|Length of program||4 years|
|Timetable||Morning or afternoon|
|Internships||Mandatory, elective, extracurricular|
|Application||From October 30 to July 1, 2019|
When you study for a Degree in Audiovisual Communication at Blanquerna, you will train as a professional in the field of cinema, television and the new digital media. You will do so at a high level of excellence, and by the end of your training, you will be able to excel in the world of audiovisual communication.
The Degree in Audiovisual Communication covers three areas:
Below you can find the 6 most distinguishing characteristics of the Degree in Audiovisual Communication at Blanquerna.
Our students of audiovisual communication have access to last-generation installations such as 2 television studios, 15 professional cameras, 12 digital video post-production rooms and a multimedia lab.
Our students have direct and constant access to equipment for video recording, editing and directing. They do so by carrying out audiovisual projects they create, develop and present periodically.
At Blanquerna we have chosen this method because it is essential that students understand right from the beginning how to use the tools they will be using in future. By doing so they quickly adapt to the rhythms and habits required in the field of audiovisual communication and can enter the labour market with stronger foundations.
Lectures in the Audiovisual Communication Degree are given by specialists and researchers in communication. In these classes, students are given the theoretical bases for each of the specializations.
It is important to note that most of our professors are professionals who also work outside the university.
We strongly believe in this methodology, as the theoretical knowledge that students receive is compared to and updated with the reality of the industry today. You can see the full list of our staff here.
Seminar classes are one of the pillars of our training. Students are divided into groups of a maximum of twelve, and spend 6 hours a week with an outstanding professional in the audiovisual sector acting as their tutor. Thanks to this method, the tutor can personally follow up each student’s progress, and students have direct access to the communications industry from the very first year.
In the third year of Audiovisual Communication, the student will work on scriptwriting, production, direction, etc. Together with compulsory internships, this will allow the student to gain a wide knowledge of how the working world functions. In the fourth year, students choose two specific seminars, according to their professional orientation. By the end of the course, students will have worked on an audiovisual production (a documentary, a short fiction film, an advert or video clip, or a TV program) that will serve as a letter of presentation when looking for a job.
Internships are compulsory and are carried out in the third year. It is an essential complement to the student’s academic background and is the first contact that the audiovisual communication student has with the world of work. The student has the opportunity to work alongside the top professionals in the country. Our School has agreements with the major media companies, such as Massa D'Or, Filmax, Toma78, Zoopa Films, Batabat or Canada Films, among others. You can read the full list here.
Compulsory internships usually last 6 months. The student is assigned a person from the company where they will be working, who will be in charge of him/her and in constant contact with the seminar tutor. This ensures that the two professionals can better direct and guide the student's first professional experience.
In the final year, students have the opportunity to do a second round of voluntary internships for 6 more months.
The School offers students in the fourth year the opportunity to participate in international programs. We have bilateral agreements with universities throughout Europe, in France, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Turkey among others. We also participate in various exchange programs for students, teachers and administrative staff with the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia and Africa.
The Final Degree Project (FDP) in audiovisual communication is a 4th year course and one of the most important subjects of the degree. It is carried out during the last year and is essential for obtaining the degree. The work is done outside teaching hours and is coordinated by a professor. It is one of the most important subjects that students take because once completed, they are in a position to work on any national or international audiovisual production.
Barcelona is the great plateau of Europe: the ideal place to study Audiovisual Communication. Each year, on the streets and corners of Barcelona, an open Mediterranean city, people from all around the globe come together in our city, where more than 2,000 professional audiovisual pieces are filmed annually.
Therefore, studying Audiovisual Communication in Barcelona, at Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations, located in the heart of the city, is the best choice for young students who want to learn and immerse themselves in the audiovisual world.
Barcelona is also home to more than 200,000 university students, who come from around the world to study at one of the best educational and architectural environments on the planet. As if this were not enough, outside the city of Barcelona there are endless possibilities With the Pyrenees, the Costa Brava and the Ebro Delta nearby, Barcelona is much more than a destination city; it is a gateway.
Students who want to study Audiovisual Communication at Barcelona have the technological recording and editing equipment available to them, offered by the School. Why study in the most photogenic city in Europe, with great monuments on every corner, if you can not record, discover and capture it through the lens of a camera?