Postgraduate Studies at RaindanceYour degree, on your terms.
Raindance Film School’s postgraduate programme offers a flexible learning environment and a bespoke curriculum tailored to your aspirations. Book a FREE taster session below to see how our MA programme can help you create successful projects.
A unique, mentor-based experience
Our postgraduate programme follows the same collaborative approach found in our undergraduate programme. MA students are often working professionals, looking to transition permanently into the entertainment industry, or fulfil a single dream of making films. These situations and more bring a diverse array of students who create a special and thriving programme.
Discover your creative power with the Raindance MA in your chosen discipline:
MA in Filmmaking
The MA in Filmmaking is unlike any other postgraduate filmmaking programme in the world. This innovative degree allows you to set your own goals, develop your own learning activities, and benefit from the expertise of our award-winning team of industry mentors.
The Raindance MA in Filmmaking is like a dream factory and the hits just keep on coming!
Schedule and course contents
You can start on the MA course in any of our three intake periods: September, January, or May. The majority of classes are held over weekends to ensure your education fits in with your schedule.
Both the MA in Filmmaking and the MA in Screenwriting will train you on how to navigate the film and TV industry as a filmmaker. You will learn how to self-market, network, pitch, and develop agile ideas that respond to changing industry tastes.
MA Frequently Asked Questions
About the MA programme: This is a two-year degree which can be completed online anywhere in the world, or in person from our London or Dubai campus. As with all of our degrees, the MA programme is recognised worldwide, validated in partnership with De Montfort University.
This is a mentor-based programme, which means you’ll be paired with an industry professional as a your tutor for the length of your course. Together, you will look at how to use everything from your transferable skills to your creative abilities to design a roadmap for reaching your filmmaking goal. The hybrid independent-supported model lets you to find your own style and voice through the work, while providing a solid support network from tutors and fellow students. See more details in Negotiated Learning below.
What are the entry requirements for this degree?
Raindance considers multiple criteria to assess an applicant’s suitability for this programme. This criteria can include an academic, post-secondary degree, industry experience or transferrable professional skills.
The following supporting evidence combine to determine an applicant’s suitability for this programme:
- Diploma(s) or certificate(s) of your prior learning from and accredited UK university or international equivalent, higher education institution, college or training programme together with the transcript
- Your up-to-date employment CV or student resume
- A 500-essay, either reflecting on a project you were involved in, or analysing a film that you find inspirational.
- A written Learning Plan that briefly outlines your chosen focus of study, skills development, activities and resources to develop your knowledge.
- A sample or artifact of creative work in which you undertook a key creative role (writer, director, producer, cinematographer, composer, editor etc.)
- An interview with one or more faculty members
Other supporting evidence may be required for some students, in addition to the above, and can be requested by the Registrar:
- Proof of UK residence, Visa, or EU passport (for London-based students)
- Additional course certificates or diplomas (if requested by Registrar)
- IELTS 6.0, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing (for students who have completed a degree outside UK, in another language)
- Sample of academic writing (if requested by Registrar)
Please visit our application page for the full details.
How much does it cost?
Fees for both + deposit
What does Negotiated Learning mean?
Course structure and hours
The Programme provides a structure for your learning. You will be able to negotiate the content of your modules.
1. Learning Plan -15 credits, 150 hrs.
In this first module, the student is expected to develop and pitch to the university a Learning Plan that will act as a roadmap of individual study over two years part-time. The Learning Plan will form the link between the individual’s project & career goals and the Programme’s academic and modular frameworks.
2. Research Paper -15 credits, 150 hrs.
This second module focuses on understanding proper research techniques, a lifelong skill to support a filmmaking, media and storytelling career. Students investigate a topic that is foundational to their chosen area of study.
3. Negotiated Modules (x 3) -30 credits each, 300 hrs each.
Students design 3 separate modules negotiated with their mentors and advisors. Together these modules lead developmentally toward the student’s final masters project. The negotiated modules typically combine research and applied practice, testing or executing some aspect of writing, directing or producing.
4. Negotiated Masters Module -60 credits, 600 hrs.
The final Masters is the culmination of the student’s work in the Programme and brings together the learning done in the previous modules.
Raindance Postgraduate Team
Where next - what are my career opportunities after completing the Raindance MA?
Raindance’s MA in Filmmaking or MA in Screenwriting empowers students, giving you the tools you need to be successful in the film industry. The practical skills developed over the course of the MA are applicable in a wide range of careers related to visual arts and media — for example, film and TV production, screenwriting, film programming, distribution, film design, arts management, teaching and post-production.
How To Apply
How do I apply?
Step 1: Go to our online application page and fill out the application form. This application will be acknowledged by the Registrar, once you submit the accompanying deposit.
Step 2: Pay the £500 deposit directly from the online application page. We will need to receive your £500 deposit at the time of application, in order for us to process any documents and consider your application for this programme.
Step 3: Send your supporting documents to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be advised that acknowledgement of your application may take between 3 to 5 business days.
How do I send the deposit*?
- You can pay online with Paypal or by Credit Card directly. Please click here to make a payment
- You can pay by Credit Card over the phone. Please call: +44 (0)20 7930 3412
If you experience any problem with your online application please contact the Programme Registrar: email@example.com