|Length of program||4 years|
|Timetable||Morning or afternoon|
|Internships||Mandatory, elective, extracurricular|
The Degree in Journalism and Corporate Communication at Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations offers the opportunity to attain the necessary skills and knowledge for a successful career in the professional field of communication.
The theoretical and practical training allows students to enter the professional media and corporate worlds, that of governments and other organizations, where the role of corporate communication is becoming ever more important.
The experience of the teaching staff at the faculty, and their constant contact with the professional world, guarantees an on-going adaptation of the teaching to the new and changing digital and mobile ecosystems. But most of all, it has produced highly competent journalists and communicators, with a solid humanities background, the demand for which is growing steadily.
The studies conducted by teams of academic researchers in our faculty conclude that what the world of communication needs is not only skilled journalists both technologically and in a wide range of fields, but also professionals able to take on directing positions, communication technicians, 2.0 strategists, community managers and other roles. All of these require a solid theoretical knowledge, as well as that of specific journalistic tools.
The faculty holds the latest generation equipment and facilities, which include two radio studios, two television studios, fifteen professional cameras, twelve digital video post-production studios and a multimedia lab. Students use the facilities and equipment on a regular basis, to carry out assignments that are then analysed in class by teachers who are in constant contact with the profession.
The aim is not only for the students to get to grips with and make intelligent use of technology, but also for them to adapt to a constantly changing environment.
Lectures provide the students with the necessary theoretical background for each speciality.
Our understanding of teaching does not necessarily involve separating theory from practice, so that we reinforce the principles of a humanities education, necessary for the entire range of professions within communication. Most of our teachers combine their teaching, and academic commitment, with their profession in the field of media and corporate communication.
Here you can see the complete list of the professors of the Degree in Journalism and Corporate Communication.
Seminar classes are another pillar of our training. Small groups of twelve students are given six hours of specialized training per week, by a professor, who is an outstanding professional in the audiovisual sector and acts as their tutor. The professor prepares students and tutors them, thereby following each student’s progress closely in demanding context where commitment is essential.
This approach ensures that students have a unique, direct access to pedagogically trained professionals who help them take the step into the working world successfully (see the full program of courses in Journalism and Corporate Communication).
Internships are compulsory. They are an essential subject taken during the third year. Our school considers them to be the first contact the student has with the labor market.
Students work alongside some of the most prominent journalists in the country. They have the chance to work in companies such as Rac1, El País, Ara, La Vanguardia, TV3, Planeta, Onda Cero, La Ser, Catalunya Radio and 8TV among others. Here you can find the full list.
The student combines classes with internships under the guidance of a person from the company, who is in touch with their seminar tutor. This relationship allows for attentive monitoring of the student’s progress towards attainment of knowledge and of the objectives set out in the course.
Blanquerna also invites students in the fourth year of Journalism and Corporate Communication to participate in various international programs.
The faculty holds bilateral agreements with the best universities in Europe: in Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal and the Netherlands among others.
We also participate in other exchange programs for students, professors and administrative staff in various parts of the world: mainly United States and Canada, and some Latin American, Asian and African countries.
The Final Degree Project (FDP) in Journalism and Corporate Communication is a compulsory project that is developed throughout the last year. It is of utmost importance for the student, as they put into practice what they have learnt during the course, as well as being essential for acquiring the degree. This work, which must achieve professional standards, is done outside teaching hours and is coordinated by a professor.
Students of the Degree in Journalism and Corporate Communication have various options for obtaining significant financial aid, both within the School and externally, in order to cover part of the fees. There are different ways of obtaining such aid: through grants for economic and financial assistance, and through the work placement service at the School. You can find more detailed information here.
Barcelona is one of the capital cities of the Mediterranean and Europe. Because of its geographic and demographic situation, Barcelona connects the different worlds and cultures, located on both the coasts that surround our sea. Moreover, in recent years, Catalan politics has made a 180 degree turn, a change that will make a huge impact on the future of Spain and the entire European Union. What better, then, to study Journalism in Barcelona?
Reality (exciting, problematic and constantly changing) needs journalists and communicators to explain it, people who investigate and talk to their protagonists.
And so, to fulfill this task, on the Degree of Journalism and Corporate Communication, Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations, located in the heart of Barcelona, we form these professionals, who, from our city, will narrate the world of the future.
To study Journalism in Barcelona, and more specifically at our School, means to learn not only the techniques of this profession, but to do it with the latest and most advanced recording equipment, plus in a unique place. We have audiovisual and computer equipment renewed annually, which we make wholly available to our students.