14 August 2019

Five reasons MetFilm School is the place to kick-start your future

By Giuseppe Bruni | Categorised in News, Clearing

Here you can find our top five reasons to study at MetFilm School and kick-start your future in the screen industry…

We’re Practical

You’ve probably guessed it by now, but our courses are highly practical because we believe the best way to learn to make films is to make films.

On our BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking course you’ll focus on six main productions, which you can complete over two or three years; Fiction, Short Form, Episodic, Factual, Long Form and your final Graduation Project. These productions will teach you every aspect of the filmmaking process from the ground up.

Our students have gone onto jobs as diverse as Producers, Assistant Directors, Camera Editors, VFX Experts, and Campaign Managers on films such as Ready Player One, Bohemian Rhapsody, Solo: A Star Wars Story and many others. Read more about what you could do studying Practical Filmmaking at Ealing Studios.

BA (Hons) Screen Acting has been designed with professionals from behind and in front of the camera to reflect the reality of acting for screen. Through a combination of masterclasses, workshops and self-directed learning, your skills will be applied across a wide range of practical exercises from auditioning, to acting for feature-length productions.

Once you graduate and find your niche as a screen professional, you can go on to study with us on one of our postgraduate courses. Our six specialist MA programmes are each tailored to help you develop and master the craft over the course of one year.

MetFilm School have a unique partnership with facilities giants Procam and Take 2 committed to supporting the next generation of film and television professionals by providing young talent with the skills and opportunities that are necessary to advance one’s aspiring career in the industry.

Justin-Trefganre-leading-a-Cinematography-session_MetFilm-School-LondonJustin Trefgarne leading a Cinematography session.

We’re Creative

We’re incredibly proud that all MetFilm tutors are working in or come from the screen industries with a diverse range of festival appearances, awards and nominations, including BAFTA, Emmys and Oscars. This means you’ll be taught by and interact with people who know the film and TV world, inside out.

Emmy-nominated writer, director and producer Justin Trefgarne is the course leader for BA Screen Acting. Justin began his film career working for legendary filmmaker Neil Jordan before joining production house Working Title. His experience spans film, television, advertising and branded content.

BA Practical Filmmaking is led by screenwriter and script consultant Jon Gilbert and director, writer and producer Steve Rehman. Between them, they have more than 30-years’ experience in their fields and are there to nurture your individual talents and skills, and guide you towards your future career.

Also, being based at Ealing Studios provides a few perks for our students.

We’re Connected

We concentrate on employability right from the start and as a student of MetFilm School, you get access to our dedicated careers service, MetFilm Futures, who provide support through masterclasses, career surgeries, festival accreditation, finding job opportunities and more.

Our in-house production company MetFilm Production, makes high-quality fiction and documentary films, including 2019’s Last Breath and last summer’s comedy splash Swimming with Men. MetFilm Production offers four graduate internships a year; lasting three months, and to date have employed more than 100 MetFilm School students and alumni on their films!

Our students benefit from a regular and diverse range of Masterclasses from the very best in the industry, including among others: writer Sally Wainwright; director and stars of Normal People, Lenny Abrahamson, Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones; actor Jonathan Pryce; writer Scott Z Burns; and award winning cinematographer Roger Deakins.

We also have our very own Awards –  the annual Smart Screen Creative Awards; an industry celebration of the ingenuity, passion and talent of our graduates and students hosted at the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho. The awards have welcomed the likes of Armando Iannucci, Sarah Gavron and Dara Nasr, Twitter UK Managing Director, as judges. As a BA student, you can submit projects from year one. 

We’re OfS Registered!

We’re registered with the Office for Students (OfS), an independent regulator of higher education in England. The OfS aims to ensure you have a fulfilling higher education experience, get value for money on your course and that what you study enriches your life and future career.

The OfS exist to ensure you can make informed decisions about where, how and what to study, and that you graduate with the knowledge, qualifications, skills and attributes that require employers.

Being OfS registered means you can access an impartial third party for information on us.

We’re one School, two Campuses

Do you know about our Berlin Campus? Just like London, MetFilm School Berlin is located in a working film studio – BUFA Studios – and all courses are taught in English.

In Berlin, we offer a great range of courses, including 2-year BA Practical Filmmaking, and even some we don’t offer in London such as MA Documentary and Factual and Four-Week Creative Sound.

Berlin is an energetic and exciting city, home to 3.5 million people from around the world and is one of the most inexpensive capital cities in Europe. With every fifth resident being international, it’s a city of great diversity and culture which is reflected in the student body.

If you choose to study the 2-year Practical Filmmaking course in London, you may have the opportunity to take your second year in Berlin. Speak to our Admissions team to find out more.


 P.S. You get a free reusable coffee cup!

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