Direction and Production of Film, Video and Television

Program Presentation

We live in a society characterized by the exponential growth of the service sector. Many of these are directly related to the communication industry: the areas that are in great demand are film, video and television.

These days, there is a need for people who are trained for public and private, national and regional television; in the development of local and cable television; in the use of digital platforms that facilitate communication processes within institutions, in teaching, publicity, industry and other scenarios.

Therefore, with this specialization, we seek to train professionals within the context of the film industry, video and television production, and the applications of audiovisual multimedia in the creation of new multimedia products for entertainment.

Who is the programme for?

The proposed methodology and the clear and diverse curriculum makes the Direction & Production of Film, Video and Television program designed for:

  • Non-university individuals who wish to specialize in the audiovisual area.
  • Professionals of the audiovisual industry, communication and advertising, who wish to consolidate their knowledge to apply them in their work environment.
  • Certified or Associate Degree Graduates who wish to specialize in audiovisual topics in order to improve their job expectations.

Diploma

Successful completion of the Program will enable you to be awarded the degree in Direction and Production of Film, Video and Television.

After successfully completing the Program, the student will receive the degree as awarded by the University where they have enrolled.

Program Structure

The estimated duration of the Direction and Production of Film, Video, and Television program is of 540 hours (54 credits)1.

Regarding the distribution of time, it is established that:

  • Being a distance program and not subject to classes, a concrete start date is not set, so students may enroll at any time, provided there are spaces available.
  • The maximum time available for the program is one year. In this time period, the student must have submitted all assignments and the Final Project.

The structure of credits of the program Direction & Production Film, Video and Television is shown in the following table:

  CREDITSa LENGTHb HOURS
1st Part: Subjects 43 9 430
2nd Part: Final Project 11 3 110
TOTAL 54 12 540

a. The equivalent value of credits can differ according to the university that grants the degree.
b. Length in months.

Objectives

General Objective:

  • The curriculum aims to equip students with skills for design, management and production control, as well as planning and technical processes and expressive image and sound operation, for film, video and television production.

General Objective:

  • To provide knowledge for students to learn to evaluate the implementation of an audiovisual project for Film, Video, or TV.
  • To motivate students to think critically about the production of audiovisual works, to obtain the best possible product and optimizing available resources.
  • To identify the key elements to manage, organize and plan audiovisual projects.
  • To prepare students to participate in the different phases of the development of audiovisual products for film, video, or television.

Career Opportunities

Some of the career opportunities for graduates of the of Direction & Production of Film, Video and Television program are the following:

  • Camera operator.
  • Lighting technician.
  • Technician for video production.
  • Technician in TV production control.
  • Technician for television production.
  • Technician for cinematographic direction.
  • Technician of cinematografic montage.
  • Technician of VTR editing.
  • Video mixer technician.
  • Technician for audiovisual production.
  • Sound technician.
  • Postproduction technician.

Study Plan

The Program of Direction and Production of Film, Video and Television consists of eleven subjects, an appendix and a Final Project.

  • 1ST PART: SUBJECTS (430 HOURS)

The first part provides the theoretical, conceptual and historical foundations involved in audiovisual production and, the second, deals with the organizational, social and technological implementation.

The goal is for students to gain an overview of the audiovisual field, through various related multidisciplinary topics.

The corresponding subjects and hours that make up the first part are shown in the following table:

1ST PART: SUBJECTS
# SUBJECTS HOURS
1 Video and television technology 40
2 Design and Organization of Audiovisual Production 40
3 The Audiovisual Script 40
4 Audiovisual Language and Narrative 40
5 Cinema Technology 40
6 Sound Collection, Recording and Post Production 40
7 Evolution of Audiovisual Language and Communication 40
8 Lighting Techniques 40
9 Direction of Photography 40
10 Television Production 40
11 Technical Development 30
  TOTAL 430

These subjects, despite being independent, are structured according to a consistent sequence from simple concepts to increasingly complex ones. Each subject is divided into basic thematic units or chapters, the contents of which include printed material to be studied to answer satisfactorily the tests.

  • 2ND PART: FINAL PROJECT (110 HOURS)

The last phase of the program is devoted to the development of the Final Project.

The objective is to present a document containing the full development of a proposal from the initial idea to its transfer to audiovisual media. As the summary of the program, the project should address the different fields studied.

2ND PART: FINAL PROJECT
# SUBJECTS HOURS
1 Final Project 110
  TOTAL 110

Management

  • Dr. Federico Fernández. Doctor of Education from the University of Barcelona. Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, European University of the Atlantic. Expert in Project Planning and Design. Film and video producer. Researcher and author of numerous publications about the audivisual production industry and multimedia.
  • Dr. Santiago Tejedor. Doctor in Journalism. Professor of the Journalism Department. Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Academic Coordination

  • Dra (c). Patricia Martínez. Coordination Area of Communication - FUNIBER.

Teaching staff and Authors

  • Dr. Federico Fernández. Dr. in Educational Sciences from the University of Barcelona. Researcher in the Project Engineering Department from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia-UPC. Expert in Project Design and Planning. Video and cinema maker. Researcher and writer of several papers on the audiovisual and multimedia making and industry.
  • Dr. Santiago Giraldo Luque. Dr. in Communication and Journalism from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism, and Communication and Education professor. Political scientist (degree in Political Sciences). Writer of several papers on communication, journalism and citizenry. Researcher and professor –UAB.
  • Dr. Belén Andueza. Dr. in Audiovisual Communication (Complutense University of Madrid), Master’s degree in Political and Business Communication (University Camilo José Cela) and degree in Audiovisual Communication (Complutense University of Madrid). Six-year research period in journalism, broadcast journalism, news programs and digital formats. Experience in making information TV programs, events and reports.
  • Dr. Ana Cea. Dr. in Audiovisual Communication. Degree in Audiovisual Communication (USAL) and Social Education (UVA). Master’s degree in History and Aesthetics of Cinematography with the Professorship in Cinema (UVA).
  • Dr. Julieta Mariño Otero. Dr. in Communication Studies, Organizational communication and creativity.
  • Dr. Benito Escobar. Dr in Performing Arts- UAB. Degree in Humanities from the The University of Chile. Founder and first president of ADN (National Playwrights Association) in Chile. Expert in expressive techniques for public and face-to-face communication.
  • Dr. Carlos Monte (Montecarlo). Degree and Dr. in Fine Arts. Expert in cinema and transmedia narrative. Official Dr. in Fiction in Cinema and TV. Production and making in Cinema and TV from the University of Ramón Llull. Wide experience and participation in several Spanish audiovisual productions. Video and cinema maker. Prof. In the University of Ramón Llull and the University of Barcelona.
  • Dr. Fernando Sabés. Dr. in Audiovisual Communication and Advertising Contents from the The Autonomous University of Barcelona. Researcher in R&D projects in Spain. He has written several papers and scientific and technical documents on communication issues. Prof. Faculty of Communication Sciences -UAB
  • Msc. Michelle Moreira. Degree in Arts and Communication, specialization in Journalism (Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil) and Master’s degree in Anthropology (Autonomous University of Barcelona). She has experience in the research of audiovisual media, specially the photography related to fields such as the Anthropology of the Body, Social Representation or Educommunication.

FUNIBER Training Scholarships

The Iberoamerican University Foundation (FUNIBER) allocates periodically an extraordinary economic item for FUNIBER Training Scholarships.

To apply, please fill out the information request form that appears in the web of FUNIBER or contact directly the Foundation’s headquarters in your country that will inform you if you need to provide some additional information.

Once the documentation is received, the Evaluation Committee will determine your application's eligibility for the FUNIBER Training Scholarship.