UAB

Presentation

The Bachelor's Degree in Audiovisual Communication has been taught for over 40 years at the Faculty of Communication Studies, where many of Spain's top journalists were trained. Students have at their disposal powerful computer and audiovisual facilities, the prestigious Communication Library and General Newspaper Archives, and the chance to do work placements in media, production companies and multimedia groups, which helps them to join the profession on completing the degree.

Audiovisual Communication studies are adapted to the needs of the media world, in constant evolution. This can be seen in the five specialisations that students can take: Theory, Analysis and Criticism; Creation; Genres and Formats; Film and Multimedia.

The training is markedly interdisciplinary, with the aim of introducing students to various areas within the audiovisual world, both in the field of creation and that of management. The teaching staff have broad experience in the profession and enjoy great prestige.

Moreover, the faculty is home to leading research groups and centres in the field of communication studies: The Communication Institute (Incom-UAB), the Observatory on Radio in Catalonia, the Communication and Education Bureau and the Internet Journalism Observatory are some of the organisations set up by the UAB to strengthen ties between teaching and research.

Student Profile

The ideal student for this course should have the following qualities:
- An interest in this field, and especially in audiovisual products (radio, television, cinema, multimedia).
- Ability to work in groups.
- Social and communicative skills.
- Capacity for synthesis, attention and effort.
- Capacity for observation.
- Critical spirit and ability to self-criticise.
- Creativity and imagination.
- Ability to assimilate any kind of knowledge.
- Knowledge of other languages.
A good knowledge of English is required and we recommend that students should have taken the subject Audiovisual Culture in upper secondary school.

Career options

The planning, organisation and management of audiovisual companies, and producing and directing in the fields of radio, television and film are the most customary career paths. Other employment sectors are:
- Publishing.
- Multimedia.
- TV Production companies.
- Internet Portals.
- Company communications departments.

Coordinator and coordination team

Audiovisual Communication Studies Coordinator

Montse Bonet Bagant  ( montse.bonet@uab.cat)
Phone: (34) 93 581 1543

Communications Library and General News Library
Coordinator: Joana Gallego Ayala ( joana.gallego@uab.cat)
Phone:  (34)  93 581 4476
 
RTV Laboratories Coordinator and Computer and Multimedia Spaces
Coordinator: Antoni Vidal Carretero (antoni.vidal@uab.cat)
Phone:  (34)93 581 1536
 
Exchange Programmes  Coordinator
Ana Fernández Viso ( intercanvis.comunicacio@uab.cat)
Phone:  (34)93 581 1795

Evaluation

ECTS methodology consists of continued assessment of all academic work done by students: classwork, practicals and oral and written presentations.

Timetables

Lectures and activities take place in the mornings only (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

Academic calendar

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Learning resources

Learning resources

Faculty of Communication Studies
http://www.uab.cat/comunicacio/
Bellaterra Campus
Pre-enrolment code: 21085
80 places
Number of credits: 240 ECTS
Duration: 4 years
Language: Catalan and Spanish
Price per credit: 35.77 euros.
Classroom-based learning
Period of study: Semesterly (except the Final Project, over one year).
Part-time or full-time: Full-time dedication. Slow track available, with half the number of credits per academic year (30).
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