The VFS-MetFilm School Degree Pathway


Vancouver Film School (VFS) and MetFilm School (London/Leeds/Berlin) have partnered to deliver an exciting accelerated pathway where VFS graduates can enter any of MetFilm School’s postgraduate programs in London, Leeds or Berlin, and can obtain a MetFilm School master’s degree in one year.

About The Program

What is the VFS-MetFilm School Program?

VFS graduates can complete a post-graduate education in two thriving international production centres to expand and globalize their career ambitions and network reach.

Graduates from any of VFS’s one-year programs are eligible for a discount and fast-track application to any of MetFilm School’s postgraduate MA programs delivered at their London, Leeds or Berlin campuses. Students are not required to have a bachelor’s degree as long as they are over the age of 21. All student applicants will be considered in line with MetFIlm School’s admissions policy and process.

Accredited by the University of West London, MetFilm School offers 1-Year Masters programs in the following disciplines:

  • MA Directing (London, Leeds or Berlin)
  • MA Screenwriting (London, Leeds or Berlin)
  • MA Producing (London)
  • MA Cinematography (London, Leeds or Berlin)
  • MA Postproduction (London)
  • MA Documentary & Factual (Berlin)
  • MA Film and Television Production (London)

About MetFilm School

MetFilm School is a leading film, television, and online media school offering undergraduate, postgraduate, and short courses across a variety of film/television disciplines. The school has campuses in London, Leeds and Berlin. MetFilm School’s London campus is headquartered within the famous Ealing Studios, a thriving production environment that, in recent years, has supported the creation of high-profile productions such as The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything and Downton Abbey. The school operates alongside a professional production company – MetFilm Production. Opening Autumn 2022, Metfilm School launches a brand new campus in Leeds based at Prime Studios, one of the largest independent film & TV studios in the North of England. The Berlin campus is based in BUFA-Studios, one of the oldest film studios in Europe in the Tempelhof/Neukolln area of Berlin.

MetFilm School is one of the few dedicated British film schools nationally accredited for its Masters degree by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen-based industries. MetFilm students learn professional skills on courses approved and supported by the Screen Skills industry.


Disclaimer: Admission to VFS does not guarantee access to MetFilm School programs. Applicants must meet MetFilm School requirements. Seat capacity is limited.

Total time to complete your MetFilm School master’s degree

Plan your Pathway


These requirements consist of:

  • A VFS diploma
  • Personal statement of up to 750 words
    • Students must demonstrate why they feel they are a great fit for MetFilm School/program, their previous experience, and why they wish to pursue their chosen subject.
  • A letter of recommendation from VFS
    • Note: Students can request this letter from VFS Student and Regulatory Affairs department.
  • A portfolio
  • Academic essay
    • Note: Academic essay can be a previous essay submitted for a VFS diploma.
  • Completed application online.

Each applicant will be subsequently interviewed before an offer is provided.

The MA courses usually run in October each year - with one course (MA in Film and Television Production) running in March. They run for 12 months. There are currently 7 post-graduate courses, which include:

  • MA Directing (London, Leeds or Berlin)
  • MA Screenwriting (London, Leeds or Berlin)
  • MA Producing (London)
  • MA Cinematography (London, Leeds or Berlin)
  • MA Postproduction (London)
  • MA Documentary & Factual (Berlin)
  • MA Film and Television Production (London)

See here for their courses in London, here for Leeds and here for Berlin.

There are three campuses, based in London, Leeds, and Berlin.

The London campus is based in one of the oldest continuously working film studio in the world, Ealing Film Studios, where such films as The Hobbit, Darkest Hour, Shaun of the Dead and Doctor Strange were filmed.

The Leeds campus is based at Prime Studios, one of the largest independent film & TV studios in the North of England. Credits include TV productions The Syndicate (BBC One), First Dates (Channel 4) The ABC Murders (BBC One) and Girlfriends (ITV) and independent feature films The Duke, Official Secrets and Hope Gap.

The Berlin campus is based in BUFA studios, which is also a working film studio and was a location for such classics as Cabaret and The Blue Angel.

You can apply via their website here for London here for Leeds and here for Berlin.

Each applicant will be subsequently interviewed, either via Skype or in person (if you are able to travel, though this is not required).

Yes. The partnership between VFS and MetFilm School is based on this possibility.

There are no application fees required.

The tuition fees vary course to course, but they are advertised online on their website. Click the links for their MA courses in London, Leeds and Berlin. As a VFS student you will be entitled to a 25% discount off the overall yearly course fee.

For the MA courses, no. However, they do deliver lots of part-time courses that are non-accredited. See here for London courses.

If a VFS student is accepted, they will be issued an offer letter. This may be conditional or unconditional. The offer, however, remains open until a 20% deposit of the course fee is paid. To understand the process for international students, please see here for details.

The group sizes are typically between 12-16. As the biggest film school in the UK, the MetFilm School is understandably in high demand and they work on a first-come first-served basis. VFS graduates are welcome into the master’s programs, and there are no current capacity space limitations with all master’s programs.


In the UK, as an international student, you can work for up to 20 hours per week. See here for more details. 

In Germany, students can work up to 180 half days per year (4 hours a day) while studying. 

Currently, international students are allowed to remain in the UK for up to 2 years. See here for details.

Students will need to come to the course prepared with their own laptop and have an Adobe Premiere Pro editing software subscription. Students are also encouraged to put some funds aside for main productions, such as their graduation project. MetFilm School estimates that students should put aside roughly £500-£1000 for main production spends (ie. to cover expenses related to actors and crew).

MetFilm School has a partnership with Central Studios, who are based next door to Ealing Film Studios.

You can also see more details on London accommodation options here and Berlin here. Please contact a Leeds advisor for accommodation options.

The Admissions team is available from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday to Friday. If a VFS student applies to the MetFilm School, they will be managed by one Admissions Manager throughout the process.

For all enquiries into London, contact: Tel: +44 (0) 20 8280 9119 &

For all enquiries for Berlin, contact: Tel: +49 30 7673 33170 &


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