Bachelor's Degree in Audiovisual Communications

Single degree with a Short Film Festival: AdN
19th Edition of the AdN Short Film Festival, the oldest university short film competition in Spain
Bachelor's Degree in Audiovisual Communications

Bachelor's Degree in Audiovisual 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's Degree in Audiovisual Communications

Center responsible:Communication and Arts School

Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences

Openings available: 80

Total Credits:240 credits.
Full time: Minimum of 45 ECTS credits and maximum of 90 ECTS credits.
Part time: Minimum of 12 ECTS credits and maximum of 44 ECTS credits.

Academic year in which it was implemented: 2014-2015

Languages: Spanish and English

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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

1st Edition of the Shot Awards

Take part in the first edition of the Shot Awards for Film Advertising, organized by Cinerama, 014 Media and the newspaper LaPublicidad. Present an advertising spot to encourage consumers to go to the movies.
Consult the rules here.

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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Diploma in English Professional Communication

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.

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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.

Interdisciplinary Learning Courses
Transversal Subjects Program

Through the transversal subjects you will be able to complement your education and complete your CV in a practical, collaborative and fun way.

It is a voluntary program with no added cost. Upon completion, you will be provided with a diploma.

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Study Audiovisual Communication

Do you dream of shining on the big screen? Study the Bachelor's Degree in Audiovisual Communication at Nebrija University and prepare to work in film, television or any multimedia environment, learning from the best professionals in the sector.


BOE No 253, of october 18, 2014
Favorable modification approved by the Council of Universities - Fundación para el Conocimiento MADRI + D 06-21-2019.
All our degrees and curricula have been prepared in accordance with the new guidelines set by current legislation, having already been verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment.
The student must complete 240 credits

First year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Audiovisual Narrative
  • 6 ECTS | Audiovisual Technology
  • 6 ECTS | Literature and Creation inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Communication Theory inglés o español
  • 6 ECTS | Skills Development Seminar I inglés o español

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Fundamentals of Scriptwriting (Scriptwriting I)
  • 6 ECTS | History of the Media
  • 6 ECTS | Photography:Composition and Aesthetics
  • 6 ECTS | Media Law
  • 6 ECTS | Graphic Design

Second year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | History of Cinema
  • 6 ECTS | Scriptwriting Workshop (Scriptwriting II)
  • 6 ECTS | Audiovisual Production
  • 6 ECTS | Camera
  • 6 ECTS | Editing and Montage

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Directing Photography and Lighting
  • 6 ECTS | Contemporary Art
  • 6 ECTS | Fictional Series
  • 6 ECTS | Business and its Environment
  • 6 ECTS | Skills Development Seminar II inglés o español

Third year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 24 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Principles of Film Directing
  • 6 ECTS | Scriptwriting in Non-Fiction Genres (Scriptwriting III)
  • 6 ECTS | Postproduction
  • 6 ECTS | Development of Interpersonal Involvement and Solidarity

  • Second Semester 36 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Art Direction and Stage Design
  • 6 ECTS | Sound Postproduction
  • 6 ECTS | Directing Actors
  • 18 ECTS | Assessment of Business Skills

Fourth year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Television Production
  • 6 ECTS | Social Media Video y Marketing contents
  • 6 ECTS | Digital and 3-D Animation Lab
  • 6 ECTS | Advertising Creativity
  • 6 ECTS | Skills Development Seminar III

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Film Analysis Workshop
  • 6 ECTS | Videogame and App Lab
  • 6 ECTS | Modern Languages
  • 12 ECTS | Final Research Project
Transversal Subjects
Transversal Subjects Program

Through the transversal subjects you will be able to complement your education and complete your CV in a practical, collaborative and fun way.

It is a voluntary program with no added cost. Upon completion, you will be provided with a diploma.

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  • inglés Compulsory in English
  • bilingüe Choice of English/Spanish
  • Basic Education (60 ECTS)
  • Compulsory (102 ECTS)
  • Electives (48 ECTS)
  • Internships (18 ECTS)
  • End of Degree Project (12 ECTS)

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After studying the curriculum map of Nebrija University's Bachelor's degrees, the Secretariat of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of Ecuador (SENESCYT) recognizes this Bachelor's degree through document number SENESCYT-SGES-SFA-2019-0722-O

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
Argentina Argentina Universidad de Ciencias Sociales y Empresariales (UCLES)
Canada Canada Brock University
EEUU United States of America Drake University
Hunter College, CUNY
University of Miami
Montclair State University
Rhodes College
Rider University
San Diego State University
Castleton University
Hong KongHong Kong Lingnan University
Italia Italy IULM: Università di Comunicazione e Lingue
Università degli Studi Link Campus University
México Mexico Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM)
Universidad Panamericana, Campus Guadalajara
Centro de Diseño y Comunicación (Centro)
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.

* ERASMUS scholarshipnot available for this university.


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.


List of companies where the student can do internships


Internships management procedures

Procedure of performance in the realization of external internships Management process of external internships and Professional Orientation

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.

More Audiovisual Communications

The program 'Días de cine', of TVE, Honorary Award of the 19th edition of the AdN Festival

On the 19th Edition of the AdN Short Film Festival, the longest-running university competition for short films in Spain, the best shorts made by students were awarded. The students of the School of Communication and Arts of Nebrija University organized and hosted this gala, held at the Fernando de Rojas Theater of the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, where one could see the talent of future filmmakers shine.


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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.

Please visit our websites to see what our students are doing and creating:

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XIX ADN Short Film Festival

The School of Communication and Arts held the 19th edition of the AdN Short Film Festival in May. This university short film competition -the longest running in Spain- rewards the best cinematographic proposals from the students of the School of Communication and Arts, and also has an Ibero-American category for students from a guest country, in this case the Dominican Republic. During the gala, which took place in the Fernando de Rojas Theater room of the Círculo de Bellas Artes, the finalist short films were screened and various awards were presented, including the Honor Award for the Televisión Española program Días de Cine, which has reached 30 years on our screens.

19th ADN Festival

This year, the University Short Film Festival celebrated its 19th edition at the Círculo de Bellas Artes, where the students from our Bachelor's Degree in Audiovisual Communication shone on the big screen with their cinematographic creations.

Communication and Arts Week 2020

The School of Communication and Arts of the University once again organized its thematic week, with outstanding activities and presentations. Risto Mejide, Pepa Bueno and Adriana Ozores were some of the distinguished personalities who came to our Madrid-Princesa Campus.

AdN Film Festival

All students and alumni of Nebrija University can take part in the festival by filming and presenting a short film. In addition, the contest is organized by the Communication Area students themselves, especially by the Audiovisual Communication students. The Festival now has eighteen editions.

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