MetFilm School is a leading film, television, and online media school offering undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses across various craft areas. The school has campuses in London and Berlin.
- MetFilm School’s London campus is based within the famous Ealing Studios, a thriving environment that in recent years has supported the creation of high-profile productions such as The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything and Downton Abbey.
- MetFilm School operates alongside a professional production company – MetFilm Production.
- Classes are led by award-winning professionals with numerous industry awards and nominations, including BAFTAs, Emmys and Oscars.
- On our courses, you learn by doing. Participate in workshops, work within the industry, attend masterclasses and turn your knowledge into practical experience.
- MetFilm is the first film school in the UK to have an employment support team, MetFilm Futures, which connects students to opportunities within the screen industries.
- The school is assessed and recognised by leading bodies such as CILECT, QAA and Creative Skillset.
WHY STUDY FILMMAKING IN LONDON?
- London is one of the world's busiest filming cities, the home of historic productions such as Oliver and Alfie, and modern famous pictures, including, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Theory of Everything, Harry Potter and many more.
- London has also been the key location for some world famous Oscar-winning movies over the last decade including The Iron Lady and The King's Speech.
- London's independent television sector is responsible for some of the most iconic and groundbreaking television formats seen around the world. From formats like The X-Factor and Who Wants to be a Millionaire? to scripted dramas like Sherlock and Downton Abbey.
- Studying in London means you have access to a huge range of filmmaking resources. London houses the British Film Institute, The Cinema Museum, The Kubrick Archives and The London Film Museum.
- The capital also boasts one of the world's most vibrant art-house cinema scenes and a multitude of film clubs.
- The core UK film industry contributes over £4.6 billion to UK GDP and supports over 117,00 jobs, taking into account direct and indirect employment. (Oxford Economics study for the BFI).
- London has a broad film festival scene and the city hosts over 50 film festivals annually. (British Council).
- The capital is also a great place to find work in the film industry; with the UK's largest film studios based either within or within easy reach of London. These include Pinewood, Ealing, Shepperton and 3 Mills studios.
- Being a student in London will allow you to experience one of the most diverse cities in the world, where more than 300 languages are spoken and a wealth of different cultures and communities live side by side.
- However long a person lives in London it's impossible to see it all. There's always something different, new and creative happening.
OUR MISSION, VALUES & STUDENT CHARTER
EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE AND DEEP LINKS INTO INDUSTRY
Since launch in 2003 MetFilm has been committed to educational excellence and deep links into the industry. To date, we have educated over 9,000 students and 82% of students on courses of six months or longer are working in the creative industries. Our mission is to inspire a new generation of creative screen professionals, educating them in the new world of story-telling across multiple devices. By putting industry at the heart of everything we do, MetFilm School best equips its graduates for successful careers. Our goal is to build the greatest school of its type in the world, allowing students to pass seamlessly into work, using our experience to help businesses adapt and change in the ever-changing multichannel world.
MetFilm School’s mission as an educational institution is to provide students with a practical, high-quality learning experience grounded in professional industry practice and preparation.
Through our course provision, we equip students with the knowledge, skills and mindset to prepare them for successful careers within the screen industries.
We seek to foster an inclusive environment in which creative, mature, focused, and considerate individuals are valued as members of a dynamic community. We believe collaboration is the bedrock of professional practice that is reflected in the creative screen industries, and students are required to treat each other with respect and to work together in a professional manner.
Our aim is to support student learning and personal development actively, respecting the rights and dignity of others, within an atmosphere that encourages creativity, intellectual rigour and freedom of expression.
We want our students to demonstrate an open-mindedness that fuels innovation, and a passion that drives them to excellence in everything they do.
UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL APPROACH
MetFilm School has taken the lead in education for all screens by bringing learning into an industry setting, whilst encouraging aspirational storytelling. MetFilm School’s goal is to select students with the passion and tenacity to succeed in the creative industries and to prepare them for the world of production into which they actually progress, from the big screen to small. Students are imbued with passion and pragmatism, and their education is complemented with:
- Location in an inspirational working studio with historic and contemporary significance.
- Inspirational role model tutors who are industry practitioners.
- A curriculum that ranges from social video, branded content, to television and feature film development.
- An innovative graduate opportunity programme.
MetFilm School is committed to the values of equality, diversity, fairness, academic and personal integrity, collegiality, ethical behaviour, and welfare of individuals within the MetFilm School community.
To achieve these values, we call upon students and staff to carry out their activities in an environment of mutual respect, inclusion, professional practice, and a positive attitude towards work.
MetFilm School is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for students and staff from all backgrounds, and nurturing an environment which is free from discrimination on the basis of race, disability, gender, age, religion, belief, sexual orientation, or gender reassignment.
To foster a stimulating, exciting and rewarding environment, the School has established a clear set of expectations for students and staff.
We live what we teach and lead by example.
A curriculum built on industry practice, reflection, and enterprise.
DEVELOPING ATTITUDE AND VOICE:
Educating professional creatives and creative professionals.
DRIVING ENTREPRENEURIALISM AND EMPLOYABILITY:
Generating graduates who are smart screen creatives equally at home in creating content for the big screen or the mobile phone.
We want and expect our graduates to succeed in the industry, and they do.
OUR STUDENT CHARTER
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM METFILM SCHOOL
You can expect MetFilm School to:
Provide accurate information on all aspects of your student experience and equip you with appropriate and relevant information regarding the School’s services and support available to you.
Support you effectively through all stages of your engagement with the School from initial enquiry through to the completion of your studies and beyond.Work with you to develop your career aspirations and
strategies towards employment • Provide a creatively and intellectually inspiring, safe and friendly learning environment.
Help you identify and set your individual learning goals and expectations.
Provide clear information about the various forms of feedback you will receive on your individual progress at the School.
Offer regular opportunities for you to provide feedback on your student experience.
Ensure you are kept fully informed of any changes to your study and/or support.
Actively seek your participation in the School’s governance and decision making processes.
Ensure student views are taken into account and provide appropriate support and training to an elected student representative.
Treat you with fairness, respect and dignity as an individual at all times.
WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU:
We expect you to:
Actively engage in your studies, submit your assignments on time and ask for help when you need it.
Behave in a responsible manner, treating staff, fellow students and visitors with dignity and respect.
Uphold the School’s reputation by adhering to the rules, regulations and conduct codes.
Make effective and safe use of all facilities that the School provides to support your learning.
Take responsibility for your own personal development, utilizing the various formal and informal support mechanisms within the School.
Be familiar with student information available (in print and online) related to your course, academic policies, and assignment deadlines.
Participate actively in the School’s student representative system.
Seek informal resolution wherever possible for any disagreements or complaints with the School.
Work hard and manage your time effectively.
Foster an environment of inclusion, open-mindedness and respect for different backgrounds, experiences, opinions and beliefs.
Provide us with appropriate evidence about any changes to your personal circumstances as soon as possible.
Be clear, concise and respectful in your communications with the school in person, by email or telephone.
Treat your fellow students, tutors and staff with respect at all times.
ABOUT METFILM FUTURES
MetFilm Futures is a dedicated career support team that helps students and graduates navigate their path into the industry in the following ways:
- Informing students and alumni about permanent and freelance job opportunities, internships and placements.
- Organising masterclasses and career workshops with professional industry guest speakers.
- Helping raise student profiles by promoting their short films, TV projects and web series.
- Advising on film and video strategy, festival logistics and entry requirements.
- Developing career skills such as networking, pitching, showreel creation and social profile building.
PROJECTS FOR INDUSTRY CLIENTS
We work with our students and graduates to create screen content for professional industry clients such as:
- The Imaginarium
- The American Embassy
- HM Treasury
- Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen
- The Independent
- Screen International
- MC Saatchi
- Paco Rabanne
- Transport For London
- The National Trust
- The Dyslexia Association
- The Royal Marsden Trust
Programmes taught in:
- English (US)