BA (Hons) Content, Media and Film Production

Course Overview

The course challenges you to create branded content, viral videos, fictional TV series and social impact filmmaking, as well as, skills to navigate the modern media environment – digital literacy and data,  social media analytics and creative entrepreneurship.

Each semester an industry partner from a field within the creative industries will set brief at the start of the semester. Our partners include Twitter, Karmarama, Vidcon and MTV, and students will produce content for them as part of their assessment. The partners will deliver masterclasses and teach students the business dynamics that make their brand a success. At the end of the semester, the partners will help judge the productions of the students, and award prizes to the winning entries.

This course challenges students to:

  • Produce great video content, find and nurture their audiences, and in doing so learn creative entrepreneurship, storytelling, and technical skills
  • Gain entry into the multi-platform screen media and content industries - learn through experience, gain skills through action
  • Build a portfolio of content, helping you to take the next steps into the creative industries
  • Gain a deep understanding of your market to create better audience-centric content
  • Use a diverse array of platforms and multi-content devices to create unique screen content

Students will benefit from a module system where they acquire knowledge and understanding about the evolving media landscape (Screen Sense), learn about storytelling, analytics, audience media consumption and new trends in delivering video content (Craft Skills). Coupled with their practical experience (Production) students will emerge from their studies with their degree, a portfolio of professional content, and a business plan to help them navigate the complex media and creative industries job market.

Students will study at our campus at Ealing Studios, learning digital video production skills from skilled professionals who are active in the media industries. This means the skills learned will be relevant and up to date.

Awarding body: University of West London
Award on Completion: BA (Hons) Content, Media and Film Production

Tell A Story: Storytelling fundamentals

Sample Partner*: Twitter


  • Screen Sense
  • Craft Skills
  • Production (5 minutes film which tells a story)

Define your creative purpose through the development and production of a short form piece of work that identifies and connects with the target audience.

Learn the basics of content, media & film production; creating a coherent narrative, using a range of production techniques and technical skills, and understanding the contemporary context.

Change Hearts: Documentary

Sample Partner*: Karmarama


  • Screen Sense
  • Craft Skills
  • Production (7 min documentary which aims to change attitudes)
  • Use the power of storytelling to trigger an emotive response or ‘change of heart’ from the audience through social impact filmmaking.

Learn to create a documentary and factual content; to work with subjects, people and clients; to observe, capture, and edit material.

*Each year ScreenSpace reviews its partners – and partners for each semester may change.

Entertain Me: developing fictional content


  • Screen Sense
  • Craft Skills
  • Production (pilot for a fictional feature film or TV series)

Develop the core concepts of fiction storytelling and appreciate the audience’s relationship with film and television through the production of a short film, TV pilot or feature film trailer.

Learn the audience and market dynamics of the film and television industries, and how to write, produce, direct, shoot, and edit in the world of fiction.

Change Minds: advertising/branded content

Sample Partner*: Golin


  • Screen Sense
  • Craft Skills
  • Production (content that will affect opinion, build brands)

Inspire your audience to make a choice or change behaviour through a piece of advertising or branded content in response to an industry client brief.

Learn how creative agencies and producers engage with clients to create content that will affect opinion, build brands, and change behaviour, and learn how to write, direct, shoot and edit for relevant formats.

*Each year ScreenSpace reviews its partners – and partners for each semester may change.

Become Influential: innovation and audience


  • Screen Sense
  • Craft Skills
  • Production (develop a product to attract an audience)

Employ engaging storytelling and evolving new media technologies to create an online brand that garners a loyal following.

Understand the business dynamics involved in building a presence in the digital space. You’ll learn how to use data and analytics to grow audience engagement and develop your skills in creating innovative content using gaming, VR and 360.

Be an Entrepreneur: develop a business plan and vision


  • Screen Sense
  • Graduation Production (a project which showcases entrepreneurial spirit)

Deliver a self-defined graduation project of any scope that develops your skills and showcases your talent in one of six specified areas: creative excellence, entrepreneurism, diversity, innovation, audience engagement or impact.

Develop your knowledge, skills and understanding in your chosen area, research and discover new techniques or technological methods to create film or content, and learn entrepreneurship and business skills to raise funding.

  • UCAS Tariff: 96 points
  • A-Level: CCC
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: MMM
  • GCSE Match & English: A, B, C

UK applicants need to apply through UCAS using codes:

  • Course code: P3W6
  • Institution code: M73
  • Campus name: Met Film School - London (Campus Code is L) or Met Film School - Leeds (Campus Code is W)

A UCAS application requires applicants to complete a simple online form where they will have to supply the following information:

  • Personal details
  • Details of the ScreenSpace degree programme applied for
  • Education and employment history
  • A personal statement
  • A reference, and contact details for your reference

Once you submit your application, a member of the Admissions team will be in touch to arrange a brief interview. This can be done in person at Ealing Film Studios, where we are based, or over the phone. Applicants will be assessed on their background, creative experience and passion for studying at ScreenSpace. Applicants are encouraged to research ScreenSpace and MetFilm School prior to applying. If you are accepted at ScreenSpace, you will be given an offer via UCAS. It is then your responsibility to accept this offer at your preferred institution.

International Students

International students who require a VISA to study in the UK are unfortunately not eligible to apply for ScreenSpace courses.

However, MetFilm School courses are open to all students who meet the relevant language and admissions requirements; please do get in touch with our admissions team who will be able to advise you on your application.

Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, or if your previous education was not conducted fully in English, you will need to provide documented evidence of your English language competence to study a course with us.

ScreenSpace accepts the qualifications listed below as evidence of English language ability from students from the European Union. However, we request that students submit an IELTS score of 5.5 overall as preference. In addition, we will take into account studies previously undertaken in English, for example at IB, Foundation or undergraduate level. Please contact if in doubt.

The qualifications listed here are all considered, as well as each application on its own merit.

  • Cambridge PET
  • Cambridge FCE
  • Cambridge Advanced / Proficiency / Business Higher / Legal / Financial
  • ESOL Skills for Life Levels 1 & 2
  • BULATS Online (certificated version)
  • TOEFL IBT Test
  • PTE Academic
  • Trinity Level 1
  • Integrated Skills in English
  • French Baccalaureate
  • German Abitur
  • Lithuanian Brandos Atestatas
  • Norwegian Vitnemal
  • Polish Extended Matura

18 May 2021

UCAS Undergraduate application opens for 2022 entry.

7 September 2021

Applicants can pay and send their applications to UCAS, and unis and colleges can start making decisions on applications.

26 January 2022

Applications for the majority of undergraduate courses should arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time) on the equal consideration date (check course details in our search tool for the correct deadline). The reference needs to be completed before the application can be sent to us.

25 February 2022

Extra starts for eligible applicants.

30 June 2022

If an application is sent to us by 18:00 (UK time) on this day, we’ll send it to the chosen universities or colleges. Applications received after this date will automatically be entered into Clearing.

5th July Onwards – Clearing

We occasionally have a few places available during Clearing due to student withdrawals. It is always worth getting in touch with our admissions team to find out more.

Full-Time Undergraduate UK Students

For UK students, the total course fee is £27,750, which is £9,250 per year. Students who will be starting a course at ScreenSpace are able to apply for a full student loan to cover this cost of their fees. If your course runs for two years or more, you will need to pay the fee for each academic year at the start of that year.

UK students may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan to cover the costs of study. For more information about student finance, read the Student Finance guide and the guide to how and when to apply.

For more information about student finance, visit Student Finance.

EU/EEA Student Finance from 1 January 2021

If you’re starting a course on or after 1 January 2021, you must have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme to get student finance.

If you are an EU/EEA student with Settlement Status you will pay UK fees.

Irish citizens do not need to apply for a visa or to the EU Settlement Scheme.

Settlement Status

The UK Government’s EU Settlement Scheme allows EU citizens to continue to study, work and live in the UK post-Brexit.  Following the EU Referendum EU citizens; citizens of Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland (non-EU EEA citizens) and Swiss citizens can apply for ScreenSpace courses if they have EU Settlement Status.

From 1 January 2021 any EU/EEA/Swiss citizen not eligible for the EU Settlement Scheme will require a student visa to enter the UK. As a student, this means to enter the UK on or after 1 January 2021, you must apply for a Student Visa. More information visit Studying in the UK: guidance for EU students.

If you are an EU/EEA student and you do not have Settlement Status you will pay International fees.

International student funding and support

Unfortunately, no funding, bursaries or scholarships are available for international students.

Students must provide:

  • A camera or smartphone capable of recording 1080p at 25fps
  • A laptop computer (PC or Mac) to a minimum spec to allow Adobe Creative Suite to run optimally
  • An Adobe Creative Suite license

 For a full list of kit requirements and specs, click here.

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