MA Producing

MA Producing

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KEY FACTS

  • Length: This is a one-year full-time postgraduate course aimed at students wishing to fast-track their producing career in the screen industry
  • Industry exposure: Over the course of this programme students work with real-life clients to build workplace skills. Previous clients that have worked with students as part of the MA Producing course include: Shell UK, The Internet Watch Foundation, RightsInfo, Transport for London, Saatchi, Monster.co.uk, The Royal Marsden, Mind, Mencap, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen and Stonewall.
  • Practical training: The course offers a practical immersion in the world of screen content production allowing students to acquire core creative, business and people skills required to succeed as a producer.
  • Recognised quality. Our outstanding academic credentials are recognised by leading higher education bodies such as CILECT, QAA and Creative SkillSet. Quality Assurance Information.

 

 

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WHY TAKE THE COURSE?

Studying MA Producing at MetFilm School allows you to fast-track your creative career and gain a job in today’s ever changing creative industries.

  • Get employed: Since this course launched in 2014, 100% of graduates have gone on to work in the screen industries at a range of organisations or have launched their own companies. Employers of our graduates include: The BBC, Firecracker Films, Knucklehead, Invisible Ink, The Bureau and HBO. Find out more about our alumni success.
  • Immerse yourself in the industry: Our students visit a range of film festivals including Berlin, Cannes, London and Berlin as part of the course. In addition, they spend time at companies such as Disney, Jamie Oliver’s Fresh One, AMVBBDO, ShoeBox Films, The Imaginarium, Mad Dog Casting and Rattling Stick. View student work.
  • Learn from industry tutors: Some of our guest tutors have included:Victoria Pile (Creator – Green Wing), Tony Orsten (CEO – The Imaginarium), Paul Brazier (Chairman – AMVBBDO), Dr. Jo Twist (CEO – UKIE), Christopher Bingham (Vlogger -YouTube) and Lucy Banks (‎Head of Content Solutions; Brand Solutions & Innovation – Google). Learn more about our guest tutors.

 

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WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

  • Screen Lab. You will participate in seminars and workshops covering a range of topics, including practical filmmaking skills, creative brainstorming, a survey of concepts underpinning moving image theory, and the state of the creative industries. At the end of this module, you will shoot a mini filmed project on an iPhone/Android, focusing on the primacy of content in the Say Something! exercise.
  • Producing Boot Camp. This is an immersive module that covers the key organisational principles and knowledge, which informs the role of producing in today’s entertainment industry. Through seminars and workshops, you will find out about the structure of the industry, the roles of the producer, basics of film finance, marketing and distribution, the role of agents, festivals and media outlets, and pitching theory and practice.
  • Financing, Commissioning and Project Management. This module offers a comprehensive analysis of what it takes to get film and TV projects into the marketplace, including the creative development process, studio versus independent financing, international co-productions, the role of broadcasters and state support, and new models such as crowdsourcing and micro-finance.
  • Creative Producing and Client Management. This module synthesises knowledge and skills gained from the previous modules. It aims to give students an understanding of how creative producers operate within the wider entertainment industry, focusing on a range of core competencies including: leadership, negotiation, deal-making, networking, business development, project development, creative talent management, problem solving and troubleshooting.
  • Creating Value in the Contemporary Screen World. This module provides a foundation for later modules through a survey of comparative business strategies, the role of planning and analysis, creative industry business development, organisational behaviour, and the principles of marketing across film, television and the internet.
  • Research and Project Methods. You will begin to prepare for your final Master’s Project by exploring key research methods including defining problems, identifying areas of academic enquiry, formulating hypotheses, collecting, organising and evaluating data, developing and assessing conclusions.
  • Master’s Project. This is a largely self-directed module during which you will work under the guidance of a faculty advisor towards the development and production of a final short film produced by the student, or a comprehensive business proposal for a film, television or online/multi-media project.

Dates & Prices

  • 07 October 2019 — 23 October 2020
  • 05 October 2020 — 22 October 2021
  • UK/EEU Students

    £17,500

    International Students

    £19,500

    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.

    Duration: One Year, Full-Time

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

    BAFTA Scholarship

    Applications for the 2019/2020 UK Scholarship programme are now open.

    2019 Award – Women in the Screen Industries in partnership with MTV

    To know more, visit Voices That Matter Scholarship.

  • UK/EEU Students

    £19,000

    International Students

    £21,000

    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.

    BAFTA Scholarship

    Applications for the 2019/2020 UK Scholarship programme are now open.

    2019 Award – Women in the Screen Industries in partnership with MTV

    To know more, visit Voices That Matter Scholarship.


Tutors

STEVE PINHAY

Steve is the MA Producing Programme Leader. He is the winner of the BFI Independent Spirit Award with many years’ experience working for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, Discovery and other major broadcasters in the UK and across the world. Steve’s producing portfolio includes award-winning shows like SM:TV Live, music entertainment show CD:UK and Comic Relief Does Fame AcademyFull Profile.

BECKY KNAPP

Becky is an award-winning producer who has worked in film and television production on programmes ranging from drama to documentary to entertainment for over fifteen years, working across Europe, Africa, Canada and the USA. Her portfolio includes Hidden Flaws  directed by Academy Award nominee Paula Van der Oest, and Frozen, starring Shirley Henderson (Bridget Jones Diary, Harry Potter) and Roshan Seth (Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom and Gandhi).

 AL CLARK

Al is the BAFTA-nominated producer of the indie feature film London to Brighton and Unmade Beds and the feature documentary A Man’s Story. Al founded Wellington Films in 2000. IMDB Profile.

 ALEXANDRA BENTLEY

Alexandra is a producer who has worked in the film industry for over a decade. Her portfolio includes the Last Showing, a $2m psychological thriller, starring Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Emily Berrington (24, Humans) and Finn Jones (Game of Thrones, The Iron First). In 2016, she has set up her own brand AB Plus Film, under which she produces films and TV commercials.  IMDB Profile.


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.

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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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MA Producing Graduate Story

Isadora Laban

“While I was at Met I had a fantastic experience working for Jamie Oliver´s Food Tube during my work experience which gave me a greater view of the web content and how this part of the industry works.  I also produced three videos for the Mayhew Animal Home that were featured on the BBC website, Daily Mail and a few other places. All of this was great because not only I had the chance to work directly with a real client, but my work had an impact I couldn’t ever imagine.  At the moment, I´m living in Brazil and working as an Executive Producer’s Assistant for the 3rd biggest production house in Brazil, called Mixer. One of the shows we produce is “The Business” for HBO, which is going to the 4th season.”

Hear more graduate stories.

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WHY METFILM SCHOOL?

  • Situated and based in the world-famous Ealing Studios. Ealing Studios is a professional film and television production environment and MetFilm School is based inside this space, along with numerous other companies and businesses. Being on the lot creates a great screen industry context for the School but does not bring access to shoots or other studio activities. Occasionally opportunities do arise for our students and these are advertised through our student opportunity department, MetFilm Futures. MetFilm School does have its own studio space – Stage 5 – which is mostly used by those studying on our Post Graduate 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. Regarding the main studios, we expect all students to be courteous, professional and respectful while they are on the lot. For obvious reasons, they cannot enter sets or professional productions freely.
  • 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. Our degree course was described as ‘At the forefront of film pedagogy’ by the QAA
  • 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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