The MA in Film and Television Production is a multidisciplinary programme designed to enable you to develop the skills and understanding needed to work in a variety of roles in today’s screen industries. Through the programme, you will gain understanding of screen storytelling and how different screen platforms work. You will gain practical experience of making content for a variety of screen platforms, and try out a number of practical roles. You will also develop awareness of industry and your employment opportunities.
At its heart, this programme develops craft practices, intellectual understanding, and aims to place you in an industrial context so that you – like so many before you – can enter the screen business upon graduation.
This programme is for students who are passionate about screen content and production, love to learn and collaborate, are aware of the world around them, and have the ambition to become professionals in an ever-evolving and expanding industry sector.
Why Take the Course?
Why Take the Course?
- Practical: Focusing on contemporary screen media, this 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.
- Comprehensive: Learn a multi-skilled approach to the screen industries, perfect for specialists wanting to offer more than one skill.
- Industry-facing: With career and employability support offered throughout including access to MetFilm Futures, students are supported by leading industry tutors*. This MA course is part of the suite that have produced high levels of graduate employment and success.
- Real-life Experience: Students have the opportunity to work on real-world projects with briefs from broadcasters, film producers, and commercial or non-commercial businesses.
*Due to the nature of their work patterns, named staff on programmes are subject to change, and are also dependent on the programme and modules selected for study by the student. For a selection of the tutors who teach across our campuses, please see Our People.
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What You Will Study
What You Will Study
Over three trimesters, you will gain advanced insight into not only a variety of roles and production contexts, but also into the implications of crafting and delivering screen content to a wide variety of audiences and consumers.
Trimester 1 focuses on the key considerations required of a contemporary screen storyteller and industry-aware practitioner. Alongside that you will explore your own qualities as you build a career profile that will develop as the course – and your understanding – increases.
In Trimester 2, you will further your understanding of professional practice through gaining insight into delivering television content and working to the expectations of delivering to a brief with external clients. Alongside this, you will join with students from all disciplines to explore in depth the role of research in both your academic and professional development.
In Trimester 3, you will draw together your practical, theoretical, and industry understanding into a final piece, working collaboratively on a filmed artefact and complete your career plan as part of your progression into real world employment.
The overview below is not a complete list of MA Film & Television Production modules. For the complete list, please download the full Course Specification below.
Film and Television Craft and Industry
During the early weeks of the module you will work together to make a short video using a camera phone based on something that you want to say. Using the video ideas a starting point, you will evidence your developing understanding of content, industry, and audiences, to pitch a feature film or television project to an industry panel.
Through seminars and practical workshops, you will explore the fundamentals of visual storytelling and directing actors, basics of operating cameras and offline editing. Additionally, you will explore the industry contexts for dramatic screen stories and the fundamentals of managing productions and working in a crew. You will pitch ideas and work collaboratively to script, produce, direct, and deliver a short screen film or video in a format of your choice, based on ideas adapted from a contemporary news story, phenomenon or social issue.
You will develop authentic and detailed career paperwork and supporting materials including a CV and personal profile. As part of the module, you will be offered Elective Upskilling sessions – opportunities to develop screen industry skills outside of your chosen discipline or as part of your multi-skilling profile.
External Client Production
You will liaise with external clients with whom you will agree a brief. Working together with students on the course, you will develop and pitch ideas, create workable schedules, manage all key aspects of production including contracts and risk assessment, and work towards the creative realisation of the idea.
Through seminars and practical workshops, you will develop and understanding of the demands of serial drama production, including story and character development, storylining, shooting on two cameras, and character editing. You will work with colleagues to deliver episodes of a web series drama or comedy.
Building on the work of previous and concurrent modules, you will gain a deeper insight into current theories, principles, and discussions relating to issues of diversity, sustainability, and ethics within the screen industries.
Final Project and Career Plan
Your project is an opportunity to deliver work that is distinctive, industry-aware, based in research, and reflects awareness of a diverse and inclusive world. You will also present your career plan, including evidence of new skills to be assessed by industry employers as you prepare to enter or re-enter the screen industries on graduation.
Teaching, Learning & Assessment
We include a diverse range of teaching methods which include:
- seminars in smaller groups;
- small group tutorials;
- practical group work;
- formative feedback through critiques/screening and reflective sessions;
- skills Labs – a reflection of ‘real world’ experiences; and
- enhancement activities.
We use a wide range of assessment which include portfolios, performances, research, presentations, and reflective work. Please download the Course Specification below for more information.
Entry Requirements for London
Standard Entry Requirements
- Age: all applicants must be 18 years or older at the time the programme begins
- Education: a 2:1 honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent
Applicants must also submit:
A personal statement of at least 500 words. The MetFilm School online application form details the information that your personal statement must include.
Students Not Meeting Academic Requirements
Students without a degree, but who can demonstrate relevant industry experience or a degree below a 2:1 equivalent are still able to apply. They will need to submit the following:
- A professional industry reference.
- A professional CV.
- A 750 word statement of why you wish to enter the screen industries, indicating the ways in which you think they are changing.
Students receive the Office 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud License for the duration of their course. For more information, please check Equipment in the Study with Us section for your chosen course, and the Location sections for the range of equipment and learning resources available on each of our campuses.
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**EU/EEA students with settled status.
***International students or EU/EEA students without settled status.