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Miles S. Crossman

Raindance Postgraduate

5/5, 5 from 3 reviews
MA in Film through Negotiated Learning. The student dictates the direction and subject matter they wish to study. Working professionals are provided
  1. Craig Maddux
    Fantastic People and Creative Freedom
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Apr 18, 2017
    • + You will have nearly complete freedom to design your degree.
    • - You will have nearly complete freedom to design your degree.
    No, my pros and cons are not a mistake. The best thing about Raindance also makes it the hardest. There is nobody spoon-feeding you; laying out out a series of tick boxes or Reese's Pieces for you to follow. You design your degree based on your interests and passions. The fantastic Raindance mentors and staff help you meet the uni requirements based on your plan.

    Just as in real life, you'll get sometimes conflicting advice on which path to follow. But you'll suck it up, make your mistakes and forge on. These are some of the most valuable lessons in the program.

    Having come from a couple of years at a traditional film school, the program was a breath of creative and independent fresh air. It was exactly what I needed to complete my degree. The Raindance community is filled with talented, generous, encouraging, and genuinely kind people. I hope to remain a "Raindancer" for the rest of my film career, whatever shape that takes.

    If you want to sit in a class and follow someone else's path, avoid Raindance. If you want to follow your own...I can't recommend it highly enough.