MA Post Production

MA Post Production

OVERVIEW

MA Post Production

The MA Post Production Programme offers students a unique opportunity to develop the core creative skills in the areas of editing, visual effects, colour grading, and audio post production. Students will also develop the technical skills enabling them to work effectively, optimising their productivity and ensuring the quality of final deliverables to a variety of contemporary international broadcast standards. 

Students will learn how to use and apply specialist software skills to a broad range of post production disciplines, primarily through practical workshops, as well as seminars, lectures, individual and group tutorials as well as self-directed study and practice.  

Our outstanding academic credentials are recognised by leading higher education bodies such as CILECT and the QAA. This course is industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen-based industries and carries the ScreenSkillsSelect quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries. 

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WHY TAKE THE COURSE?

The MA Post Production course equips students with creative and technical skills required to work within a range of postproduction sectors such as offline editing, sound design, grading and visual effects. Students undertake a unique industry project that will provide real-life experience with external clients. 

  • Practical. Master the key post-production software such as Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere & After Effects and gain access to our high-end grading, sound mixing, and recording facilities. 
  • Creative. Learn from award-winning tutors and Masterclasses with Oscars, Emmys and BAFTA winners, including legendary editors, directors, cinematographers, editors, producers and other creative screen specialists.  
  • Industry-Standard. Receive audio platform training, essential for any sound postproduction career in film and TV. 
  • Real-Life Experience. Work with producing, directing and cinematography students to edit and post produce a number of online videos for external ‘real world’ clients. Previous companies post student have been able to add to their showreels have included DHL, Nespresso, Time Out, Jamie Oliver, Stonewall, HM Treasury, Mind, Transport for London and BMW.
  • Portfolio. Graduate with a portfolio that includes a feature film project edit, online videos for external clients, sound design, grading, VFX projects, and a final Master’s Project 

 

MA Alumni Stories

Seun Oyewole


Seun Oyewole has been appointed Chief Editor at Africa MediaWorks Ltd. Read more.

Beniamino Vitagliano


Beniamino Vitagliano works at the Picture Production Company as a Motion Designer creating VFX showreels. Read more.

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WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

  • Screen Induction Lab.  A combined learning experience across all five programmes covering key aspects of the filmmaking process, this module explores the life cycle of a film from conception to delivery. Through seminars and practical workshops, students will also engage with critical analysis of key theoretical and conceptual frameworks, and explore cultural, historical, ethical and aesthetic perspectives on filmmaking.
  • Post Production Boot Camp.  An immersive module that covers the key creative and technical skills, and the workflow processes that form the bedrock of current post production practices. Through seminars, lectures and practical workshops the module will cover topics, including leading software skills development, workflow management, audio and video editing techniques, and postproduction process management.
  • Advanced Editing.  This module highlights the creative and technical approaches to the editing process, and explores the relevant workflow considerations for integrating audio, visual FX and colour grading when working in an offline editing environment. 
  • Commercial Post Production. This module allows students to learn how to create and integrate visual effects and add motion graphics into their digital media projects. This will include working with green screen, creating title sequences, implementing a variety of compositing and paint-out techniques and providing a ‘primary’ colour correction in order to fix it in post. During this module students will work collaboratively on the Industry Project, to a professional brief, across all MA programmes. 
  • Advanced Picture and Sound. Students will be taken through the finishing and delivery stages of the life cycle of a short form content, focusing on ‘secondary’ colour grading and advanced audio mixing techniques. Topics will cover working with codecs, compression, streaming, ADR, audio mixing, colour grading, and all aspects of digital media delivery, including both legacy and contemporary formats as well as emerging digital media delivery standards.
  • Research in Screen Practice. This module is delivered concurrently alongside the modules in Phase II in a ‘long and thin’ delivery pattern comprising 3-6 hours per week. During this module, students from all four programmes will begin to prepare for their final Master’s Project by exploring key research methods including: defining problems; identifying areas of academic enquiry; formulating hypotheses; collecting; organising and evaluating data; and developing and assessing conclusions.
  • Master’s Project.  This is a largely self-directed module during which students will work under the guidance of a faculty advisor towards the development and completion of a final Creative Editing Project OR Technical Post Production Project. 

METFILM SCHOOL TUTORS

Michael McHugh, MetFilm School London

Michael McHugh

POST PRODUCTION TUTOR

We have a range of permanent and contract tutors who teach across all of our courses. Check our Tutors page to find out more.

Dates & Prices

  • 4 October 2021 — 28 October 2022
  • 26 September 2022 — 20 October 2023
  • Price

    £19,000*

    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.

    Duration: One Year, Full-Time

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

    -Voices That Matter Scholarship 2021. Find out more.

    *Subject to annual price review

  • Price

    £20,000*

    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.

    Duration: One Year, Full-Time

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

    -Voices That Matter Scholarship 2021. Find out more.

    *Subject to annual price review

CAREERS

YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR PRIORITY

From the very first day at MetFilm School, we concentrate on employability. Students and graduates of MetFilm School will gain access to our dedicated careers advice department MetFilm Futures, who focus on supporting you and ensuring you develop the skills needed to succeed in the industry.  

MetFilm Production, our sister production company, offers 3-4 in house work experience placements per year for MetFilm School graduates. Selected graduates work in a variety of capacities on all of MetFilm Production’s films such as award-winning The Reason I Jump, 23 Walks and Swimming with Men.   

Our graduates work across the industry as Producers, Editors, Screenwriters, Directors, Camera Assistants, VFX Artists, 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. 

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Student Stories

Camilla Szymkiewicz

Camilla who graduated in 2014 is now working n a 3D animated TV series for Disney. She says: “With a wide range of both theoretical and practical modules, my degree helped me get a leg up in the job market and I feel that potential employers take me more seriously.” Read more.

Julia Hostetler

Julia was heavily involved in all aspects of postproduction for the industry project for Stonewall featuring Sir Ian McKellan. She now works as a freelance editor and colourist. Her short film Quiescence screened at the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival in 2013. Read more.


Student Work

We proudly present some of the course graduates’ works. These projects will give you an idea of what you should be able to produce by the end of the course.

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  • Stonewall 25th Anniversary

WHY METFILM SCHOOL?

  • Based in the world-famous Ealing Studios.MetFilm School is based within Ealing Studios, along with numerous other companies and businesses. Our location creates a great screen industry context for the School but does not bring access to shoots or other studio activities. Watch our London Campus Tour
  • Occasionally opportunities do arise for our students which are advertised through our career’s advice department, MetFilm Futures. MetFilm School does have its own studio space; Stage 5 – which is mostly used by those studying on our MA Cinematography course. It is also accessible on a case-by-case basis to students shooting films and other kinds of project but has to be booked in advance. 
  • Award-winning tutors.MetFilm School’s tutors are working screen professionals – TV and film directors, producers, screenwriters, editors, animators and other industry specialists with numerous awards, including BAFTA, Emmy and Oscar nominations. 
  • Connected. Through working closely with our sister companies MetFilm Production and MetFilm Sales, we better integrate our students into the world of creative media. These provide our students with work placements, graduate employment and master classes with industry professionals. 
  • Recognised quality. Our outstanding academic credentials are recognised by leading higher education bodies such as CILECT, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and ScreenSkills Select 

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