Diploma in Filmmaking

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Diploma in Filmmaking

Map of studies
Diploma in Filmmaking

  • ECTS – European Credit Transfer System
  • OB – Mandatory
  • FB – Basic training
  • FBC – Common Basic Training
  • FBR – Basic Branch Training
  • PE – External Practices
  • RAC – Credit Recognition
  • TFG – Final Degree Project

Course 1

Audiovisual Technique and Aesthetics

Aesthetic keys and narrative concepts extracted from a journey through different milestones of audiovisual culture, from technical and artistic paradigms.

Audiovisual Language

Bases of cinematographic language to understand the operation at the expressive level of a film. Constituent elements of the staging and its incidence on the moving image, to carry out a good audiovisual narration.

Fundamentals of Photography

Approach to cinematographic photography: lighting techniques, introduction to camera management, study of the main types and models of cameras to define the visual style. Learning for the creation of the visual style of a film piece.

Cinematic Sound

Fundamentals of sound in the cinema, through the analysis of the narrative functions of sound and its expressive possibilities. Management of the essential equipment for direct sound capture and sound design and editing bases.

Script and Dramaturgy

Fundamentals of dramatic writing in audiovisual works based on classical structure models as the basis for the creation of the literary script.


Introduction to audiovisual production and the process of making a film, studying the different departments involved, their functions and the relationship between them. Special attention to the members of the production team.


Approach to cinematographic grammar and the bases of audiovisual editing through the use of professional software.

Film Practice I and II

Two film practices shot indoors and outdoors in which, with scripts written by the students, the bases of cinematographic language are worked on and consolidated:
- Film practice I (outdoors): audiovisual piece of 2-3 minutes, shot outdoors and that will be the adaptation of a literary text.
- Film practice II (story in 3'): piece of free creation with a maximum duration of 3 minutes.

Course 2

Audiovisual Trends

Analytical tour of aesthetics of audiovisual art in its different stages, styles, trends and manifestations at a global level, taking into account its cultural, social, economic and political influence. A dialogue between cinematography and the rest of the audiovisual disciplines in order to assess the different visual mechanisms that characterize the medium, rethinking its models of visual expression, its composition and its interference from other perspectives.

Production Design

Study of new models of cinematographic production in national and international markets; legal aspects, needs and obligations of the producer when developing audiovisual projects.


Theoretical and practical tour of staging, acting direction through the definition of tone, rhythm and style of cinematographic works.

Script Workshop

Study of the dramatic forms of contemporary audiovisual language that allow us to approach the writing of literary scripts following the keys of current production. Deepening of the narrative and aesthetic elements through theoretical and practical exercises, reading texts and viewing different materials.

Image Editing and Postproduction

Theory and practice of editing, color grading, creation of visual effects and 2D and 3D composition.

Sound Editing and Postproduction

Basic theoretical and practical training for dialogue editing, foley and mixes.

Photography and Camera

Photography and camera work, with special attention to light and color control, image capture and lighting techniques, and the use of optics, among other fundamental elements in a shoot.

Light Engineering

Use of electrical energy in audiovisual productions, its distribution, connection and handling of devices taking safety into account. Basic lighting tools. Assembly and execution of a traveling shot.

Film Practice III and Final Project

- Film practice III (sequence shot): audiovisual piece of 2-3 minutes with planning in sequence shot.
- Final project (story in 6'): piece of free creation between 5 and 6 minutes.

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