ScreenSpace is an innovative new educational space, brought to you by MetFilm, the company behind MetFilm School and MetFilm Productions.
Launching in October 2018, this new space will be dedicated to leading screen production education for the connected generation through providing unique educational courses & space, challenging students to discover their creative voice, develop screen skills and launch creative careers.
What’s our mission?
To provide unique educational courses & space, challenging students to discover their creative voice, develop screen skills and launch creative careers.
MetFilm is a leading screen organisation which brings together passionate and creative specialists at the forefront of the screen & media industries. MetFilm’s mission is to bridge industry and education. Leading the future of the dynamic screen industries.
As part of MetFilm, ScreenSpace receives support from its sister companies, MetFilm School, MetFilm Creative, MetFilm Production and MetFilm Sales.
ScreenSpace delivers its Undergraduate course on behalf of the University of West London. Providing our students with the reassurance of an established educational institution, whilst gaining the benefits of an adaptive, innovative & dynamic new educator.
Head of School
Dr Lisette Johnston has been a journalist for the past 15 years, working as a multimedia news reporter, producer and editor. Since 2010 she has worked in a number of roles at BBC News, most recently as the Planning Editor for BBC World News in London. She has reported on the red carpet, on military deployments and riots, and been the voice in many news presenters’ ears.
Lisette is hugely passionate about education and holds a formal teaching qualification. Since 2008 she has been involved in teaching and training students, and has worked as a BBC mentor and outreach adviser in schools and universities.
Lisette received her PhD in journalism studies from City University of London in 2016. Her research focuses on social media and citizen journalism, and how their use impacts multimedia news coverage and journalistic practices. The main case study for her thesis was the Syria conflict
Her work across industry and academia offers her a unique insight into the workings of major news organisations, their use of social media and digital storytelling. She has taught in universities in the UK and US, including courses in practical journalism, interactive news and comparative media studies.
ScreenSpace is based in West London, in Ealing Studios, The University of West London, and in other local production spaces. Our facilities include a number of shooting spaces, classrooms and collaborative spaces.
Located in what is widely regarded as being one of the most desirable places in London to live. Ealing combines a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere with spacious parks and relaxed cafe culture. The area is safe, beautiful, multicultural and close to both London Heathrow Airport and the very centre of the city of London.
The Ealing site of the University of West London campus features state-of-the-art student facilities including a refurbished Students’ Union, music studios, an auditorium, the Paul Hamlyn library, restaurants and cafes, and much more.