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Part-Time Foundation in Filmmaking, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 3 months
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The Part-Time Foundation in Filmmaking at MetFilm School consists of both lectures and practical workshops, giving you an opportunity to put what you learn into practice and take an informed decision about the next steps in your career or studies.

  • Learn about the role of director, including directing actors and preparing for a shoot using storyboards, script markups and technical floor plans
  • Discover the role of screenwriter and the stages of story development
  • Receive camera training and technical operation skills, including the effect of differing focal length lenses, digital camera, the principles of shot composition, master short, close-ups and cutaways
  • Become familiar with the role of the sound recordist by learning about sound kit, working with sound equipment and recording dialogues
  • Receive introduction to cinematography by learning about lighting and  the basics of shot composition
  • Develop postproduction skills to be able to edit your screen content
  • Direct a short sequence to practise on-set procedures, camera operation, sound recording and directing commands


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 3 months
    • Duration description

      12 weeks

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction and filmmaking overview
  • Overview of screenwriting
  • Introduction to producing
  • Introduction to directing
  • Camera
  • Lighting
  • Sound training
  • Screenwriting
  • Practical exercise
  • Introduction to editing
  • Review of your filmed exercise

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

    895 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 895 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 3 months.
  • EU/EEA

    895 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 895 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 3 months.
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