Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Final Degree Project

Final Degree Project
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10054
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Annual
TF
Content and Platforms
Proyecto de fin de Grado
Main language of instruction: Catalan

Other languages of instruction: Spanish

Teaching staff


Montse Vidal - mvidalm@uic.es

By appointment arranged previously by email.

Introduction

The purpose of this Teaching Guide is to guide students of the Degree in Audiovisual Communication of the Faculty of Communication Sciences in their approach to the subject and the development, writing and presentation of the Final Degree Project (TFG). This document specifies the formal aspects of written, oral and practical execution of the TFG. 

The TFG will be carried out under the guidance of a tutor, who will act as a catalyst and facilitator of the learning process. 

It must be an original piece of work, not previously submitted by the student in other subjects or in other courses undertaken at any University. Its contents must be appropriate for the credits it is assigned in the study plan.

Pre-course requirements

There are no pre-requisites.

Objectives

The aim of the TFG for students to undertake a piece of research or a practical project, in which they have to use the knowledge acquired during the degree programme. Therefore, it must be oriented to the application of the general competencies acquired in the course of the Bachelor’s degree studies, demonstrate the ability to search, manage, organise and interpret relevant data, make scientific judgments and assessments, as well as the reflect on relevant issues of a social, scientific, technological or ethical nature, and that facilitates the development of critical, logical and creative thinking in relation to the profession of audiovisual communicator.

Competencies

  • 01 - The ability to adapt to varying circumstances
  • 02 - The ability to understand, accept criticism and correct errors
  • 03 - The ability to administer and manage human and technical resources
  • 04 - The ability to work in a team and autonomously
  • 05 - The ability to organise time and workspace
  • 06 - The ability to develop academic rigour, responsibility, ethics and professionalism
  • 07 - The ability to apply the deontology and respect for the audiovisual sector
  • 08 - The ability of critical analysis, synthesis, concretion and abstraction
  • 09 - The ability to objectify, quantify and interpret (data, statistics, empirical evidence…)
  • 10 - The ability to confront difficulties and resolve problems
  • 11 - The ability to generate debate and reflection
  • 12 - The ability to meet deadlines, develop the ability to be punctual and respect for human, technical and material resources
  • 13 - The ability to create spoken and written communication
  • 15 - Knowledge and mastery of body language and techniques for public speaking
  • 16 - The ability to manage, analysis and reflect on content
  • 19 - The ability of informative documentation
  • 20 - Knowledge and mastery of bibliographic media
  • 21 - Knowledge and mastery of the digital culture
  • 23 - The ability to prioritize newsworthy events and contrast information
  • 24 - The ability to plan and organize both short term and long term projects
  • 25 - The ability to maximize creative development
  • 26 - The ability to develop a sense of taste and perfection in the aesthetics and finalization of projects
  • 27 - The ability to adapt to distinct audio visual publics and markets.
  • 30 - The ability to study the feasibility of an audiovisual product
  • 31 - The ability to understand the financial systems of media groups and companies.
  • 32 - The ability to confront audiovisual and film projects in all phases (pre-production, shooting, post-production, distribution)
  • 33 - The ability to create and direct.
  • 34 - The ability to know and respect the different roles of the artistic and technical teams
  • 35 - The ability to contextualize and critically analyze the products of the audiovisual industry
  • 36 - The ability to create, direct and manage audiovisual companies
  • 37 - The ability to contextualize and critically analyze the organizational structure of global communication
  • 38 - The ability to understand and apply the structure of the audiovisual system
  • 39 - The ability to understand and apply the legal dimension of an audiovisual product
  • 40 - The ability to defend and respect authorship and intellectual property
  • 41 - The ability to know how the distinct elemental agencies of the audio visual sector function
  • 42 - The ability to distinguish, analyze and dominate the distinct genres and formats of television, film and radio
  • 43 - the ability to create scripts for film, television and radio according to the demands of the genre
  • 44 - The ability to adapt to new audiovisual formats
  • 45 - The ability to know and dominate the techniques of audiovisual narrative.
  • 46 - The ability to dominate resources used for image (Photographs, lighting...) and sound.
  • 47 - The ability to understand and run digital retouching tools, special effects, postproduction and graphics design
  • 49 - The ability to write fluent texts, step outlines or scripts
  • 50 - The ability to adapt, understand and apply the expressive possibilities of new technologies and future changes
  • 53 - Lingustic ability in Catalan, Spanish and English
  • 54 - The ability to skillfully manage the literature, terminology and linguistic structures of the English language related to the field of communication.

Learning outcomes

1. The student will produce audiovisual content in a professional way, in the preparation, production, dissemination and commercialisation phases.

2. The student will master audiovisual techniques and will have sufficient expertise to be able to act as a person in charge of the media.

3. The student will have aesthetic and functional knowledge to optimise the formal presentation of the Communication products.

4. The student will master the techniques of infographics and design, and will have sufficient expertise to be able to take responsibility for the visual area in a communication medium.

5. The student will know how to prepare different informative content for audiovisual media, with special attention to the work of prior documentation and adaptation to the public.

6. The student will devise and produce content dedicated to leisure and entertainment, both from the fiction and non-fiction aspects

7. The student will be able to manage the communication of institutions, organisations and companies with solvency.

8. The student will master the use of verbal and non-verbal language, especially when it is essential with an audience and an audience.

9. The student will know the day-to-day work of the media and audiovisual institutions, as well as the main needs and trends of the sector.

10. The student will be able to design new formats according to existing and emerging devices

11. The student will develop the ability to pitch a professional project before potential investors and exhibitors from the different sectors of the audiovisual market.

Teaching and learning activities

In person



TRAINING ACTIVITY ECTS CREDITS
Coaching. Monitoring how students learn the content of the subject, either individually or in groups. In the coaching sessions, mistakes will be corrected, queries answered, and exercises and activities to achieve the established objectives will be suggested. 3.0
Focused Praxis. Handing in occasional exercises to learn theory through practice. 2.8
Lectures. In lectures, lecturers/professors not only transmit content or knowledge, but also, and above all else, attitudes, motivation, skills and values, etc. They also ensure that participants can express their opinions and arguments to the other students. 0.2

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