Learn the art of filmmaking at the UAE’s first accredited British independent film school
The destination for learning independent film in Dubai is now open!
Raindance Film School Dubai is located in the prestigious Jumeirah 1 neighbourhood, which offers students breathtaking locations for filming. The campus opened in January 2021, and is already popular among budding local and international filmmakers. Offering a range of short courses, certificates, and undergraduate programmes, we look forward to training new generations of powerful indepedent filmmakers. Learn more about the school and the Raindance experience, and if you’re ready, apply today!
EXCITING DEGREE CHOICES
As a student at Raindance, you design
your degree around your needs, schedule, and budget.
This is a full-time practical course for those who wish to pursue a career in the film industry such as screenwriting, directing, producing, or cinematography. Classes run over 12 hours per week to fit into your work/life commitments. The HND Level 5 Diploma is a vocational qualification that is equivalent to the first two years of a UK university degree.
This course is for those who wish to pursue a career in acting with a focus on performance and character development. Students will explore key theories to develop and refine their performance techniques. Classes run over 12 hours per week to fit into your work/life commitments. The HND Level 5 Diploma is a vocational qualification that is equivalent to the first two years of a UK university degree.
This is a one year full-time University level course for those who wish to pursue a career in acting for screen and/or filmmaking. This course requires the completion of our Level 5 HND programme (or equivalent) and is only available in London.
This degree programme is validated by De Montfort University.
This is a unique course designed to give our learners the opportunity to experience filmmaking or acting across 3 continents and achieve a full UK university degree at the end of the third year. You will start your journey in Dubai where you will build a solid foundation in your chosen pathway. In year two you will travel to Mexico where you will spend the next eight months to further develop your skills. For your final year, you will return to London to join complete the BA Hon’s in Film and Performing Arts Practices.
We are in the industry of storytelling, and the Raindance course will — perhaps for the first time — inspire you to consider what you want your own personal story to be.
POSTGRADUATE DEGREE (LONDON AND ONLINE ONLY)
This film degree is tailored to every student: you set your own goals, develop your own learning activities, and get the support that you need from our faculty. This course is available online or at our London campus and is validated by De Montfort University.
MA IN SCREENWRITING (LONDON ONLY)
The MA in Screenwriting with Raindance will give you the understanding of the craft skills and awareness of the industry that are necessary to sustain a successful screenwriting During this programme, you will develop a portfolio of work, and you will acquire a range of competencies to enable you to navigate the ever-evolving film and TV landscape.
I met and retained network contacts with professionals of all levels in the industry during and through the course. I now have a resource of practitioners in the life cycle of filmmaking who are practically my virtual team.
C. Obi, United Kingdom
OUR RENOWNED SHORT COURSES
Take advantage of our renowned short courses, in everything from writing to acting, production to finance, and much more!
Raindance is a gateway to the world of independent film and filmmakers.
You’ll receive our revolutionary training in filmmaking and screenwriting from active professionals in the industry.
WHAT YOU GET AS A RAINDANCE STUDENT
Raindance brings you day, evening, and weekend courses to suit any schedule. It’s a beautiful thing when your goals and schedule line up!
You get first-dibs at Raindance’s renowned courses and networking events before anyone else!
Show off your hard work to the world! You get the chance to screen your film at the Raindance Film Festival, complete with Q&A and after party.
We offer a variety of networking events throughout the year for students to get to know each other, and connect with industry professionals.
As a Raindance student, you and a guest receive free entry to the most exciting independent film festival in London! A £100 value.