MA Producing is ideal for those looking to kick-start their screen production career.
100% of graduates from this course have gone on to gain work within the creative industries at companies ranging from HBO to the BBC.
This MA programme is taught by industry professionals focused on teaching career focused skills over an intensive one-year period.
- Length: This is a one-year full-time postgraduate course aimed at students wishing to fast-track their producing career in the screen industry.
- Industry exposure: Over the course of this programme students work with real-life clients to build workplace skills. Previous clients that have worked with students as part of the MA Producing course include Shell UK, The Internet Watch Foundation, RightsInfo, Transport for London, Saatchi, Monster.co.uk, The Royal Marsden, Mind, Mencap, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen and Stonewall.
- Practical training: The course offers a practical immersion in the world of screen content production allowing students to acquire core creative, business and people skills required to succeed as a producer.
- Recognised quality: Our outstanding academic credentials are recognised by leading higher education bodies such as CILECT, QAA and Creative Skillset.
WHY TAKE THE COURSE?
Studying MA Producing at MetFilm School allows you to fast-track your creative career and gain a job in today’s ever-changing creative industries.
- Get employed: Since this course launched in 2014, 100% of graduates have gone on to work in the screen industries at a range of organisations or have launched their own companies. Employers of our graduates include The BBC, Firecracker Films, Knucklehead, Invisible Ink, The Bureau and HBO.
- Immerse yourself in the industry: Our students visit a range of film festivals including Berlin, Cannes, London and Berlin as part of the course. In addition, they spend time at companies such as Disney, Jamie Oliver’s Fresh One, AMVBBDO, ShoeBox Films, The Imaginarium, Mad Dog Casting and Rattling Stick.
- Learn from industry tutors: Some of our guest tutors have included:Victoria Pile (Creator – Green Wing), Tony Orsten (CEO – The Imaginarium), Paul Brazier (Chairman – AMVBBDO), Dr. Jo Twist (CEO – UKIE), Christopher Bingham (Vlogger -YouTube) and Lucy Banks (Head of Content Solutions; Brand Solutions & Innovation – Google).
WHAT YOU WILL STUDY
- 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 this module, you will shoot a mini filmed project on an iPhone/Android, focusing on the primacy of content in the Say Something! exercise.
- Producing Boot Camp. This is an immersive module that covers the key organisational principles and knowledge, which informs the role of producing in today’s entertainment industry. Through seminars and workshops, you will find out about the structure of the industry, the roles of the producer, basics of film finance, marketing and distribution, the role of agents, festivals and media outlets, and pitching theory and practice.
- Financing, Commissioning and Project Management. This module offers a comprehensive analysis of what it takes to get film and TV projects into the marketplace, including the creative development process, studio versus independent financing, international co-productions, the role of broadcasters and state support, and new models such as crowdsourcing and micro-finance.
- Creative Producing and Client Management. This module synthesises knowledge and skills gained from the previous modules. It aims to give students an understanding of how creative producers operate within the wider entertainment industry, focusing on a range of core competencies including leadership, negotiation, deal-making, networking, business development, project development, creative talent management, problem-solving and troubleshooting.
- Creating Value in the Contemporary Screen World. This module provides a foundation for later modules through a survey of comparative business strategies, the role of planning and analysis, creative industry business development, organisational behaviour, and the principles of marketing across film, television and the internet.
- 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 production of a final short film produced by the student, or a comprehensive business proposal for a film, television or online/multi-media 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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