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4-Week Summer School in Screen Acting

This is a 4-week intensive course designed to give you a solid foundation in the key principles of screen acting. 

Go from “zero” to “Hero” in just 4 weeks with this intensive introductory course!

You will learn key concepts of acting such as Script and Scene Analysis, Practical Aesthetics, Improvisation, and Meisner. No prior acting experience is necessary,

You will work on several short film projects and by the end of the course, you will leave with a showreel, monologue self-tape and head shots to submit to Acting agencies and recruitment sites.    

Once you have achieved your “Hero” status, you can progress onto our HND Level 5 Diploma in Film.

4-Week Summer School Frequently Asked Questions

This course is held at Raindance Film Centre, Al Wasl Villa 332-1195 – Dubai.


What days do I go in?

The course runs Sunday to Thursday from 10.30am – 5.30pm over 4 weeks (20 consecutive weekdays).

What is the typical class size?
We aim to restrict the class size to 16 per group.  This allows us to run practical workshops and give all our students on-going hands-on support throughout their learning.
What will I study on the course?

Week 1 – Basic acting techniques
Take a tour through the main film acting techniques and learn which is the best technique for you. This course focuses on acting for camera techniques, including how to project a range of emotions that varies according to the shot size and microphone placement.

Week 2 – Casting and Auditioning techniques, working with directors.
You will study with our team of professionals how to create a successful auditioning technique. You will also learn how to work with film directors – and understand how they work in creating screen performances.

Week 3 – Acting in short film projects
There is no better way to learn how to act, than to actually act.
You will be cast in short films being written, directed and produced by your colleagues in the 4 Week Filmmaking Course. Learn for yourself what it is like to act under the rigours of an actual film shoot. Material created will also be available for your show reel. The finished films will also include our name in the credits.

Week 4 – Building a portfolio/Show reel
There is no point in studying for an acting career without a viable plan to get professional work. Learn how to put together a show reel and get yuorself seen by the film and TV industry.

Where next? Further studies

After completing the certificate, students will be sufficiently trained to start working on their own film & acting projects.
Upon successful completion and approval, students who wish to do further studies can progress onto the Raindance HND Level 5 Diploma in Acting & Filmmaking. Please note, you must be proficient in English and demonstrate the ability to study at level 5 to be considered for our HND programmes.  This will be assessed during the course.

Do I require a Visa?

Visitors from outside the UAE can enrol on a short course of 30 days with a standard tourist visa while they are visiting the Emirates.  Most nationalities can extend visit visas for up to 90 days. Please contact us with any questions on visa requirements.