexts – single drama, series drama, branded content and advertising.
  • Students will learn about the industry and their potential employment and work in a specific key production role and other supporting roles in the delivery of productions at every level of the course.

Modules

  • Screen Induction Lab
  • Screen Storytelling Boot Camp
  • Research in Screen Practice
  • Specialist Module 1: Dramatising the Now
  • Specialist Module 2: New Age Television
  • Specialist Module 3: Creative Entrepreneurism
  • Master’s Project: Engaging Audiences

Dates & Prices

  • 11 March 2019 — 27 March 2020
  • 09 March 2020 — 26 March 2021
  • UK/EEU Students

    £18,000

    International Students

    £18,000

    Book on one of our MA March 2019 or MA October 2019 courses by 28th September 2018 and we’ll give you a special 10% early bird discount!*

     *10% discount on the full year MA starting March or Oct 2019. Students must apply and pay for their places by 28th September 2018.

    Course fees include:

    Tuition, production equipment and support, first aid and health & safety training, production and post production facilities, access to industry masterclasses and networking.

    How to Apply:

    We accept applications and offer places on a rolling basis throughout the year. As our MA programmes are competitive we encourage you to apply as far ahead of your intended start date as possible. We are accepting applications for all future intakes listed.

    Contact our Admissions Team on +44 20 8280 9119 or info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    Entry Requirements:

    To apply for the MA in Film and Television Production you will need to be 18 years of age or older at the time the course starts. Applicants must have a minimum 2:1 honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent. Applicants without this qualification, but possessing relevant work experience, are also invited to apply. Each application is considered on its individual merits.

    Duration: One Year, Full-Time

    Funding:

    You might be eligible for a postgraduate loan. Find out more.

    UK residents might be eligible for a Professional and Career Development Loan (PCDL) up to £10,000. Contact our admissions team to find out more.

  • UK/EEU Students

    £19,500

    International Students

    £21,500

    Course fees include:

    Tuition, production equipment and support, first aid and health & safety training, production and post production facilities, access to industry masterclasses and networking.

    How to Apply:

    We accept applications and offer places on a rolling basis throughout the year. As our MA programmes are competitive we encourage you to apply as far ahead of your intended start date as possible. We are accepting applications for all future intakes listed.

    Contact our Admissions Team on +44 20 8280 9119 or info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    Entry Requirements:

    To apply for the MA in Film and Television Production you will need to be 18 years of age or older at the time the course starts. Applicants must have a minimum 2:1 honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent. Applicants without this qualification, but possessing relevant work experience, are also invited to apply. Each application is considered on its individual merits.

    Duration: One Year, Full-Time

    Funding:

    You might be eligible for a postgraduate loan. Find out more.

    UK residents might be eligible for a Professional and Career Development Loan (PCDL) up to £10,000. Contact our admissions team to find out more.


TUTORS

Steve Pinhay, Deputy School Director and MA Course Leader

Steve Pinhay is MetFilm School’s Deputy School Director and MA Course Leader. He brings his extensive experience of producing across a range of genres to his teaching at the school.

Steve comes to MetFilm School with over 20 years experience working in Television. Over the course of his career, he has worked on various entertainment genres, always with an eye for producing original format productions. Steve worked with Ant and Dec on shows that launched their careers as TV presenters, including the award-winning SM:TV Live and music entertainment show  CD:UK. He also worked on Comic Relief Does Fame Academy and Pass the Buck.

His commercial experience included setting up an array of innovative and successful cultural projects. This has included Second Sight, Britain’s first touring film in education unit, plus setting up Britain’s first media centre, Watershed, which is now home to a range of events and festivals throughout the year. In recognition of his efforts to the creative arts, Steve has been awarded the BFI Innovation Award. Steve is a former director of the Association of Independent Producers.

More tutors to be announced.


CAREERS

YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR PRIORITY

From the very first day at MetFilm School, we teach our students to network and pitch to the industry. The MetFilm Futures team help our talented and bright students secure creative jobs in leading companies across the globe.

Our graduates work across the industry as VFX Artists, Directors, TV Assistant Producers, Script Editors, On-Air Producers, Campaign Managers and many more besides. Below are just some of the companies they’ve gone onto work for.

Future career prospects

o   Producer
o   Producer/director
o   Director
o   Director/cameraperson
o   Director/editor
o   Preditor
o   Screenwriter
o   TV researcher
o   Production Co-ordinator
o   Camera assistant
o   Editor or edit assistant

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STUDENT WORK

We proudly present some of the MA graduates’ works. These projects will give you an idea of what you should be able to produce by the end of the programme. To see more student works check out our MetFilm School Blog.

  • Rightsinfo, Mara Manzolini

  • Luke Davis, Unleaded

  • Krysten Resnick, Benny & Jack’s Flying Machine


WHY MET FILM SCHOOL?

  • Famous facilities in Ealing Studios. Our students in London receive access to our modern premises and facilities within the famous Ealing Studios. High-profile productions made on-site include Downton Abbey, Nowhere Boy, My Week with Marilyn, Prince of Persia, The Iron Lady, Star Wars: Episode Two, and Victor Frankenstein. Learn more
  • Award-winning tutors and guest speakers. All our tutors and guest speakers are working screen professionals with numerous industry awards and nominations, including BAFTAs, Emmys and Oscars. Learn more about our tutors and guest speakers
  • Part of the industry. Through working closely with our sister companies Met Film Production and Met Post, we better integrate our students into the world of creative media. Met Film businesses provide our students with work placements, graduate employment and master classes with industry professionals. Find out more
  • Recognised quality. Our outstanding academic credentials are recognised by leading higher education bodies such as CILECT, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and Creative SkillSet. Find out more.
  • Leading the industry.  As the fastest growing film school in the UK we are proud of our innovative approach with a strong focus on new media and platforms, which is delivered throughout all our courses

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