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Student profile: The Master's Degree in Continuing Education for Audiovisual Cost Controller is aimed at those who want to develop a professional career as communicators, managers or directors of radio programs. In order to be admitted to this Master's degree, students must have a higher education diploma; it is especially recommended for students of the Bachelor's degrees in Journalism, Audiovisual Communication and Advertising and Public Relations.
Degree:Master’s Degree in Continuing Education for Audiovisual Cost Controller - Zeta Studios
Degree type: Nebrija University’s Own Degree
Centers where it is taught:Campus de Madrid-Princesa
Duration: 1 year
Total Credits 60 credits.
Minimum 12 ECTS credits and maximum 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic year
Academic year it was introduced: 2022 - 2023
Learning centers:School of Communication and Arts, Department of Communication
Places offered: 25
Teaching type: Classroom attendance
Branch of knowledge: School of Communication and Arts, Department of Communication
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This exclusive Master’s Degree in Continuing Education for Audiovisual Cost Controller - Zeta Studios trains the so-called Cost Controllers with the utmost quality and standards, they are highly employable professionals who are in charge of adapting production resources to the needs of the project, coordinating production work with accounting work.
Their roles range from the design of the cash flow, adaptation of the budget to the realities that take place along with the Director of Production, coordination with the production company, supervision of contracts in commercial matters so that they adapt to the invoices received, supervision of payroll, execution of payments, supervision of the costs of all departments as well as their adaptation to budget, and the preparation of reports for the production company and clients.
In order to lead an audiovisual project, the industry is looking for multi-skilled professionals who master and know all the fields and aspects of the sector, and who have extensive knowledge of production processes.
The demand for this professional profile in the sector has been the trigger for ZETA STUDIOS -a leading audiovisual production company in Spain with projects such as the series Elite and Reyes de la noche, or feature films such as Superlópez and Smoke & Mirrors- to jointly launch with Nebrija University this Master's Degree in Continuing Education for Audiovisual Cost Controller.
ZETA STUDIOS STUDIOS is a Spanish production company with a long international history that encompasses projects with a clear commercial ambition, without neglecting cultural commitment and innovation. The global vision of the market, the ability to anticipate demand, and the general knowledge of the environment, has allowed them to reach all sectors of the public.
The diversity of projects they carried out has allowed them to establish relationships and collaborate with all platforms, televisions, distributors, suppliers, etc., which positioned them in the sector, and provided them with sufficient agility to find synergies that make it possible to successfully complete any project.
As a result of their experience in creative production work, ZETA STUDIOS is also geared towards providing production services to foreign companies interested in shooting in Spain, who can benefit from their knowledge of the sector and the advantages of shooting in our country, either because of its landscapes, the climate, the professionals or the fiscal incentives. These commissioned productions have the dedication and advice of their team, and all the means at their disposal.
Among the most recent projects are the production of the series Reyes de la noche for Movistar+; Elite, which is a phenomenon both nationally and internationally, for the Netflix platform; the feature film Sounds Like Love, a film adaptation of the novels by Elísabet Benavent, and The Neighbor, the first Netflix original comedy in Spain.
Currently in the shooting or post-production phase are García!, a series produced for HBOMax, and Sin Huellas, a fiction series for Amazon Prime Video.
Among their most relevant projects in cinema, stand out, among others, Superlópez by Javier Ruiz Caldera, one of their most ambitious and most commercially successful projects for the company; the award-winning and recognized by world critics Sunday's Illness by Ramón Salazar; The Silence of the Marsh by Marc Vigil, Smoke & Mirrors, directed by Alberto Rodríguez; It's Now or Never, the romantic comedy by María Ripoll, and the franchise Three Steps Above Heaven and I Want You, film adaptations of the novels by Federico Moccia, whose box office success still places them among the most successful in the history of Spanish cinema.
The rise in audiovisual productions (television, cinema) in our country, as well as their consumption, make this sector one of the fastest growing and most employable.
Program taught at the renovated facilities of the Madrid–Princesa Campus, in the center of Madrid and a few steps away from Puerta del Sol, accessible from anywhere in the Community of Madrid.
This Master's degree is taught on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings, in intensive sessions, thus helping certain professional profiles to enroll in the course to update their academic training.
The student must take 60 credits
The Nebrija University – Zeta Studios Master's Degree in Continuing Education for Audiovisual Cost Controller will be taught on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings, in intensive sessions, thus helping certain professional profiles to enroll in the course to update their academic training. The intensive sessions will be accompanied by personal and/or group work carried out by the students. Likewise, the program will be carried out face-to-face and in hybrid-synchronous sessions, in order to allow professionals who do not reside in the city of Madrid to connect to the lectures.
It is an essential requirement to access the Master's programs to have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in accordance with the current legislation. A Bachelor's Degree in Communication Sciences (Journalism, Audiovisual Communication, Advertising and Public Relations) will be especially valued. In this sense, we are looking for students who have skills that foresee a good disposition for teamwork, have great flexibility and open-mindedness to the incorporation of new knowledge and new ways of working, and that, regardless of what scientific or technical studies they come from, they show a great interest in the humanities in general, and a great sense of social responsibility in professional work.
The admission process to the Master's degree begins by sending the following documentation by post or courier to the Postgraduate Admissions Section:
Once the documentation has been received and it has been verified that the diploma submitted grants to the degree, as established in Arts. 15 and 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, candidates take the admission test with the coordinator of the degree. This test is carried out in person in Madrid when possible or, failing that, it can also be taken remotely (online) for those candidates residing outside of Spain.
The candidate holds a personal interview with the Program Coordinator. This interview is in itself an admission test in which the specific knowledge of the candidate is evaluated through a battery of questions about the area of knowledge, as well as their level of maturity and attitudes to it. After this interview, the coordinator prepares a report on the candidate's skills profile, his degree of maturity, his personal interest in Audiovisual Journalism and his suitability for the degree, which is attached to the file that the Admissions Commission will assess.
The University Admissions Commission, made up of heads of the Department itself, the General Secretary and the Department of University Development will be in charge of proposing to the Rector of the University the granting of student status to those candidates whose suitability has been proven.
The candidate receives written information about their admission, which is previously provided by phone, about the result of the admission process and formalizing their enrollment in the Program, the definitive documentation, duly legalized, that must be submitted, etc.
The teaching staff of the School of Communication and Arts and Zeta Studios is made up of professionals from each field of specialization, who develop a teaching method based on the conviction that what we learn, we learn by doing it.
Integration into the profession is based on the incorporation of professionals as associate professors that support each program, through a teaching methodology inspired by the learning by doing proposition that affects the experiential aspect in the classroom and in academic outreach activities.
The Master's Degree in Continuing Education for Audiovisual Cost Controller - Zeta Studios has a close relationship with its partner, which extends to all areas, from teaching staff to the internship program.
The Master's Degree in Continuing Education for Audiovisual Cost Controller - Zeta Studios trains professionals whose future work will be in:
Nebrija University has signed a Collaboration Agreement regarding internships and employment with nearly 3,500 companies and institutions, in order to favor the practical training of all its students and their approach to the professional environment, as well as the first employment of university graduates.
Filmmaker Rodrigo Sorogoyen (“Riot Police”, “The Realm”) visits Nebrija University's School of Communication Sciences and Arts to share his experiences with students and professors.