Multimedia and Audiovisual Communication

Program Presentation

More professionals are needed every day with the capacity to efficiently apply technological advances to the audiovisual and multimedia environments. Therefore, it is a fundamental requirement to acquire the knowledge and develop the necessary skills to become competitive in this industry, that demands up-to-date techniques and concepts.

As such, the Specialization in Multimedia and Audiovisual Communication seeks to instill in professionals the academic knowledge needed to utilize the new technologies, so that they are successful at handling all audiovisual and multimedia processes.

Who is the programme for?

The Specialization in Audiovisual and Multimedia Communication due to its academic structure is aimed primarily at:

  • Graduates certified in Communication Sciences.
  • Graduates certified in Audiovisual Communication.
  • Certified/Associate degree graduates who wish to specialize in audiovisual topics in order to improve their job prospects.
  • Non-university individuals who wish to specialize in the audiovisual field.

Diploma

Successful completion of the Program will enable you to be awarded the degree in Multimedia and Audiovisual Communication.

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

Program Structure

The estimated length for the Audiovisual and Multimedia Communication program is 1 year.

Regarding the distribution of time it states that:

  • Since it is a distance program and not subject to classes, a specific start date is not set, so the student can enroll at any time, provided there are spaces available.
  • For academic reasons the Program has a minimum duration of 9 months.
  • The maximum time available for the completion of the program is 12 months. During this time, the student must have completed all assignments the Final Project.

The credit structure of the Audiovisual and Multimedia Communication program is shown in the following table:

  CREDITSa LENGTHb HOURS
1st Part: Subject 31 9 310
2nd Part: Final Project 10 3 100
TOTAL 41 12 410

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

Objectives

General Objectives:

  • To train professionals who possess the necessary skills for design, management and production control; as well as the capacity for planning, implementation and operation of technical and expressive image and sound in different production processes, entering into different stages of development and editing a video project.

Specific Objectives:

  • To learn basic communication skills for the design, management and development of communication projects.
  • To teach professionals a series of updated concepts for different audiovisual specialties and prepare them for employment in agencies, newspapers, radio, television and Internet.

Career Opportunities

Upon successfully completing this specialization, the new professional will have be prepared for the following career opportunities:

  • Director/General Director.
  • Producer.
  • Video development technician.
  • Filmmaker management technician.
  • Audiovisual production technician.

Study Plan

The Audiovisual and Multimedia Communication program has a curricular structure based on eight subjects and a second part dedicated to a Final Project.

  • 1ST PART: SUBJECTS (310 HOURS)

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

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

The subjects and corresponding hours are shown in the following table:

1ST PART: SUBJECTS
# SUBJECTS HOURS
1 Design and Organization of Audiovisual Production 40
2 Audiovisual and Multimedia Script 40
3 Audiovisual Language and Narrative 40
4 Sound Collection, Recording and Post Production 40
5 Lighting Techniques (Photo, Video and Film) 40
6 Director of Photography 40
7 Techniques and tools for creating multimedia products 40
8 Audiovisual Production Techniques 30
  TOTAL 310

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

  • 2ND PART: FINAL MASTER PROJECT (100 HOURS)

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

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

2ND PART: FINAL MASTER PROJECT
# SUBJECTS HOURS
1 Final Master Project 100
  TOTAL 100

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 creator. Prof. In the University of Ramón Llull and the University of Barcelona.
  • Dr. Fernando Sabés. Dr. in Audiovisual Communication and Advertising Contents from 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, especially 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.