Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Anglès Professional per a Comunicació I

Anglès Professional per a Comunicació I
Primer semestre
Professional english for audiovisual communication
Llengua d'impartició principal: anglès



Professional English for Audiovisual Communication I is a four credits course. It will be taught during the first semester of the Audiovisual Communication course (students of 4th year).

Brands audiovisual communication is not focused on advertising anymore. Today, brands are content creators trying to use audiovisual content to establish conversations with their consumers in order to create an emotional bond with them. In this new environment, the role of audiovisual creators is key.

In the digital world, video has become the most widely used communication format, and today online video represent 82% of all internet traffic. And usually, these videos are produced and communicated in English, by large the most used language in social networks and global media. Therefore, this subject aims to facilitate the knowledge of two complementary languages: The "audiovisual" language used by brands to communicate their messages and English, as the main language of the advertising world.

Requisits previs

The entire subject will be taught in English, so it is necessary to understand the language to follow the classes and be able to work with the different materials that will be shared during the sessions.


The main objective is to familiarize students with the processes of audiovisual branded content from the previous development of ideas to their subsequent production.

These processes will be developed in English to help students acquire the vocabulary of a global sector in which internationalization is part of the daily activities of advertising agencies, branded content creators, and production houses.


  • 01 - Capacitat d'adaptació a circumstàncies variables
  • 02 - Capacitat de comprensió, acceptació de critiques i correcció d'errors
  • 03 - Capacitat per administrar i gestionar recursos humans i tècnics
  • 04 - Capacitat per treballar en equip i autònomament
  • 05 - Capacitat per organitzar temps i espai
  • 06 - Capacitat de desenvolupar rigor acadèmic, responsabilitat, ètica i professionalitat
  • 07 - Capacitat per aplicar la deontologia i el respecte pel gremi audiovisual
  • 08 - Capacitat d'anàlisi crítica, síntesi, concreció i abstracció
  • 09 - Capacitat per objectivar i quantificar i interpretar (dades, estadístiques…)
  • 10 - Capacitat per afrontar dificultats i resoldre problemes
  • 11 - Capacitat per generar debat i reflexió
  • 12 - Capacitat de complir amb els terminis previstos, desenvolupar la puntualitat i el respecte pels recursos humans, tècnics i material
  • 13 - Capacitat de crear comunicació oral i escrita
  • 19 - Capacitat de documentació informativa
  • 21 - Coneixement i domini de la cultura digital
  • 24 - Capacitat de planificació i organització de projectes a curt i llarg termini
  • 25 - Capacitat de potenciar al màxim el desenvolupament creatiu
  • 26 - Capacitat de desenvolupar sentit del gust i la perfecció en l'acabat final i estètica dels projectes
  • 50 - Capacitat per adaptar-se, entendre i aplicar les possibilitats expressives de les noves tecnologies i els seus canvis futurs
  • 53 - Capacitat lingüística en català, castellà i anglès
  • 54 - Capacitat de fer us amb habilitat la bibliografia, terminologia i estructures lingüístiques de la llengua anglesa relacionades amb l'àmbit de la Comunicació.

Resultats d'aprenentatge

At the end of the course, 4th year students will be able to prove the following learning benefits:

• The importance of audiovisual formats for brands.
• The importance of working without frontiers. The world is our labor market.
• The key phases of the creative process, from research and strategy to the execution of the creative piece.
• The different audiovisual formats used in current advertising.
• Have tools that allow access to the labor market, both in advertising agencies, as well as production houses, in-house departments, etc.
• Knowledge of the vocabulary of the sector.


The content of the subject is both theoretical and practical to help students understand key concepts of content creation and the creative process. Practical exercises will help them to integrate and assimilate theory.

01. Introduction: Explain the purpose and structure of the subject:
All brands communicate. Engagement: How to get it through content. How brands use content to define their DNA and their TONE OF VOICE and why some brands are becoming direct producers of content.

02. Brands in 2022: Brand DNA. Brand territory. Consumer personas. Brand purpose.

03. Branded Content I: Definition. What is Branded Content? What is its purpose? Examples and cases of success.

04. Branded content II: Branded Content in social networks. Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook ... Examples and best cases. How to succeed in content creation for a social network. Segmentation by targets.

05. The creative process. Creativity: Resources for creative people: Brainstorming, random words, analogies ... How to make the idea fit into the concept. Storytelling, key visual and other creative resources.

06. Storytelling: Importance of storytelling in the construction of an audiovisual piece. Tips and guides on building our storytelling.

07. CREATIVE WORKSHOP: Shoot pieces for social networks from a brief. Value the ideas shot in class.

08. Persuasion: 50% of the success of an idea depends on the presentation. You only have one chance. How to "sell" an idea. Sales techniques. Presentation techniques, etc.

09. Presentation of creativities: Students will present ideas about a previously given brief. The presentation will be done in front of the class.

10. The preliminary phase of the audiovisual creative piece: Script, storyboard, animatic, video mock-up ...

11. The processing of realization: Dossier of production. Why it’s done, how it is made, what it should contain. PPM: What is it, who attends… The filming. Examples.

12. Shooting: Shooting of the pieces developed by the students in the previous weeks.

13. Offline and online: The different steps of postproduction. Which professionals are involved in each stage?

14. The future of audiovisual advertising: Advertising pieces in 3D. Mapping. VR. Augmented reality, Brand Activism… 

Metodologia i activitats formatives

Modalitat totalment presencial a l'aula

Classes magistrals: a les classes magistrals, el professor, no només transmet continguts o coneixements, sinó també, i sobretot, actituds, motivació, aptituds, valors, etc. També facilita que els assistents puguin manifestar les seves opinions i els seus arguments enfront de la resta d'estudiants.
Seminari. aquesta activitat que consistirà a aprofundir monogràficament en temàtiques específiques, d'especial actualitat –en alguns casos, socialment debatudes–, mitjançant treball actiu en grups reduïts.
Taller: espai de treball eminentment pràctic, en el qual s'adquireixen competències (comportaments observables i habituals que condueixen a l'èxit en l'acompliment d'una funció o tasca) pertanyents a matèries pràctiques o també teòriques (capacitats intel·lectuals, lògiques, crítiques, d'aprenentatge intel·lectual, estudi, citació, etc.).

Sistemes i criteris d'avaluació

Modalitat totalment presencial a l'aula

There will not be an exam. Final grading will be based on:
  • Exercises performed in class and participation. (30% of the final grading)
  • Group project (70% of the final grading)
Class Students under 80% of assistance won't be able to obtain the grade and will go on 2nd call. 
The students who fail the subject will need to deliver an individual work developing some of the aspects explained in the subject.     Spelling mistakes and specially plagiarism will be strictly observed.             

Bibliografia i recursos

  • De Bono, Edward. (2016) Lateral Thinking. A textbook of creativity.
  • Ogilvy, David. (2011) Confessions of an advertising man.
  • Walter, Ekaterina. (2014) The Power of Visual Storytelling: How to Use Visuals, Videos, and Social Media to Market Your Brand.
  • Judkins Rod. (2016) The Art of Creative Thinking.