MA Directing

MetFilm School
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The MA Directing Programme offers students a unique opportunity to develop the necessary skills and techniques for careers in a fast-evolving media landscape. Through an investigation of directing principles, including planning and leading a shoot, visual storytelling, working with actors, principles of screenplay analysis, project pitching, students will hone professional skills and develop their creative voice towards a final original piece of content for the big screen, the small screen, or even multiple screens.

This programme is for students who are passionate about the moving image, love to work with actors and on set, and have the ambition to become professional directors.

The MA Directing course equips students with a comprehensive skillset to work across all screen platforms – film, TV, commercials and online. Students will work on a unique industry project that will give real-life experience with external clients.

  • Practical. Through hands-on practical exercises, workshops, seminars, masterclasses and screenings, students will gain the practical skills required and knowledge required to work as a director. Students will work with professional actors, shoot on location and participate in moving camera exercises with MetFilm School students on other programmes of study.
  • Teamwork. Work collaboratively with students on the other MA programmes as part of a creative crew to mirror industry practice. Experience what it takes to deliver the project from start to finish, and develop student’s communication, negotiation, and project management skills.
  • Real-Life Experience. Learn the importance of working to a creative brief as a director while doing a project for an external company. Our students have worked with companies like Nespresso, Stonewall UK, Time Out, Fender Guitars, DHL, HM Treasury, Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube and many others.

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