Master’s Degree in Continuing Education for Audiovisual Cost Controller Zeta Studios

A global vision of the audiovisual business from its financial pillars
Master’s Degree in  Continuing Education for Audiovisual Cost Controller - Zeta Studios

Master’s Degree in Continuing Education for Audiovisual Cost Controller Zeta Studios

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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

Academic Regulations: General student’s regulations. Credit transfer and recognition. Regulation of student participation. Common procedures for carrying out the Final Research Project

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In collaboration with ZETA STUDIOS, a leading audiovisual production company in Spain

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.

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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.

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Take advantage of international production players becoming established in Spain

High employability

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.

In the center of Madrid

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.

Compatible with professional careers

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

First Semester 30 ECTS credits

  • 2 ECTS | Audiovisual Trends and Market
  • 7 ECTS | Finance in audiovisual production
  • 1 ECTS | Audiovisual production management
  • 3 ECTS | Shooting plan
  • 4 ECTS | Production design
  • 4 ECTS | HR management applied to the audiovisual industry
  • 5 ECTS | Financing in the audiovisual sector I: Tax incentives
  • 2 ECTS | Financing in the audiovisual sector II
  • 2 ECTS | Budget control tools in the audiovisual sector

Second Semester 30 ECTS credits

  • 3 ECTS | Contract management in the audiovisual industry
  • 3 ECTS | Financing in the audiovisual sector III: subsidies
  • 6 ECTS | Budget control in the audiovisual sector
  • 2 ECTS | Audit processes in the audiovisual sector
  • 8 ECTS | Internship
  • 8 ECTS | Final Research Project

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Career Opportunities

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:

  • Film and audiovisual production companies.
  • Production company co-production and sales departments.
  • VOD/OTT platform production departments.
  • Television channel production departments.
  • Institutions and official bodies in the field of cinema and audiovisual production.


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.

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