The bachelor's degree in Audiovisual Communication prepares audiovisual professionals for a variety of roles: director, scriptwriter, producer, visual and sound production and post-production designer, researcher, specialist in corporate communication and community manager.
The bachelor's degree in Audiovisual Communication offers comprehensive training in the skills needed to thrive as an audiovisual professional. Students learn to use the technical tools that are needed to create content, and acquire practice in planning and implementing innovative audiovisual projects, in various formats and supports (audiovisual, radio, sound, text and digital). The subjects of this degree promote entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity through project-based learning. The programme also encourages participation in documentary and fiction film festivals, as well as contests for new audiovisual formats, and it fosters initiatives with social impact. Likewise, it promotes the training of professionals with critical and analytical skills, capable of studying and understanding the media and audiovisual products within the social, economic, political and cultural structure of which they are part.

Basic information

TypeBachelor's degrees
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Information and Audiovisual Media
Branch of knowledge
  • Social Sciences
Mode of delivery


Number of places available

45 (excluding double degrees)

Length of course4 academic years
Language(s) of instructionCatalan 63,9%, Spanish 34,6%, English 1.5%
Admission grade

11.514 (July 2023, start of process, via official entrance examinations/vocational training)


Approximate price per credit18,46 €
Compulsory placementsYes
Course detailsIndicators

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Objectives and competences



Basic and General Competences

  • Commitment to ethical practice.
  • Capacity for learning and responsibility.
  • Teamwork skills.
  • Creative and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Concern for sustainability.
  • Communication skills in foreign languages, particularly in English.
  • Command of information and communication technologies.
  • Capacity to apply the knowledge acquired to the workplace in a professional manner and to come up with and defend arguments to solve issues in the area of study.
  • Capacity to gather and interpret data relevant to the area of study to make judgements that include a reflection on social, scientific or ethical issues.
  • Capacity to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Capacity to show and apply the learning skills required for further study with a high degree of independence.
  • Capacity to apply strategies and methods aimed at increasing the market share of information units, services or products.


Specific competences

  • Capacity to understand and reflect on the fundamental principles of audiovisual communication.
  • Capacity to analyse or interpret audiovisual discourse and its communicative aims.
  • Capacity to produce scientific and academic texts on audiovisual communication.
  • Capacity to develop curiosity and creativity for use in the analysis and creation of audiovisual products.
  • Capacity to understand the continuous evolution of audiovisual communication and to adapt to its changes.
  • Capacity to analyse, understand the theoretical principles of audiovisual languages and models and to apply them correctly.
  • Capacity to identify, analyse and apply narrative mechanisms of audiovisual productions.
  • Capacity to understand the functionality of audiovisual and multimedia devices and to use them correctly.
  • Capacity to plan and manage technical, financial and human resources in relation to audiovisual and multimedia projects.
  • Capacity to produce audiovisual and multimedia content.
  • Capacity to acquire a global perspective on the audiovisual market and to suggest strategies for the distribution of audiovisual content.
  • Capacity to adapt to different work environments within the area of audiovisual communication.
  • Capacity to manage the legal and ethical framework of professional activity.
  • Capacity to apply research methods to different areas of audiovisual communication.


Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the bachelor's degree in Audiovisual Communication, applicants may have backgrounds including any of the upper secondary pathways, advanced vocational qualifications or other pre-EHEA (llicenciatura) degrees, fundamentally in social and legal sciences, arts or humanities.

Access requirements and conditions

Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain.

Applicants holding higher educational qualifications from a university outside Spain should consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications to find out about specific admission requirements.


Students that have studied abroad and who wish to study at the University of Barcelona may be admitted to EHEA bachelor's degree courses. Procedures for gaining admission will depend on the qualifications held by each applicant.

For further information about admission, consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications.


As a general rule, at the UB you will be required to enrol online via the Món UB portal. To find out the date and time you have been assigned, check the specific information for your course. Remember that you can lose your place if you do not enrol on the day you have been assigned.

Academic information



Support and guidance

Pre-enrolment information and events


Course curriculum

Subjects and course plans

Distribution of credits

Basic training 60
Compulsory 126
Optional 30
Compulsory placements 12
Compulsory final project 12

List of subjects

Subject Language Type Credits
Final Project Annual Compulsory final project 12
Audiovisual Project 1st semester Compulsory 6
Placement 1st semester
2nd semester
Practices 12

Pathways and specializations

Audiovisual Communication
Check the planning of the different pathways of the degree

Previous years


Placements are supervised by tutors and subject to assessment.They are therefore included in the academic record.  There is also an option to complete non-curricular placements of up to 500 hours, which can be extended to 900 hours. For both curricular and non-curricular placements, an educational cooperation agreement is signed between the UB and the company, institution or other organization at which the placement will be carried out.

Institutional information

Career opportunities

What can you work on ?

  • Directing, scriptwriting and audiovisual production. Directing, scripting and production tasks across diverse audiovisual media and genres. Video recording and editing, sound processing, image processing, animation, multimedia production, transmedia storytelling, art direction, direction of actors and dramatic composition.
  • Production and postproduction design. Design of aspects related to sound, image and graphic composition in the various stages of audiovisual production and direction.
  • Audiovisual production and management. Design, planning, optimization and organization of the technical, human, legal and financial resources involved in audiovisual production. Project management, marketing, intellectual property, law and compliance, audiovisual documentation, content management, planning, organization and management of audiovisual enterprises, production management in radio, television and cinema, and online audiovisual and multimedia production.
  • Research and consultancy in audiovisual media. Specialized tasks in research and analysis of phenomena and processes in audiovisual communication, its relationship with culture and society, and new audiovisual formats and technologies.

Access to the labour market

Data from the university system in Catalonia

Contact us

Faculty of Information and Audiovisual Media

Melcior de Palau, 140 – 08014 Barcelona

Secretary: 934 035 770 – 934 035 771
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