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Part-Time Six-Month Documentary Filmmaking, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
London Borough of Harrow, United Kingdom
Part-Time Six-Month Documentary Filmmaking from MetFilm School is an intensive practical course with a part-time schedule that builds fundamental filmmaking skills and focuses on the specifics of the documentary genre, such as filming everyday life and real people.
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The Part-Time Six-Month Documentary Filmmaking from MetFilm School culminates in the production of your own short documentary film.

  • Practical. Participate in workshops and numerous exercises taught by a professional filmmaker and turn your knowledge into practical experience by producing and directing your own documentary film
  • Filmmaking skills. Learn the fundamental technical and creative filmmaking skills, such as camera operating, lighting, sound recording and editing.
  • Documentary skills. Explore and practise the social aspects of documentary making, learn how to build trust with your crew and the people you film.
  • Collaborative approach. Share your knowledge and exchange ideas with your classmates to receive valuable feedback from like-minded documentary filmmakers
  • Connected. Join the school’s online forum to build connections, collaborate with the creative student community and receive information about the latest projects and jobs


Graduates work across the industry as VFX Artists, Directors, TV Assistant Producers, Script Editors, On-Air Producers, Campaign Managers and many more besides. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 6 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

What you will study

  • History and evolution of documentary – examine historical and recent examples of successful documentaries and analyse today’s marketplace
  • Technical aspects of screen content creation: camera, lighting, editing and sound
  • Developing ideas for documentary – researching a subject, writing a proposal and creating a treatment
  • Planning and controlling your productions – working with real people rather than actors, considering production issues such as scheduling, location management and legal requirements
  • Practical exercises at school facilities
  • Filming on location

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • This course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. 
  • However, to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4500 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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