Journalism in all types of channel: television, press, radio and digital media.
Blanquerna-URL - Plaça Joan Coromines. 08001 Barcelona
School of Communication and International Relations
Studying the Double Degree in Journalism and Corporate Communication and Audio-visual Communication at the Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations in Barcelona is a great opportunity for students who wish to gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed professionally in the field of communication.
The theoretical and practical training in both specialties gives the student access to a wide range of professional options: media, television, cinema, platforms, new digital media and corporate communication departments.
Audio-visual communication has strong social and business roots and is playing an increasingly significant role in our society. This double degree offers numerous professional and creative opportunities in an expanding sector with a great future.
The extensive experience of the School's teaching staff and their permanent contact with professional activity allows us to constantly adapt the content of the course to changes in the digital and mobile ecosystem. At Blanquerna-URL, we teach journalists, communication, cinema and television professionals to the highest standards, with a solid humanistic training, developing the specialized skills which are most in demand in the market:
Journalism in all types of channel: television, press, radio and digital media.
Creation of content and communication strategies for companies and institutions.
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.
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.
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.
A guaranteed future career.
Journalism and Corporate Communication
The course provides students with the skills and knowledge to successfully join the professional communication sector, either in the media or in companies, government bodies and other organizations, where corporate communication plays an increasingly important role.
In a rapidly changing professional field where knowledge is constantly developing, the Bachelor Degree in Audio-visual Communication trains you to respond to the demands of the audio-visual sector.
The student will learn about the specialized areas of each of the degrees:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blanquerna is a university with an international vision. Every year, we welcome students from all over the world wishing to study a full bachelor degree at our center. You could be among them.
|Theory of Communication and Information||6||Core curriculum|
|General Sociology||3||Core curriculum|
|History of Contemporary Thought||6||Core curriculum|
|Language I. Catalan Language||3||Core curriculum|
|Language II. Spanish Language||3||Core curriculum|
|Seminar I. Introduction to Communication||8||Core curriculum|
|Language and Techniques in Image and Sound||3||Compulsory|
|Sociology of Communication||3||Core curriculum|
|Language III. Text Types||3||Core curriculum|
|Seminar 2. Narration||8||Core curriculum|
|Introduction to Advertising, PR and Marketing||6||Core curriculum|
|Introduction to Journalism and Corporate Communication||6||Core curriculum|
|Introduction to Audiovisual Communication||6||Core curriculum|
|Contemporary Political and Social History||3||Compulsory|
|Seminar III. Professional Communication||8||Compulsory|
|Audiences and Markets||3||Compulsory|
|Theory and History of Journalism||3||Compulsory|
|Basic Principles in Design||4||Compulsory|
|Seminar IV. Integral Management of Communication||8||Compulsory|
|Narrative of Audiovisual Genres||3||Compulsory|
|Introduction to Economy||4||Compulsory|
|Corporate Identity and Culture||3||Optional|
|Fundamentals of Script Writing||3||Optional|
|Seminar V: Specialisation in Audiovisual I||8||Compulsory|
|Digital Content Management||3||Optional|
|Development of Audiovisual Projects||3||Compulsory|
|Seminar VI: Specialisation in Audiovisual II||8||Compulsory|
|Final Degree Project I||6||Final degree project|
|Seminar VII: Audiovisual Products and Formats I||8||Compulsory|
|Writing Genres and Formats||3||Compulsory|
|Radio Genres and Formats||3||Compulsory|
|Audiovisual Genres and Formats||3||Compulsory|
|Seminar V. Skills and Competences for Production I||8||Compulsory|
|Development of Projects||3||Compulsory|
|Seminar VI. Skills and Competences for Production II||8||Compulsory|
|Sound Captation and Techniques||3||Optional|
|Final Degree Project II||6||Final degree project|
|Seminar VIII: Audiovisual Products and Formats II||8||Compulsory|
|Structure of the Cinema Industry||4||Compulsory|
|Ethics of Communication I||3||Core curriculum|
|Business and Structure of Communication||4||Compulsory|
|Seminar VII. Specialized Information||8||Compulsory|
|Final Degree Project I||6||Final degree project|
|Free elective courses I|
|Psychology of Communication||3||Optional|
|Ethics of Communication II||3||Core curriculum|
|Trends and Criticism of Contemporary Cinema||4||Compulsory|
|Structure of the TV Industry||3||Compulsory|
|Seminar VIII. Public Relations and Press Office II||8||Compulsory|
|Final Degree Project II||6||Final degree project|
|Reputation, Crisis Communication and CSR||4||Compulsory|
|Free elective courses II|
|Communication, Culture and Spirituality||3||Optional|
|History of Literature||3||Optional|
|You have too choose 6 credits among the Free Electives (I,II)|
The double bachelor's degree has a broad career path, with a highly diverse range of career opportunities both in the media and in companies and institutions.
They are the journalists in charge of teams working for newspapers, television channels and audio-visual production companies, radio stations and programs. The media can be divided into subject areas such as international, politics, economics, technology, culture and sports, among others, led by journalists.
The media can be divided into subject areas such as international, politics, economics, technology, culture and sports, among others, led by journalists.
To host and present news and entertainment programs on television.
Reporting previously obtained and verified information is essential to journalism.
A TV reporter is a professional journalist.
The audio world, both radio and digital, with podcasts, is experiencing a peak.
Ensuring news coverage from different parts of the world is absolutely necessary.
Photojournalists play an essential role by showing reality in images.
The media increasingly demand more and more professionals with digital talent to develop content for platforms and social networks.
Design, layout, infographics and data visualization are among the roles of the journalist.
The growing sensitivity to equality between people has brought about the creation of the figure of gender editor.
Writing opinion pieces is part of the journalist's work.
Journalists also work in verification teams to combat disinformation.
To develop the creative and technical processes used to construct audio-visual fictional and documentary narrative with a distinctive approach.
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.
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.
To develop the creative and technical processes used in scenography and create the visual identity of audio-visual content.
To develop creative and technical processes (camera work and lighting) for the images used in audio-visuals.
To develop creative and technical processes for sound recording and post-production.
To develop the creative and technical processes used to introduce structure and rhythm in fiction and non-fiction.
Hosting and presenting programs
To develop creative and technical processes to construct audio-visual narrative in TV fiction.
To develop creative and technical processes to construct audio-visual narrative in TV entertainment.
To develop creative and technical processes for directing audio-visuals linked to the world of advertising.
To develop creative and technical processes for directing audio-visuals intended to promote the music sector.
To develop creative and technical processes for directing audio-visuals linked to the world of fashion.
Sandra Balsells Cubells
Jaume Benet Busquets
Carlos Miguel Ruiz Caballero
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.
There are a number of different pathways for students to access a bachelor's degree at the School:
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.
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.
The admission process for bachelor's degree studies at the School is carried out in 4 stages:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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 interview comprises three sections:
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.
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.
Persons admitted for enrollment can choose between two options, depending on whether or not they already have an admission pathway:
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.
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]
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.
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