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Master's Degree in Direction and Production of Fiction Series

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Master's Degree in Direction and Production of Fiction Series

Master's Degree in Direction and Production of Fiction Series


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Student profile: The Master's Degree in Direction and Production of Fiction Series is aimed at those who wish to develop a professional career planning and producing audiovisual entertainment products such as sitcoms, tv-movies or any other serial fiction format. In order to be admitted to the Master's degree, it is necessary to have an undergraduate degree, bachelor's degree, or equivalent. Our students normally come from the Undergraduate/Bachelor's degrees in Audiovisual Communication (70%), Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations, Fine Arts and Dramaturgy, among others.

Graduate profile: Professionals capable of planning, directing and producing fiction series episodes for broadcasting on television or other platforms. The Master's degree also prepares the student for the criticism and evaluation of projects of audiovisual entertainment narrative pieces; it creates profiles with a critical spirit, a solid academic background and the necessary skills of the double aspects of audiovisual production and critique.

Official Degree:Master's Degree in Direction and Production of Fiction Series

Center responsible:Communication and Arts School

Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences

Openings available: 30

Total Credits:60 credits.
. Minimum of 12 ECTS credits and maximum of 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic period.

Academic year in which it was implemented: 2010 - 2011

Duration: From October to June

Type of Education: Classroom attendance

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

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Eminently practical methodology

The Master's Degree in Direction and Production of Fiction Series presents a curriculum that combines the aspects of directing and producing fiction series, from the analysis and elaboration of scripts, to the assembly and post-production of recorded material, technical planning, work with the actors, the adaptation of sets, recording techniques, the work of teams members, and the use of soundtracks.

Television series are the most consumed television entertainment product in recent years. Series such as Money Heist, Veneno, Elite, Euphoria, Game of Thrones, The Ministry of Time, Mad Men and Red Sky are watched by millions of viewers. Some of the professions that are needed to launch them are: director, producer, screenwriter, editor and copywriter.

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The teaching methodology is practical. It works primarily with materials filmed by the students themselves and with materials from fiction series and other film production companies, which are used for the analysis and simulation of film planning situations.

Students work with the material and technological resources available in the School of Communication and Arts (digital cameras, lighting and sound equipment and post-production rooms, among others). Occasionally, university extension activities take place at specialized companies.

The collaboration with film production companies such as Buendía Estudios, Zeta Studios, Atresmedia, Movistar +, Boomerang, Bambú, Plano a Plano, generates numerous opportunities, such as having a faculty of professionals of great prestige in all specialties, the use of facilities and materials of the film company and its collaborating companies, the facilitation of carrying out internships at the end of the studies and the continuous updating of the contents of the program.

The Master's students design, plan and carry out a pilot for a fiction series, working not only on its creation, but also on its commercialization.

The Master's Final Research Project consists in the simulation of defending a proposal (pitch) of a fiction series before a tribunal formed by professors of the Master's degree. This proposal must include all the documentation that is used in the professional world (bible, script, camera positions), together with a pilot episode filmed and edited as a spin-off of an existing series.

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Study at an international urban campus in the center of Madrid

Professional and international faculty

Teaching team formed by professionals with recognized experience in this field, such as David Molina, director of over one hundred episodes of television fiction in series such as Periodistas, Vis a Vis, Olmos y Robles and Estoy vivo, and Javier Naya, screenwriter and series script coordinator of Centro Médico and screenwriter of Periodistas, Rabia and El Barco.

Nebrija TV Channel

The students of the Master's degree have at their disposal an internet television called Nebrija TV Channel, where they can voluntarily create their own audiovisual content to develop the skills that every professional needs.

Among the 5 best

The program is the only Master's degree in Spain with this specialty, and is among the 5 best postgraduates in the audiovisual sector of the El Mundo newspaper ranking.


BOE No.184, of August 2, 2011
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 take 60 credits

First semester 30 ECTS

  • From October to January, both included
  • 3 ECTS | Analysis and trends in contemporary fiction
  • 4 ECTS | Directing Fiction on Television
  • 4 ECTS | Organization and planning of the filming: technical script and storyboard
  • 3 ECTS | Assistant directors workshop
  • 3 ECTS | Script workshop for directors
  • 4 ECTS | Directing of actors and interpretation
  • 3 ECTS | Art direction: scenery, costumes and makeup
  • 4 ECTS | Directing photography
  • 2 ECTS | Digital edition and staging workshop

Second semester 30 ECTS

  • From January to June , both included
  • 6 ECTS | Recording techniques: filming
  • 2 ECTS | Sound design and soundtracks
  • 3 ECTS | Post-production workshop: effects, lettering, graphics and internet
  • 3 ECTS | Production direction: filming dynamics
  • 2 ECTS | Distribution and marketing
  • 2 ECTS | Elective: Film analysis
  • 2 ECTS | Elective: Practical applications to the freedom of creation
  • 4 ECTS | Professional internships: Professional guidance
  • 4 ECTS | Research Methodology in Communication Sciences: Academic Orientation
  • 8 ECTS | Master's Degree Final Project

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The faculty of the School of Communication and Arts is made up of professionals from each field of specialization, who carry out a teaching method based on the conviction that what we learn, we learn by doing it.

The integration with the profession is based on the incorporation of professionals as associate professors who endorse each program, in a teaching methodology inspired by the learning by doing proposal that affects the experiential aspect in the classrooms and in the academic extension activities.

The Master's Degree in Direction and Production of Fiction Series has a close relationship with numerous production companies and fiction studios, which extends to all areas, from professors to the internship program.

The Master's Degree in Direction and Production of Fiction Series trains professionals whose future work will be as:

  • Director of fiction series.
  • Producer of fiction series.
  • Assistant director of fiction series.
  • Director of entertainment television programs.
  • Producer of entertainment television programs.
  • Critic of fiction and/or entertainment spaces.


Nebrija University has signed a Collaboration Agreement regarding training and employment internships with nearly 3,000 companies and institutions, to promote the practical training of all its students and their introduction to the professional environment and first employment as university graduates.

These are some of the companies that students of the Master's Degree in Direction and Production of Fiction Series can choose in order to carry out their internships and come into contact with the professional field, related to audiovisual direction and production:

  • Atresmedia Corporación de medios de comunicación S.A.
  • Adisar Media S. L.
  • Boomerang
  • Bambú
  • DTS Distribuidora de Televisión Digital S. A.
  • Sogecable S. A., Bacardí España S. A.
  • Uniprex TV S. L. U.
  • Antena 3 Noticias S. L. U.
  • 7 y Acción Producciones Audiovisuales
  • Alba Adriática S. L.
  • Antena 3 Multimedia S. L. U.
  • Boomerang TV S. A.
  • Cinema Republic
  • Conspiradores Producción Audiovisual
  • Ente Público de RTV Castilla La Mancha
  • Europa Press Delegaciones
  • Factoría Plural
  • Fox International Channels España
  • Los Lunares Casting
  • Leo Burnett Iberia
  • Medianews Producción de Noticias
  • Mediatem Canales Temáticos
  • Molinare
  • Mediapro
  • Miramón Mendi
  • Movistar +
  • Multicanal Iberia
  • Muwom S. L (Plan B)
  • Ogilvy Commonhealth
  • Palacios Films
  • Paloma Juanes
  • Grupo Smedia
  • Paladar Comunicación
  • Sociedad Española de Radiodifusión
  • Super NoveltyTelefónica Investigación y Desarrollo
  • Telson Servicios Audiovisuales
  • RTVE
  • The Hole Show
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Thomson Reuters Markets España
  • Tool Kit Producciones
  • Top Seeds Lab
  • Vnews Agencia de Noticias
  • Warner Music Spain
  • BRB International
  • McCan Erickson S. A.

"La comunicación tiene hoy un papel relevante en la sociedad pero en los próximos años será una disciplina esencial para cualquier organización."
"Communication today has a relevant role in society but in the coming years it is an essential discipline for any organization."
Marta Perlado Decana de la facultad
Marta Perlado Dean of the School
Marta Perlado
Facultad de Comunicación y Artes
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