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"Educating a New Generation of Screen Creatives"

Overview

At Met Film School our mission is to produce a new generation of screen creatives, storytellers and technicians who are professional enough to impress a competitive industry and free enough to feed its creative heartbeat.

Our modern premises and facilities are located within the world-famous Ealing Studios in West London. In recent years Ealing Studios has been used for high-profile productions such as Downton Abbey, Nowhere Boy, My Week with Marilyn, Prince of Persia, The Iron Lady, Burke and Hare, Star Wars: Episode Two, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, The Importance of Being Earnest, Notting Hill, St.Trinian's, and Woody Allen's Wasp.
 
Met Film is also more than just a film school, it also includes; 
  • Met Film Production - an independent production company making high quality, relevant and ambitious fiction and documentary feature films for theatrical release.
  • Met Film Post - a cutting-edge facility offering full post production services for feature films and more.
Whichever course you choose, whether it's long or short, general or specialist, the first steps of a career change or just to explore the excitement of making films, we look forward to welcoming you to the school and helping you navigate your path through the wonderful and complex world of film.

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Subject strengths

We have courses at a selection of levels. Pick the course that is right for you!

  • If you have no prior knowledge of filmmaking, but are interested to learn more, our Two-Day Intensive Filmmaking weekend course will provide a fun, hands-on introduction to the basics of directing, sound and editing. We have a full range of Weekend Courses available.
     
  • Alternatively, if you would like to learn industry level skills, but want to work while you study, our Part-Time Courses will provide you with the flexibility you need.
     
  • You can also immerse yourself in filmmaking full-time by taking one of our Six-Month Courses that allow you to gain professional skills fast.

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Student life

Met Film School has 350 students on full-time courses (including our MA, BA and 6-month courses) as well as over 700 students across the year on short, part-time and weekend courses. Between them they will make some 900 short films, 4 feature films and 3 web TV series this year alone.

The school is known for its highly practical approach to teaching filmmaking and as a result, over 82% of graduates from Met Film School are now working in the creative industries. (June 2015 statistics) 

Former Student Successes

Our graduates have gone on to a range of roles including:

  • Assistant Director on Star Wars VIII (Leopold Hughes
  • Assistant Director on Mission Impossible 4 – Ghost Protocol (Gauri Chadha)
  • Music Video Director for VV Brown (Jessica Hughes)
  • Producer's Assistant on Sundance award-winning How to Change the World (Raluca Ionescu)

Many students on our Short Courses have used their study to launch their careers in the screen arts sector. They have gone on to be:

  • Independent Filmmakers (Marcus Markou, Part-Time Filmmaking Graduate)
  • Launch their own production company (David Bond, From Story to Screen in Eight Weeks Graduate)
  • Feature film Directors (Chika Anadu, Four Week Directing Graduate)
  • Documentary Filmmakers working within TV (Fraser McGruer, Part-Time Documentary Filmmaking Graduate)
  • Independent filmmaking Producers (Perry Bhandal, Part-Time Producing Graduate)

Find out more on our Alumni pages

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Facilities

Our modern premises and facilities are located within the world-famous Ealing Studios in West London. Ealing Studios is best-known for productions in the 1940s and 1950s such as The Ladykillers, The Lavender Hill Mob and Kind Hearts and Coronets.

In recent years Ealing Studios have been used for high-profile productions such as Downton Abbey, Nowhere Boy, My Week with Marilyn, Prince of Persia, The Iron Lady, Burke and Hare, Star Wars: Episode Two, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, The Importance of Being Earnest, Notting Hill, St. Trinian's, and Woody Allen's Wasp.

Our Facilities Include:

  • A 12,000 sq ft state-of-the-art building
  • A separate off-site shooting block with multiple spaces for camera workshops and productions
  • 150 Apple workstations
  • A large student common area including cafeteria - "The Grindhouse" 
  • One of Ealing Studios' original sound stages as our on-site studio space.
  • Multi-camera Studio and Gallery
  • An extensive Kit Room - Open Mon-Fri 9-6.

You will be given access to equipment that will enable you to make an exhibition-quality short film to High Definition (HD/HDV) standard, including professional camera, sound and lighting equipment. Whilst we endeavour to meet as many of your production needs as possible, you may need to cover additional costs such as crew and actors expenses.

 

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Location

Met Film School
Ealing Studios
Ealing Green
London
W5 5EP

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How to enrol

Course Admissions:

For more information on enrolment on any of our courses, please get in touch with our Admissions team on:

Tel:  +44 (0)20 8280 9119 

 

 

Open days

We regularly hold Open Evening events at Met Film School. Please contact us for more information and to reserve your space - Find our more here.

Student story

From Story to Screen in 8 Weeks - Student interview

Met Film School caught up with From Story to Screen in Eight Weeks graduate Claire Gellard to find out what she had been up to since completing the course and how they found their experience at Met Film School. Here’s what she had to say…
 
Claire Gellard gained her first taste of filmmaking on our Two-Day Intensive Filmmaking course; keen to delve further into the industry she went on to study our From Story to Screen in Eight Weeks course later the same year.
 
Why did you choose From Story to Screen in Eight-Weeks at the Met Film School?
 
I wanted an intense overview of the filmmaking world and the processes involved. I didn’t want to take another year or two out – I wanted to test the water and see if it was for me. The Met Film School provided me with an invaluable opportunity which has propelled me into the film and TV world. 
 
How would you describe your time at the School?
 
Thoroughly enjoyable. My time at the school was incredibly intense and challenging. It was a huge learning curve, but due to the supportive, encouraging and inspirational tutors it always seemed achievable. I would highly recommend the course to anyone considering an introduction to the filmmaking world. You must be prepared to get the most out of the experience, the staff and tutors are there to guide and push you, but you will only benefit if you apply yourself, interact and encourage your fellow students. Be ready to learn. 
 
What was the highlight of the course?
 
The highlight for me was the filming days of my final short film. Putting into practice all of the elements we had learnt in the weeks before and communicating those skills with my crew and cast. I also loved the scriptwriting workshops we did with Rachel Wood.
 
What were the advantages of being taught by industry professionals?
 
All of the tutors had a wealth of experience in the industry and knew how to communicate their passions to us, they wanted us to do our best and find our voice. They were approachable, encouraging and all had a good sense of humour. 
 
What projects have you worked on since completing your course?
 
I have worked as a Shooting Assistant Producer for a six part series for Sky Arts for Oxford Film & TV. I also directed, shot and edited a promotional video for a school for children with learning disabilities.
 

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Contact details

Met Film School
Ealing Studios
Ealing Green
London
W5 5EP

Admissions Team: +44 20 8280 9119
Reception: +44 20 8832 1933