Part-Time Six-Month Screenwriting

Part-Time Six-Month Screenwriting

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 Six-Month Screenwriting

Part-Time Six-Month Screenwriting is a dynamic, intensive course covering all areas of the screenwriting process, from developing an idea for screen to packaging your script and bringing your project into the marketplace. This course is suitable for beginners, no previous experience is required.


WHY TAKE THE COURSE?

The Part-Time Six-Month Screenwriting course gives students the opportunity to learn the art of screenwriting but require a part-time schedule.

The Part-Time Six-Month Screenwriting is designed to improve the understanding, knowledge, and practice in the following core areas:

  • The fundamentals of storytelling
  • How to create sustained, interesting, and cinematic stories 
  • The psychology of character 
  • The principles of story structure and theme 
  • Different narrative traditions and genres 
  • Visual storytelling, dialogue, and subtext 
  • The writer’s method 
  • The Business of Film and TV


WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

Students will explore the following key areas during the Part-Time Six-Month Screenwriting course:

Cinematic Storytelling. Through film analyses students learn how to recognise and use the techniques and methods specific to film.

Visual Storytelling. Students learn how a director can prepare for a shoot using storyboards, script mark-ups and technical floor plans.

Screenwriting. Students look at the art of visual storytelling through the development of an engaging and effective screenplay.

Film, TV, and Online Markets. Students learn the different tasks and responsibilities of a screenwriter.

Pitching and Networking. Students learn how to approach an agent and producer and how to present your project with an impact.

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


Dates & Prices

  • 9 October 2021 — 16 April 2022
  • 30 April 2022 — 8 October 2022
  • 22 October 2022 — 15 April 2023
  • Price

    £1,950

    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

    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 on 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 info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    Duration: Six Months, Part-Time.

  • Price

    £1,950

    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

    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 on 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 info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    Duration: Six Months, Part-Time.

  • Price

    £1,950

    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

    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 on 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 info@metfilmschool.co.uk

    Duration: Six Months, 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

Tom Meadmore’s film How To Lose Jobs and Alienate Girlfriends has received a strong critical acclaim and it is now available through iTunes: “I knew I needed to understand subtext and structure on a really deep level – hence why I did a screenwriting course. I wanted to get a screenplay written in six months. As teaching took place on alternate Saturdays, it was manageable around other career commitments”.  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.
  • Through working closely with our sister companiesMetFilm 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.