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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. Common procedures for carrying out the Final Research Project
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The Master's Degree in Direction and Production of Fiction Series, in collaboration with the leading Spanish production company Plano a Plano, presents a curriculum that combines the aspects of directing and producing fiction series, from the analysis and preparation of scripts to the assembly and post-production of the recorded material, technical planning, work with the actors, adaptation of the sets, recording techniques, the work of the team 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.
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.
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.
Collaborating with Plano a Plano, the program's partner, generates numerous opportunities; in addition to all the Master's students having guaranteed internships in said production company, it allows the degree to have a staff of professors made up of highly prestigious professionals in every specialty, the use of the production company's or collaborating companies' facilities and materials, and allows students to carry out internships at the end of their studies and the permanent updating of the program's contents.
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 of the ideation and defense (pitch) of a fiction series before a tribunal made up of industry professionals. Second, the pilot episode of the pitched series will be recorded and edited. Finally, the academic proposal will include all the documentation used in the professional world (individual and collective report, script, lighting diagrams) and will be defended in the tribunal made up of the master's degree professors.Read less
Teaching staff made up of professionals with a recognized track record in this field, such as David Molina, director of more than one hundred episodes of television fiction in series such as Vis a Vis, La Valla and Estoy vivo. Laura Pousa, screenwriter for 8 seasons of Cuéntame cómo pasó. Puerto Collado, regular art director for Julio Medem and Esther Agraso, Head of International Sales for Plano a Plano with productions such as Valeria, Desaparecidos and Servir y proteger.
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.
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
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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:Companies and institutions under educational cooperation agreement
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's School of Communication and Arts organized the 1st Fiction Series Conference, Nebrija Spoiler (ESPÓILER), at the Madrid-Princesa Campus, with some of the best creators of current Spanish fiction series, such as Manolo Caro (La Casa de las Flores) and Daniel Retuerta (El Internado), who chatted with students and guests from the University.
The filmmaker Rodrigo Sorogoyen visits the School of Communication Sciences and Arts of Nebrija University, sharing his experiences with students and professors.