Bachelor's Degree in Film and Media Studies

We teach you the art of storytelling

Type of programme
Official degrees
Duration
8 semesters
Credits
240 ECTS
Price
€155.00 / ECTS x 60 = €9,300.00* (1r course 2022-2023). *Subject to change each year. Contact our Admissions department for the payment terms and conditions.
Places
60
Schedule
Mornings
Language
Catalan, Spanish and English
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Prepare for more job opportunities

At UIC Barcelona, we teach you the skills necessary to successfully adapt to the job market.

  • Film: director, producer, screenwriter, film maker, manager, documentary maker, etc.
  • TV: director, producer, film maker, screenwriter, writer, reporter, etc.
  • Radio: director, writer, producer, etc.
  • Press and specialised magazines: section head, writer, content manager, etc.
  • Internet, websites and multimedia
  • Advertising and design agencies
  • News agencies
  • Coolhunting or trend-watching
  • Communication departments and offices for businesses, public relations and corporate communication
  • Communication consultants for institutions and large corporations
  • Teaching: upper secondary level education and research
  • Content producers
  • ENG Professional
  • Communication for fashion and trends

Professors and lecturers with long experience in the communication sector

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The Faculty’s teaching body consists of lecturers and professors who are also active in the private sector and who have long experience in the audiovisual, journalism and advertising sectors. The teaching staff are all in direct contact with the daily reality of this profession, since they combine their executive roles in the media with teaching in the Faculty. This allows students to achieve an education that is at the cutting-edge of the sector, that facilitates work placements and allows for greater labour insertion. Also, the teaching staff have extensive research experience at both a national and international level acquired through visits to and exchanges with other universities.

With this degree, you can study part of the curriculum or do your internship abroad, with academic recognition

Cursa part dels teus estudis o fes pràctiques a l'estranger amb UIC Barcelona

Participate during one semester or year at one of your faculty's partner universities, or search for a business abroad for your internship.

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Presentation

On the Bachelor's Degree in Audiovisual Communication, we give students the skills they need to become versatile and dedicated professionals, capable of generating, managing and producing high-quality audiovisual content, whilst adhering to professional ethics and fulfilling their social responsibility. One of the Faculty’s main objectives is to offer completely personalised, future-focused training that reflects the current audiovisual communication context.

This bachelor’s degree is aimed at anyone looking to work in the audiovisual sector as a director, scriptwriter, editor, producer, filmmaker or camera operator, among other roles. Skills such as how to write a film script, how to produce a television programme or shoot and edit a short film are just some of the techniques we study with a view to giving every student the expertise they need to access the audiovisual job market.

In order to fulfil the proposed goals, our team of lecturers, made up of academics dedicated to teaching and research, as well as professionals from the world of audiovisual communication, offer students their wealth of knowledge essential for succeeding in this profession. Additionally, the degree's curriculum includes subjects in English that are suited to each programme, which aim to give students a more international outlook.

We also offer students the chance to complete a work experience placement in leading audiovisual companies such as RTVE, El Terrat Produccions, TV3, Telecinco, Onda Cero, Radio Marca, and more. On-the-ground experience is the best way to acquire professional skills.

What’s more, as UIC Barcelona is adapted to the Bologna Process, graduates are also able to work as communication professionals in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

Objectives

The main objectives of the Bachelor's Degree in Audiovisual Communication are to:

  1. Train professionals capable of generating, managing and producing high-quality audiovisual content, whilst adhering to professional ethics on all occasions.
  2. Nurture communication skills, creativity and technical expertise.
  3. Help students master written and audiovisual languages, new technologies and other tools used in the sector.
  4. Facilitate knowledge about the audiovisual world and all stages of the production cycle.
  5. Provide students with a multicultural and international outlook.
  6. Facilitate knowledge on the evolution of different film, radio and television genres with the aim of generating novel formulas for the market.
  7. Encourage an entrepreneurial spirit, self-learning and vocational responsibility.
  8. Develop teamwork and leadership skills.

Who is it aimed at? Prospective students

Anyone who fulfils the admission requirements and general prerequisites for accessing the degree programme may apply. The majority of our students come from the humanities or social sciences, but the bachelor’s degree is open to students from any academic background.

This programme is aimed at anyone who’s passionate about audiovisual communication and wants to work in the sector. We're looking for motivated students who are eager to learn and innovate; creative people who want to design and create audiovisual content, with a critical, analytical and entrepreneurial eye; who know how to work in a team; students that are engaged in what’s going on in the world today and who want to grow as professional communication experts.

Competences. Graduate profile

Competences

Students will acquire a range of skills that will equip them for a successful career in today’s world of communication.

Graduate profile

The graduate profiles for this bachelor’s degree are:

  • Director: film, television, video, advertising, radio, computer graphics and multimedia.
  • Scriptwriter: film, television, video, advertising, radio, computer graphics and multimedia. See example (link)
  • Editor/reporter: film, television, video, advertising, radio, computer graphics and multimedia.
  • Audiovisual producer and content manager
  • Production design and post-production visuals and sound
  • Researcher, teacher and expert in visual studies

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Directing film by Juan Antonio Bayona

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Academic accreditation

Graduate in Audiovisual Communication from the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.

What’s more, as UIC Barcelona is adapted to the Bologna Process, graduates are also able to work as communication professionals in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

Study programme and subjects 2022-2023

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
General English Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Information Theory Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Media Studio Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 1
Media and Film Production Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Oral Expression Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 1
Spanish Language Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 1
World Contemporary History Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Written Communication and Information Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Academic English Skills Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Anthropology * Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Audiovisual System Structure Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Catalan Language Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 1
Radio Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Sociology Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
*This subject is part of the teaching programme of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Thought (CIP).
Subjects in course 2 Type Term ECTS
Audiovisual Narrative I Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Basics of Audiovisual Arts Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 4
MassMedia Communication Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Persuasive Communication Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Video and Audio Editing Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Written English Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Advertising and Public Relations Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Audiovisual Creation Workshop Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Audiovisual Narrative II Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Design Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Legal and Political Institutions Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Post Production and Editing Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Subjects in course 3 Type Term ECTS
Applied Music Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Documentary Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Esthetics Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
History of Film Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Radio Production Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Sound in Audiovisual Productions Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 1
TV Guide Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Audiovisual Culture Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Audiovisual Distribution Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Audiovisual Trends Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Graphics Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Psychology Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Type: OP Term: Annual ECTS: 18
Audiovisual Productions II Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Screenwriting Workshop Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Tv Formats Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Tv News Production Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Audiovisual Report Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Entertainment Writing Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Film Direction Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Film Genres Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Photographic Direction Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Television Shoots Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Subjects in course 4 Type Term ECTS
Economy Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Gamification and Video Games Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Professional English for Audiovisual Communication I Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Ethics Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Institutional Communication Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Law Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Professional English for Audiovisual Communication II Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Type: OP Term: Annual ECTS: 20
Artistic Management Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Audiovisual Sound Techniques Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Post Production Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Post Production and Editing Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Radio Specialized Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Sound and Music in Audiovisual Projects Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Author Creating Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Corporate Communication Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Entertainment Production Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Film Criticisim and Analysis Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Production and Making-Of of Television Series Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Transmedia and Storytelling Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Final Degree Project Type: TF Term: Annual ECTS: 6
Work Placement Type: PR Term: Annual ECTS: 10
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Academic structure

  • Communication (24 ECTS)
    Written communication, Audiovisual narratives 1, Persuasive communication, Radio, 0 Courses.
  • The information and knowledge society (48 ECTS)
    Structure of the Audiovisual System, Sociology, History, Cultural Foundations of Communication, Law and Economics, Information Theory, Communication Theory, Publicity and Public Relations.
  • Audiovisual creation (30 ECTS)
    Audiovisual production, Audio and video editing, Graphics, Audiovisual creation workshop, Post-production and editing, Audiovisual narratives 2, Sound in audiovisual productions, Applied music.
  • English (32 ECTS)
    Effective speaking skills, English for academic purposes, Professional English for audiovisual communication.
  • Contents and platforms (28 ECTS)
    Techniques for communication by genre; Design, distribution and audiovisual diffusion; Final project; Professional practicum.
  • Global trends (20 ECTS)
    History of film and television, Sociology 2, Economics, Law, Trends in modern thought, Aesthetics.
  • Audiences (20 ECTS)
    Psychology, the audiovisual market, Ethics, Audiovisual platforms, Programming strategies, Audience analysis.
  • Filmmaking* (38 ECTS)
    Directing films, Audiovisual production, Photographic direction, Artistic direction, Sound and music in audiovisual productions, Post-production and editing, Screenwriting workshop, Producing and shooting television series, Film criticism and analysis, Film genres, Documentaries.
  • Television and radio* (38 ECTS)
    Television shoots, Television production, Audiovisual sound techniques, Post-production, Editing theory and practice, Programming and directing contents, Producing and shooting television series, Television criticism and analysis, Television genres, New formats, Documentaries.

 

* Course participants choose one of the following modules: Filmmaking (FM) or Television and Radio (TR).

Internship

Work placement

UIC Barcelona holds agreements with a variety of national and international companies in the audiovisual sector. Among them are:

Pràctiques Comunicació Audiovisual

Objectives

The main objective of the work placement is for students to come into contact with the professional world of journalism and to acquire the skills they need to successfully adapt to the job market. It is also the ideal environment in which to apply the concepts they have about learned in the classroom.

At UIC Barcelona, we connect with the student's professional future by providing them with a wide range of organisations in the sector where they can undertake their work placement. We also monitor students individually to ensure that they are meeting their goals such as the tasks to be carried out, learning and knowledge and skills acquisition.

All updated information regarding the specific functioning and regulations of the work placement can be found in each degree programme’s Course Guide. 

Professional opportunities

  • Film: director, producer, writer, manager, researcher, etc.
  • Television: director, producer, writer, copy writer, etc.
  • Radio: director, writer, producer, etc.
  • Press and specialised publications: department chief, writer, content manager, etc.
  • Internet, web pages, and multimedia.
  • Publicity and design agencies.
  • News agencies.
  • Coolhunting.
  • In-house departments of communications, public relations, and corporate communication.
  • Communication consultants at institutions and large corporations.
  • Institutions of higher education and research centres.
  • Content producers.
  • ENG professionals.
  • Communication in the fashion and style sector.

Prerequisites & admissions

Grants & financial aid

International mobility

Study abroad temporarily

As a student in this degree programme, you may complete part of your degree or a work experience placement abroad and receive academic recognition.

Spend a semester or a full academic year at one of your Faculty’s partner universities or find a company abroad to do an internship. You may also:

For information about everything you need to do before, during and after your mobility stay, check out the "Study abroad" section and download all the documentation specific to your Faculty:

Study with us

Study with us temporarily

If you are studying at another Spanish or foreign university, you can come to UIC Barcelona to study temporarily for one semester or a full academic year.

Visit the international exchange students site for more information and, download here all the specific documentation of this faculty: