We will train you as a multidisciplinary, versatile and adaptable professional so you can join the increasingly growing audio industry, very much in line with traditional radio. The evolution of the digital sonosphere requires professional profiles that can work both in a station, as well as in production or distribution companies, dealing with information, entertainment or branded content. This postgraduate course enables you, in addition to performing the traditional functions in the world of radio as a communicator, producer, scriptwriter or program announcer, to develop as a podcaster. We will train you as an audio content creator, producer, distributor and marketer of podcasts, audiobooks and social audio.
The Master's Degree in Continuing Education in Radio, Podcast, and Digital Audio, with 60 credits, offers advanced practical training thanks to Nebrija's academic weight and the experience of the most renowned professionals in the audio industry, at the hands of the most senior radio station in Spain, leading in audience in all its programs. Cadena SER belongs to the largest radio group in Spanish, is present in thirteen countries, and absolute leader in Spain, Colombia and Chile.
The Master's Degree in Continuing Education in Radio, Podcast and Digital Audio has been academically designed as a result of the evolution of the audio market in recent years. The evolution of the digital sonosphere has meant a change in the communication paradigm in which the radio had the market hegemony.Read more
Radio, despite having that listener predominance, needs to incorporate new listeners attracted by new content and narratives. Radio will not disappear as a medium, but it will have to adapt to the new demand for audio, and that is why it is in the midst of a digital revolution. Therefore, it demands that professional profiles adapt through experience and tradition, to new ways of reaching listeners, new ways of distributing sound in all kinds of media that complement and enrich traditional radio from digitization.
In addition, the main international audio platforms in Spain are investing in exclusive content. This implies a commitment to production in each country and therefore the need for qualified professionals with the ability to respond to market demands and those of requested by the companies in the sector.
In a digital environment in constant transformation, new platforms, interaction and mobility represent an opportunity which radio has leveraged in order to enhance its social function and reach new audiences.
Taught by radio and podcast industry professionals.
Professional internships taught at Cadena SER and at the different brands associated with PRISA Radio, where students will acquire all the professional competences
The program is taught in the new facilities of the Madrid-Princesa Campus, located in the center of Madrid and just a few Metro stops from everything, or a ten-minute walk to the Cadena Ser headquarters on Gran Vía.
"The audio industry has changed considerably in recent years; radio continues to be the most credible means of communication, but digitalization has improved the possibilities for loudness. With 10 years of university teaching experience in radio, and aware of the new digital sonosphere, the Master's Degree in Radio, Podcast and Digital Audio aims to offer transversal training towards becoming the various professional figures demanded by the labor market. The master's degree has Cadena SER as a partner, which is the most-listened to general radio in Spain, both in its analog and digital contents (EGM, 2023). Regarding our students' education, we have great radio and audio professionals who approach the creation, production and distribution of sound from their active experience. The curriculum, which is unique among Spanish universities, was created with a team of academic research experts in this field. Students are trained with six months of paid internships at Cadena SER and other Prisa companies. This postgraduate course trains students for a large number of career opportunities: producer, radio announcer and editor, social media and digital radio manager, podcaster, sound editor, expert in branded podcasts..."
Laura Martínez Otón Director of the Master’s Degree
With Cadena SER Leading partner in Spain
State-of-the-art facilities In the center of Madrid
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Cadena SER is the leading Spanish general radio station in terms of audience, according to the General Media Study. With more than four million listeners, its main programs such as Hoy por Hoy with Angels Barceló, La Ventana with Carles Francino, and Hora 25 with Aimar Bretos, are leaders in information and opinion. Cadenaser.com and its mobile application also leads digital radio consumption with more than 730,000 listeners, an exponential increase of 30% in the last year.
Cadena Ser promotes a management model aimed at revitalizing radio formats, technological innovation and the presence of its content on all digital platforms.
PRISA Radio is the largest radio group in Spanish, present in thirteen countries and with an excellent position in the main Spanish-speaking radio markets. PRISA Radio is the absolute leader in Spain, Colombia and Chile. Thanks to the power of connection and summons of its reference brands, it also carries out a series of activities and events, such as concerts, festivals, music awards, debates and conferences, which revalue the medium and strengthen its bond with the audience.
Student’s profile: The Master's Degree in Continuing Education in Radio, Podcast and Digital Audio is directed to those who want to have a professional career as communicators, managers or directors of radio programs. In order to be admitted to the Master’s Degree program, you will need to have a higher education degree; with a Bachelor’s or Undergraduate Degree in Journalism, Audiovisual Communication and Advertising and Public Relations being especially indicated.
Graduate’s profile: Our students are trained as multi-functional and multidisciplinary professionals with knowledge and competences for being, at the same time, communicators, announcers, scriptwriters, radio station managers, program managers, editors, producers, directors and digital content managers. The degree is aimed towards those persons who want to develop their career as multidisciplinary professionals in the medium of radio.
Degree:Master´s Degree in Continuing Education in Radio, Podcast and Digital Audio
Type of degree: Nebrija University’s Own Degree
Learning centers where it is offered:
- Madrid-Princesa Campus (C/ Santa Cruz de Marcenado, 27 - 28015 Madrid)
- Cadena SER
Total Credits 60 credits.
Minimum 12 ECTS credits and maximum 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic year
Academic year in which it was implemented: 2014/15
Learning center:School of Communication and Arts
Places offered: 25
Duration: 1 year. From October to June
Type of Teaching: Classroom attendance
Branch of knowledge: Law and Social Sciences
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The student must complete 60 credits
Students will be able to participate in the Nebrija University internship program and in the selection processes offered especially by the postgraduate partner, Cadena SER, after participating in the selection processes.Further information on Internships in Companies
The FRP entails the student carrying out a real project in which the knowledge, abilities, skills and competences acquired during the development period of the Master's degree are integrated and applied. The Master's final project will be carried out in a team.
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El 90% de los profesores que imparten el máster son profesionales en activo en la Cadena SER, y en las principales productoras y distribuidoras de podcast y audio digital.
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 team of professors of the School of Communication and Arts is comprised by professionals from each area of specialization, who implement a teaching method based on the conviction that what we learn, we learn by doing.
Integration into the profession is based on the incorporation of professionals such as associate professors who guarantee each program, on a teaching methodology inspired by the learning-by-doing model that impacts the experiential aspect in the classrooms and in the activities of academic extension.
The Master's Degree in Continuing Education in Radio, Podcast and Digital Audio has a close connection with the Atresmedia group, which benefits the students and the validity of the curriculum.
The Master's Degree in Continuing Education in Radio, Podcast and Digital Audio trains professionals for future employment in the following areas:
Nebrija University has been providing education in the audio world more than ten years. The master's degree in radio has evolved at the same rate as the sound profession. The university's own degree was one of the first to include training in podcasting in the last four editions, as essential complementary training through the series Los lunes al Podcast, during the 2020-2021 academic year, and the Expert in Podcasting Course that was taught for the first time during the 2021-2022 academic year.
In this episode, we tell you about the Master's Degree in Radio, Podcast and Digital Audio taught at Nebrija during the 2022/2023 academic year, and that starts in October. This is a great opportunity to learn from the best professionals with a unique teaching design in this type of university education. Laura M. Otón, academic director of the master's degree, tells you about it along with David Ramos, Montserrat Domínguez and Marta Saavedra.
En el podcast que hacemos desde el Master de radio y podcast de la Facultad de Comunicación y Artes hablamos con algunos de los profesores profesionales que imparten clase en este postgrado. Nos hablan de su experiencia y de lo que esperamos de los nuevos candidatos a ser alumnos del máster.
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.
At Nebrija University, we celebrate #NebrijaFCA Week every year. The first day of Communication and Arts Week featured the visit by Risto Mejide, the #NebrijaFashionArte exhibition and the radio marathon.
Directed and presented by Àngels Barceló, was broadcast from Nebrija University’s library.
Live radio returns to Nebrija University as Cadena SER's news program, Hora 14, takes the airwaves at the Madrid-Princesa Campus, marking the one-year anniversary since the broadcast of Hoy por Hoy. Led by Javier Casal and his dedicated team, this milestone also inaugurates the Master's Degree in Radio, Podcasting, and Digital Audio, helmed by journalist Laura M. Otón. [Read more]
Fake news is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in our time of information overload. Laura Martínez Otón, director of the Master's Degree in Radio, Podcast and Digital Audio – Cadena SER, addresses this topic, which is as interesting as it is necessary, in her latest book, presented at Nebrija University. [Leer más]
The study 'How podcasts sound in Spain. In-depth analysis of the original production on digital audio platforms in 2022', carried out by the Nebrija Observatory of Spanish, has analyzed the current situation of podcasting in Spain. [Read more]
The 2nd Nebrija University-PRISA Audio Podcasting Contest unveiled its first prize in an event that ended the first class of podcasters of Nebrija University's Master's Degree in Radio, Podcast and Digital Audio-Cadena SER [Read more]