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Studies Bachelor’s degree in Filmmaking
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Studies Bachelor’s degree in Filmmaking

Bachelor’s degree in Filmmaking

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COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING FOR A BOOMING INDUSTRY

Four years of training in language, esthetics, and audiovisual narrative for the development of your technical, artistic, and intellectual skills. An eminently practical learning experience with projects tutored by the best professionals in the industry.

You will get to experience the tasks and responsibilities of all departments, thanks to a job rotation system to end up specializing in what you like most: screenwriting & direction, production and production design, image & sound postproduction or direction of photography & camera.

Practice the work of cinema and audiovisual professionals in the real facilities, and conditions of the industry.

Grado en Cinematografía y Artes Audiovisuales

Delve into the different film genres and styles: TV series, documentaries, film essays, or video arts.

Respond to the demand for professionals resulting from the new audiovisual boom of TV series, cinema on digital platforms, and web environments.

Title
Bachelor's degree in Cinematography
Duration
240 ECTS (4 academic years)
Number of available spots
150 spots
Campus
TAI School of the Arts Madrid
Format
In-person
Start
September 2023
Branch of knowledge
Arts and Humanities
Language
English
Timetable
Mornings and/or afternoons

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STUDY PLAN

In each school year, you will lead and collaborate in projects tutored by active professional teachers, and you will get to experience working in different audiovisual trades.

IN THE 1ST AND 2ND YEAR, YOU WILL ROTATE BETWEEN THE ROLES OF THE ESSENTIAL DEPARTMENTS IN AN AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION COMPANY: direction, screenwriting, script, production manager, art direction, sound, editing, photography direction, or camera operation.

IN THE 3RD AND 4TH YEAR, YOU WILL FOCUS ON THE AREA OF CONCENTRATION THAT YOU ARE REALLY PASSIONATE ABOUT: screenwriting, direction, production, photography, and camera direction, editing and post-production, or sound and music.

Year 1

History of film I
Film aesthetics
Editing I: theory and technology
The film screenplay
Professional ethics and equality
Audiovisual narrative
Sound and music expression
Fundamentals of photography
Audiovisual production
Projects I. Filming fiction

Year 2

History of film II
Expanded cinema
Modern language
Film creation and mise-en-scène
The film image: technique and aesthetics
Art direction
Workshop: screenwriting for film and fiction series
Production and the market
Editing II: theory and technology
Sound technology
Projects II. Filming fiction

Year 3

Screenwriting and directing itinerary

Screenplay development
Contemporary dramaturgy
Film directing
Directing actors
Creative documentary
The directing department
The narrative of editing
Film analysis
Projects III. Filming fiction and non-fiction
Entrepreneurship and professional development

Production and production design itinerary

Production design
Film production
Distribution and marketing
Production technology
Television formats
Stage production
Audiovisual media law
Audiovisual media business
Film analysis
Projects III. Filming fiction and non-fiction
Entrepreneurship and professional development

Image and sound postproduction itinerary

Color theory and technology
Composition and VFX
Aesthetics of sound
Sound design
Acoustics and direct sound
Audiovisual media editing
Postproduction processes
Film analysis
Projects III. Filming fiction and non-fiction
Entrepreneurship and professional development

Direction of photography and camera itinerary

Direction of photography I
Camera I
Light engineering and grip
Television formats aesthetics and technology
DIT (Digital Imaging Technician)
Color grading introduction
Film analysis
Projects III. Filming fiction and non-fiction
Entrepreneurship and professional development

Year 4

Screenwriting and direction itinerary

Film criticism
Series creation and development
Auteur film directing
Advertising film directing
Film score
Current trends in film and series
Academic recognition of credits
External internship
Undergraduate thesis project

Production and production design itinerary

Executive production
Film and cultural management
Postproduction coordination
Series creation and production
Current trends in film and series
Academic recognition of credits
External internship
Undergraduate thesis project

Image and sound postproduction itinerary

Composition and VFX for advertising
3D Animation
Film editing
Music production
Current trends in film and series
Academic recognition of credits
External internship
Undergraduate thesis project

Direction of photography and camera itinerary

Direction of photography II
Camera II
Workshop: advertising photography
Workshop: lighting in the virtual environment
Color grading and editing
Current trends in film and series
Academic recognition of credits
External internship
Undergraduate thesis project

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Student profile

Individuals endowed with awareness, creativity, and commitment who are willing to explore opportunities to develop their technical, artistic, and intellectual capacities.

Students who enjoy and dedicate themselves to “workshop” work, capable of also developing a creative personality, and a team vision intrinsically associated with cinematography.

Future professionals who want to take their passion for cinematography to the next level through official university studies, thus giving themselves the qualifications to not only practice a profession, but also to be able to embark on a career in academia/research.

Requirements

An academic orientation interview must be conducted, and you must meet the requirements of one of the admission routes:

Official Spanish University Entrance Exam (PAU), Vocational Training qualification, or a certification of other studies carried out in Spain.

Applicants with a non-EU secondary school diploma are required to get their degree officially recognized.

The UNED credential is necessary for students from the European Union in possession of an International Baccalaureate.

Professional outings

TODAY, EVERYTHING IS AUDIOVISUAL. WE LIVE IMMERSED IN THE CULTURE OF COMMUNICATION AND ENTERTAINMENT. The film and TV series industry is at its peak, thanks to new digital platforms (such as Netflix, Movistar, HBO, and Amazon Prime) and an incessant demand for audiovisual content.

Concentration in Screenwriting and Direction

Fiction screenwriting for film & TV, magazines and reality shows, showrunning, scripts for multimedia projects, televised events and galas, dialogue writer, script analyst, specialist in literary adaptation, film direction, coordination of audiovisual projects, production of TV series, advertising, documentaries, 1st and 2nd assistant director.

Concentration in Production and Production Design

Executive production, director of production, production manager, stage manager, management of audiovisual companies, management of audiovisual and multimedia projects.

Concentration in Image & Sound Postproduction

Editing of fiction for film and TV, coordination of post-production, VFX supervision, post-production, animation, special effects or color technician, color grading, head of sound, sound design, foley artist, mixing, ADR editing, miking, dialogue editing, sound engineering, or music production.

Concentration in Direction of Photography & Camera

Direction of photography, camera operation in film and TV, first and/or second assistant camera, video-assist, DIT, tracking shot director, TV set lighting, gaffer, and/or electrician.

Teaching

Teaching and/or academic research.

Academic projection

Internships at companies

TAI offers extracurricular internships always accompanied by tutorials and with prior preparation that gives students the opportunity to work in world-class companies.

Annex

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