ADMISSION TO STUDIES
Objectives of the Qualification
The Degree in Cinema and Audiovisual Media is meant to train future professionals in the audiovisual sector, both in cinema and television, in their various professions. The Degree prepares the students to become directors, art directors, directors of photography, documentary makers, screenwriters, editors, producers, visual effects producers and sound designers.
• Ability to communicate in English
• Analytical and critical skills with respect to visual arts, audiovisual and body languages
• Ability to correctly express ideas, experiences or feelings using non-verbal communication
• Ability to assess the pertinence of the information obtained according to the proposed objectives
• Ability to convert localised information into knowledge apt for assimilation
• Ability to structure and synthesise information, as well as to extract conclusions.
• Familiarity in researching information using various sources (literature, visual arts, newspapers, videos, etc.)
• Ability to manage information and take advantage of the communicative possibilities of virtual networks.
• Ability to use the offsite environments of digital communication for interaction, cooperation and self-learning.
• Knowledge of office tools and audiovisual production tools.
• Creative and enterprising capacity.
• Ethic and social commitment.
• Ability to interact adequately within one’s own socio-cultural environment, as well as to possess a respectful and receptive attitude towards others.
Graduates specialising in Direction must be capable of taking on the highest degree of responsibility in leadership when carrying out an audiovisual project and expressing their personal universe using the expressive techniques of cinematic storytelling.
Graduates specialising in Art Direction must have the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out the design, building and setting up of spaces and decorations.
Graduates specialising in Photography Direction must be capable of taking charge of the lighting design and the creation of atmosphere in an audiovisual work, thanks to their knowledge of the language and the techniques and aids for gaining and handling visual parameters in all types of settings.
Graduates in Documentary Making must be capable of devising and carrying out documentary projects of different genres and formats, which show a certain sensibility, originality and talent in shaping a unique and engaged look with the society and world in which we live.
Graduates in Screenwriting must be capable of conceiving and developing cinematic and televisual fiction formats, both original and adaptations, short or long, through which they are capable of finding their own expression, their own vision of the world and the environment, in order to make good use of them in creation within the framework of a universal audiovisual culture.
Graduates in Editing must be capable of taking charge of the editing and post-production of any audiovisual work, adapting the methods suited to each format, genre and medium.
Graduates in Production must know and be able to carry out the organisation of the production for an audiovisual work, taking into account the specific context when taking responsibility to elaborate a film, from the creative, financial, administrative and social points of view.
Graduates in Digital Production must be capable of producing plans with digital effects through their knowledge of the standard software in the industry, the workflow of production, and the creative processes in the pre-production and design of a production using digital effects.
Graduates in Sound must be capable of taking charge of sound design in an audiovisual work from the conceptual, technological and artistic points of view, from direct sound recording to post-production.
Number of Spaces Available
Global demand and first choice
Year Global Demand First Choice 2010-11 157 104 2011-12 147 113 2012-13 145 108 2013-14 180 172 2014-15 208 203 2015-16 156 153
- Entry pathways, options and minimum grades
• International Baccalaureate + University Entrance Exam (PAU)
• Advanced Vocational Training (with the possibility of sitting relevant sections of the PAU
• Exams for the over 25s, 40s and 45s
• Complete university studies
• Initiated but incomplete university studies
• Foreigners (UNED credentials and minimum grade for entry to a Spanish university)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 7,56 7,14 5 7,91 6,50 6,45 7,516
- Weighting of the Subject Matters in the 2nd year of Bachillerato for Pre-admission into University in the Year 2015 in Catalonia
Weighted at 0.2: Musical Analysis, Audiovisual Culture, Artistic Drawing, Technical Drawing, Design, Business Economics, Art History, Catalan Literature, Spanish Literature.
Weighted at 0.1: Geography, Greek, Latin, Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences Subjects in Bachillerato not linked to the University Entrance Exams of Catalonia.
Weighted at 0.2: Universal Literature.
Weighted at 0.1: Applied Anatomy, Performing Arts, Economics, History of Music and Dance, Language and Playing of Music, Visual Graphic Expression Techniques, Volum.
You can consult information about regulations for weighting of the subject matters, here
- Regulations for Transfers
You can consult information about the regulations for transfers, here.
- Name of the Studies:
Degree in Cinema and Audiovisual Media
- Title upon completing undergraduate studies:
Graduate in Cinema and Audiovisual Media
- Minimum duration of the studies and ECTS credits:
240 ECTS credits
- Structure of the Curriculum:
TOTAL CREDITS BASIC STUDIES CREDITS EXTERNAL INTERNSHIPS CREDITS 240 60 6 OPTIONAL CREDITS OBLIGATORY CREDITS FINAL PROJECT CREDITS 60 96 18
You may consult and download the information on the Curriculum of the Degree in Cinema and Audiovisual Media, here.
OPERATIONAL PLANNING OF THE COURSE
- Learning Resources
Theory classrooms equipped with audiovisual projection equipment:
Almendros Classroom, 102 m2 / Borau Classroom, 93 m2 / Rovira-Beleta Classroom, 75 m2 / Pérez Dolz Classroom, 75 m2 / Classroom 1: 55 m2 / Classroom 2, 55 m2 / Classroom 3, 50 m2 / Classroom 4, 55 m2 / Classroom 5, 55 m2 / Classroom 6, 55 m2 / Classroom 7, 35 m2 / Seminar Room 22, 45 m2 / Seminar Room 23, 45 m2 / Seminar Room 24, 45 m2 / Seminar Room 26, 35 m2
Classrooms with computers:
Terenci Moix Classroom: 42 m2, 12 computers / Isasi Isasmendi Classroom: 42 m2, 15 computers / Vertov Classroom, 50 m2, 12 computers / Gelabert Classroom, 53 m2, 24 computers / Casanovas Classroom, 53 m2, 24 computers / Seminar Room 27, 40 m2, 12 computers
Programs: Davinci Resolve, Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium, Z Brush, Arnold, Nuke-Foundry, Mari-Foundry, 3dEqualizer, Final Cut, Avid, Movie Magic
Seminar Room 26, 39 m2, 12 drawing boards
LPhotograph Laboratory, 34 m2, 12 enlargers
Set 1, 300 m2
Set 2, 150 m2
Set 3, 300 m2
Set 4, 150 m2
Storage area for props and fake walls, 150 m2
Decoration construction workshop, 200 m2
Protools sound editing room 1, 15 m2
Protools sound editing room 2, 14 m2
Sound editing room 3, 41 m2
Mixing room 5.1/7.1, 51 m2
Cybercafé, 12 m2
Editing and viewing room 1, 10 m2
Editing and viewing room 2, 10 m2
Colorimetry room, 20 m2
Warehouse for lighting equipment: 300 m2, with more than 100,000 watts of lighting (incandescent, fluorescent, HDMI, LED)
Direct sound recording equipment: Sound Devices, Tascam, Sensheisser, etc.
Film and video cameras: more than 70
Media Library measuring 125 m2, with 40 work spaces, 7 computers, 10,200 DVDs and 2,000 books
- Academic Calendar
Activities aimed at future students:
• Annual participation at the Education Fair with our own stand and also at the stands of the UB and the City Council of Terrassa
• Organisation of two annual Open Days
• Individualised attention (interview and visit) to the school itself with a prior appointment
• Organisation of informational sessions and activities for groups of secondary school and Bachillerato students at the facilities of the school
• Participation in informational discussions for secondary school and Bachillerato students at their schools of origin
• Promotion of the activities of the school (premieres of End of Degree Projects, etc.) through social networks (Twitter and Facebook)
• Welcome session, in the month of July, addressed to all students admitted into the first year of the Degree: information on the enrolment calendar, necessary documentation, grants, academic calendar, areas and facilities of the centre, advisors, other staff, etc.
• Informational session on the operations and regulations of the Media Library
Students in Education:
Advice interviews. ESCAC students will have two types of advisors: an academic advisor and a specialisation advisor. The academic advisor is the person who they can address in order to resolve or comment on any incident that may affect their regular academic life. The specialisation advisor is the person who can technically advise the students in carrying out their academic internships.
The objective of the external internships is for the students to be able to apply and complement their knowledge acquired in their academic training, and at the same time foster the acquisition of skills that will prepare them to carry out their professional activities.
- General Regulations
You may consult the regulations of the UB with regard to the company internships, here.
ESCAC has a school-company department that is in charge of curricular company internships. The process is as follows:
• The company contacts the school-company department.
• The head of the school-company department meets with the head of the company and assesses the suitability of the internship proposed.
• If the proposal complies with the academic requirements, the company places the request on the website EXCAC
• Interested students send in their petitions and proceed to selection, jointly between the head of the company and the head of the school-company department.
• Once the student is selected, the company fills out a form with the company’s data, the internship advisor, timetables, tasks, etc.
• The agreement is signed and the student begins the company internship.
• The head of the school-company department holds periodic interviews with the student and the internship advisor (in person or on the telephone) in order to check to see that the internship is being carried out smoothly.
• Once the internship is over, the company and the student answer a questionnaire in order to assess the outcome of the same.
- Definition on whether they are obligatory or optional
The subject of Company Internship is obligatory and makes up 6 credits.
- Preview of institutions where internships may be taken
There are more than 430 companies in the audiovisual sector recorded on the website, and in each course more than 100 internship agreements are signed.
During the 2015-16 course 170 internship agreements were made, all of them remunerated in amounts running from 150 to 1000 euros monthly. The companies that currently are the most noteworthy in the sector (DeAplaneta,, Serveis de l’espectacle Focus, Mediaproducción, Arcadia, Las montañas de Canadá, Zentropa International Spain, Avalon D.A, Banc Sabadell S.A, etc.) have had ESCAC students in internships.
FINAL PROJECT OF THE DEGREE
- REGULATIONS ON THE FINAL PROJECT OF THE DEGREE. ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE CINEMA I AUDIOVISUALS DE CATALUNYA, CENTRE AFFILIATED WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA
(Approved by the Academic School Board on 22 March 2012)
These are the regulations by which the Final Project of the Degree (FPD) is regulated for the Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya (ESCAC), according to that laid out by Royal Decree 1393/2007, dated 29 October, which establishes the management of university teachings, and which was amended by Royal Decree 861/2010, dated 2 July, as well as the regulations framework approved by the Governing Council of the University of Barcelona, dated 7 June 2011, as a result of the proposal given by the Academic Commission of the Governing Council. In these regulations, everything is implemented referring to the nature, specificity and characteristics of the FPD corresponding to the Cinema and Audiovisual Media Degree.
- Nature and Characteristics:
The FPD is defined as a project developed collectively, meant to give credit to the advanced achievement of the various skills acquired by the student making up the team responsible for the project, taking part in the design, development and realisation of the same in every respective technical-creative task or function making up their learning itinerary.
There are 18 ECTS credits that make up this FPD.
The responsibility for the establishment of any specific changes that may take place to the conditions of the FPD itself falls on the FPD Commission.
ESCAC FILMS holds the intellectual and industrial property rights of the FPD.
- Organizational Structure:
FPD Commission: As mentioned, the Degree in Cinema and Audiovisual Media must have a specific Commission, nominated by the Academic School Board, and which must include the Head of Studies (as the most senior academic head), the head of production of ESCAC Films (as the person in charge of organisational and logistic control during the continued development of the FPD) and the Department Heads. The duties of this Commission are as follows:
• Creating the Teaching Plan of the FPD subject.
• Establishing the criteria and action protocol so that they may develop the proposal and make the appropriate presentation by handing out a dossier, which must be approved by the Commission in order to be able to comply with the conditions and the calendar they may be assigned to.
• Appointing a mentor for every FPD in order to carry out the appropriate tracking of the same and make sure the project is carried out correctly.
• Providing and programming the conditions under which the FPD will have to be publicly defended in a timely manner, so that the project may be assessed by the Commission to that effect.
• Any other duty to which they may be assigned by the Academic School Board.
Coordinator of the FPD Commission: their skills include presiding over the Commission, as well as entering the marks derived and signing the corresponding minutes.
FPD Mentor: the development of the project must be supervised and mentored, so that the learning process becomes as dynamic and enriching as possible. The people who are in charge of this will be designated by the Academic School Board. Their duties will consist of:
• Making sure the pre-production and planning process prior to the project are carried out correctly.
• Orienting and making any comments they deem necessary in order to allow the project to be developed appropriately.
• Making a final report on everything that occurred throughout the work carried out by the student.
• Taking part in the Commission evaluating the FPD.
• Academic Board of the Faculty: They must approve the Teaching Plan of the FPD subject.
- Enrolment and Evaluation Periods:
The FPD is placed according to the Studies Plan in force for the Degree in Cinema and Audiovisual Media within the fourth year. So that the student may proceed to enrol in the regular time slot of September, they must previously have surpassed a minimum of 162 ECTS credits.
The defence and marking of the FPD must take place within the official evaluation period, even given the complexity of some FPDs, and whenever any cause of force majeure occurs which could be appropriately proven by the team and verified by the mentor, the FPD Commission may allow an extension for the final delivery.
- Mechanisms for Application and Assignment:
Any student that enrols in the FPD subject must make up and take part in the preparation and/or subsequent development of a group project, where they must show their degree of maturity in using the skills acquired during learning and more specifically in the itinerary followed.
The responsibility for assigning a mentor to the FPD falls to the Department Heads and they must have the approval of the FPD Commission.
Every mentor may do the tracking of a maximum of 3 FPDs.
- On the assignment of the FPD:
The FPD Commission makes the definitive assessment of the students of the FPD according to the outcome of the evaluation of the Dossiers given with the proposals. Every student enrolled with the corresponding credits of the subject will be assigned a FPD.
- On the development of the FPD:
The FPD will be carried out with the obligatory tracking by a mentor, who will have to be accountable to the same using a final report where a detailed description is given on the evolutionary progress of the project, as well as an assessment of the outcomes of the same.
The FPD will be delivered by the student accompanied by a final report, which must be completed within the standards established to that effect by the FPD Commission and using the [framework criteria made public by the UB](v. http://www.ub.edu/criteris-cub/ )
- On the Evaluation and Marking of the FPD:
The parameters for evaluation include:
• The report written by the student.
• The final report of the mentor.
• The report and mark given by the Evaluating Commission established in order to judge the public defence of the FPD.
Regarding the Evaluating Commissions:
• They will be nominated by the FPD Commission.
• Every Evaluating Commission will be made up of a minimum of three regular members (one of which will be appointed as chairman of the same), as well as a pair of alternates, chosen among the teaching body of the various departments involved.
• The FPD mentor must be one of the members of these evaluating Commissions.
• The final mark is given by the Evaluating Commission.
• The coordinator of the FPD is the person in charge of signing the corresponding academic record when finalising the evaluation process.
• The Academic Board of the ESCAC is the body in charge of dealing with and resolving the appeal that may be made against the Director of the centre regarding any claim or non-conformity declared with the mark obtained by the student.
REQUEST FOR AN OFFICIAL DIPLOMA
- PROCEDURE TO REQUEST AN OFFICIAL DIPLOMA FOR THE DEGREE IN CINEMA AND AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA AND/OR HIGHER UNIVERSITY DIPLOMA IN CINEMA AND AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA AND DUPLICATES:
(Procedure only for graduates who already have their academic record closed and all of their necessary credits obtained)
1) Go to the URL specified for the diploma that you want to obtain and make the payment for the corresponding diploma (amount established by the University Standard Rates Decree of the current academic year):
• Request for diploma and diploma supplement for a graduate in Cinema and Audiovisual Media (official diploma)
• Request for a Higher Diploma in Cinema and Audiovisual Media (diploma unique to the university)
2) Fill out the information on the diploma request form (you may download the document below) and print the three copies needed.
3) The student must deliver to the Academic Secretary :
• Three copies of the diploma request.
• The proof of payment.
• A copy of the National Identity Document / Passport.
At this time, they may give the student a receipt for the diploma.
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