Looking to build your future in the screen industries? Met Film 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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Practical Filmmaking Diploma

  • Fourteen-month intensive practical course
  • Ideal for students looking to upskill their practical and technical knowledge of the screen arts and transfer into the screen industries from another profession
  • Develop a portfolio which includes short form, factual and episodic content
  • DipHE provides the option to continue onto the BA (Hons) courses to build more in-depth practical knowledge


The Practical Filmmaking Diploma is an intensive course for those who already have a degree or work experience in a non-film related discipline, but who want to transition into the screen industries with a qualification.

  • Practical. Develop creative and technical skills through practical workshops, screenings and masterclasses for careers in screenwriting, producing, directing, cinematography and postproduction
  • Career-focused. Develop professional and personal skills to succeed in your career, including networking, showreel development, pitching and social media profile building
  • High-calibre guest speakers and tutors. Learn from award-winning tutors and guest speakers. Sarah Gavron (director of Suffragette and Brick Lane) and Frank Spotnitz (show-runner of The X-Files) are just a few of the guest speakers who’ve visited us recently
  • Teamwork. Collaborate with your peers and work in different roles as part of a creative crew. Experience what it  takes to deliver the project from start to finish and develop communication, negotiation and project management skills
  • Intensive. Learn the fundamentals of storytelling, character and performance, image and sound, postproduction and screen business in just fourteen months and start working in the industry faster







There are four blocks of work – Fiction, Short Form, Factual, Episodic – that contain five modules: Ideas and Story, Character and Performance, Image and Sound, Postproduction and Screen Business. During each block you will explore core subjects from idea development through to editing, by doing practical exercises that will provide a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the key skills needed to produce dynamic screen content.


  • Ideas and story. Learn how to develop creative story ideas across a range of formats, including short form, documentaries, factual television, web series and fiction film. You will gain the tools to identify your target audience and adapt your ideas to the appropriate screen platform.
  • Character and performance. Explore the various techniques for shaping character and performance across a variety of platforms, including fiction, documentary and episodic television. Working with professional actors  you will learn how to transpose an idea from the page to the screen through key visual storytelling approaches.
  • Image and sound. Learn how to use camera, lighting, and sound techniques to create visually and sonically compelling stories for fiction, documentary and episodic productions. You will develop strong technical skills and explore the impact of image and sound on creative screen content.
  • Postproduction. Discover creative and technical skills across the full range of postproduction workflows, including offline editing, sound design, VFX, and colour grading. You will learn how postproduction skills are central to the storytelling process across film, television and new media.
  • Screen Business. Find out how to market and distribute screen content across a range of media platforms, including film, television and new media. Alongside the practical skills you will gain on this course, you will also learn how creative industries work and how you can become a smart screen creative that will be attractive to industry employers. In addition, you will explore how to manage productions, create successful project pitches and work collaboratively within creative teams.


Dates & Prices

  • 2 Oct 2017 — 12 Dec 2018
  • Price


    To apply for the Practical Filmmaking Diploma (DipHE) at Met Film School, you must be:

    • 18 years of age, or older, at the start of the course.
    • If you’re under the age of 21, you must provide evidence of at least 64 UCAS Tariff points (please note this is using the new tariff points system) and possess two ‘A’ levels or an equivalent qualification, such as a National Diploma or Baccalaureate
    • If you’re over 21, you’re considered a mature student, so your application relies on relevant skills and experience rather than academic qualifications.
    • If you’re a British student applying via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), you’ll need our Institution Code, which is M73and the course code W600.
    • If you hold an international qualification, please make sure that it’s recognised in the United Kingdom.
    • Learn about Application Deadlines.

    Please be aware that there are certain costs you will need to budget for in addition to the course fees. You can find out more about these costs here:



From the very first day at Met Film School, we teach our students to network and pitch to the industry. The Met GO team (Met Student and Graduate Opportunities) helps 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.  These are just some of the companies they’ve gone onto work for:




Student Story

Sophie Habib-Deloncle

Soon after graduating Sophie secured a role through MetGo to work on Fox Searchlight’s Far From the Madding Crowd, starring Carey Mulligan.

“Before I came to Met Film School I didn’t know much about filmmaking. I was a film enthusiast rather than a filmmaker. A year and a half down the line, I understood how every job works from preproduction to postproduction, and I was cable of fulfilling any role on set.”


  • Famous facilities in Ealing Studios. Our students in London receive access to our modern premises and facilities within the famous Ealing Studios. High-profile productions made on-site include Downton Abbey, Nowhere Boy, My Week with Marilyn, Prince of Persia, The Iron Lady, Star Wars: Episode Two, and Victor Frankenstein. Learn more
  • 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 UWL when validated by them.
  • 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