Part-Time Foundation in Producing

Part-Time Foundation in Producing

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.

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OVERVIEW

Part-Time Foundation in Producing

Our Part-Time Foundation in Producing is a twelve-week practical and industry focused course for students who wish to understand the business of screen or would like to start a career as a producer. This course is suitable for beginners, no previous experience is required.


WHY TAKE THE COURSE?

The Foundation in Producing gives students the opportunity to participate in a number of practical workshops and exercises which recreate the challenges that producers face in the industry.

Foundation in Producing is designed to improve the understanding, knowledge and practice in the following core areas:  

  • Editing the current screen industry
  • Scheduling and budgeting
  • Finance plans and recoupment schedules
  • Working in partnership with writers and directors
  • Securing rights and dealing with contracts
  • Launch a sustainable, profitable and satisfying career as a screen producer

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

Students will explore the following key areas during the Part-Time Foundation in Producing course:

The Role of the Producer. Students will learn the role of the Producer, the key relationships and collaborations to include working with Commissioners, Directors and Financiers.

Production Management. Students will learn the production cycle, understand how the hierarchy of production works and the roles and responsibilities of the entire production team from line producer to production coordinator. The session will also look at on set etiquette and Health and Safety.

The Business of Film. Students will learn how finance and distribution work in the industry.

The Course Outline below describes the key craft areas and skills you will cover during your course.


Dates & Prices

  • 8 February 2022 — 26 April 2022
  • 31 May 2022 — 16 August 2022
  • 13 September 2022 — 29 November 2022
  • Price

    £895

    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 info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    Duration: Twelve weeks, Part-Time.

  • Price

    £895

    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 info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    Duration: Twelve weeks, Part-Time.

  • Price

    £895

    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 info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    Duration: Twelve weeks, Part-Time.


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 VFX Artists, Directors, TV Assistant Producers, Script Editors, On-Air Producers, Campaign Managers and many more besides. Below are just some of the companies our graduates have gone onto work for.

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Student Review

Perry Bhandal’s Interview with a Hitman was launched at Cannes 2012. The film, starring Luke Goss, went on to receive worldwide distribution and took $331,000 in advance from 20 territories. Perry says: “My experience at MetFilm School helped focus my strategy on getting my first feature off the ground.” Read more.


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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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