Finding the right film school is tough. So, we thought we would help you pick your next move. These are six of the best and most reasonably priced film schools. You want it to suit you. First, ask yourself “What do I want to gain from this?”, “Where do I want to be in 6 months?”, “What area in Filmmaking do I want to improve?”. This will help you distinguish which course suits you best as well as contacts for more information. We always advise discussing with a tutor at the school first. You MUST find out if it’s suitable for you and the way YOU learn.
1. MET FILM SCHOOL
Since launch in 2003 MetFilm has been committed to educational excellence and deep links into 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 their 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.
Phone Number: 020 8280 9119
Address: Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, London W5 5EP
2. LONDON FILM SCHOOL
London Film Academy is now internationally recognised as an innovative film school that offers more than just an education in film. We produce world-class filmmakers who thrive in an environment that emulates real world realities. We are a school that is dedicated to creating the best of the best while adopting a hands-on approach and ensuring we always keep to our ethos of creating a collaborative, friendly and inclusive learning environment at the core of everything we do.
- Website: http://lfs.org.uk
- Location: 24 Shelton St, London WC2H 9UB
3. LONDON FILM ACADEMY
For over 60 years London Film School (LFS) has been the place for emerging creative talent to hone their craft, find their voice and engage directly with the vibrant UK screen industries. With a student cohort from every corner of the globe, LFS has always been a cultural hub where fresh voices, experiences and perspectives rub shoulders with tradition and history. The story of the film has played out here at Shelton Street – the pull of celluloid, alongside the push of the new and the emergence of a digital world. Here, we take both seriously to celebrate a tradition of innovation.
- Website: http://www.londonfilmacademy.com
- Location: 52a Walham Grove, Fulham, London SW6 1QR (Google Maps)
4. Middleweek Newton (Acting)
The MN Academy is a brilliant film school. Mainly for acting, but a place where you will learn a lot in a short period of time. Structured, in-depth and with well-equipped classes. It’s one of the most renowned names in the industry for developing talent through it’s youth academy system, and their agency has grown from the bottom-up. Sustainable development of the young people of MN Academy has been in contrast to the conventions of the film industry.
Address: 47 Bedford St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9HA
Phone: 020 3394 0079
5. GOLDSMITHS, THE SCREEN SCHOOL
Goldsmith’s are one of the best schools in film. They have a ridiculous variety and offer in depth detailed teaching. We highly recommend checking out their offerings. BUT, make sure you ask all the key questions – it must be suitable for you.
What Goldsmith’s say:
The MA Filmmaking programmes provide a unique set of opportunities to produce films in a creative atmosphere as part of the world-renowned Department of Media and Communications. Students will be part of the Department’s diverse, vibrant community, and be part of media debates and discussions of current issues.
Students and graduates from these programmes go on to work in every area of the film and television industry and are respected around the world. Studying MA Filmmaking at Goldsmiths will teach you to collaborate, push boundaries, and think critically and creatively about filmmaking.
In addition to MA Filmmaking, the Screen School also offers:
- MA in Script Writing
- MA in Television Journalism (with the School of Journalism)
- MA in Film & Screen Studies (a Critical Theory and Practice MA)
- MA in Photography: The Image & Electronic Arts
- Website: http://www.gold.ac.uk/media-communications/programmes/screen-school
- Location: 8 Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NW
Raindance was founded in 1992, it combines Raindance Film Festival, film training courses, and Raindance Higher Education.
Raindance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the UK and it has been recognised by Variety as “one of the world’s top 50 unmissable film festivals”.
The training courses are at the heart of the Raindance structure, aiming to give individuals the tools to start shooting their film. They cover screenwriting, production, directing, and virtual reality. Over the years Raindance has developed three fully accredited Higher Education Film Programmes, becoming the only major film festival in the world to offer higher education.
- Website: http://www.raindance.org
- Location: 10 Craven St, London WC2N 5HE
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