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Bachelor's Degree in Audio-visual Communication

Official title

Pre-enrollment open

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  • Modality
    In-person
  • Languages
    Catalan, Spanish
  • Duration
    4 academic years
  • Credits
    240
  • Shifts
    Morning / Midday / Afternoon
  • Schedule

    8 a.m. to 2 p.m. / 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. / 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Date
    1st year students: September 9 / 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students: September 12
  • Places
    75
  • Location

    Blanquerna-URL - Plaça Joan Coromines. 08001 Barcelona

  • Faculty

    School of Communication and International Relations

Who is it for?

The bachelor's degree in Audio-visual Communication at Blanquerna is aimed at students who want to train as professionals in film, television, and new digital media. With the highest degree of excellence, at the end of the student's education, they will be ready to effectively thrive within the world of audio-visual communication.

If you choose the bachelor's degree in Audio-visual Communication at Blanquerna, you choose...

Execution

You will learn how to create all kinds of audio-visual products. You will learn how to carry out an idea to make it succeed, starting with planning, filming, and post-production.

Production

You will know how to prepare everything involved in creating the audio-visual product to make it successful. We will teach you how to look for funding, how to hire technical and artistic staff, how to organize a shoot, and how to distribute and disseminate your product nationally and internationally.

Screenplay

We will teach you how to create the dialogues, scenes, and sequences of the audio-visual product. You will understand its production mechanisms, and we will give you the necessary tools to transform your ideas into a full script.

If you choose the bachelor's degree in Audio-visual Communication at Blanquerna, you choose...

A guaranteed future career.

  • Internship business network and high rate of professional employment
  • Professors working in the sector: renowned professionals.
  • Alumni: Professional chapters for network communication.
  • International outlook.
  • Constant contact with working equipment.
  • Guidance of the bachelor's thesis in the professional world.
  • Scholarship Program.
  • Innovative facilities and state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Humanistic learning: rigorous and high-quality (two years in common with the bachelor's degrees in communication).
  • Seminars: close contact and tutoring of the student.
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Key data

The bachelor's degree in Audio-visual Communication at Blanquerna-URL trains you to respond to the demands received from the audio-visual sector.

Audio-visual marketing

This track focuses on the advertising sector within the audio-visual world. They are taught as Digital Marketing, Audiences and Markets, or Corporate Identity and Culture.

Audio-visual journalism

This is the track closest to journalism. There are courses related to television production such as Digital Content Management, Audio-visual Genres and Formats, or Sound Pickup and Technique.

Audio-visual technology

This track is the most technical of the three. There are courses related to cinema such as Photography Direction, Audio-visual Editing and Post-Production, or Sound Pickup and Technique.

Key data

94.4%

employment rate (specific data for bachelor's degree, according to AQU)

88.2%

of graduates find work in less than a year (AQU)

1.500

agreements with internship companies

58

international university agreements

A unique methodology based on personalized learning

The Blanquerna methodology is based on seminars, a core element in achieving personalized and qualitative learning and holistic training that includes not only academic and professional competencies but also personal and human skills.

Master classes

With a focus on subjects with a theoretical component, master classes are taught by professionals and experts in a particular field, who offer guidance and support to their tutees in their particular disciplines, and build an ongoing academic and personal development relationship.

Seminars

Seminar tutors work 6 hours a week with a maximum of 12 students. This establishes a relationship of trust between tutor and tutee and allows the monitoring of each tutees' progress. These sessions also help students to see the connections between what they are studying and their future professional careers.

Internships

We have agreements with leading multinational companies in the country, as well as private companies, and internal and external communication, business, marketing and public relations departments. The School has an agreement with more than 1,200 companies.

Studies abroad

Studying abroad is a life-changing experience. We offer you the opportunity to take part in various exchange programs and internships abroad, as well as to participate in a variety of international cooperation programs.

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Study for a double major

Study for two majors simultaneously, consecutively or following a track tailored to you

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Academic information

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Curriculum

The Curriculum for the bachelor's degree in Audio-visual Communication is made up of basic, compulsory, and elective courses, internships, and a bachelor's thesis divided into 8 semesters (4 years) from September to May. Within this curriculum, you will be able to choose different specialization tracks according to the type of professional profile you want to develop. You can see it in detail below:

Credits

FirstSecondThirdFourthTotal
Core curriculum 43 18 6 67
Compulsory 17 42 42 30 131
Optional 6 12 18
Internships 12 12
Final degree project 12 12
Total 60 60 60 60 240

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
First semester
English 1 3Compulsory
Seminar I. Introduction to Communication 8Core curriculum
Language I. Catalan Language 3Core curriculum
Language II. Spanish Language 3Core curriculum
History of Contemporary Thought 6Core curriculum
General Sociology 3Core curriculum
Theory of Communication and Information 6Core curriculum
Second semester
English 2 3Compulsory
Seminar 2. Narration 8Core curriculum
Language III. Text Types 3Core curriculum
Aesthetics 4Compulsory
Sociology of Communication 3Core curriculum
Information Management 4Compulsory
Language and Techniques in Image and Sound 3Compulsory

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
Fifth semester
English V 3Compulsory
Communication Law 4Compulsory
Seminar V: Specialisation in Audiovisual I 8Compulsory
Cinematographic direction 4Compulsory
Fundamentals of Script Writing 3Compulsory
Audiovisual Production 3Compulsory
Specialization itinerary: Audiovisual Marketing
Corporate Identity and Culture 3Optional
Specialization itinerary: Audiovisual Journalism
Audiovisual Information 3Optional
Specialization itinerary: Audiovisual Technology
Photo direction 3Optional
Sixth semester
12Practicum
Seminar VI: Specialisation in Audiovisual II 8Compulsory
Development of Audiovisual Projects 3Compulsory
Applied Script 3Compulsory
TV Editing 3Compulsory
Specialization itinerary: Audiovisual Marketing
Fundamentals in Marketing 3Optional
Specialization itinerary: Audiovisual Journalism
Digital Content Management 3Optional
Specialization itinerary: Audiovisual Technology
Audiovisual Editing and Postproduction 3Optional

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
Seventh semester
English VI 3Compulsory
Ethics of Communication I 3Core curriculum
Seminar VII: Audiovisual Products and Formats I 8Compulsory
Final Degree Project I 6Final degree project
Free elective courses I
Religious Journalism 3
Off-campus Internship 6
Psychology of Communication 3
International Relations 3
Structure of the Cinema Industry 4Compulsory
Specialization itinerary: Audiovisual Marketing
Digital Marketing 3Optional
Specialization itinerary: Audiovisual Journalism
Audiovisual Genres and Formats 3Optional
Specialization itinerary: Audiovisual Technology
Audiovisual Genres and Formats 3Optional
Eighth semester
Structure of the TV Industry 3Compulsory
Ethics of Communication II 3Core curriculum
Seminar VIII: Audiovisual Products and Formats II 8Compulsory
Trends and Criticism of Contemporary Cinema 4Compulsory
Final Degree Project II 6Final degree project
Free elective courses II
Cross-Cultural Communication 3
Communication, Culture and Spirituality 3
History of Literature 3
Specialization itinerary: Audiovisual Marketing
Audiences and Markets 3Optional
Specialization itinerary: Audiovisual Journalism
Sound Captation and Techniques 3Optional
Specialization itinerary: Audiovisual Technology
Sound Captation and Techniques 3Optional
You must choose 6 credits from the free elective courses (I and II)

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
Annual
Audiovisual Genres and Formats 3Compulsory
Radio Genres and Formats 3Compulsory
Writing Genres and Formats 3Compulsory
Corporate Identity and Culture 3Optional
Business and Structure of Communication 4Compulsory
Seminar V. Skills and Competences for Production I 8Compulsory
Seminar VII. Specialized Information 8Compulsory
Final Degree Project I 6Final degree project
Theory and History of Journalism 3Compulsory
Basic Principles in Design 4Compulsory
Audiences and Markets 3Optional
Digital Content Management 3Optional
Seminar VI. Skills and Competences for Production II 8Compulsory
External Internships 12Practicum
Reputation, Crisis Communication and CSR 4Compulsory
Advanced Design 4Compulsory
Seminar VIII. Public Relations and Press Office II 8Compulsory
Final Degree Project II 6Final degree project
**In the event that you have studien the Audiovisual Technology track, is not necessary to enroll in Audiovisual Genres and Formats
**In the event that you have studied the Audiovisual Jorunalism track, it is not necessary to enroll in Audiovisual Genres and Formats and Digital Content Management
**In the event that you have studied the Audiovisual Marketing track, it is not necessary to enroll in Corporate Identity and Culture and Audiences and Markets
Track: Business Comunication
Track studied for GAUD: Audiovisual Technology
Photojournalism 3Compulsory
Audiovisual Information 3Compulsory
Radio Information 3Compulsory
Journalistic Investigation and Reporterism 3Compulsory
Track studies for GAUD: Audiovisual Journalism
Photojournalism 3Compulsory
Radio Information 3Compulsory
Journalistic Investigation and Reporterism 3Compulsory
Track estudied for GAUD: Audiovisual Marketing
Photojournalism 3Compulsory
Audiovisual Information 3Compulsory
Radio Information 3Compulsory
Journalistic Investigation and Reporterism 3Compulsory
Track: Narració Audiovisual
Track studied for GAUD: Audiovisual Technology
Photojournalism 3Compulsory
Audiovisual Information 3Compulsory
Fundamentals of Script Writing 3Compulsory
TV Editing 3Compulsory
Track studies for GAUD: Audiovisual Journalism
Photojournalism 3Compulsory
Fundamentals of Script Writing 3Compulsory
TV Editing 3Compulsory
Track estudied for GAUD: Audiovisual Marketing
Photojournalism 3Compulsory
Audiovisual Information 3Compulsory
Fundamentals of Script Writing 3Compulsory
TV Editing 3Compulsory
Track: Comunicació Empresarial
Track studied for GAUD: Audiovisual Technology
Strategy and Planning in Media 3Compulsory
Fundamentals in Marketing 3Compulsory
Digital Marketing 3Compulsory
Theory and Techniques in Public Relations 3Compulsory
Track studied for GAUD: Audiovisual Journalism
Strategy and Planning in Media 3Compulsory
Fundamentals in Marketing 3Compulsory
Digital Marketing 3Compulsory
Theory and Techniques in Public Relations 3Compulsory
Track estudied for GAUD: Audiovisual Marketing
Fundamentals in Marketing 3Compulsory
Theory and Techniques in Public Relations 3Compulsory

SubjectCreditsAcademic type
Annual
Strategic Planning in Advertising and PR: the Planner 3Compulsory
Conceptualisation in Advertising and Public Relations 3Compulsory
Theory and Techniques in Public Relations 3Compulsory
Techniques in Media Planning 3Compulsory
Seminar V: Strategies in Communication I 8Compulsory
Company Management in Advertising and PR. Business Management 4Compulsory
Seminar VII: Agency-Advertiser Role I 8Compulsory
Final Degree Project I 6Final degree project
Audiences and Markets 3Optional
Basic Principles in Design 4Compulsory
Fundamentals in Marketing 3Optional
Strategic and Operational Marketing 3Compulsory
Seminar VI: Strategies in Communication II 8Compulsory
External Internships 12Practicum
Strategy and Planning in Media 3Compulsory
International Marketing 4Compulsory
Seminar VIII: Agency-Advertiser Role II 8Compulsory
Final Degree Project II 6Final degree project
In the event you have studied the Audiovisual Marketing track, it is not necessary to enroll in Audiences and Markets and Fundamentals in Marketing
Track Advertising Strategy and Management
Track studied for (GAUD): Audiovisual Technology
Digital Content Management 3Optional
Digital Marketing 3Optional
Creativity Techniques and Production Process 3Optional
Art Direction 3Optional
Track studied for (GAUD): Audiovisual Journalism
Digital Marketing 3Optional
Creativity Techniques and Production Process 3Optional
Art Direction 3Optional
Track studied for (GAUD): Audiovisual Marketing
Digital Content Management 3Optional
Creativity Techniques and Production Process 3Optional
Art Direction 3Optional
Track: Public Relations Strategy and Management
Track studied for (GAUD): Audiovisual Technology
Digital Marketing 3Optional
Strategies in Public Relations 3Optional
Corporate Communication 3Optional
Digital Content Management 3Optional
Track studied for (GAUD): Audiovisual Journalism
Digital Marketing 3Optional
Strategies in Public Relations 3Optional
Corporate Communication 3Optional
Track studied for (GAUD): Audiovisual Marketing
Strategies in Public Relations 3Optional
Digital Content Management 3Optional
Track: Audiovisual Creativity
Track studied for (GAUD): Audiovisual Technology, Audiovisual Journalism, Audiovisual Marketing
Art Direction 3Optional
Creativity Techniques and Production Process 3Optional

Internships, an experience to introduce you to the labor market

External internships at companies and institutions are a key part of the learning process. They represent the student's initial direct contact with the professional world where they will be able to apply the knowledge gained at School.

  • The bachelor's degree ensures that each student will be able to do an internship within a company in positions related to their sector.
  • Each student will have a bachelor degree advisor who will ensure they comply with the internship's objectives and make the most of the experience.
  • In addition to the compulsory or curricular internships, students will be able to do whichever voluntary internship they want from their third year onwards.

  • The internship must provide the student with an overview of the communication and operating dynamics of the medium, company, or institution where they are receiving work experience.
  • The possibility to start creating a network of professional contacts that can help the students enter the workplace in the future.
  • Work with the most outstanding professionals in the sector.
  • Get closer to the different specialties within the audio-visual world to be able to decide which one interests them the most.

Where can you do your internship?

023 Think. Create. Produce 8TV Abemus Digital Acadèmia Cinema Català Acteon Adolescents.cat Agosto TV Allstaff Ananda Project Andromines de TV Antaviana Film Antena 3 APM Apuntolapospo Arpa Films Arriska Films Asociació Rosa Sensat Badalona Comunicació Barça TV Batabat (SOM) Bausan Films Benecé Benecé News B-engaged Betevé Blua Brutal Media Camille Zonca Canadá Films Canal Reus Capricci Films CCCB Chiquita Room Cinefilms Clúster Audiovisual de Catalunya Concert Studio Contracorriente Films Coolmap Corte y confección de películas Crampton Diagonal TV Digit BCN Droneit El Mundo Today El Nacional.cat El Terrat EPEL Cugat.cat Esade Escola Eòlia ESMUC Euroleague Factotum Fasten Films Festival de cinema de Sitges Festival Mecal Filmax Filmin Filmoteca Catalunya Films de l'Orient Flic Festival, Tantàgora FNAC Fugim de les Fronteres Fundació Montblanc Gadea Films GAN Gastronomía y Nutrición Garage Films Gestmusic GlassWorks Good company Goroka TV Got Talent Havas High Video Honda Humannova group Hypnotic vfx I am trader Igluuu Studio Ikiru Films Incipy Incís Films Infinia Inicia Films Inlens Media La Caixa La Central de Actores La fábrica de la Tele La Fábrica Naranja La Lupa La Vanguardia Lab. 8-85 Labonne Maison Lastor Films Lavínia Linkia Talentia Link-up Loto Films MACBA Mamba Media Màrketing Space Massa D´Or McCann Media 3.14 Mediacrest Mediadata Mediapro Mega TV Minimal Films Minoria Absoluta Monkey Films MUF Animation Mundo Deportivo Nebext Neptuno Films Neven NH Hoteles Nómada 57 Oberon Media Ogilvy Orbita MAX Ottokar Planeta Playground Polar Star Films Producciones Kilimanjaro Promarfi Futuro 2010 SEAT Segarra Films Séptimo Elemento Serielizados Seven Milia Som (Batabat) Sónar Stories by Susana Guardiola Sweatbox The Dream The production club TheCreative Tiempo BBDO Toma 78 Tree House BCN Triacom Aud Turkana Films TV Girona TV Sant Cugat TV Vilafranca TV3 TVE Utopía Global Vela Films. Claudia Llosa · Veranda TV · Versus Entertainment · Vértice 360 · Vivir para ver · Waaau TV · Xarxa Televisions Locals · Zoopa Films

There are two types of external internships: curricular and extracurricular.

Curricular internships are those that form part of our curriculum: these are compulsory internships that are taken in parallel to seminar VI during the second semester of third year and the elective ones taken during the first semester of fourth year. The seminar VI professor is the advisor who will supervise the evolution of the student in their internships and guide them throughout the process. In the fourth year elective courses, the internship coordinator will appoint a faculty member to conduct a follow-up of the student. In the company, students will also have an advisor appointed by the center who will supervise their learning.

Extracurricular internships are all others that the student can do electively outside the curriculum, although they also have an exclusively training and teaching purpose and will therefore be included in the European Diploma Supplement (EDS). In all cases, the internship must be compatible with the student's class hours. Internships may or may not be remunerated, depending on the company or institution.

In the following links you will find the program of the curricular internships.

  1. Compulsory internships.
  2. Elective internships.

Students also have the opportunity to do internships abroad through different agreements with companies via programs such as Erasmus+.

The curricular and extracurricular internships are regulated by point 17 of the school's academic regulations.

The student's advisor in the school will provide students with the criteria to follow to successfully pass the internship course and the parameters for drawing up the internship report. Here is the guide to writing the report.

In the case of the degree in Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing, this must be done by contacting the School's Internship Service.

The bachelor's degree thesis, the step prior to the labor market

The bachelor's degree thesis, which the student works on during the final year of the bachelor's degree, is a group project planned and executed with the same standards of excellence as any professional project within the audio-visual sector. With the curriculum development culminating in the bachelor's thesis, our students are ready to work on any national or international audio-visual production.

The work will be conducted individually. Projects must be written in Catalan, Spanish, or English. In any case, the work will have to include a summary in English, Catalan, and Spanish.

The bachelor's degree thesis will last two semesters and will be supervised by a professor-advisor, both individually and in the Seminar space.

Within this space, the process carried out is shared in groups, guidelines are established, and the activity is organized. These Seminar sessions will be alternated with individualized follow-up/tutoring (in which each advisor will personally follow up on the thesis).

There will be three grading systems and assessment times:

  • The assigned advisor will follow up on each assignment throughout the academic year. During this period, the student will be required to submit progress reports. The advisor will propose a grade based on the work conducted in the seminars and tutoring (35% of the overall grade).
  • Presentation and public defense before an examination committee made up of two professors from the department, one of whom may be the advisor. The grade will be given by consensus; if there is no consensus, each member of the examination committee will award a grade and the average (25% of the grade) will be awarded.
  • Written work: will be corrected by the professor-advisor (40% of the overall grade).
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Audio-visual communication, an expanding sector

A changing landscape full of opportunities thanks to the presence of large digital platforms and the increase in public investment.

The career opportunities for the bachelor's degree in Audio-visual Communication are extensive. According to the Spanish National Statistics Institute (INE), about 70% of audio-visual graduates find work during the first years.

Specifically, at our School, of the students who finished their studies in 2018, 78.1% found a job and 14.7% continued studying. Of those who found work, 76% did so in a field related to communication. In 2019, this last percentage increased to 88%.

Television and cinema

Upon completion of their studies, the student will be able to direct/film or produce a film, a TV show, an ad, or a music video. But our alumni also include artistic directors, film editors, directors of photography, and other jobs within the audio-visual team, who have been nominated for Gaudí and Goya Awards.

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Production

To undertake and coordinate audio-visual projects in different formats, managing talent, funding, and equipment in order to execute them according to the profile and demands of the audio-visual sector.

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Screenplay

To apply narrative and aesthetic construction tools to create projects, the first step in the conception of all audio-visual formats, both fiction and non-fiction.

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Film direction

To develop the creative and technical processes used to construct audio-visual fictional and documentary narrative with a distinctive approach.

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Ad production

To develop creative and technical processes for directing audio-visuals linked to the world of advertising.

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Music video production

To develop creative and technical processes for directing audio-visuals intended to promote the music sector.

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TV production

To develop creative and technical processes to construct audio-visual narrative in TV entertainment.

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TV fiction showrunner

To develop creative and technical processes to construct audio-visual narrative in TV fiction.

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Fashion film production

To develop creative and technical processes for directing audio-visuals linked to the world of fashion.

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Art direction

To design the creative and technical processes in scenography and visual identity.

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Photography direction

To design the creative and technical processes of the image (camera work and lighting).

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Staging

To develop the creative and technical processes used to introduce structure and rhythm in fiction and non-fiction.

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Sound design

To develop creative and technical processes for sound recording and post-production.

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Conducting programs

To conduct and present entertainment television programs.

Communication departments for companies and institutions

The communication departments of companies and institutions need graduates of this degree in an increasingly visual world and in need of constant audio-visual content.

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Communication departments for companies

To undertake and coordinate the creation of audio-visual content to promote business activities.

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Communication consultants for institutions and large corporations

To undertake and coordinate the creation of audio-visual content to promote activities promoted by public and private organizations.

New media and video games

The Internet has also disrupted the audio-visual sector. For years, there have been alternative career opportunities to work in audio-visual communication without the need to use traditional media.

Graduates from our School will also be able to work on the production and script of video games and in the different areas within new media and transmedia communication

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Transmedia and new media direction

To control the creative and technical processes in the construction of the audio-visual narrative in the context of transmedia content and new interactive platforms.

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Video game script and production

To undertake projects in the context of the dynamic and growing video game industry, managing ideas, talent, funding, and equipment to make them a reality.

Research and academia

Although the most common career opportunities are in the audio-visual industry, graduates can also pursue their careers in the university and research sectors.

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Teaching

To access university and non-university teaching on film, television, and new audio-visual media.

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Research in audio-visual communication and social communication

To get started in research in audio-visual communication and social communication.

Alumnes a la Graduació Blanquerna 2019

A direct link to your future career

Our work doesn't finish the moment you graduate. The Alumni department will support you to enable us to achieve an employment rate of 90% of students in the first year after graduation

State-of-the-art equipment at the students' disposal

All the services you need while you are at the school

Chancellor

Coordinators

Faculty

Andrea Ballesteros Beato

Andrea Ballesteros Beato

Xavier Casals Meseguer

Xavier Casals Meseguer

Admissions calendar

The admissions process for the 2023-2024 academic year begins on November 7, 2022. After closing, pre-enrollment will remain open in those bachelor's degrees that have places available.

Admission pathways to the School's bachelor's degree studies

There are a number of different pathways for students to access a bachelor's degree at the School:

  • Successfully completed High School Diploma and University Entrance Exams. Students can access all the bachelor's degrees at the School from any of the High School Diploma options.

  • ​Foreign baccalaureate degree or high school diploma with the UNED credential. Students from education systems within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), or those with whom the Spanish State has an agreement, and international baccalaureate degree holders, must apply to the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) to obtain the credential certifying that they meet the requirements to access university studies within the state education system. They do not have to sit the University Entrance Exams; however, without the credential they will not be able to enroll in our bachelor's degrees. The education systems that can be accessed through this pathway are: Germany, Andorra, Austria, European Schools (European Baccalaureate), International Baccalaureate, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, China and Cyprus.

  • ​Convalidation of foreign Baccalaureate. Students from education systems outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that do not have an agreement with the Spanish State will be able to access our bachelor's degrees by presenting the convalidation of their Baccalaureate degree by the Ministry of Education of the Spanish State or the duly authorized Autonomous Communities, as is the case of the Generalitat de Catalunya. Proof of application for convalidation will be sufficient for students to enroll and begin taking a bachelor's degree course, however full enrollment is conditional on convalidation being confirmed. Bear in mind that convalidating studies can take more than three months to complete, so this process should be done in parallel with the admissions process to our bachelor's degrees. If the convalidation resolution is not obtained in the terms requested by the interested party, the results of any exams taken, or the enrollment made as a result thereof, are rendered null and void. Candidates who are nationals of a European Union country, or resident in Spain, and who come from non-European education systems that have not signed a reciprocity agreement with Spain, should contact the department of admissions/academic secretary: [email protected]

  • Mature student access for over 25s. All persons who are 25 years of age or older before October 1st of the calendar year in which the admission test is held may apply.

  • Access to the University by experience accreditation. Persons with professional and work experience pertinent to these studies but who do not hold an academic qualification that allows them to apply to the university through other pathways, and who are 40 years of age or older on October 1st of the academic year in which the course commences, can access bachelor's degree studies.

  • Mature student access for over 45s. Persons over 45 years of age who do not hold an academic qualification that allows them to apply to the university through other pathways, and who cannot prove professional or work experience, can access bachelor's degree studies through this pathway.
  • University studies begun but not completed. Students who have begun their university studies and wish to change their degree or their university may access a new degree via this option. At least 30 ECTS credits must be recognized for the new degree to be taken.

  • Completed university studies. If the student has previously completed any university degree, they can access all the degrees offered at the School.

  • Double and second degrees in Communication. The School offers students enrolling in one of the three Communication bachelor's degrees the possibility of obtaining two degrees in 5 years, either by taking two degrees simultaneously (double major) or consecutively (second degree).
  • Second degree (5th year): At the outset, the student enrolls in and fully completes one of our three bachelor's degrees in Communication: Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing; Journalism and Corporate Communication or Audio-visual Communication. Upon obtaining the degree, they can take another of these bachelor's degrees in just one more academic year.
    • Recognition
    • Approximately 150 ECTS credits (according to the degree).
    • All 1st and part of 2nd are recognized.
    • Recognition of some 3rd and 4th subjects.
    • Pending taking
    • Training supplement: introduction and history of the bachelor's degree (intensive before the beginning of the academic year).
    • Compulsory 3rd year degree (mornings).
    • Some compulsory 4th year (afternoons).
    • Bachelor's degree thesis.
    • Compulsory internships for each degree (however, recognition may be requested once the year has begun).
    • Tuition discount
    • Students who enroll in a second degree will have a 30% discount and will pay a maximum of 60 ECTS
    • Recognition of credits between degrees is free.
    • Requirements
    • Have obtained the bachelor's degree in Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing; Journalism and Corporate Communication or Audio-visual Communication at our School.

Highlights
Two bachelor's degrees in 5 years.
Increased career opportunities.
Versatile communicator profile: journalism-advertising, journalism-audio-visual, advertising-audio-visual.
Possibility to take more internships.
Intensive morning and afternoon.

Stages of the admission process

The admission process for bachelor's degree studies at the School is carried out in 4 stages:

  1. Pre-enrollment
  2. Admission test
  3. Admission resolution
  4. Enrollment

Pre-enrollment

Pre-enrollment entitles you to take part in the admission process and can be done virtually or in person.

Online pre-enrollment can be accessed from the pre-enrollment button on each bachelor's degree web page, or directly from here. You need to:

  1. Sign up on the unique registration system and create a username (if not previously obtained) and follow the instructions to completion.
  2. Make a payment of €100 (non-refundable fee for pre-enrollment rights and processing) can be made by credit or debit card, through a secure and confidential BBVA process.
  3. Upload the documentation, through the document repository, before the end date of the pre-enrollment process:
  • ID card (both sides)
  • Certificate of university admission test (PAU, CFGS...) if available at the time of pre-enrollment.

Note: For courses with more than one timetable option, admission is granted by order of conditional enrollment and persons completing enrollment in July, if a timetable choice is still available, must bear in mind that enrollment will be carried out by order of pre-enrollment.

In-person pre-enrollment can be done on-site at the School, by visiting the Student Information and Orientation Service (SIOE) and submitting the following:

  1. Provide the following documentation:
  2. Photocopy of ID card (both sides), passport or NIE residence card.
  3. Photocopy of the certificate of university admission test (PAU, CFGS...) if available at the time of pre-enrollment.
  4. Make a payment of €100 (non-refundable fee for pre-enrollment rights and processing) in cash or by credit/debit card, through a secure and confidential BBVA process.

Admission test

The Blanquerna School of Health Sciences has its own admission tests suitable for the degrees offered and these are held once pre-enrollment is completed. Applicants who pass the admission tests will be able to access enrollment, which remains conditional upon passing the University Entrance Exams (PAU) or completing their higher education training course. The test will be in-person. It will only be taken online if the prospective student resides abroad or in another autonomous community of Spain.

The planned schedule of admission tests is:

  • First test on Wednesday, January 18 at 5 p.m.

  • Second test on Saturday, February 18 at 10 a.m.

  • Third test on Wednesday, March 29 at 5 p.m.

  • Fourth test on Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m.

  • Fifth test on Thursday, June 29 at 10 a.m.

After this date, in the event that there are places available in any bachelor's degree course, new admission tests will be scheduled. The date of this test is assigned upon pre-enrollment and is recorded on the corresponding pre-enrollment receipt, which students can always consult in their document repository. Students who reside outside Catalonia and Andorra and have proven difficulties in taking the test in person on the assigned day may change the date or request to do so online.

The admission test for bachelor's degrees in Communication comprises:

  • Text comprehension exercise.
  • Writing test. Spelling mistakes and expression will be assessed.
  • English proficiency test (not decisive for access, solely to assign a teaching level once the degree has begun).

The admission test for the bachelor's degree in International Relations, the bachelor's degree in Global Communication Management and the double bachelor's degree in Journalism and International Relations comprises:

  • International current and basic knowledge test.
  • Subject writing in English.
  • Grammar test.
  • An oral interview regarding the candidate's experiences, academic interests and general knowledge.

All this joint information determines whether or not the candidate is admitted to the degree. The student must demonstrate an overall English level of B2 in order to be admitted to the degree in International Relations (or the double degree in Journalism) and the degree in Global Communication Management.

For bachelor's degrees in Communication, it comprises:

  • An interview (which will be recorded with the candidate's explicit consent) and a comprehension and writing exercise.

At the start of the academic year, admitted students will have to take an English level test for the degrees in Communication, which will be in-person and will serve to assign the group of the compulsory subject.

For the bachelor's degree in International Relations, the bachelor's degree in Global Communication Management and the double bachelor's degree in Journalism and International Relations, the test comprises:

  • The candidate is given an interview with a language teacher by video conference. The interview is recorded (with the candidate's explicit consent) to be reviewed later by another member of the department or by the degree coordination team, where applicable.

The interview comprises three sections:

  • In the first section, the candidate has the opportunity to provide information about themselves, such as their academic interests, knowledge of languages, activities and future goals.
  • The second section enables the interviewer to gain an understanding of the candidate's level of English and thus ensure that they have the necessary skills to conduct all the activities and tasks that comprise a university degree that is taught entirely in English.
  • The last section examines the candidate's knowledge of current affairs and internationally important events, and the reasons for studying the degree.

All this information determines whether or not the candidate is admitted to the degree. The student must demonstrate an overall English level of B2 in order to be admitted to the degree in International Relations (or the double degree in Journalism). Subsequently, students admitted through the online test who enroll in the degree will be invited to Barcelona to complete the written part of the entrance test and to finish assigning them the corresponding level of English for the first semester. The grades for the compulsory English subjects from which a student is exempt are also derived from the entrance test. Together with the written part of the English test, they also take the current affairs test to assess their knowledge of internationally important events.

Admission resolution

A few days after taking the admission test, students will be informed, via email, of the admission resolution (suitable or not suitable). In the case of being deemed suitable for admission, in the same email students will be invited to enroll during the next enrollment call according to the places available, and instructions on when and how to enroll will be provided.
The criterion used to call admitted students for enrollment in the two enrollment periods (conditional and final) is by order of pre-enrollment. It is important to bear in mind one timetable option may fill up during the (conditional) enrollment period. Admission will be confirmed as final if the student delivers the necessary documentation with their university admission test, entrance exam or CFGS, and completes final enrollment.

Enrollment

Persons admitted for enrollment can choose between two options, depending on whether or not they already have an admission pathway:

  1. Conditional enrollment
    Possibility to enroll in the degree, before having passed the PAU or the CFGS.
    Enrollment will be conditional on the presentation of the corresponding admission pathway.
    This option secures the place and allows the student to choose their timetable, in the case of courses with morning and afternoon options, while places are available.
    In the event that the student does not secure the admission pathway, the enrollment fee is refunded, and they lose their place and timetable selection. If places remain available, applicants can stay on the waiting list until September and their enrollment fee will be held, but they will no longer have a preferential timetable choice.
    If a student does not obtain the admission pathway, the fee paid will be refunded.
  2. Definitive enrollment
    Enrollment is definitive if the student already meets the requirements for admission.
    Upon enrollment, students may secure the places and timetable options available.

Note: The criterion used to call admitted students for enrollment in the two enrollment periods (conditional and final) is by order of pre-enrollment. It is important to bear in mind one timetable option may fill up during the (conditional) enrollment period. Admission will be confirmed as final if the student delivers the necessary documentation with their university admission test, entrance exam or CFGS, and completes final enrollment in July.
Note: The required documentation must be uploaded through the document repository.

Studies can be paid upfront and/or in interest-free installments. If payment by installment is selected, upon enrollment the student will have two business days to pay 50% of the total cost of the enrolled credits, using their chosen form of payment; this payment will not be taken by direct debit. The remaining 50% is split into nine monthly installments, from October to June, payable by direct debit using the bank account number provided upon enrollment. Prices are updated each academic year.

Once payment is made, the corresponding receipt of enrollment can be viewed in the student's document repository and via the student's portal.

Foreign students

For the foreign student admission process, the following considerations and requirements must be taken into account in accordance with the prevailing regulations.

Students must apply to the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) to obtain the credential certifying that they meet the requirements to access university studies within the state education system (UNED Credential). They do not have to sit the University Entrance Exams; however, without the credential they will not be able to enroll in our bachelor's degrees.
The education systems that can be accessed through this pathway are: Germany, Andorra, Austria, European Schools (European Baccalaureate), International Baccalaureate, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, China and Cyprus.

Can access our bachelor's degrees by presenting the convalidation of their Baccalaureate qualification by the Ministry of Education of the Spanish State or the duly authorized Autonomous Communities, as is the case of the Generalitat de Catalunya. Proof of application for convalidation will be sufficient for students to enroll and begin taking a bachelor's degree course, however full enrollment is conditional on convalidation being confirmed. Bear in mind that convalidating studies can take more than three months to complete, so this process should be done in parallel with the admissions process to our bachelor's degrees. If the convalidation resolution is not obtained in the terms requested by the interested party, the results of any exams taken, or the enrollment made as a result thereof, are rendered null and void. For any doubts or queries about the pre-enrollment or enrollment process, please contact the admissions department/academic secretary: [email protected]

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For any doubts or queries about the pre-enrollment or enrollment process, please contact the School's Student Information and Orientation Service: [email protected].

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Course fees are paid in installments without any interest. At the time of enrollment, 50% of the total cost of the credits for which the student is enrolled must be paid*; the remaining 50% is split into nine monthly installments (from October to June) payable by direct debit.

The tuition fee / credit of degrees is regularized each academic year for all courses.

Tuition fee

Tuition fee per credit
€168.23
Total first-year tuition fees for 2023-24
€10,093.80
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