Six-Month Practical Filmmaking

Six-Month Practical 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.

Take advantage of our spring discount and get 20% off the course fee if you book onto this course before the 30th June.

Limited Time Offering – 14-Week Full-Time Courses – Starting 29 June



Six-Month Practical Filmmaking

  • Six-month full-time course for students looking for an intensive and practical alternative to traditional academic routes
  • Covers creative and technical aspects of key screen disciplines, from screenwriting to editing
  • Our students now work for companies like Sky and Channel 4
  • Suitable for beginners, no previous experience is required

Why take the course?

Six-Month Practical Filmmaking is a highly practical course for students looking to kick-start their career in the business of screen.

The programme equips you with technical, creative and business skills in disciplines such as screenwriting, directing, camera operating, cinematography, producing and postproduction.

  • Write and direct your first industry-standard short film
  • Work as part of a creative crew on a variety of different roles, including Director, Screenwriter, Camera Operator, Cinematographer and Editor
  • Make a short documentary within a small team outside of school premises
  • Work with professional actors and receive guidance from working industry tutors
  • Build connections and collaborate with the creative student community

What you will study

Below you will find the areas you will study on our six-month practical filmmaking course. To learn more about each one of these topics, please download our prospectus clicking on the link below.

  • Ideas and story
  • Character and performance
  • Image and sound
  • Postproduction
  • Screen Business
  • Directing
  • Screenwriting
  • Working with actors
  • Documentary
  • Cinematography
  • Camera operating
  • Producing

Dates & Prices

  • 12 October 2020 — 2 April 2021
  • UK/EEU Students


    International Students


    Minimum Age: 18 at start of course

    Entry Requirements: Our Practical Filmmaking course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements.

    However in order 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 Full-Time

    *Take advantage of our spring discount and get 20% off the course fee if you book onto this course before the 30th June.



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 Work

We proudly present some of the course graduates’ works. These projects should give you an idea of what you’ll be able to produce by the end of the programme. To see more of our students’ works check  the link below or our Met Film School Blog.

Student Stories

Guy Phillips

Since graduating, Guy has worked on a number of short and feature film productions, including a recent film by Director Stephen Frears and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, starring Douglas Booth, Charles Dance and Matt Smith.


Julie Rocque

After her graduation last year, Julie secured a job as a studio technician at The Streaming Company to work on a variety of filming and editing projects. Early in 2016 she got accepted to the National Film and Television School, Met’s educational partner, for a year Diploma in Broadcast Production. Read more about Julie’s experience at Met.



  • 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.