Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

External Practices I

External Practices I
Main language of instruction: Catalan

Other languages of instruction: Spanish

Teaching staff

Write to practiquesperiodisme@uic.es.


This subject involves completing practical and real media industry jobs. This period of instruction will be assessed according to the objectives set by the academic coordinator, in accordance with the Faculty Board’s criteria.

This includes both traditional media (newspapers, radio, television or news agencies), as well as media companies from other sectors or realities (communication agencies, online publications, press or communication departments at businesses and corporations, among others).

Pre-course requirements



  • Students must successfully develop their ability to read, analyse and summarise, as well as the ability to give journalistic messages a creative twist through insight, ingenuity and creativity.

  • They must acquire the ability to work as part of a team, learn to act responsibly and independently and face challenges and solve problems with a positive and entrepreneurial spirit.

  • They must also develop the ability to interact with the media environment; plan, implement and prepare a budget for a journalistic project, in cooperation with various media professionals.

  • Another aspect that will be encouraged is the capacity to understand and apply the various journalistic genres and formats at different stages of the creation, edition and production of press, radio, television and online products. Students will also learn to use the different types of television and radio scripts and understand how to interact with the media environment and adapt to changing circumstances.

  • Students must develop the ability to detect newsworthy events, as well as the ability to act as an expert in the strategic management of corporate speech.


  • 02 CG - The ability to learn and act an autonomously and responsibly
  • 03 CG - The ability to work in a group
  • 04 CG - The ability to organise time and workspace
  • 05 CG - The ability to develop an ethical attitude
  • 06 CG - The ability to read, analyze and synthesize
  • 07 CG - The ability to confront difficulties and resolve problems
  • 13 CG - Positive and entrepreneurial spirit
  • 15 CE - Lingustic ability in Catalan, Spanish and English
  • 18 CE - Ability to detect newsworthy events
  • 20 CE - The ability to plan and carry out journalistic projects
  • 27 CE - The ability to understand and work with different agents of the journalistic profession
  • 28 CE - The ability to understand and apply production and editing techniques for newspaper, radio, television and Internet
  • 29 CE - The ability to understand and apply different journalistic genres and formats
  • 30 CE - The ability to understand and apply the various stages of creation and implementation of a radio or television program
  • 31 CE - The ability to understand and apply various types of radio and television scripts
  • 41 CE - The ability and capacity to interact in the environment
  • 45 CE - The ability and capacity to give a creative form to a journalistic message
  • 47 CE - The ability and capacity to expertly and strategically manage of corporate communications
  • 48 CE - The ability of insight, ingenuity and creativity
  • 52 CE - The ability to adapt to changing circumstances

Learning outcomes

  • To speak accurately and clearly.

  • To develop scripts for different media.

  • To form intelligible and convincing arguments.

  • To fluently draft news articles.

  • To gain a command of written and spoken language.

  • To be able to create radio content.


May vary depending on the company in which the students complete their job placement.

Teaching and learning activities

In person

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. 5,0

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person

In order to assess the work placement, students must provide the following documentation (all documents are essential, if not, the student cannot be assessed):

Agreement signed by all parties

Tutor evaluation report

Work placement report

The final mark of the curricular work placement is calculated as follows:

a. Report to be completed by the in-company tutor, in which different aspects will be assessed. These aspects quantify various areas of action completed by the student in their role in the company. It represents 40% of the final mark.

b. Work placement report: Students must provide a report on their placement at the partner company which must be clear, concise and impeccable in terms of style, spelling, etc. This document is the result of the coaching and follow-up sessions held throughout the academic year. It should be no longer than five pages. It must be submitted within a maximum of 15 days following completion of the work placement, and, in the event students undertake it over the summer, it should be submitted no later than August 31. It is essential to complete this placement report so that it can be included in the final mark. It represents 40% of the final mark.

Points will be lowered from the final mark in the following circumstances:

1 point for each spelling mistakes in the report

1 point for each week of delay in submitting the report

1 point for each week of delay in submitting the signed agreement. The report will not be assessed if it is not submitted when finished.

c. Workshops and informative sessions: At the beginning of the course, a mandatory informative session will take place in which the entire procedure of the search, management of work placements and agreements will be explained in detail. Students who cannot attend must duly justify their absence or they will lose the chance to undertake extracurricular work placements during that academic year. It represents 20% of the final mark.

Extracurricular work placements are not assessed, but can be recognised as part of students’ academic transcript providing the requirements are met and the student requests it.

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