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MA Producing

Course Description

The programme is led by experienced filmmaking practitioners, including directors, writers, producers, editors, and post-production picture and sound specialists. Each student on the programme will complete a portfolio of filmmaking projects, plus a final Masters research or production project.

The focus of this degree emphasizes the skills needed to manage projects and people, two of the most important skills a producer of filmed content needs in today’s marketplace. With a blended curriculum including basic business concepts as well as the creative aspects of producing, you will acquire an understanding of financing, marketing, distribution and exhibition. From looking at content creation and development, to the nuts and bolts of production planning and business management, students on this degree will develop skills across a range of visual media platforms, including film, small screen and emerging digital technologies.

Through a range of practical case studies, exercises and projects students will learn how to become entrepreneurs in an ever-evolving industry that requires producers to possess a variety of skills and familiarity with multiple entertainment platforms. Whether producing traditional theatrical fare, or branching out into new media distribution outlets, producers on this award will combine creative development skills with the managerial knowledge to successfully navigate a project from conception through to exhibition.

By the end of the programme students will be able to:

- Develop a professional understanding of the film and television industries at an advanced level, including development and commissioning structures, production, financing, marketing and distribution
- Develop core skills in creative development, production management and business strategy
- Demonstrate the professional understanding of how to take a project to market, including the relevant verbal and written presentation of concept, process and product
- Display a critical understanding of the varied conventions of differing film genres for both filmmaker and audience in relation to production, marketing and distribution
- Apply an advanced and comprehensive understanding of the language, practice and business of film, television and new media, and demonstrate an ability to innovate in these areas with awareness of local and global industries
- Develop the industry relevant knowledge and practical skills needed to work professionally in today’s film, television or new media industries
- Facilitate the development of craft, creative, conceptual and professional skills for continuous professional development
- Demonstrate a pro-active, self-directed and high-level approach to learning and practice

Entry on to this programme is competitive, therefore you are strongly advised to apply well in advance of the course start date in order for us to process your application in a timely manner.

The Met Film School is London's leading provider of practical filmmaking courses, based in Ealing Studios.

Visit the MA Producing page on the Met Film School website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Josh Bregman

2111.jpg "Film School gave me an environment where I could work on my ideas.
I know more about the kinds of films I want to make now, and I know a lot more about the industry than I did."

(Student Profile)

MA Filmmaking Graduate

"The MA was a truly formative and professional program that elicited a range of skills that I had previously experimented with, but did not fully realize. With the hands-on and practical nature of the course and the challenge of producing real content through productions and exercises, I was able to express completely my filmic palette and get regular feedback on my ideas and the quality of my work. Through this experience, I created a body of work which I was proud of and ultimately could showcase my range and ambition. It was a program that pushed me on all levels."


Entry Requirements

Applicants must have an 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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