Degree

Bachelor’s Degree in Audiovisual Communication

School

School of Humanities and Communication Sciences

Campus

Moncloa Campus, School of Humanities and Communication Sciences

ECTS

240 ECTS

Language of instruction

Spanish, English

Language level: Level B2 in Spanish and English (the latter only for international groups).

If at the moment of admission the student does not have the required level of Spanish, we will provide additional courses in order to help them achieve it.

Places

90

PRESENTATION

We train versatile professionals with an international vocation in a world where media is advancing at an unstoppable rate.

Studying the Bachelor’s Degree in Audiovisual Communication requires interest in the world and society, and a passion for the new audiovisual challenges of communication.

 
WHY CHOOSE THE BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN AUDIOVISUAL COMMUNICATION AT CEU?
  1. Because studies in Communication started at CEU: The first School of Journalism in Spain was El Debate (1926), and since 1998 we have been teaching audiovisual communication studies at our university.
  2. Because the students have access to a faculty of prestigious professors who are completely dedicated to their work, giving classes in small groups in state-of-the-art facilities.
  3. For the international vocation:
    • More than 70 exchange agreements with universities from 25 countries in Europe and around the world, where our students can complete Erasmus or Bilateral programs.
    • Possibility to study the International Degree.
    • Opportunity to choose the International Bilingual Program between CEU and UCLA University Los Angeles, California..
    • International week is held annually, where 15 professors from different universities from around the world teach classes on communication-related subjects.
  4. Two degrees in 5 years. You can combine your Audiovisual Communication studies with degrees in Journalism, Advertising and PR, Digital Communication and Humanities.
  5. To get a job: the most recent study states that the employability of Audiovisual Communication graduates is above 75%.
  6. For internship possibilities. The University Careers Department has signed more than one thousand agreements with companies in the field of communication: broadcasters, production companies, agencies, radio stations and communication departments, including RNE, TVE, Grupo Atresmedia (Antena 3, Onda Cero, etc.), Mediaset (Telecinco, Cuatro), La Sexta, Telemadrid, Cadena COPE, Cadena SER, Grupo Unidad Editorial (El Mundo, Marca, Expansión, Telva, etc.), ABC, La Razón, Agencia EFE, Europa Press, Repsol, Telefónica or BBVA.
  1. Practical workshops of the subjects in small groups (12 students) in the Audiovisual Center:
    • Fully updated technical equipment, with 23 HD-quality ENG video cameras and 4K and 360º formats.
    • Interconnected facilities with a 32TB shared storage system, equipped with 2 TV studios (one with a conventional set-up and one virtual), 2 radio stations, 3 editing and post-production suites, RTV and photography production areas.
    • Free equipment loan service and reservation of facilities for class work, end-of-degree project and personal study.
    • 4 graphic and digital design laboratories.
  2. Personal learning platform OnCEULab :
    • A fully digital medium (press, radio and television) developed by students and supervised by professors.
    • Its capacity reaches an audience beyond the university community itself, with interviews, debates, reports, etc. This is where you will take your first steps to becoming an audiovisual communicator.
    • This is a space for professional practice where you can develop your talent and contribute your own ideas.
    • OnCEULab was awarded the MediaLover 2017 prize for Best New Media.
  3. Fostering entrepreneurship: with the launch of the CEU Emprende Business Competition and the Entrepreneurial Club. This project, which works with a start-up accelerator, aims to promote entrepreneurial culture and develop the knowledge and skills needed to be an entrepreneur.
PROFILE OF NEW STUDENTS

To define the ideal profile of new students who wish to be accepted onto this degree, we consider the final educational objectives that we aim to achieve:

  1. They must be interested in understanding the world and the global society in which they live. The ability to regularly monitor social media and conduct a critical analysis of its content. Aptitudes for oral and written expression on any type of media. Understanding, analysis and development of audiovisual language in its different forms (radio, television, cinema or multimedia). Capacity to be creative, innovative, engage in continuous training, work in teams and be self-critical. Awareness of the need to integrate humanistic and scientific knowledge to contribute to social development. Lastly, ethical capacity to understand that their work is understood as a tool to help build a fairer, supportive and democratic social environment.
  1. Future professionals. At the end of their studies, students should have solid scientific and cultural training. The aim is to ensure they are able to master the professional language and correctly understand a basic map of concepts inherent to their work. This training must therefore be essential and systematic, so that they can clearly understand fundamental concepts of each subject. Furthermore, it is important that students are able to understand that these subjects are not compartmentalized, but rather form part of an overall plan or system.
  2. Training. This degree is integral, theory-based and systematic, bringing the student closer to the reality of working in the field, where qualified professionals are not only required to have technical knowledge, but also the skills to know how to apply it in order to communicate content. Skills such as reading comprehension, the ability to interpret texts and reports, writing and oral expression are all nurtured. Likewise, the vocation of service to society is emphasized and talent for dialog is fostered through the use of interactive learning tools.

This degree is targeted at students who have completed the high school diploma in the Art, Social Sciences or Science and Technology areas of study, or those with secondary or higher education in these specialties, to ensure the planned learning objectives can be met.

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Competences

The curricular design of the Study Program of the Degree is oriented to the achievement of the general competences, as well as to guarantee the specific competences of the discipline under study, summarized below. 

List of specific skills of the degree in Audiovisual Communication: 

  • Education in Social Sciences, Humanities and Science and Technology to provide a basic contextual competence of a transdisciplinary nature. 
  • Education in Theory, History and Structure of Communication and Information to learn the theoretical and practical foundations and the most common practices in the processes of creation, production, distribution, reception and evaluation of communicative messages and discourses. The economic, social, cultural and political parameters are fundamental to this education in order to provide a comprehensive knowledge of the structure of the audiovisual system. 
  •  To know the different processes of creation of sound and audiovisual productions from the theoretical and practical point of view, and its application through aesthetic and technical skills. 
  •  To know the digital and interactive environment of communication in the new digital media through technology. 
  •  Education of professional ethics in the communication field through the knowledge of deontological codes and legislative mechanisms that affect the various areas of communication, also promoting the development of an awareness of social and cultural responsibility. 
  • Basic training related to the planning and management of public and private audiovisual companies and the implementation of innovative communication projects adapted to the environment. 
  •  Initiation in the methodology and techniques of research and analysis applied in the various fields of audiovisual and technological communication. 

    More information about the competences in Spanish 

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Syllabus

Year 1

Course
Ects
Syllabus
Course Fundamentals of Photography and Aesthetics
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Fundamentals of Art and Design
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Language
ECTS 9
Syllabus
PDF
Course Fundamentals of Writing I
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Social Networks
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Principles of Advertising
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Contemporary Literary Movements
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Contemporary World History
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Theory of Communication and Information
ECTS 9
Syllabus
PDF

Year 2

Course
Ects
Syllabus
Course Television and Video
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Radio and Podcast
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Fundamentals of Writing II
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Contemporary Spanish Literature
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Audiovisual System
ECTS 9
Syllabus
PDF
Course Production in Digital Environments
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course History of the Modern-Day World
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Political and Cultural Thought
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Audiovisual Narrative
ECTS 9
Syllabus
PDF

Year 3

Course
Ects
Syllabus
Course Production I: Fundamentals
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Cinematography
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Screenwriting and New Narratives
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Audiovisual Production
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Contemporary Spanish History
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Ethics and Professional Deontology
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Modern Language
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Video Editing
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Elective A
ECTS 6
Syllabus

Year 4

Course
Ects
Syllabus
Course Production II: Multi-camera setup
ECTS 6
Syllabus
Course Production III: Innovation
ECTS 6
Syllabus
Course Communication and Law
ECTS 6
Syllabus
Course Digital Composition and Visual Effects
ECTS 6
Syllabus
Course Sound Production and Creativity
ECTS 6
Syllabus
Course Innovation and project management in Communication
ECTS 6
Syllabus
Course Public Opinion
ECTS 6
Syllabus
Course Elective B
ECTS 6
Syllabus
Course Final Degree Project
ECTS 6
Syllabus
Course External Work Experience
ECTS 6
Syllabus

Optional courses

Course
Ects
Syllabus
Course Sound
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course History of Audiovisual Communication
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Audiovisual Creation Workshop
ECTS 6
Syllabus
Course Film and Television Criticism
ECTS 6
Syllabus

Admission and Scholarships

Prices Academic Year 2020/21
Reservation Fee
Reservation Fee
Reservation Fee
$695.00
Enrollment Fee
Enrollment Fee
Enrollment Fee
$1,295.00
Total (Price)
Total (Price)
Total (Price)
$9,900.00
By Month (Price)
By Month (Price)
By Month (Price)
$1,100.00
Price per Credit
Price per Credit
Price per Credit
$165.00
Number of Credits
Number of Credits
Number of Credits
60
Option
100% english
Enrollment Fee
Enrollment Fee
Enrollment Fee
$1,295.00
Total (Price)
Total (Price)
Total (Price)
$11,400.00
By Month (Price)
By Month (Price)
By Month (Price)
$1,266.67
Price per Credit
Price per Credit
Price per Credit
$190.00
Scholarships And Aids

The CEU San Pablo University offers diverse options of Scholarships and Aids for bachelor’s degree students. Consult the options below:


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Regulations

Internships

External academic internships are an unquestionably effective way to enter the labor market. They are a beneficial instrument for a student, who has the opportunity to acquire skills and competences that only a real work environment can provide. They are also equally useful for the companies and institutions. 

The student of the Degree in Audiovisual Communication will have 6 ECTS of curricular practices that have the objective of enabling the student to integrate him or herself professionally, and in an essentially practical way, in the field of advertising and strategic communication. 

Management of the interships

The organisation, regulations and offers of internships can be found on the website of the Careers Department. Students have an office of this department at the Institute, next to the Campus Secretary's Office, where they will be attended to in all matters related to internships.  

Careers Moncloa Calle Julián Romea 23, Building B, Office 1.27 

Phone: 91 456 42 18 - 91 514 01 17. carreras.moncloa@ceu.es 

List of companies with an agreement to conduct an internship (PDF in Spanish)  

Mobility

ERASMUS +

Students of this Degree can participate in an international mobility, within the Erasmus + Program of the European Commission or through Bilateral Agreements of exchange agreed between the CEU San Pablo University and other foreign Universities. 

The recommended period for this mobility is usually at the end of the Degree, during the last years. Moreover, the number of international students who choose the CEU for their education is increasing, so there is an international environment throughout the University.  

OUTGOING STUDENTS  

The student of this Degree will have international relations coordinators, who will have the task of orienting the students about the existing agreements for their degree program and accompany them throughout the mobility process.  

Likewise, we will advise you on the convenience or non-convenience of travelling to certain destinations, according to the circumstances and context of the place, looking for an alternative of mobility, both virtual and face-to-face.  

INCOMING STUDENTS: BLENDED MOBILITY  

Since the 2020-21 academic year, the equipment in our classrooms, the interactive teaching methodology and the new technologies allow the incoming students to take part in blended mobilities at the CEU San Pablo University, combining a virtual semester with a face-to-face one.  

All information regarding mobility is provided by the Vice-Rectorate of International Relations through its website and the mobility office.  

Currently we have more than 70 exchange agreements with foreign universities in 25 countries where our students can carry out mobility throughout their Degree in Audiovisual Communication. La vocación internacional siempre ha estado presente en nuestra Universidad; not in vain, our tradition began with the decision of our founder, the servant of God Ángel Herrera Oria, sending future teachers from Journalism School of El Debate to Columbia University in the early years of the 20th century.

Today, with the CEU-UCLA Program, what is a constant in our University is consolidated: quality teaching in the field of communication. This highly demanding program is held at UCLA Extension, one of the most prestigious colleges in the field of communication; It is a complement to our international program highly recommended for those who want specific training in audiovisual communication at a North American university. The CEU-Boston University Program is also a great option for our students.

 

INTERNATIONALIZATION AT HOME: CEU GLOBAL CLASSROOM AND COIL METHODOLOGY  

An international university is also an interconnected university in its broader sense. Therefore, the CEU Educational Group is developing a new educational strategy, based on internationalization at home, through the innovative COIL projects.   

COIL is the acronym for Collaborative Online International Learning, a pioneer interactive methodology. It consists of digital classes between professors from two different universities and countries, which allows bringing the experience of global learning to a wider spectrum of students, regardless of their geographical location and without leaving home.  

The COIL modules are born from the collaboration of our Schools with other international centers for the development of common digital projects, integrated into the study plans, ensuring that they are adapted to the CEU methodology and to the academic needs of our students.  

We have international COIL projects in all the Schools, in our two campuses; partners in the United States, Europe, Latin America, etc. Our experience in pedagogical innovation and internationalization is our best guarantee.   

Contact us if you belong to a foreign university and want to be a partner of the USP-CEU in the design and implementation of COIL projects.  

coil@ceu.es 

Facilities

At the CEU San Pablo University, the use and management of the material means and services are carried out under the principles of rationalization and sustainability, so they are sometimes shared by several centers and degrees. Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Comunicación

The Degree in Audiovisual Communication is taught in the School of Humanities and Communication Sciences, located in the Moncloa campus. This campus has more than 75,000 square meters and its main infrastructures and equipment allow the development of the formative objectives and the planning of the teachings when adapting to the necessary requirements to carry out the different educational activities planned. 

In addition, at the Audiovisual Center, we provide our students with modern radio and television studios with all the necessary equipment to offer eminently practical training that is close to the reality of the workplace. 

We offer, therefore, the best means to our students: 

  • Radio and television studios. 
  • Editing and writing rooms.
  • Digital media (HUB)
    • We are a student-run, teacher-supervised digital newsroom focused on the development of Mobile Journalism (MOJO). 
    • We carry out interviews, reports and journalistic information in different media (radio, video, mobile) and spread it through social networks. 
    • It is a professional experience where all ideas are valued and discussed by the team (scholars and coordinators).  
    • We focus on the reality of the student and CEU alumni in a practical, enjoyable, agile and modern way through the new narratives, the transmedia reality and the updated knowledge of the new diffusion channels.   
    • We communicate in different formats the research of CEU professors, we attend classes, presentations and conferences, we talk to the most interesting guests and we provide useful and immediate information to the CEU community.  

 

  • Large classrooms of degrees. 
  • 4 classrooms with more than 90 seats for to theoretical classes and evaluation tests. 
  • 21 classrooms for seminars and work groups, with a capacity of more than 30 seats each. 
  • Work and computer rooms, where interesting and essential practical classes are held. 
  • Technological and audiovisual means necessary to achieve the training objectives in all classrooms. 
  • 100% wifi coverage in all corners of the campus. 
  • International Relations Office. 
  • Career Center

Faculty

Director of the Degree
Dr. D. Víctor Arranz Esteban
Number Of Professors

64

Professors
% Of Professors with a Doctorate

80 %

Doctorates

Quality

As a result of the commitment to the Quality of the CEU San Pablo University, the Institute of Technology has developed a series of procedures that ensure the continuous review and improvement of all taught official Degrees and Masters, and has established an Internal Quality Assurance System (Sistema de Garantía Interna de la Calidad - SGIC) of the Center.

The body in charge of the monitoring and guaranteeing the quality of the Official Degrees is the Internal Quality Commission (Comisión Interna de Calidad - CIC), which guarantees the presence of the different interest groups in its composition.