Apply for BA Practical Filmmaking (2 Year)

Apply for BA Practical Filmmaking (2 Year)

This page contains everything you need to know about applying for our BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking programme.

Please read this information carefully and if you have any questions get in touch with our admissions team by phone on+ 49 (0) 30 76 73 331 70 or by email at View our Admissions Policy.

Please note: all undergraduate programmes are taught in English are validated by the University of West London in the UK and students will receive a UK Higher Education degree.

Entry Requirements & Application Deadlines

Entry Requirements

Applicants under the age of 21

Under 21’s must provide evidence of a minimum of 64 tariff points or an equivalent level three qualification such as a National Diploma or Baccalaureate / International Baccalaureate.

If you have not yet taken your qualifications, then you can still apply. Conditional offers will be made if this is the case.

We will convert your grades into UCAS points upon application but if you need more information visit the UCAS Tariff Table.

Applicants who are 21 years old or over

MetFilm School welcomes direct applications from mature students.

The selection process for mature students takes into account previous experience alongside the above academic achievement requirements.

Applicants will be guided through the application process by an admissions manager, who will evaluate how your experience will support your undergraduate education.

We recommend applicants who are unsure if their qualifications meet the academic criteria submit their application and we will then be able to make a full assessment.

Application Deadlines

We qualify applications and interview suitable candidates on a first come-first served-basis and accept applications until the available spaces have been filled. International students requiring a visa should apply no later than 3.5 months prior to the start of the course in order to obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance to Study for their visa application in time for their course start date.

To ensure your application process goes smoothly, we advise you to discuss your application with a member of the MetFilm School Berlin Admissions Team who will be able to advise on all queries.

Documents Required


Everyone applying to the MetFilm School for BA courses regardless of age or location must submit an application pack that contains:

  • A completed Met Film School application form. The form includes a personal statement of 500 words. This is an important part of the school’s selection process.
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport. This should clearly show the picture page and passport number
  • A CV which is up-to-date (optional). Including full educational history and all other work/relevant experience
  • A portfolio (optional). Including scripts, photography, artwork, films etc.
  • A copy of any academic transcripts (if appropriate)
  • Students who are from outside the EU (and EEA countries) must provide evidence that their English language ability is up to standard for the programme they have applied. For undergraduate programme we require an IELTS overall score of 6.5: with at least 5.5 in listening, reading, writing and speaking. Prior to applying for your Tier 4 visa, you will need to demonstrate a B2 English Level which is upper intermediate. The following tests are satisfactory to demonstrate this: IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge PET, ESOL Skills for Life Level 1 and 2, Trinity Level 1.

You don’t need to prove your knowledge of English if you’ve completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • UK
  • USA

You also don’t need to prove your knowledge of English if you’re a national of Canada or any of the countries in the list above.

Make your Application

To apply for our BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking, please see the links below:

BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking: Entry 2022 (Fully Booked) – Entry 2023

Find out how to apply for the BA course at MetFilm School Berlin. You can either download the instructions or watch the video.


Once an applicant has sent us their application, MetFilm School will get in touch with the applicant to discuss the next steps. If successful, the applicant will be contacted to arrange a formal interview, where they will be invited to meet our Admissions Team. Interviews with international applicants can be conducted over the phone or via Skype.

MetFilm School will then let applicants know their enrolment decision within three days of an applicant’s interview.

Applicants that are accepted onto an Undergraduate programme will then be obliged to complete their enrolment. To do so, applicants will need to pay a 20% non-refundable deposit. The remaining balance is paid according to the terms and conditions as described in the offer letter that will be issued to accepted students.

In accordance with our Terms and Conditions, the full balance of second year fees is due by the end of June, prior to the start of the first module in the second year.

Students from outside the EU will need to pay the entire first year course fee before the school will be able to issue a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to submit with their student visa application.


In selecting students, admissions staff aim to reach decisions which are fair and consistent in relation to the published entry criteria, the evidence the applicant presents of their academic and/or professional qualifications and which consider any specific skills or experiences which are essential or desirable for the course in question. Applicants who may wish to appeal against an admissions decision should follow the below procedure:

  • An applicant must seek formal feedback from the admissions team before deciding whether or not he/she has grounds to appeal the admissions decision.
  • The applicant should then request an appeal form to fill in, detailing the nature of their appeal.
  • Appeals must be received within 20 working days following the provision of feedback from the admissions team member supervising the application.
  • An appeal should be submitted in writing to the Senior Admissions Manager, MetFilm School, Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, London W5 5EP, or by email to, stating clearly the grounds for appeal.
  • The Senior Admissions Manager will screen each submission in the first instance to determine if there are sufficient grounds for appeal. If it is judged that there may be grounds for appeal, they will escalate the appeal to the Director of Admissions and Marketing.
  • If an appeal is to be heard and additional information is required, the applicant will be informed in writing and provided with an appropriate deadline by which to submit the information.
  • An Appeals Panel convened at MetFilm School will consider appeals as appropriate. The Dean and Director of Admissions and Marketing will make a decision based on the evidence submitted.
  • The applicant will be informed in writing of the outcome of the appeal and given an explanation for the decision which has been reached.
  • The decision of the Appeals Panel is final and there is no further right of appeal.

If you need further information to aid your application please don’t hesitate to contact our admissions team by phone on +49 (0)30 767 33 31 70  or by email.