The Master's Degree in Direction and Production of Fiction Series, presented in collaboration with the leading production company in Spain, Plano a Plano, presents a curriculum that combines aspects of directing and producing fiction series, from analysis and writing of scripts, to editing and post-production of the recorded material, technical planning, working with actors, adapting sets, recording techniques, the work of team members and the use of soundtracks.
Television series are the most consumed television entertainment product in recent years. Spain has become the European country of reference for these productions. Series such as Money Heist, Venom, Elite, Euphoria, Valeria, Game of Thrones, Desaparecidos, The Ministry of Time, Mad Men and Sky Rojo are followed, thanks to the support of the platforms, by millions of viewers. Some of the professions that are needed for its implementation are: director, filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, editor or copy writer. Competences that can be acquired precisely by studying this official degree.
“We are very proud of our Master's Degree in Direction and Production of Fiction Series, because apart from being an official postgraduate course, which is valuable for professionals in this area, we have a modern, up-to-date curriculum that is close to the reality of the sector. In addition, we are accompanied along the way by one of the most prestigious production companies in the country, Plano a Plano, responsible for series as relevant to our audiovisual scene as Servir y proteger, Valeria and Toy Boy, and currently preparing several projects for Netflix.
We are sure of our program because over the years we have prepared students for a dynamic, changing sector that is always challenging itself. We deal with not only the direction and realization of series, but also the analysis and elaboration of scripts, the staging, planning, working with the actors, the adaptation of sets and the use of soundtracks. We understand the creation of an audiovisual work of fiction as a whole, and we support the specialization of its professions.
I am not saying anything new if I affirm that we live in a new golden age of fiction series; every day they are more commented, celebrated and shared, thanks, especially, to the impulse of the new platforms and new creators. At Nebrija we guarantee, as is to be expected, a meticulous, plural and absolutely practical work from the first day.”
State-of-the-art facilities In the centre of Madrid
Testimonies Our students and professors think of the Degree
Employability Discover the most demanded professional opportunities.
University Life Discover activities, visits and last year's projects
International experience Study an entire course outside of Spain.
Ranking Forbes - Top 5 Spanish Universities Ranking Forbes University 2021
High score teaching and internacionalization QS Stars Ranking
High score online learning QS Stars Ranking
High score employability & inclusiveness QS Stars Ranking
"1st" Spanish University in Teaching uRanking
Among the 6 best Private Universities CyD Foundation
3rd Spanish private University in transparency CyT Foundation
The students of the Master's Degree in Direction and Production of Fiction Series of the 21/22 class offer us their testimonies of their experience during the academic year. In this case, students Diana Aller, Henar Sanguino and Benito Gutiérrez explain in depth what studying this master's degree has meant for them and the benefits obtained after attending Nebrija's School of Communication and Arts.
Nebrija University and Plano a Plano come together to launch top-quality training for future filmmakers in the sector. Plano a Plano is an independent production company, leading in Spain, with great successes in fiction such as "Valeria", "Allí bajo", "Toy Boy" and "Servir y Proteger", as well as being the production company with the most selected titles in the MIM awards, in its 2020 edition.
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:School of Communication and Arts
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
University Services: [+info]
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
|Profesores Professors||Porcentaje de Doctores Percentage of PhD holders|
Los trabajos son dirigidos por profesionales que cuentan con una dilatada carrera en el ámbito de la realización y dirección de series de ficción.
The works are directed by professionals who have a long career in the direction and production of fiction series.
Access and Admission
In order to access the Master's programs, it is an essential requirement to have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in accordance with current legislation. A Bachelor's Degree in the 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 will provide a good disposition for teamwork, who have great flexibility and open-mindedness to the acquisition of new knowledge and new ways of working, and who, even if they come from scientific or technical backgrounds, show an interest in the humanities in general, and the arts in particular.
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 presented grants access to the degree, as established in Arts. 15 and 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, candidates take the proficiency test (interview) of the chosen program, which is carried out by the program coordinator. This test is taken in person in Madrid and in different Spanish cities and, additionally, it can also be taken remotely (online) by those candidates residing outside of Spain.
The proficiency test, which aims to analyze the student's abilities to complete the Master's program, assesses the candidate's profile and capabilities, so it does not require prior preparation, and allows the student to receive more comprehensive and personalized advice regarding their academic and career options.
Once passed, the Program Coordinator makes a report on the candidate's skills profile, their degree of maturity, their personal interest in Audiovisual Communication and their suitability for the degree, which is attached to the file that will be studied by the Admissions Committee.
After the admission tests, the Admissions Committee analyzes the results and the documentation submitted by the candidate, and approves or rejects the application. The candidate receives written information about their admission, which is provided by telephone, regarding the result of the admission process and about the formalization of their enrollment in the Program, the final documentation that must be submitted, duly legalized, etc.
Plano a plano, an independent production company with a long history of successes in fiction such as "Valeria", Allí abajo", "Toy Boy" and "Servir y proteger", in addition to validating the academic process, guarantees that all Master's students of Nebrija University's Master's Degree in Direction and Production of Fiction Series have guaranteed internships in said production company, which provides first-hand contact with the sector in aspects such as technical planning, actors, sets, filming techniques and the use of sound and music.
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:
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:
La Facultad de Comunicación y Artes de la Universidad Nebrija organizó la I Jornada de Series de Ficción, ESPÓILER Nebrija, en el Campus Madrid Princesa y con algunos de los mejores creadores de series de ficción española de la actualidad, como Manolo Caro (La Casa de las Flores) o Daniel Retuerta (El Internado), que pudieron charlar con estudiantes e invitados de la Universidad.
La Facultad de Comunicación y Artes de la Universidad Nebrija vuelve a celebrar el concurso NIPHO, en este caso, su edición 14, que premia los mejores trabajos periodísticos de los alumnos en diferentes categorías: prensa escrita, televisión, radio, fotografía… Además, reconoce la trayectoria de grandes profesionales.
The filmmaker Rodrigo Sorogoyen visits the School of Communication Sciences and Arts of Nebrija University, sharing his experiences with students and professors.
Nebrija University participates as the official venue of one of the most important series festivals nationwide. At the beginning of the 4th Edition, Víctor Sala and Betu Martínez, co-directors of the Serielizados Fest, talked with our students [Read more]