APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR SEPTEMBER 2022
Raindance BA in International Degree Program in Filmmaking
(with English Foundation)
BA (Hon’s) in Film and Performing Arts Practices
Filmmaking or Screen Acting
Year 1 – Mexico, Year 2 – Dubai and Year 3 – London
This BA in International Filmmaking (with English Foundation) 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. This pathway is suitable for Hispanic students who have a basic command of the English Language but speak Spanish as their first language, as well as English speaking students.
You will start your BA International Filmmaking journey in Guadalajara, Mexico, where we will prepare you for international studies and the pathway of your choice. Over the first nine months, you will build a solid foundation in your chosen pathway.
For students who do not speak English as their first language, you will also have the opportunity to study an English course alongside your course to obtain a B2 English qualification, required to study in the UK. The first year will be taught in English and Spanish but all assignments will be submitted in English. At the end of your first year, you will achieve a level 4 certificate and B2 English language certificate.
For year 2, you will travel to Dubai, UAE where you will spend the next nine months at our Jumeirah campus to further develop your skills. At the end of year 2, you will achieve a level 5 Diploma.
For your final year of the BA International Filmmaking Mexico program, you will return to London to join the Top-Up BA (Hon’s) in Film and Performing Arts Practices This is a practical, hands-on course that builds upon the skills you developed in your previous year.
What you will learn
Students will focus on practical, technique-centered learning, which includes directing, producing, lighting techniques, cinematography, and screenwriting. For students who speak Spanish as a first language, you will have the opportunity to study English for the ILTS qualification during your first year in Mexico. This is a requirement to study in the UK. Please note, all students must be able to communicate independently in English at the time of entry.
Year 1: Mexico
Year 2: Dubai
Year 3: London
|All students study common modules in their first year to build the foundation of the study programme. Hispanic students will also study English to achieve their B2 certificate.
|In the second year, students start to specialise in specific areas of filmmaking, developing their skills further and working in teams on industry-style projects.
|In the final year, students can choose one (double) or two (single) specialist pathways in either Acting, Directing or Screenwriting. All students will produce their own film projects and develop advanced skills in film and television practices.
Assessment is via practical creative projects, written reflective reports of your work and research assignments.
Want to spend more time on the other side of the camera?
HND Frequently Asked Questions
What days do I need to go in?
Although the HND programme is full-time, we have structured it to allow you to work around your work/life commitments. The course runs two days per week, from 10:30 to 17:30.
Raindance Professional courses run at various times during evenings and weekends.
What is the typical class size?
Do you offer accomodation?
What are the entry requirements?
Students over 21 can apply as mature students providing they can demonstrate the ability (and experience) to study at the appropriate level. Employment history will be advantageous and qualifications taken several years ago will also be taken into account.
What will I study on the course?
All students study common modules in their first year. This builds the foundation of the study programme:
Year 1 Modules (Dubai):
- Individual Project (Pearson-set)
- Creative Media Industry
- Professional Practice
- Film & Television Practices
- Film Studies
- Light & Sound
- Film & Video Editing
- Script Writing for Film & Television
In the second year, students start to specialise in specific areas of filmmaking, developing their skills further and working in teams on industry-style projects.
Year 2 Modules (Mexico):
- Collaborative Project (Pearson-set)
- Personal Professional Development
- Advanced Film & Television Studies
- Marketing & Promotion
- Audio Techiniques
Year 3 Modules (London):
- Critical Research
- Specialist Negotiated Practical Project
- Film & Business Practices
- Film Practices Final Project
* Units can be subject to change.
How is the course assessed?
Units are interlinked to replicate “real world” scenarios and offer the opportunity for students to build a range of skills to maximise employment opportunities.
Where next - what happens after I complete my HND?
Where next - what are my job opportunities after Raindance?
Will I need any special equipment or materials?
How do I apply?
When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.
BENEFITS OF THE INTERNATIONAL DEGREE
Unique study program that allows you to study across 3 continents and achieve a full UK degree
Cost effective. You will study in exotic locations at no extra cost to a standard UK degree
Student film screening at the Raindance Film Festival.
Raindance Membership all students receive a complementary premium membership.