MA in Postproduction


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Program Description

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.



  • One-year full-time MA Post Production postgraduate course.

  • For students who want to pursue careers in areas such as offline editing, sound design, grading and visual effects.

  • Create a portfolio with a feature film project edit, an industry project for an external client, sound design, grading, VFX projects, and a final Master’s project.


The MA Post Production course equips you with creative and technical skills required to work within a range of postproduction sectors such as offline editing, sound design, grading and visual effects. During your studies, you’ll do a unique industry project that will give you real-life experience with external clients.

  • Practical. Master the key postproduction software such Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere, Audition, Prelude & After Effects and gain access to our high-end grading, sound mixing and recording facilities.

  • Industry-standard. Receive audio platform training, essential for any sound postproduction career in film and TV.

  • Real-life. Put your knowledge into practice by completing a project for an industry client and receiving professional feedback.

  • Creative. Learn from award-winning tutors and guest speakers with Oscars, Emmys and BAFTAs, including legendary directors, cinematographers, editors, producers and other creative screen specialists.


  • Screen Lab. You will participate in seminars and workshops covering a range of topics, including practical filmmaking skills, creative brainstorming, a survey of concepts underpinning moving image theory, and the state of the creative industries. At the end of the module, you will shoot a mini filmed project on an iPhone/Android, focusing on the primacy of content in the Say Something! exercise.

  • Post Production Boot Camp. This immersive module covers the key creative and technical skills and the workflow processes that form the bedrock of current postproduction practices. Through lectures and practical workshops, the module will cover topics, including editing software skills development, offline editing workflows, audio and video editing techniques, and digital media management.

  • Advanced Editing. The module highlights contemporary postproduction processes typically used when editing and finishing low budget feature films. Narrative and cinematic storytelling principles will underpin the exploration of various workflows in order to achieve the best creative and technical results.

  • Essential Visual Effects. The module explains how to create and integrate visual effects and add motion graphics into digital media projects. Through exploration of various VFX pipelines, you will learn how to communicate confidently and collaborate effectively with producers, directors, cinematographers and visual effects artists.

  • Audio and Video Post Production. The module will take you through the finishing and delivery stages of the film life cycle, focusing primarily on colour grading and advanced audio mixing techniques. Topics will cover working with codecs, compression, streaming, ADR, audio mixing, colour grading, and all aspects of digital media delivery, including both legacy and contemporary formats as well as emerging digital media delivery standards.

  • Research and Project Methods. You will begin to prepare for your final Master’s Project by exploring key research methods including defining problems, identifying areas of academic enquiry, formulating hypotheses, collecting, organising and evaluating data, developing and assessing conclusions.

  • Master’s Project. This is a largely self-directed module during which you will work under the guidance of a faculty advisor towards the development and completion of a final creative editing project or a technical postproduction project.


How to Apply:

We accept applications and offer places on a rolling basis throughout the year. As our MA programmes are competitive we encourage you to apply as far ahead of your intended start date as possible. We are accepting applications for all future intakes listed.

Contact our Admissions Team on +44 20 8280 9119 or

Entry Requirements:

To apply for the MA in Filmmaking you will need to be 18 years of age or older at the time the course starts. Applicants must have a minimum 2:1 honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent. Applicants without this qualification, but possessing relevant work experience, are also invited to apply. Each application is considered on its individual merits.

Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

MetFilm School is a leading film, television, and online media school offering undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses across various craft areas. Our mission is to inspire a new generation of c ... Read More

MetFilm School is a leading film, television, and online media school offering undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses across various craft areas. 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. Read less
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