Part-Time Six-Month Filmmaking

Part-Time Six-Month Filmmaking

Looking to build your future in the screen industries? MetFilm School is the perfect place to turn your passion into practice. Working closely with leading industry professionals, we offer you a career-focused, cutting edge, practical learning experience.




Part-Time Six-Month Filmmaking

  • Six-month part-time course – Wednesday evenings (7pm – 10pm) and alternate Saturdays (10am – 5pm)
  • For students who are looking for an intensive practical filmmaking training but can only commit to a part-time schedule
  • Write and direct your own 10-minute film
  • Suitable for beginners, no previous experience is required


Part-Time Six-Month Filmmaking is an all-encompassing and dynamic course for students who are considering a career change but can’t commit to a full-time schedule. It allows students to explore their potential as screenwriters, directors, camera operators, editors and producers.

  • Practical. Participate in a variety of workshops, work with professional actors and industry tutors and turn your knowledge into practical experience by writing and directing your 10-minute film
  • Comprehensive. Try different roles, including camera operator, editor, director, producer and screenwriter to take an informed decision about the next steps in your career or studies
  • Creative. Learn from industry professional tutors and guest speakers, including famous directors, cinematographers, editors, producers and other screen specialists
  • Connected. Join the school’s online forum to build connections, collaborate with the creative student community and receive information about the latest projects and jobs



  • Visual storytelling – how to use camera to tell a story
  •  Screenwriting – script structure and storyboard
  • Casting and directing actors
  • Camera and sound

  • Directing and managing a crew
  • Producing
  • Post Production
  • Shooting and editing film

Dates & Prices

  • 7 April 2021 — 22 September 2021
  • Price


    Minimum Age: 18 at start of course

    Entry Requirements: This course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements.

    However, to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.  For more information on this, please contact

    In order to make enrolment as fair as possible and to enhance your learning experience, please be aware that we have a limited number of places available for each course intake and operate a first come, first served basis. For more information regarding our application procedure, please see the following link, or contact our Admissions team on +44 (0) 20 8280 9119 or email

    Duration: Six Months, Part-Time, Wednesday Evenings (7pm – 10pm) and alternate Saturdays (10am – 5pm)


You will be taught by a variety of tutors who will all be experienced industry professionals. Some recent tutors include:

Sarah Warren is a writer, director and actor. Sarah produced a short film, Tape, by director Matt Sadowski-Austin, that was selected for Cannes Film Festival. Her second feature film, a comedy entitled Catch It Early, was one of four selected to be developed with the National Screen Institute’s Features First Program. Read more.




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.




Student Review

Marcus Markou released Papadopoulos & Sons himself in April 2013 grossing £40,000 on the opening weekend in 13 Cineworld cinemas. Since then the film has been acquired by the BBC and been released in Germany across 100 screens.
“I loved Met Film School because it was a practical  filmmaking course, being thrown into the deep end and meeting new friends, some of whom I ended up  working with on Papadopoulos & Sons.” Read more.



  • 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.
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  • 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


Frequently Asked Questions

We have collated much of the useful information we are often asked about on our Frequently Asked Questions page.