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Part time | “Raindance Film School” | 2 years | MAY-21

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Film / Video Production

Course type


Course Summary

Raindance’s MA in Filmmaking is unlike any other postgraduate filmmaking programme in the world.

The programme offers a flexible learning environment designed to enable you to follow a bespoke curriculum tailored to your creative and professional aspirations. This innovative degree allows you to set your own goals, to develop your own learning activities, and to benefit from the support and expertise from our award-winning team of industry mentors.

What sets Raindance’s MA in Filmmaking apart

The Raindance MA in Filmmaking is a 21st-century degree for filmmakers, entrepreneurs, and creatives wishing to upskill or transition into the film and digital media industry. You can attend the online MA in Filmmaking via distance learning from anywhere in the world, or in person in London. Students have joined us from over 30 countries in the world. This programme is delivered by Raindance in partnership with De Montfort University and recognised worldwide.

Our negotiated, flexible learning approach enables you to design a bespoke curriculum, following our modular framework: set your own goals, define what you want to learn and build your own unique learning pathway to get there.

This mentor-based programme connects you to industry filmmakers who help guide your choices, based on current practice. Free access to all Raindance open courses worldwide, Raindance Film Festival and Raindance industry events plug your career into the global Raindance ecosystem, and help you find your place in the global film and television industry .

How do I learn in this programme?

  • Weekly study groups with a module leader
  • Tutorials with both an Academic Advisor and Industry Mentor
  • Independent Study and Research (ongoing)
  • Industry outreach (ongoing)
  • Online Cohort Community Posting and Discussion Groups (ongoing)
  • Monthly industr-focused seminars
  • Raindance Open Courses (as selected)


Raindance’s flexible postgraduate Film degree empowers students, giving them the tools they need to be successful in the film industry. The practical skills developed over the course of the MA/MSc are applicable in a wide range of careers related to visual arts and media, for example, film and television production, screenwriting, film programming, distribution, film design, arts management, teaching and post-production.

Graduates include:

  • Sadie Frost, actress and producer of Buttercup Bill and Set the Thames on Fire.
  • Luc Chamberland, writer-director of Seth’s Dominion.
  • Suzanne Gielgud, choreographer of Alexander and director of The Gospel of Ross McKim.
  • Louise Salter, star and producer of How to be Human.


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.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

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.