Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Radio Specialized

Radio Specialized
First semester
Main language of instruction: Spanish

Teaching staff


Theory and Practice of Radio Montage aims to train students in the habits, knowledge and skills for the ideation, production and realization of radio programs. In the context of the program of the Degree in Audiovisual Communication, this subject is an approach to the typology of radio programs, with a theoretical and practical deepening in the spaces with greater presence in the current radio. 

Pre-course requirements

no prerequisites


  • 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
  • 10 - The ability to confront difficulties and resolve problems
  • 12 - The ability to meet deadlines, develop the ability to be punctual and respect for human, technical and material resources
  • 16 - The ability to manage, analysis and reflect on content
  • 21 - Knowledge and mastery of the digital culture
  • 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
  • 32 - The ability to confront audiovisual and film projects in all phases (pre-production, shooting, post-production, distribution)
  • 34 - The ability to know and respect the different roles of the artistic and technical teams
  • 40 - The ability to defend and respect authorship and intellectual property
  • 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
  • 48 - Knowledge and mastery of the techniques of filming, directing, producing and editing
  • 50 - The ability to adapt, understand and apply the expressive possibilities of new technologies and future changes
  • 51 - Knowledge and mastery of the functioning of Corporate and Institutional Communication.
  • 52 - The ability to apply audiovisual knowledge and techniques for commercial purposes in any form
  • 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.


The radio market.
Radio writing. Macrostructure and microstructure.
Radio production.
Radio genres.
Programs and programming.
The magazine program.

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. 0.2
Meeting Point. Meetings will be organised with notable people from the professional and scientific fields or the international field, and students. These sessions will take the form of conferences, work sessions, discussions, or interviews, etc. 0,6
E-learning. Virtual learning based on ICT. 0.4
Lab. Working groups that combine theory and practice. The aim of these is not to undertake already known techniques, but instead to make progress that is both theoretical and technical. These Lab sessions will culminate in the creation of a professional or semi-professional product. 0,6
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. 0.8
Peer learning. The aim of this activity is to ensure that students gain the ability to analyse and be critical. One way of achieving this is by correcting their peers' exercises and results, etc. Each student will be evaluated twice: as both a recipient and a transmitter of critical knowledge. 0.4

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person

The different learning activities are designed to achieve the objectives and competencies described above. In order to evaluate their achievement, the following ways are established:

a) Examination on the theoretical contents and bibliography (50%).

b) Production and realization of a report, an interview and a project of a magazine program (50%).

All evaluations, whether of the exam or of the projects, include a spelling check in accordance with the faculty's regulations.


Bibliography and resources

Martínez-Costa, M.P.; Moreno, E. (Coord.) (2004). Programación radiofónica. Arte y técnica del diálogo entre la radio y su audiencia. Barcelona: Ariel. 

Norberg, Eric G. Programación radiofónica: estrategias y tácticas. IORTV 2002.

Ries. Al, Trout. J, Kotler. P. Positioning: The battle for your mind.

Rodero, E. (2011). Creación de programas de radio. Madrid: Síntesis.