Double Degree in Journalism and Audiovisual Communication

You will train in journalism and across the multiple platforms of audiovisual communication

Double Degree in Journalism and Audiovisual Communication especially geared towards professionals of audiovisual journalism

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Double Degree in Journalism and Audiovisual Communication in Madrid


Sep 23, 2020


5 years
  • Learning By Doing creating content to be distributed in any format and platform
  • Complete internships in the best companies in the Audiovisual Communications sector

In the PDF you will find:

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

Key Points

Integrated infrastructure with cutting-edge facilities and technology

  • Start date

    Sep 23, 2020

  • Modality


  • Duration

    5 years

  • ECTS


  • Language


  • Campus

    Madrid Villaviciosa de Odón

  • University

    Universidad Europea de Madrid

  • Knowledge Area

    Communication and marketing

  • Study Type


Why study this program?

Top 5

Best Master’s Degree specializing in Communication, according to El Mundo’s 2018 Ranking

Agreements with agencies & media

Agreements with media companies for students to carry out internships

Events and more

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

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  • 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.

These specific rooms are in addition to the facilities of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communications, which since 2011 has an audiovisual content distribution platform, Europea Television, where programs created by students are broadcast.

Additionally, the Faculty has Professional Laboratories which make reference to simulated professional media, allowing the student to integrate their theoretical and practical knowledge in the work process and to develop professional skills for their future employment. ,

International Relations Observatory, university analysis forum and research into international matters in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communications at Universidad Europea Madrid. This integrates the Media Lab structure, Europea Media through a new WEB space which serves as a tool to share content. Students of International Relations and Communications work together with professors and experts and manage the information and experiment with new formats in the treatment and visualization of data. With this innovative academic Project, the faculty advances the design and creation of teaching methodologies in this case relating to the experiential teaching of students of International Relations and similar degrees.


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

Grandes empresas y organismos internacionales nos avalan:

In addition to all the companies with which students can complete internships, numerous companies collaborate in the training of our students in the Degree in Audiovisual Communication: Canon, OBS (Olympic Broadcasting Services), Non Stop People, Radio Televisión Madrid, OndaMadrid, Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España, Sky Sports.

Practical experience: the key to the success of our students:

  • You will complete practical work experience from day one in Europea Media, the professional laboratory where students learn by doing. You will have at your disposal a virtual set, a new television studio, several radio studios and call boxes, editing and creation rooms, photography laboratory… absolutely everything a professional requires in their day to day.  
  • Additionally, during your final year of your degree, which includes 6 ECTS credits of compulsory internships, you will work in companies such as: RTVE, ATresMedia, El País, Huffington Post, Telemadrid, Mediaset, Net TV, Fly Music, Europroducciones, Canal+, Punto Televisión, Perception & Image, Globomedia, Cuarzo Producciones, Mediapro, Zeppelin.


The Faculty of the Degree in Journalism and Audiovisual Communication is prestigious, collaborating with news media and, in many cases, combining their professional activity with teaching.

Mª Elena Gómez Sánchez
Doctor in Information Sciences, UCM. Her teaching and research work covers diverse areas relating to language and news media. She is a Professor of Journalistic Writing at UEM where she currently also coordinates the doctoral program of the Excellence Centers “Values and a Global Society” and “Educational Innovation”. She is the author of approximately 30 communications and presentations presented at national and international conferences, as well as various collaborations in the form of chapters in books and articles in specialized magazines, some of which can be found here

José María Peredo Pombo
Professor of Communication and International Politics, Universidad Europea de Madrid, where he teaches International Political Communication and Exterior Image and Public Diplomacy. Doctor in Information Sciences (specializing in International Relations), Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Graduate in Journalism. His main lines of research are American foreign policy, lobbies and pressure groups in America, Spanish cooperation and international public opinion. He is a Director of Europea Media (the media platform of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication). He has combined his university work with his work as a journalist in different news outlets and analysis spaces (Intereconomía, Telemadrid, RTVE; Diario 16, Política Exterior, Diario Montañés). Analyst at IPRA and Safe-Democracy and of several generalist and specialist news outlets (Diplomacia, Atenea). He has various books and chapters published (the last one in 2014, Compartir una idea de Europa en Europa 3.0 and as a coordinator, “USA 08: las elecciones que cambiaron el siglo XXI”) and scientific articles published in magazines in his area of knowledge.

Javier Díez Romero
Doctor in Communication, Universidad Europea de Madrid and Graduate in Information Sciences (Journalism Branch), UCM. Currently is associate editor of La Sexta News. Previously worked for the News Service of Telemadrid where he was a presenter, headed up special programs and editor. He has also been a presenter for Bloomberg Television, Program Director for Canal Cocina and Editor for Cadena SER-Radio Rioja, Cope-Rioja and Onda Madrid. Since 2005 he is professor at Universidad Europea Madrid, where he teaches, among others, the classes Persuasion and Opinion, Techniques and Strategies in Communication, Political Sciences and Television Laboratory, as well as several modules for the Master’s Degree in Communication and Sports Journalism of the Real Madrid Graduate School, Universidad Europea. He is coauthor of the book Journalistic Writing in Television, published by Síntesis.

José Barrero Muñoz
Doctor in Journalism (CEU). Currently works professionally as an editor for the News Service of RNE having previously worked at Marca, Radio Marca and Since 2003 is professor at Universidad Europea Madrid. Researcher in areas of “violence and news media” and “female sport and the media”. He has completed teaching exchanges and research exchanges at the University of Murdoch, Australia.

David Lavilla Muñoz
Graduate in Journalism, UE, Doctor in Information Sciences, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Qualified Professor by ACAP for Hired Doctors of the Public and Private University. Started his career in RTVE in 1993 and worked in different news outlets, specializing in online platforms. He has also taken on executive roles in several media outlets (radio, press, television and the internet) and in some Spanish consulting companies. Academically is now the leading professor in Digital Communication and New Trends at UE, has taught in different business schools, in different companies nationally and in various Spanish and foreign universities.  Additionally, has completed numerous publications and books about Communication and the Society of Information and Knowledge and is a speaker in different conferences specializing in TIC.

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.

Juan José Ceballos
Graduate in Information Sciences, Journalism Branch, UCM. Has developed his professional career as a radio producer at Onda Madrid (Senior Sound Technician) for 30 years. Is professor of undergraduate and postgraduate subjects linked to the area of radiophonics at UEM and has led the Master’s Degree in Communications and Sports Journalism Real Madrid Graduate School, UEM, for the past two years. He also coordinates Europea Radio, the digital frequency of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication.

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.  

Luis Moser-Rothschild
Doctor in Information Sciences, Universidad Complutense. Has worked in Cinema, Radio and Television since the year 1974. Has directed different projects, such as the UN Audiovisual in the Lisbon Expo 1998. Currently Director of the Master’s Degree in Dubbing, Translation and Subtitling at Universidad Europea Madrid.  Professor of Elocution and Radio at Universidad Europea Madrid. Member of the Academy of the Arts and Sciences of Television of Spain and of the Press Association of Madrid.

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.

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.

Price and advantages Double Degree in Journalism and Audiovisual Communication

921,60 €/month

10 monthly payments

1.200 € reservation fee

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  • You will be trained to become a professional in the audiovisual journalism sector in a highly skilled environment, where practice and the ability to understand new technologies is key.  
  • Learning By Doing practicing with real cases and challenges which will activate your acquired knowledge with active professionals and with all the audiovisual equipment at your disposal.
  • You will gain a close insight into the profession in our communication laboratories where you will complete practical work experience from day one.  
  • You will work, during your final year with your compulsory internship, at companies like RTVE, ATresMedia, El País, Huffington Post, Mediaset, Fly Music, Canal+, Perception & Image, Globomedia, Cuarzo Producciones or Mediapro
  • You will learn through a pedagogical model of teamwork, with the aim of imitating real professional work environments in which collaborating is vital to successfully complete projects.

Career opportunities

Where can I work?

Newspapers, magazines, radios, televisions, digital publications, communication agencies, large companies, production companies… the offer is enormous and the need for qualified professionals is constant.

What employability does the degree have?

High employability, our former students are now part of the decision-making tiers of large communication companies

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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.