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)

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.

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
Course Cinematography
ECTS 6
Syllabus
Course Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church
ECTS 6
Syllabus
Course Screenwriting and New Narratives
ECTS 6
Syllabus
Course Audiovisual Production
ECTS 6
Syllabus
Course Contemporary Spanish History
ECTS 6
Syllabus
Course Ethics and Professional Deontology
ECTS 6
Syllabus
Course Modern Language
ECTS 6
Syllabus
Course Video Editing
ECTS 6
Syllabus
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
Course History of Audiovisual Communication
ECTS 6
Syllabus
Course Audiovisual Creation Workshop
ECTS 6
Syllabus
Course Film and Television Criticism
ECTS 6
Syllabus