MetFilm School Berlin

Introduction

MetFilm School is a world-leading film, television and online media school which offers undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in Berlin and London.

MetFilm School Berlin is based at BUFA; Berliner Union-Film GmbH and Co Studio KG, a working studio, home to film productions since the Weimar Republic and one of the oldest film studios in Europe.

The London campus is based at the famous Ealing Studios, known for the production such as The Ladykillers, Notting Hill, Downton Abbey and The Theory of Everything.

MetFilm School’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses are accredited by the University of West London and are given the highest possible rating by The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and the Creative Skillset.

WHY STUDY AT METFILM SCHOOL BERLIN?

  1. All MetFilm School Berlin tutors are industry professionals.

  2. YouTube Space @ MetFilm School Berlin: MetFilm School Berlin offers state-of-the-art studio facilities for our students including high-quality cameras, lenses, camcorders, microphones and lights.

  3. 82% of graduates from our undergraduate courses are working within the creative industries, in a broad range of roles. (Met Film School Annual Graduate Survey 2015.)

  4. Option to study a year of the degree in Berlin, then complete the second year in MetFilm School London.

  5. All courses are taught in English with an emphasis on intensive, practical experience.


BUFA STUDIOS: BERLIN, GERMANY


Met Film School Berlin is based at BUFA; Berliner Union-Film GmbH and Co Studio KG, the studio that has been home to film productions since the Weimar Republic and is one of the oldest film studios in Europe. The school’s location enables students to have a first-hand experience of a working film studio on a day-to-day basis, and also places them in the heart of the city.

BUFA is an active film studio, comprising of a Greenscreen, Live- TV studio set up, a standing set used for TV production and a large stage for commercial use. The studio is home to in-house production companies, a camera/lighting rental house, a prop house, a set building company and post-production facilities. Being in close proximity to the industry offers our students access to the professional world of filmmaking.

METFILM SCHOOL: EDUCATING A NEW GENERATION OF SCREEN CREATIVES.


BASED AT THE HEART OF THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES:

MetFilm School Berlin is based at BUFA; the studio that has been home to film productions since the Weimar Republic and is one of the oldest film studios in Europe.

YOUTUBE SPACE PARTNERSHIP:

In 2015 MetFilm School Berlin launched a partnership with YouTubeSpaces and greatly expanded its facilities. Students will now benefit from access to state of the art training spaces including a fully equipped 1,500sq ft studio, two standing sets, a 5.1 surround sound screening room and post-production suites. This will provide enhanced training opportunities for students. Find out more here.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

Our student body is excitingly diverse, with many international students choosing to study in Germany. As a result, the vital process of building a strong and supportive network in the worldwide filmmaking community can start right here. As well as being an impressive creative hub within Europe, Berlin is also a desirable destination for non-EU students who are seeking the flexibility to work whilst studying; It is possible for overseas students to work 180 half days per year (four hours a day) whilst studying in Germany.


WHAT IS THE YOUTUBE SPACE @ MET FILM SCHOOL BERLIN?

FACILITIES

This space offers state-of-the-art studio facilities for Met Film School students, as well as unique opportunities to become immersed in the world of content creation and take the next step in their careers as filmmakers of the future. Students will have access to 9 areas consisting of a reception, a green room, 2 ready set rooms with different themed sets, a meeting room, a hangout/cafe area, a screening room, a make-up room, post-production facilities and a Large 1,500 Square FT studio.

Students and creators will also have access to use the latest high-quality equipment for video production such as cameras, lenses, camcorders, microphones and lights. The fully equipped studio provides special dimmable lights to allow any style of production.

A CHANGING INDUSTRY

Met Film School strives to constantly adapt to the changing nature of the industry and that’s why this partnership is so important. Platforms such as YouTube will undoubtedly play a huge part in the future of filmmaking and distribution. Thanks to the world of online sharing platforms, content creators no longer need to ask for permission for their content to be broadcast and shared – they can reach their audiences directly.

It is this ‘no permission needed’, democratic, proactive approach that truly captures the spirit of Met Film School, attracting those with a passion for filmmaking and a strong desire to succeed.


THE PARTNERSHIP

It’s not just through equipment and space that Met will pass on the benefits of this partnership to our students. Students and staff will also benefit from the organic collaborations with other YouTube creators that will occur at the Space.

The partnership is aimed at delivering mutual education and providing a space for creative collaborations. YouTube creators will learn from the production and technical expertise of Met Film students, and on the other hand film, students can learn from YouTube creators on building their own channel. For filmmakers, this can be a great way of getting insights in how to create an audience online and tell stories in a different way and for YouTube creators, this can be the chance to gain additional filmmaking skills.

OUR MISSION, VALUES & STUDENT CHARTER


EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE AND DEEP LINKS INTO INDUSTRY

Since launch in 2003 MetFilm has been committed to educational excellence and deep links into the industry. To date, we have educated over 9,000 students and 82% of students on courses of six months or longer are working in the creative industries. Our mission is to inspire a new generation of creative screen professionals, educating them in the new world of story-telling across multiple devices. By putting industry at the heart of everything we do, MetFilm School best equips its graduates for successful careers. Our goal is to build the greatest school of its type in the world, allowing students to pass seamlessly into work, using our experience to help businesses adapt and change in the ever-changing multichannel world.

MetFilm School’s mission as an educational institution is to provide students with a practical, high-quality learning experience grounded in professional industry practice and preparation.

Through our course provision, we equip students with the knowledge, skills and mindset to prepare them for successful careers within the screen industries.

We seek to foster an inclusive environment in which creative, mature, focused, and considerate individuals are valued as members of a dynamic community. We believe collaboration is the bedrock of professional practice that is reflected in the creative screen industries, and students are required to treat each other with respect and to work together in a professional manner.

Our aim is to support student learning and personal development actively, respecting the rights and dignity of others, within an atmosphere that encourages creativity, intellectual rigour and freedom of expression.

We want our students to demonstrate an open-mindedness that fuels innovation, and a passion that drives them to excellence in everything they do.


UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL APPROACH

MetFilm School has taken the lead in education for all screens by bringing learning into an industry setting, whilst encouraging aspirational storytelling. MetFilm School’s goal is to select students with the passion and tenacity to succeed in the creative industries and to prepare them for the world of production into which they actually progress, from the big screen to small. Students are imbued with passion and pragmatism, and their education is complemented with:

  • Location in an inspirational working studio with historic and contemporary significance.
  • Inspirational role model tutors who are industry practitioners.
  • A curriculum that ranges from social video, branded content, to television and feature film development.
  • An innovative graduate opportunity programme.


OUR VALUES

MetFilm School is committed to the values of equality, diversity, fairness, academic and personal integrity, collegiality, ethical behaviour, and welfare of individuals within the MetFilm School community.

To achieve these values, we call upon students and staff to carry out their activities in an environment of mutual respect, inclusion, professional practice, and a positive attitude towards work.

MetFilm School is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for students and staff from all backgrounds, and nurturing an environment which is free from discrimination on the basis of race, disability, gender, age, religion, belief, sexual orientation, or gender reassignment.

To foster a stimulating, exciting and rewarding environment, the School has established a clear set of expectations for students and staff.


INSPIRE:
We live what we teach and lead by example.


DEEP PRACTICE:
A curriculum built on industry practice, reflection, and enterprise.


DEVELOPING ATTITUDE AND VOICE:

Educating professional creatives and creative professionals.


DRIVING ENTREPRENEURIALISM AND EMPLOYABILITY:
Generating graduates who are smart screen creatives equally at home in creating content for the big screen or the mobile phone.


EXCELLENCE:
We want and expect our graduates to succeed in the industry, and they do.


OUR STUDENT CHARTER


WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM METFILM SCHOOL

You can expect MetFilm School to:

Provide accurate information on all aspects of your student experience and equip you with appropriate and relevant information regarding the School’s services and support available to you.

Support you effectively through all stages of your engagement with the School from initial enquiry through to the completion of your studies and beyond.Work with you to develop your career aspirations and

strategies towards employment • Provide a creatively and intellectually inspiring, safe and friendly learning environment.

Help you identify and set your individual learning goals and expectations.

Provide clear information about the various forms of feedback you will receive on your individual progress at the School.

Offer regular opportunities for you to provide feedback on your student experience.

Ensure you are kept fully informed of any changes to your study and/or support.

Actively seek your participation in the School’s governance and decision making processes.

Ensure student views are taken into account and provide appropriate support and training to an elected student representative.

Treat you with fairness, respect and dignity as an individual at all times.


WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU:

We expect you to:

Actively engage in your studies, submit your assignments on time and ask for help when you need it.

Behave in a responsible manner, treating staff, fellow students and visitors with dignity and respect.

Uphold the School’s reputation by adhering to the rules, regulations and conduct codes.

Make effective and safe use of all facilities that the School provides to support your learning.

Take responsibility for your own personal development, utilizing the various formal and informal support mechanisms within the School.

Be familiar with student information available (in print and online) related to your course, academic policies, and assignment deadlines.

Participate actively in the School’s student representative system.

Seek informal resolution wherever possible for any disagreements or complaints with the School.

Work hard and manage your time effectively.

Foster an environment of inclusion, open-mindedness and respect for different backgrounds, experiences, opinions and beliefs.

Provide us with appropriate evidence about any changes to your personal circumstances as soon as possible.

Be clear, concise and respectful in your communications with the school in person, by email or telephone.

Treat your fellow students, tutors and staff with respect at all times.


ABOUT METFILM FUTURES

MetFilm Futures is a dedicated career support team that helps students and graduates navigate their path into the industry in the following ways:

  • Informing students and alumni about permanent and freelance job opportunities, internships and placements.

  • Organising masterclasses and career workshops with professional industry guest speakers.

  • Helping raise student profiles by promoting their short films, TV projects and web series.

  • Advising on film and video strategy, festival logistics and entry requirements.

  • Developing career skills such as networking, pitching, showreel creation and social profile building.
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German

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