Degree in Audiovisual Communications

At the cutting edge of the emerging sector of communications.

If you believe in the power of images and are interested in new formats and digital tools, we provide you with the knowledge to create content and tell stories and spread messages.

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you
Degree in Audiovisual Communications in Madrid


Sep 23, 2020


4 years
  • Become an elite professional with our syllabus adapted to the new needs of the field.
  • Choose one of our new specializations: Fiction, New Media and Broadcast.

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you

Key Points

Creating content, we tell stories

  • Fecha de Inicio

    Sep 23, 2020

  • Modalidad


  • Duration

    4 years

  • ECTS


  • Language


  • Campus

    Madrid Villaviciosa de Odón

  • Universidad

    Universidad Europea de Madrid

  • Área de Conocimiento

    Communication and marketing

  • Tipo de Estudio


Why study this program?

Media Lab

Europea Media is the professional laboratory for “learning by doing”

Agreements with agencies & media

Agreements with agencies and communication departments for internships

More than 100 events

Seminars and conferences organized with the collaboration of key companies in the sector

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New access profile and degree access routes.

Access Requirements

The following students will be able to access the degree studies in accordance with the access requirements established in Royal Decree 1892/2008 of the 14th of November and applicable legislation in force, specifically:

  • Obtain the qualification of “pass” in the University Access Exams, in accordance with current legislation.
  • Obtain the qualification of “pass” in Access Exams for students over 25 and 45 years of age.
  • Higher Technical Degrees, Higher Technical Degrees in Fine Arts and Design and Higher Technical Degrees in Sport.
  • Graduates, Technical Engineers, Architects or Graduates.
  • Baccalaureate students from educational systems within the European Union and other countries who have reached international agreements with Spain may access the Degree as long as their educational system allows access to University.
  • Students from other countries that do not have an international agreement with Spain in place must first have their studies officially recognized and complete the university access exams.

Those over the age of 40 may also access the Degree if, despite not having a degree allowing access to university, can prove employment or professional experience that is relevant to the degree to which they wish to apply.

Amongst the prior information offered to students interested in this degree is the recommended access profile, serving as a guide to join these university studies.

Admissions Process

The admissions process to study some of the Degrees at Universidad Europea follows a simple process that basically consists of filing certain specific documents, completing an admissions test and is completed with the official registration of the student.

Financial Aid

At Universidad Europea we have a complete system of financial aid available to you to ease your education payments. Some examples are: 

  • Flexible payment options.
  • Financial Aid for early payment
  • Financial Aid for continuing studies.
  • Financial Aid for simultaneous study.
  • Financial Aid for having a family member at Universidad Europea.


Universidad Europea has signed various agreements with financial entities to help you finance your studies. 


During the year 2012-13, over 1.100 scholarships worth over 5 million Euros were granted to students at Universidad Europea.

  • Scholarships from the Centro Profesional Europeo de Madrid
  • Official Scholarships from the Spanish Ministry of Education
  • High Achieving Students Program (Programa TOP)


With a clear vision aimed at academic excellence, our campus offers a varied offer of degrees centered around professional and skills development. To this end, we have facilities that stand out because of their innovative design as well as for adapting to the needs of the working market, in a way that students can access the professional world from day one.

In Madrid we have two University campuses (Villaviciosa de Odón and Alcobendas).

Additionally, for the degrees in Communication, we have specific facilities designed to be cutting edge in terms of communications systems.

  • Virtual set

Set in which you can download different settings created in 3D and interact with the set design. It has three robotic cameras, Ultimate embedding, Cue, Wireless microphones, light control and positions for the virtual set operator and their animations.

  • Television studio

Prepared for the completion of multicamera programs, it has three camera channels and one dolly, which communicate via intercom with the production control and LCD monitoring and a multiscreen system.  It has AutoCue for the voice-over of broadcasters to camera and speed control via pedal. The studio has Chrome in order to practice completing deep in-lays. In the Production Control, the cameras can be controlled via CCU, with lighting, sound, DVE and mixer. Students complete their own programs (news, contests, debates…) launching their headlines, news blasts and pieces from VTRs, videos on the server or direct lines with other rooms such as the virtual set or situated in the same room.  

  • Radio studios

There are three recording studios and call boxes with work stations which allow the automation of the emission, recording, editing and sound file management with the most used software in current media platforms, AudioPlus. Additionally, there are other reproduction sources available such as CD, minidisk, digital recorders, telephone lines and RDSI, all controlled from professional radio tables with between 12 and 16 channels. Each one of the studios has internet access and the common newsroom with access to news agencies and tv signal for national television stations. These studios record all kinds of radio programs (debates, interviews, magazines, advertisements, sporting events…).

  • Infography and multimedia room

Here all issues relating to the development and application of new technologies for different digital communications are addressed. Work takes place for different platforms such as the internet, mobile phones, interactive television and creation of virtual sets. For this, there is software available such as Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, Flash, Dreamweaver, InDesign, 3D Max 2013 and Cinema 4D.

  • Graphic design room

In it, different activities to acquire the basis of graphic design and advance in different areas of advertising (creativity assisted by computer and packaging), creativity in web pages (not just from a technical point of view but also from a strategic and creative one) and print media. It has the most used programs in these areas such as Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, among others.

  • Information and digital photography room

Equipped with the necessary technology to professionally retouch photographs, opaque and film scanners, printers, graphic tables and specific software to work with images and digital cameras. 

  • Video, audio and musical creation edition rooms

2 rooms for the postproduction of video and audio, with the most used software in television and in production companies. They have 20 and 26 computers respectively, with work stations with Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer and Protools 10, sound desk for voice-overs and materials in HD, such as SD and P2 readers or firewire to cameras HD, HDV, DVCPro or DV. There is also musical creation software such as Logic, Sibelius and Cubase.

  • Photography

In the laboratory, photographs are developed and the film and paper are worked on and special photographic manipulation processes take place. The laboratory has 14 individual work spaces of 35mm, of medium and large format.

  • Postproduction booths

There are 4 booths for group projects with iMacs with all the necessary software such as Final Cut Pro X, Motion, Compressor, Avid Media Composer, Adobe CS6, Sibelius, Logic and Cubase. From the room, images can be read onto cards for HD material or connections to cameras by firewire. There are high resolution video monitors to check on the screen the result of the film. The high quality of this equipment makes it the ideal room to work on the postproduction of audio and video documentaries and short films, as well as being the ideal place to create headers and intros.

  • Dubbing studio

Soundproof room where students can practice dubbing, recording and mixing their own songs with musical groups and create soundtracks for television and cinema. To this end it has the most used software for audio editing, Pro Tools 10 HD, with a surface control of C24, equalizers and signal processors.

Additionally, there is a distribution platform for audiovisual content distribution, Europea Televisión, where the pieces made by the students are broadcast as part of their practical training.


If you are coming from outside of the Region of Madrid and would like to undertake the on-site full-time program, you can find accommodation in line with your needs: near to campus, safe, comfortable, in an academic setting, with good services, quality furnishings, etc. Thanks to the two student halls that Universidad Europea has, both located on campus and with capacity for 550 people, with all domestic, academic and safety needs ideally suited to a student.

These student halls are destined both for students or for those teachers or personnel who may need accommodation at some point: scientific, artistic or cultural exchanges, or even for any other person whose stay is directly or indirectly related to the University.

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Collaborating companies

  • Collaborating Companies: Olympic Broadcasting Services, Radio Televisión Madrid, Academia de las Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas, Sky Sports.
  • We have a chair of Audiovisual Media with Mediaset España, with specific training programs and research projects.


The prestigious faculty of the Degree in Audiovisual Communications collaborates with news media, production companies and in many cases, professionals who combine their professional and academic activity.  

Rodrigo Mesonero Izquierdo
Doctor in Communication with a Specialty in Europe, UEM. Has developed his career as a journalist in media outlets such as Paramount Comedy Channel or ABC newspaper. Has also worked as a screenwriter for the production companies Globomedia  (Aída, 7Vidas) and Miramón Mendi (A ver si llego). Has worked in different fiction and entertainment programs for the production companies Videomedia and Cuarzo. Currently combines the development of independent audiovisual projects with teaching at Universidad Europea where he teaches classes in screenwriting, production, and television production. Director of the Master’s Degree in Digital Journalism and Social Networks. Has participated in the international screenwriting workshop SOURCES2 (2011), organized by the program MEDIA of the European Union, with the feature film The Explainer. Completed a three-month research exchange at the University of Malmo where he researched transmedia narratives. Has also been a visiting professor in Maastricht and Nicosia.

Javier Pérez Sánchez
Doctor in Communication (UEM). Graduate in Audiovisual Communication. Licensed by CAP, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares. His prior teaching experience includes working as a professor of training courses on Camera Operation, editing in Avid and After Effects, professor of UAX in Engineering and Telecommunications. Additionally, has developed different positions in media outlets: producer on Sportmania (Canal+), Antena 3 Televisión and in FOX International Channels. Director of Sports on regional television and CEO of the Group V.E. Producciones. Currently professor at Universidad Europea Madrid and Director of Europea TV.

Ángel Fernández Fernández

Doctor in Communication, UEM. Graduate in Fine Arts, UCM. Master’s Degree in Digital Journalism and Social Networks, UEM and Master’s Degree in the Development of Internet Applications, CICE-UPM. Has developed his professional career as a multimedia designer completing work for clients such as Fiat, Alfa Romeo, New Holland and El Mundo among others. Since 2005 is a professor of various subjects relating to graphic design and multimedia and aesthetics and digital culture. His line of research relates to interactivity, the visualization of information and the cultural impact of new technology. He has completed a research exchange lasting three months at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, USA. 

Juan Luis Moreno-Baquerizo Balsera

Doctor in Fine Arts, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Professor at UEM since 1997. Has participated in several art exhibits for Arte Público (Coslart, Coslada Madrid. Festival de Arte en la Calle, Alcorcón. Madrid) and in several art shows (Circuitos, Comunidad de Madrid. Generación 2000. Ex, Universidad Complutense. Infomanías Ninfografías, Ayto de Madrid). Has participated in research projects for BADACAM (Didactic tool for the multilingual development of terminology in the audiovisual communication field, financed by Universidad Europea de Madrid), Communication and Digital Culture and Photography in the Spanish Transition. Combines his teaching work since 1992 with professional activities. His main lines of research center on the construction of the artificial gaze at the start of the third millennium and the critical approximation of banks of photographic images as well as the study of applications of digital technology in photography.

Fernando José Ávila Bercial

Doctoral student in Communication in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communications, UEM. Master’s Degree in Digital Journalism and Social Networks.  Professor of Audiovisual Communications. Has worked for 15 years in different national and international television stations, having worked as a news producer for 3 years at Televisa. During these years he also worked on the most important social and political events: Peace Summits, Elections, Natural Disasters, Political Crises, etc. Special correspondent for over 10 years, covering conflicts in Somalia, Yugoslavia,  Rwanda, Kenya, Zaire or Russia, among others. As special correspondent has interviewed Yasser Arafat, Fidel Castro, Simon Peres, George Bush, Bill Clinton, Mijail Gorbachov, Vladimir Putin, Jacques Chirac or Kofi Annan, among others. Has covered important sporting events such as Olympics, World Cups or Champions Leagues. Editor of several documentaries and news reports. Has directed two Master’s Degrees:  Master’s Degree in Documentary Production, Reporting and new types of Audiovisual Multiplatforms, UEM // Master’s Degree in International Photography, UEM-Santa Fe University of Arts and Design. Professor on the Master’s Degree in Communications and Sports Journalism, Real Madrid Graduate School. Professor on the Master’s Degree in Motion Graphics- Prisa TV, Universidad Europea de Madrid. Awarded the Antena de Oro for Spanish News Correspondent for the documentary "El camino de Santiago". Televisa.

José Sánchez Sanz

Doctor in Audiovisual Communication and higher degree in Composition, Harmony and Instrumentation and Orchestra Direction. Has worked in the musical composition environment for audiovisual media in all its fields; cinema (La Pantalla Herida, Faraday, The Symmetry of Love, 15M. Excelente, revulsivo, importante, H6 diario de un asesino, Hobby, Entre Abril y Julio, Menos que cero), advertising (Ministerio de Sanidad, Telepizza, Chapas PSP, Itinere, el valor de las infraestructuras) and Television (Durban, Smart City, Inside Coca Cola, El Mundo en dos ciudades, Especial The Walking Dead, Protegiendo los océanos, Eva y Kolegas) receiving 11 awards for his work. Has also dedicated himself to creating orchestral arrangements for albums including Cardiopatía Severa for the band Ellos, as well as the accompaniment on keyboards for different bands and soloists (El Hijo, Ellos, Mirafiori, Anthony Reynolds). Has collaborated in different Master’s Degrees at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares and Universidad Carlos III as a specialist in music for audiovisual mediums. Designer of the Degree in Musical Creation, Universidad Europea de Madrid, as well as professor and co-director of the Master’s Degree in Creative Musical Production, Universidad Europea de Madrid. Visiting professor at Santa Fe University of Art and Design where he collaborated with the music and cinema schools.

Javier Vidaurreta Uguina

Doctor in Communication and Graduate in Audiovisual Communication, UEM. Since September 2015 is Director of the Master’s Degree in Communications and Sports Journalism at the Real Madrid Graduate School, UEM and coordinator of spaces and laboratories for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communications since October 2004. He collaborates actively with the academic coordination team and provides support to the department in matters relating to the teaching materials budget, investments and project development. As a professor, has taught the subjects Seminar on Recording and Video Editing, Communication and Audiovisual Information, Audiovisuals I, Systems and Equipment for Videorecording, Audiovisuals in Advertising Mediums, Editing and Postproduction, Workshop on Television Programs, Television Reports, All News on Television, Entertainment Technology, Audiovisual and Cinematographic Technology and has been director of different end of year thesis projects. Professionally, he collaborates with television and video production companies as camera operator, mixer, production assistant and set designer. He completed an Erasmus exchange at the University of Bilgi (Istambul). His main line of research centers on the implementation of active methodologies in university education.


The faculty is made up of seven professors, six of whom have doctorates.

Price and advantages Degree in Audiovisual Communications


10 monthly payments

1.200 € reservation fee

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  • Media Lab: professional Laboratory to learn by doing

The communication media of Universidad Europea and main platform for updates between students and for the university community where you will be able to complete your practical experience from day one. Integrates television, radio, press, advertising agency and translation agency.

  • Practical, useful and real training - Challenge Based Learning

A professional in Audiovisual Communications must face challenging situations in the professional world from the start. Through our “Challenge Based Learning”, the student uses all the skills acquired from day one in real cases, with active professionals and with all the facilities at your disposal. The permanent collaboration between Universidad Europea and companies in the sector makes it possible, additionally, to complete complementary internships.

  • A recognized and prestigious faculty

You will learn at the hands of active communications professionals with a wide range of experiences both professional and academic. All are here to foment your creativity and to share their knowledge so that your training may be as multidisciplinary as the profession you have chosen demands.

  • A syllabus in line with new needs,  

With lessons oriented at acquiring the levels of specialization the sector demands (Fiction, New Media and Broadcast) with practical experience and the technical equipment at your disposal from day one guided by active professionals.

  • Former students at the forefront

Our former students are now part of the decision-making boards of large companies and communications groups.

Career opportunities

Professionals able to react to the immediacy of content creation for new formats and channels

  • Cinema and television production companies.
  • Media outlets.
  • Digital content companies
  • Radio stations.
  • Director, screenwriter and audiovisual producer.
  • Audiovisual producer and manager.
  • Visual and sound production and postproduction.
  • Researcher, teacher and expert in visual studios.  

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Admission process

1. Documentation

To begin your admission process, the first thing to do is book your appointment online or by calling 91 740 72 72.

  • Selectividad card showing eligibility status
  • Two photocopies of your ID
  • Academic record file transfer 
  • Proof of payment of the Admission fee before or on the date of appointment

2.  What does the admissions test consist of?

  • Skills and abilities test
  • General knowledge test
  • Language assessment test
  • Personal interview

When will you know you’ve been accepted?

You’ll find out the result of the admissions test via an admissions letter that you’ll receive by email. If you have any doubts or queries, you can contact our Admissions Department for New Students at

3. Reserve your place

Along with the admissions letter, you will receive an envelope with information about official registration. It is recommended that in order to reserve your place, you should respond within 7 days of receiving the letter.

4. Registration

All students joining the Universidad Europea for the first time, wanting to study a degree, must open a file with the university, prior to registration. The Department of Admission for New Students will provide the candidate with all the documentation and forms to complete their registration.

Convalidations and transfers

You don’t have to carry on doing something you don’t want to. For this reason, we have designed specific convalidation and university transfer plan. If you want to know your personalized plan, as quickly and easily as possible, send us an email to along with the following documentation:

  • Personal academic certificate of the original degree.
  • Study plan sealed by the Secretariat of the center of origin.
  • The academic program of the subjects studied and/or enrolled in the original degree.
  • Officially translated degree certificate (only in the case of foreign graduates)

In case of requesting recognition for professional experience, you will be required to provide;

  • Work life certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Company certificate, only in those cases where it is necessary to prove the functions performed in the company, or in cases of students with international professional experience who cannot provide a work-life certificate.

For any questions, you can contact our advisers by calling 91 834 34 35.

Scholarships and grants program

We’re here to help. If you want to study at Universidad Europea, you have a number of internal and official scholarship options to apply for. In addition, we provide comprehensive Financing and Discount options

Professional practices

Internships in companies are a key element in your education. Acquiring experience and putting into practice what you have learned on your degree is the best way to enter the labor market. There are two types of internship, curricular (which are included as part of your program) and extracurricular (which you can do on a voluntary basis).

In order to carry out an internship in a company, you’ll need to have passed 50% of your credits and register before you start the internship. Both the company and a professor on your course will monitor your progress on the internship as well as providing an evaluation at the half way mark and upon completion. 

If you want to gain extra work experience before finalizing your university studies, you are welcome to carry out extracurricular internships. You can carry them out in whichever year of your studies you choose but we remind you that internships are formative and should complement your studies. The more theoretical knowledge you have acquired throughout your degree, the more you will benefit from the internships.