About Raindance Higher Education

We Make Filmmakers

If you are coming to Raindance to learn filmmaking you will be disappointed. Other film schools teach filmmaking. We make filmmakers.

We offer two higher education degrees:

HND Level 5 BTEC in Moving Image – two years full time

What is an HND

The Higher National Diploma (HND) is a UK qualification that provides specialist vocational learning at levels 4 and 5.  HNDs are delivered at universities and colleges, and are considered the equivalent to the first two years of a three-year undergraduate university degree course.  Students can often progress onto the final year of a degree programme to obtain a full B.Sc./B.A. (Hons) OR can apply to the Raindance Postgraduate Film Degree in conjunction with Staffordshire University.

Raindance Postgraduate Film Degree – one year full time, or two years part-time

From the moment you start this MA/MSc, you’ll be making films, writing screenplays, immersing yourself in the industry.

The Raindance Postgraduate Degree, which is delivered in partnership with Staffordshire University, is unlike any other film degree. The negotiated learning approach enables you to design 80% of the degree: define what you want to learn, without being pigeonholed in any boxes or labels.

You can make your course of study as hands-on as you wish. The range of our students’ work is as varied as our students. You’ll be working alongside a strong like-minded community of creatives, sharing and supporting each other while working on your own film projects and career goals.

For a personal one-on-one tutorial on how either of these innovative courses can help you launch your career email masters@raindance.org.