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Bachelor degree in Audiovisual Communications

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Bachelor degree in Audiovisual Communications + Diploma in Digital Communications

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Student profile:Students with creative interests and an openness to culture and the arts - film, literature, music, theatre, art, comics, urban culture, video games, digital world and shows in general - with a great capacity for teamwork, an open and pluralistic mentality, a dynamic spirit and a strong communicative character. They must be eager to learn and work, to experiment with creation, to be full of curiosity and hungry for culture, to have a great capacity for teamwork, and to be communicative and free of prejudices.

Graduate profile:At the end of their studies in Audiovisual Communication, our graduates will be able to take on the functions of scriptwriter/director/audiovisual director, producer/manager, post-production editor/designer, technical and/or artistic director in audiovisual projects. They will be familiar with the techniques and processes of audiovisual creation and communication in its various phases, emphasising the online world and the new hypermedia narrative, while being able to make creative and professional decisions in the field of audiovisual communication and management of technological and human resources at companies in the sector. They will be able to work in teams and independently, promoting their creativity while respecting codes of good practice and social values.

Official Degree:Bachelor degree in Audiovisual Communications

Center responsible:Communication and Arts School

Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences

Openings available: 45

Total Credits:240 credits.
. Minimum of 12 ECTS credits and maximum of 90 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic period.

Academic year in which it was implemented: 2014-2015

Languages: This degree course is taught in Spain. The Course Structure includes subjects taught in English leading to a special Bilingual Journalism Degree certificate. Level of fluency in English required for admission: A1. Level required for the bilingual stream: B1

Type of Education: Classroom Attendance

Academic Regulations: General student’s regulations. Credit transfer and recognition. Regulation of student participation.

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Degree adapted to the needs of the audiovisual industry

Audiovisual languages and technologies have changed the world. The audiovisual sector needs new professionals who are able to handle digital tools proficiently, manage related products and understand all the opportunities offered by this creative environment. The audiovisual industry demands creative, autonomous professionals with the ability to create and manage fiction and entertainment projects.

As a result, all our students complete their studies with one or two full audiovisual projects that considerably enhance their CVs, in addition to the presence of professionals from some of the best companies and institutions in the sector, such as Atresmedia, Mediaset España, Agencia EFE or Smedia, where they will be able to enjoy internships.

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The Degree in Audiovisual Communications from Nebrija University also includes a completely renewed curriculum adapted to new times. The creative professionals of the future cannot turn their backs on disciplines like film, television, the world of video games, advertising, the Internet and its transmedia proposals. We train producers and scriptwriters of fiction and entertainment, audiovisual business managers, editors and post-production specialists, television producers, media communicators and app coders for mobile and tablets. In short, professionals capable of understanding the current strength of audiovisual media and its perfect combination with the online, new narratives and new formats, social networks.

All students accordingly take part in audiovisual projects, labs and creation workshops, and screenings of films and TV series. Our aim is to bring professional experience to the classroom. At the Faculty of Communication and Arts we have well-equipped spaces for your projects: a modern radio and TV studio, three special teamwork and workshop rooms (Lab 1. Editing and Postproduction; Lab 2. Design and Lab 3. Multimedia), a wide range of internship possibilities - internships being mandatory for the degree - and a team of professors and academics who combine their university roles with professional practice.

The goals of the programme include:

  • Provide a broadly based mastery of the expressive resources of written language, audiovisual language and technological tools that encourage students to innovate in different media and audiovisual and digital output.
  • Combine the study of audiovisual communication with humanistic, legal, economic and social disciplines that provide students with a solid cultural background, enabling them to carry out multidisciplinary analytical and critical activities, reinforcing their skills in the field of academic and applied research.
  • Incorporate into the specific aspects of the profession an additional set of basic tools for the audiovisual communication professional: computer processing of audiovisual messages, which are now required languages and techniques for professional practice.
  • Instil in students the values of ethics and social responsibility that should guide their future professional work.
  • Develop the creativity of our students in the form of audiovisual productions resulting from a stimulating atmosphere of work and study, required technical resources, and effective oversight by mentors and professors.
  • Understand the evolution of the media, taking into account the variety of audiovisual communication functions that interact with them.

In addition, you can combine the Degree in Audiovisual Communications with the Degrees in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations, Performing Arts or Digital and Multimedia Design, enhancing your employability and developing the technological skills and capabilities required in line with the growing demand for audiovisual products for a multi-screen world.

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Practical training from day one

Multifunctional spaces

Students work from day one in the labs, on television sets, and in the Nebrija Medialab media platform. A place where students experience the profession with actual communication projects (magazine, blog, radio, fiction, advertising, etc.).

Alongside the best professionals in the industry

Leading professors such as Iván Escobar (producer and scriptwriter of ‘Vis a Vis’ or ‘El Barco’); Amaya Hernández (artistic photographer, 2008 Injuve Award, 2015 Visual Arts Community of Madrid, etc.) or Alejandro Priego (post-producer at Atresmedia and MTV).

Additional activities

Masterclasses, meetings, conferences, lectures, round tables, workshops and seminars. Besides leading events such as the AdN Short Festival, the ZOOM Days or the Madrid Film Festival.



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If we are all different, why do we study the same thing?

Diploma in English Professional Skills

Nebrija University, which is strongly committed to languages and quality, provides the student with an academic certification in English, a suitable complement to obtain the B2 and C1 levels.

Diploma in Digital Communication

Mastering digital skills is critical to achieving the best career opportunities. With this Diploma in Digital Communication, in collaboration with the agency Arroba and associated with the Degrees of the Faculty of Communication and Arts, you can extend your training and master new technological tools, create online audiences or make content go viral over the social networks.

Subjects in Professional Competencies

Promotion of competencies oriented to employability, management skills, coaching, personal branding and any other topic related to professional and social development, which may be chosen by the student to enrich their personal and professional training.

The University puts within the students' reach a total of three subjects to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become a competent professional within the demands of the current labor market.

Curriculum


Our degree course structure has been drawn up in accordance with the new guidelines established by current legislation and verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA).
The student must complete 240 credits


Second year 60 ECTS

Fourth year 60 ECTS


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Development of Professional Skills 18 ECTS

  • 6 ECTS | Communication and Emotional Intelligence
  • 6 ECTS | Teamwork and Project Management
  • 6 ECTS | Leadership and Negotiation
Development of Interpersonal Involvement and Solidarity 6 ECTS

Up to 6 credits will be recognised on the basis of the activities carried out by the student throughout his or her degree course. Credits will be awarded for cultural, sports, student representation, solidarity and cooperation activities at the University, or by taking the following subject modules: Ethics of Voluntary Work, or Human Rights

Assessment of Business Skills Development 18 ECTS

The aim of this programme is to support students' on-the-job training under the ongoing supervision of the University's Professional Careers Department, the academic department responsible for awarding the degree, and the partner company or institution where the internship takes place. You will be advised on how best to choose your internship, and will be monitored and tutored on an ongoing basis, with a view to your own professional interests.

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Final Research Project 12 ECTS

The final research project involves researching a topic or creating a practical professional initiative on the student's own motion, under the supervision of one or more Department academic staff and, sometimes, professionals in the business world.

Legend:

  • inglés Compulsory in English
  • bilingüe Choice of English/Spanish
  • Basic Education (60 ECTS)
  • Compulsory (84 ECTS)
  • Electives (60 ECTS)
  • Internships (18 ECTS)
  • End of Degree Project (12 ECTS)

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International

The International Mobility Office of the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija monitors agreements with leading universities worldwide on an ongoing basis.

Students have the option of spending a year or a semester of study at another leading university in the European Union, North America, Latin America or Asia. This option will widen your view of the world, let you exchange ideas and experiences with students in other countries, enhance your language skills, and help you prepare to perform your profession to the highest standard anywhere in the world. Communication and Arts students have the option of pursuing studies at the following foreign universities:

Country University
Alemania Germany Hochschule der Populären Künste
Argentina Argentina Universidad de Ciencias Sociales y Empresariales (UCLES)
Chile Chile Universidad del Pacífico
EEUU United States Drake University
Hunter College, CUNY
University of Miami
Montclair State University
Rhodes College
Rider University
San Diego State University
Hong KongHong Kong Lingnan University
Italia Italy Universitá degli Studi del Molise
México Mexico Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM)
Universidad Panamericana, Campus Guadalajara
InglaterraUnited Kingdom Regent's University London

NOTE: The destination universities, offered by degree, may vary according to the International Mobility Program. For more information, students can consult the information online in the. International Mobility Program.

Employability


Career Pathways

The Bachelor's Programme in Audiovisual Communication trains young professionals to become:

  • Scriptwriter (film, television, radio, Internet)
  • Audiovisual content designer and creator
  • Producer
  • Film and TV director
  • Producer/director for programmes, series, short films and feature films
  • Visual and sound editor and post producer
  • Creator of animation, 3-D, video game and app products
  • Audiovisual production technical director
  • Art director (photography, actors, stage design)

Graduates can also pursue careers in university research and academic teaching in the Communication and Arts domain.

Students are provided guidance by the University's Careers Department via internship programs and the job exchange.

Employability recognized in the Rankings

Nebrija University's commitment to academic rigorousness, the training in companies and leading institutions, the innovation in multidisciplinary programs and the international projection, places the University in the first positions of the most important rankings.

The International Ranking QS Stars grants Nebrija University the highest score in quality and in student satisfaction with regards to teaching, the employability of graduates and the internationalization of the institution.

The national rankings also recognize Nebrija University as the first Spanish university in teaching and second in employability, highlighting its performance in research, knowledge transfer and internationalization.

Development of Professional Competences

Nebrija University, in accordance with the aims proposed in "The Nebrija Contract", directs its efforts to turn its students into valuable professionals in the labor market. With this objective, the Nebrija Institute of Professional Competences (INCP) was created, leading the training in professional skills, employability, managerial skills, coaching, personal branding and any other topic related to professional, personal and social development.

The activity of the Competences Institute covers all the activity segments of the university. On the one hand, it imparts three subjects that are distributed throughout the university degree and that enable students to effectively manage their work, proactively develop personal and professional self-improvement processes and properly guide their first steps in the workplace. In addition, the INCP incorporates coaching modules for employability in different postgraduate programs of the university, and designs and carries out customized in-company training actions for different projects in companies and institutions.

The methodology of the actions, fully personalized and eminently practical, provides the participant an adjusted analysis of their personal characteristics and their adequacy to the demands of the working world and the company, and offers an individualized development plan that is complemented by practical actions in which they must learn to solve real-life situations.

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Alumni achievements

  • Smoking Club feature film 129 normas
    Alberto Utrera, with a degree in Audiovisual Communication, premieres his debut feature film Smoking Club in the spring of 2017. 129 normas The film is produced by MOA Studio in collaboration with The Lobby, starring Rodrigo Poison and Jimmy Castro, among others.
  • Dinosauriosshort film
    Daniel Allué Dinosaurios' short film - winner of the Best Short Film AdN 2015 - was chosen as one of the best university short films of the year by the FilmNow project. FilmNow is the distribution catalogue of ECAM's short films that aims to promote and support Spain's audiovisual talent.
  • Filming of the series Tuentime
    Tuentime, a series, is the outcome of the Nebrija Valley Tuenti project, which integrates qualitative research on mobile content with the creation of a fiction series for broadcast exclusively on smartphones and tablets. Both undergraduate and postgraduate students are involved.
  • A former student presents his first short film
    Rubén Navarro, an Audiovisual Communication graduate, has presented his first short film in Los Angeles: In tune with you.
  • Audiovisual Communication graduate creates a range of film projects
    Daniel Eceolaza, an Audiovisual Communication graduate and a member of the FEVER art group, has implemented several film projects for brands such as ING, Chevrolet and UEM, among others. He has launched his own website (www.deceolaza.com).
  • Audiovisual Communication students create fiction series pilot Third-year Audiovisual Communication students Tom Lombardi, Ignacio Poveda, María Martínez, Noelia Martín and Francisco García took part in the First Young Creators Contest by creating a pilot for a TV sitcom.
  • Audiovisual Communication graduate takes part in a short film that wins an award Austria
    Javier Cruz, a graduate of the Audiovisual Communication bachelor's programme at Universidad Nebrija, took part as a camera operator and director's assistant for a short film which won the Special Jury Prize at the Austrian Short film festival Film Riss. The film, directed by Christian Juri, is titled Jukka On The Palm Tree. The 23-minute story is divided into three episodes produced by Meduusa TV. It is the story of an unhappy boy who wants to change his life, and after a Marian apparition he decides to do so. However, what seemed very easy to achieve becomes a bloodsoaked story with an extreme ending. Available at www.meduusa.tv
  • Short film by an Audiovisual Communication student wins awards and nominations The short film La partida (The Game), by Javier Lucas, a student of Audiovisual Communication at Universidad Nebrija, was selected for most of the festivals where it was submitted. At the XXVII Mostra de Cinema de Mataró the film was nominated for an Audience Prize. The merit of this work increases when we see that it is the director's first film and that it has been shot in digital video. La partida has involved several students: Javier Lucas (script and direction), Claudia Lorenzo and Aurora Fernández (script), Raquel Aldovera and Laura Sánchez (art direction), Rodrigo García (assistant director and camera) and David Gómez (director of photography). The film tells the story of a strange visit to a 5-year-old child. The child plays a game with the visitor in which we will know the secret of a full life that is coming to an end.
  • Three students get bursaries under agreements between Nebrija and local town councils
    Three Journalism and Audiovisual Communications undergraduates (Mónica Vázquez, Evelyn Vidal and Jorge Antonio Santiago) were awarded bursaries set in motion by Universidad Antonio de Nebrija in partnership with six town councils of the north-east area of the Madrid region. Each of the town councils announced requests for applications for two bursaries for new undergraduates, and another bursary for any of the master's or doctorate programmes taught by the University. The bursaries will fund 50% of annual tuition fees, excluding registration fees. The bursaries can be renewed for subsequent academic years on application by the beneficiary students, provided that they show that they have achieved marks of “merit” and above. The selection process took account of academic achievement and other merits of the candidates, and secondly, a household means test.
  • Asier Urbieta is awarded a prize at the XXVI Lekeitio Film and Video Festival
    Asier Urbieta, with a degree in Audiovisual Communication from Nebrija University, was awarded a prize at the XXVI Lekeitio Film and Video Festival in the professional creation section for his work “Perfume”. Asier is the author of the original script and director of the work. The award-winning short film was produced in 2004 by Universidad Nebrija and Dryhouse Produktions. The technical team consists of the graduates: Irene Granados, director of actors; Ángel Fraguela, art director; Andrés Casaseca, director of photography; Alex González, assistant director; and Paco Pastor and Raquel Hervás, editors. The actors are also Nebrija graduates: Juan Manuel Martínez, Mirian Hijar and Mirjam Vom Banniseht.
  • TVE broadcasts the short film Larzábal, directed, written and produced by graduates of the Universidad Nebrija
    Televisión Española bought the rights for the short film Larzábal, broadcast on the programme “Metrópolis” of Segunda TV channel. Larzábal is a short film written, directed and produced by former students of Universidad Nebrija, which has had the collaboration of the University and Torrelodones City Council. Directed by: Asier Urbieta and Andrés Casaseca, graduates of Universidad Nebrija. Script: Asier Urbieta. Production: Dryhouse Produktions (graduates of Universidad Nebrija: Mirian Hijar, Irene Granados, Raquel Hervás, Alex González, Asier Urbieta and Andrés Casaseca). Larzábal was selected at many festivals: Cortarte (Llodio), Mínima (Gandia), Errenteriako Hiria (Rentería), Santa María de Europa (Madrid), Euskal Bilera (Lekeitio) and Envideo (Cáceres). It received three awards: a runners-up prize for the best audiovisual work awarded by the Youth Institute (INJUVE); the second prize in the “Pla Següència” contest at the Terrassa Festival and the second prize at the AdN Short Film Festival in Madrid.
  • Alberto Utrera, winner of the short film “Sonidos del Alma” (Sounds of the Soul)
    With a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the Universidad Nebrija, Alberto Utrera won the first short film prize at the Colegio Mayor Santa María de Europa for his short film “Sonidos del alma”. This short film has already received the audience first prize at the AdN Festival and was selected in the official section of the Vitoria International Film Festival and in the official section of the Medina del Campo International Film Festival.
  • Raúl Rojo publishes his book “Cine negro” (Noir cinema)
    Raúl Rojo, a bachelor's graduate in Audiovisual Communication from Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, has had his first book published: “Cine negro. De Halcón maltés a El hombre que nunca estuvo allí”, a work that immerses us in the nocturnal, smoky and passionate universe that Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett created in their novels. The author analyses the historical, cultural and economic circumstances that gave rise to noir, studying the directors and the major films of this exciting film genre, from its origins to the present day.

Links

The Internet is a key information tool for communication and audiovisual professionals and an increasingly established platform for media work. This page contains links to websites that can help you keep you informed about the world, language queries, and everything to look forward to in the coming film festivals.

Print press, radio and digital television

International online dailies and magazines

Culture magazines and guides, listings

Museums, arts centres, cinemas, special venues

Film festivals, film institutions and screening websites

Other links

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15Th AdN Film Festival

The Capitol Cinema in Madrid hosted the 15th AdN Film Festival in the evening of 25th April, an activity organised by the students of the Faculty of Communication and Arts.

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