4-Week Intensive Boot camp in Screen Acting (Residential)

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 BA in Film.

The Accommodation

The programme includes 30 nights stay with breakfast in an nice hotel fitted with A/C, tea & Coffee facilities, and free Wi-Fi.  The hotel is a 15-minute walk from the Raindance Film School.

Raindance Film School Mexico is located in Guadalajara in the heart of the film industry of the country. Guadalajara is filled with culture and art, plenty of museums and a great variety of places to go, so there is plenty to do after work and during weekends.

4-Week Intensive Frequently Asked Questions

This course is held at Raindance Film School Mexico. Please contact us with any questions.


£2,995 (Residential including 30 nights + breakfast) 
£1,995 (non-residential) 

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 all over the world can enroll on a short course of 30 days without a visa. You would probably be asked for the enrollment document or acceptance letter from the school. Please contact us with any questions on visa requirements.

Course Tutors

Marco Treviño

Marco Antonio Treviño Mieres is a Mexican film and television actor. He was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, on January 7, 1961. He studied Communication at the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac (Univa) and had his first opportunity in cinema in the feature film Doña Herlinda and her son (1985), starring Guadalupe del Toro, mother of filmmaker and screenwriter, Guillermo del Toro.

He continued his career on the big screen with dozens of projects amongst we can name the most recent:
Narcos, Sens8, Broken Souls, Who killed Sara, Vencer el desamor, Conversaciones, Mar de fondo.

He has worked with respected directors such as:  Lana and Lilly Wachowski, Michael Rowe, Patricia Riggen, Jorge Fons, José Luis García Agráz, Jaime Humberto Hermosillo.



Andrea Diaz

Director, Actress and Makeup Artist. BA in Performing Arts for Theatrical Expression at the University of Guadalajara.

She participated as an actress in the staging of “Comedy” by Samuel Beckett, directed by JuanJo Rubio (2011); “The strongest” by August Strindberg, directed by Fernando Meraz (2013, 2018); “Jacques and His master” by Milan Kundera, directed by Gabriel Álvarez (2014), in which she created the costume and makeup design. “La Universidad del pelicano” written and directed by Manuel Parra (2013-2014). “The lover” by Harold Pinter, directed by Eligio Lomeli (2021-2022).

She has developed as a professional stage makeup artist, participating in different competitions, productions and operas such as “Paggliacci”, presented at the Teatro Degollado (2018) and”Madama Butterfly” (2020), presented at the Conjunto Santander.