Bachelor's Degree in Filmmaking (In Spanish)

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Bachelor's Degree in Filmmaking (In Spanish)

Map of studies
DEGREE IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

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  • ECTS – European Credit Transfer System
  • OB – Mandatory
  • FB – Basic training
  • FBC – Common basic training
  • FBR – Basic Branch Training
  • PE – External internships
  • RAC – Academic recognition of credits
  • TFG – Final degree project

Course 1

History of cinema I

Historical tour of art, cinema and TV from its origins to the current digital context, taking into account the cultural, social, economic impact and the relationship of cinematography with the rest of the artistic disciplines. Stages, schools, styles, titles, directors, main films, advances of cinema and television from the beginnings of both media to the end of World War II.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: FBC

cinematographic aesthetic

Introduction to image aesthetics, linked to the currents that have shaped cinematographic art from a holistic perspective. Interferences with other artistic disciplines and cultural studies, from the first avant-garde to the construction of the contemporary imaginary and postmodernism.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: FBR

Assembly theory and technology I

Knowledge of the elements of editing in an audiovisual work. Use of space, time, rhythm, transitions between planes, different logics for splicing the material, etc. Use of the video editing tool for basic audio and video editing and post-production operations.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: FBC

Film script

Approach to the film script and specific attention to dedicate yourself to creation, creative writing and thinking. Theoretical tools to understand the construction of the script, analysis and study of the script of classic and contemporary films.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Professional Ethics and Equality

Collective and interdisciplinary processes and production of one's own project, becoming aware of the expressive tools and the creative capacity and dialogue with other artistic branches. Unity and team responsibility, ethical values, creative freedom and self-reflection.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: FBC

Audiovisual Narrative

Application of narrative techniques that configure cinema as a language: morphology, grammar and expressive signs. Study of the figure of the director and his/her totalizing vision of all the arts to combine the elements of staging: planning, actors/actresses, lighting, scenography, color, sound, music, etc.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: FBR

sound and musical expression

Processes, techniques and technologies for direct sound recording in audiovisual productions and musical concepts related to the narrative of a cinematographic work.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Fundamentals of Photography

Control of light and color, image capture and lighting techniques, the language of optics and framing, etc. Introduction to the management of the tools and expressive resources used in the creation of a cinematographic image, as well as in the work of the camera and photography department in the day-to-day life of an audiovisual production.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: FBR

Audiovisual Production

Introduction to the phases of the production process, from the development of the idea to the distribution and exhibition of the cinematographic work. Study of new models of film production in national and international markets: legal aspects, needs and obligations.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Projects I. Filming of fiction

Preparation, filming and post-production of a short audiovisual work, with the performance of various trades in the departments of production, script, direction, photography and camera direction, sound, editing and post-production. Teamwork.

  • Credits: 9
  • Character: OB

Course 2

History of Film II

International expansion and consolidation of cinema as art and entertainment with the codification of genres, the expansion of realism and the exhaustion of the golden age of Hollywood, the arrival of modernity and symbolism, new stylistic currents, changes in production, technological advances, the impact and influence of TV in fiction and the generational change in North America. Digitization and democratization of cinema.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: FBR

Expanded Cinema

Dialogue between cinema and other artistic disciplines to delve into new poetics and contemporary forms of creation where the audiovisual coexists with the stage, the performative and the experimental.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: FBR

Modern Language

Preparation for the official TOEIC Listening and Reading Test. Learning in groups according to level of linguistic competence.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: FBC

Film Creation and Mise-en-scène

Conceptualization of the audiovisual work from the point of view of the director, giving them tools to work on the style and a coherent staging, the specific syntax of the various film genres and other narrative forms and non-fiction, as well as to direct actors/actresses in the tonal context of the work.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: FBR

The Film Image: Technique and Aesthetics

Relationship of the photography and camera management department with other departments during work processes. Variables in image capture depending on the camera configuration. Referents and photographic styles of cinematography. Camera movements and shooting styles. Safety and health prevention on filming. Lighting design of a scene indoors or outdoors.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Art Direction

Introduction to the artistic direction of cinematographic works to understand what the work of the art department consists of from a technical and aesthetic perspective.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Workshop: Screenwriting for Film and Fiction Series

Deepening of the study of the elements of a script through an eminently practical methodology. Acquisition of the scriptwriting technique by going through the entire process, from the generation of the original idea to the final version.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Production and the Market

Knowledge of the audiovisual market and skills to be able to function in different scenarios.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Editing II: Theory and Technology

Deepening of the narrative, aesthetic and semiotic qualities of film editing, from the laws of classical continuity and the principles of intellectual editing to deconstruction and the new formulations of postmodern cinema. Assembly practice and introduction to digital composition from the knowledge and application of technological tools.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Sound Technology

Introduction to the concepts and technological tools applied in sound post-production for audiovisual works.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Projects II. Filming Fiction

Preparation, filming and post-production of a short audiovisual work, applying the characteristic codes of the different cinematographic styles and/or designing a staging and framing consistent with the narrative, achieving a stylized and plausible piece. Rotation of trades in the different departments.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Course 3

common subjects

Film Analysis

Decomposition and deconstruction of the cinematographic work into its constituent elements and subsequent study of the links that arise between said isolated elements, contrasting them with the sources and texts of interest. Reconstruction of the work through "interpretation", extracting a total or partial signifier from it.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Projects III. Filming Fiction and Non-Fiction

Approach, development and realization of an audiovisual work of non-fiction and of an authorial nature. Preparation, filming and post-production of a short fiction work from the specific skills of each department and trade. Performance of different positions in all departments.

  • Credits: 9
  • Character: OB

Entrepreneurship and Professional Development

Operation and business of the audiovisual industry. The filmmaker as an entrepreneur. Marketing in the audiovisual sector. Entrepreneurship techniques. Entrepreneurship. The strategic plan and the definition of business opportunities. Methodology for the elaboration of the business plan.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Script and direction itinerary

Screenplay Development

Writing a treatment for a fiction feature film or a pilot for a television series following the creative, narrative and structural processes of an audiovisual dramatic work.

  • Credits: 9
  • Character: OB

Contemporary Dramaturgy

Identification, analysis and creation of dramaturgical proposals present in different forms and contemporary artistic stories from an interdisciplinary perspective and with the scenic as a starting point.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Film Directing

Development of the specific functions of film direction, focusing on the point of view, the conceptualization of the ethical and artistic discourse of the work, the construction of audiovisual praxis, style and staging, and leadership in all phases of production. the production.

  • Credits: 9
  • Character: OB

Directing Actors

Knowledge of the main interpretive methods and tools of actors and actresses, as well as the techniques and work processes in pre-production and filming.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Creative Documentary

Immersion in non-fiction cinema with special attention to the narratives of the creative documentary in its different essayistic, observational, experimental and self-reflexive forms.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

The Directing Department

Comprehensive understanding of the pre-production and filming phases for the organization and leadership of all its processes, the preparation of documents that establish a workflow and communication between all departments and compliance with the vision of the director. , according to logistics criteria, optimization of resources and respect for sustainability and health on set.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

The Narrative of Editing

Study of filmmakers who have simultaneously developed a theoretical reflection and a film practice around editing, fostering this feedback capacity in students.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Production Roadmap and Production Design

Production Design

Understanding of production design as the set of interrelated disciplines that allow the embodiment of a diegesis through the construction of physical environments and the recreation of filmic atmospheres as a fundamental support for the narrative.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Film Production

Translation of the script in an economic, functional and organizational structure oriented to the realization of a cinematographic or audiovisual production led by the unifying figure of the production director, who establishes the bases of execution of the project, obtaining the minimum resources and essential for optimizing time and budget.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Distribution and Marketing

Tour of the different phases of distribution of an audiovisual work, learning to develop strategies that address sales, marketing, communication, promotion and exhibition.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Production Technology

Transversal control of the phases of film production through the preparation of scheduling documents, breakdown and production work plan, as well as the optimization of resources linked to the budget creation process and the control of the economic aspects of the project.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Television Formats

Immersion in the different formats and television programs from the perspective of production and its design.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Stage Production

Management of human, material and logistical resources in order to carry out the materialization of a scenic production through the search for a balance between the artistic, administrative aspects and the specific tools that come together in the implementation of a representation live.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Audiovisual Media Law

Audiovisual production from a legal perspective, delving into the acquisition of skills linked to audiovisual law from the very creation of the work to its diffusion in the market.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Audiovisual Media Business

Procedures for creating an audiovisual company, its structure and operation through different business models.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Image post-production and sound creation itinerary

Color Theory and Technology

Analysis of the function of color in the moving image, its psychology and its emotive, aesthetic and conceptual use in the audiovisual work.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Composition and VFX

Software: work environment, processes and tools. Conceptualization and design of VFX for advertising. Technical advice on filming. 3D composition and background creation.

  • Credits: 7,5
  • Character: OB

Aesthetics of Sound

Conceptual approach to the aesthetic and narrative values ​​of sound in the conception of an artistic and/or cinematographic work.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Sound Design

Sound design in audiovisual projects based on technical knowledge and the creative possibilities of editing and mixing tools.

  • Credits: 9
  • Character: OB

Acoustics and Direct Sound

Introduction to the fundamentals related to acoustics and electronics that are related to the generation and propagation of sound, essential knowledge for its capture, recording, treatment and reproduction. Analysis of the different systems and techniques related to audio. Advanced techniques for capturing optimal sound that allow the post-production department to achieve a professional finish.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Audiovisual Media Editing

Management of editing software and application of technical, artistic and narrative knowledge for the assembly of audiovisual works in different formats and genres, reproducing the working conditions and premises of professional environments.

  • Credits: 7,5
  • Character: OB

Postproduction Processes

Knowledge of the processes and protocols of the assembly assistant. Deepening of the tools of the main editing software and post-production workflow coordination procedures.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Photography and camera management itinerary

Direction of Photography I

Specialized knowledge of the concepts and instruments involved in film photography.

  • Credits: 9
  • Character: OB

Camera I

Knowledge of the essential trades, procedures and protocols of the camera department.

  • Credits: 9
  • Character: OB

Light Engineering and Grip

Work processes of the lighting and machinery department based on applied knowledge of electricity, lighting sources and machinery.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Television Formats Aesthetics and Technology

Keys to photography and lighting work in the field of fiction and non-fiction television, understanding the needs and characteristics of each format.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

DIT (Digital image technician)

Analysis and practice of the work of the digital image technician: digital cameras, lenses and cameras in HDTV, digital cinema, DIT station.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Color Grading Introduction

The symbolic, narrative and emotional function of color in the moving image and an introduction to photography after filming.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Course 4

common subjects

Current Trends in Film and Series

In-depth analysis of the new audiovisual languages ​​of the XNUMXst century, focusing especially on Nordic and Eastern European cinema, Asian cinema, Latin American and Spanish cinematography.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Academic Recognition of Credits

Assistance to artistic and cultural university activities, student representation, cooperation in the university field and artistic entrepreneurship.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: RAC

External Internships

Internships in companies linked to the film industry in which students will come into real contact with the operating mode of these companies, assuming various responsibilities and tasks.

  • Credits: 21
  • Character: PE

Final Degree Project

Original, autonomous and personal work carried out under the guidance of a teacher, in which the knowledge and skills acquired during the degree are applied. The work will be developed, defended and qualified individually, and may be elaborated in collaboration with other students when the chosen topic so advises.

  • Credits: 9
  • Character: TFG

Script and direction itinerary

Film Criticism

Understanding and interpretation of cinema from all its dimensions (social, commercial, artistic, narrative, aesthetic, etc.) and development of the ability to assess audiovisual works objectively.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Series Creation and Development

Design of a television fiction series following contemporary creation parameters with the aim of developing a sales dossier and the literary script of the pilot chapter.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Auteur Film Directing

Knowledge of new conceptual tools for the development of the director's artistic personality and awareness of authorial and independent film trends.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Advertising Film Directing

Knowledge of the concepts, techniques and processes of advertising cinema from the perspective of the director - director.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Film Score

Knowledge of the nature, characteristics and expressive functions of music for its participation in the film story as an element of emotional and tonal communication, as well as the tools for creative work with the composer.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Production Roadmap and Production Design

Executive Production

Understanding of cinema as a cultural asset framed in the entertainment industry and the internalization of production in this process through the figure of the executive producer and their work in search of assets and economic resources through means of traditional financing and other alternative sources.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Film and Cultural Management

Identification of the various cultural sectors, their differentiating characteristics and components, as well as the geographical, positioning and sales factors for the different public vectors. Physical and virtual exhibition supports and other multipurpose spaces. Ethical and moral perspective of art, entrepreneurial vision and design of a business plan.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Postproduction Coordination

Understanding of the unifying nature of image, sound and music and visual effects through post-production, as well as the sense of global project of this conclusive phase of production, in search of a balance between creativity and compliance with the schedule and the established budget.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Series Creation and Production

Study of the production processes of a television series from the creation and sale of its dossier to its premiere on platforms or other windows of exploitation.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Image post-production and sound creation itinerary

Composition and VFX for Advertising

Creative immersion in composition/VFX for cinema from the knowledge of applied technology, tools, plug-ins and work processes.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

3D Animation

Basic concepts for the creation and modeling of characters, objects and backgrounds, as well as the physical parameters to provide them with movement. Workflow and work phases in 3D animation projects.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Film Editing

Deepening in the languages ​​and cinematographic forms of fiction and non-fiction, in contemporary audiovisual trends and in the different serial narrative structures from the perspective of editing.

  • Credits: 9
  • Character: OB

Music Production

Phases of musical production. The studio recording session. Specific type of microphone for each instrument. Individual and collective instrumental recording. Voice recording. General concepts of musical composition and arrangements. MIDI systems and sequencers.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Photography and camera management itinerary

Direction of Photography II

Deepening of the concepts of film photography and development of artistic and leadership skills.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Camera II

Theory and practice of exposure in digital cinema and the advanced digital camera. Advanced optics. Camera assistant. Camera assistant. Composition and framing. Advanced filtering on camera. Advanced filming techniques.

  • Credits: 6
  • Character: OB

Advertising Photography Workshop

The conception of the advertising image and its specific work processes in its double aspect of still photography and photography in movement.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Workshop: Lighting in the Virtual Environment

Lighting design of virtual spaces and advanced development of virtual lighting schemes applicable to a real environment.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB

Color Grading and Editing

Immersion in the technical, narrative and creative processes of photography after shooting.

  • Credits: 3
  • Character: OB
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