ESCAC’s three-year, 180-credit Bachelor’s Degree in Cinematography, positively verified by the Council of Universities on 11 July 2017, is currently in the process of being phased out. The last graduating class of this degree will complete their studies in the academic year 2024-2025.
From the academic year 2023-2024 ESCAC will offer the 240-credit, four-year Bachelor’s Degree in Cinematography.
With its own methodology based on learning by doing, project work and 900 hours of practice, students will learn film technique and narrative in order to be able to apply it to any audiovisual medium.
This three-year basic training, common to all students, is completed with the 90-credit Higher Speciality Master’s Degree (to choose from one of the 7 disciplines taught at the school: Directing, Art Direction, Cinematography, Screenwriting, Editing, Production, Sound) or with the University Master’s Degree in Film Studies and Visual Cultures.
Until the 2017-2018 academic year, ESCAC taught the 240 ECTS-credit, four-year Bachelor’s Degree in Film and Audiovisual Media. In the academic year 2020-2021, the last graduating class of this degree will have completed their studies.
Objectives of the degree
The Bachelor’s Degree in Filmmaking aims to train students to be able to enter the film and audiovisual sector in general. The degree offers students the theoretical and practical training necessary for professional practice at university level in the areas of work of the degree.
The Bachelor’s Degree provides a basic and multi-purpose training that provides students with narrative capacity through audiovisual language and also basic knowledge and skills in the different trades in the sector. Students must be able to express themselves through audiovisual language as well as know and be able to creatively exercise their different professions: fiction direction, documentary direction, art direction, photography direction, scriptwriting, editing, production, digital production and sound.
It is important for anyone who wants to develop professionally in the field of film to have a solid knowledge in the areas of audiovisual narration, cinematographic crafts, film studies and technology, since knowledge and skills in these areas are necessary whatever the subsequent specialisation of the student and future professional.
The Bachelor’s Degree offers training in these four basic areas of knowledge and provides the necessary basis for access to the Higher Master’s Degree in Cinematography offered by ESCAC, which provides specialised training in the chosen cinematographic profession.
Depending on your previous studies, there are different ways to access the UB’s bachelor’s degree courses. This information, which is constantly updated, can be consulted at: Admission to UB bachelor’s degree courses.
In order to access the first year of a university course at any of the seven public universities in Catalonia, students who have completed the PAU, vocational training courses and the exam for students over 25 years of age must complete university pre-enrolment. We recommend that you visit the website of the Generalitat de Catalunya where you will find permanently updated information on pre-enrolment: University pre-enrolment.
The evaluation of the values and abilities required of future students will be carried out through a Personal Aptitude Test (PAP), the passing of which will be necessary to gain access to the Degree in Filmmaking. The elements that make up the PAP are:
Candidates will submit their portfolio on the established dates. The audiovisual creation test will take place on a specific day and on the basis of specific premises. The personal interview will take place before an examining board at a later date than the audiovisual creation test.
The dates of the PAP will be established each academic year in accordance with the indications of the University Admissions Office. The result of the PAP will be pass or fail.
See timetable and specifics of access to the Degree for the 2022-2023 academic year.
The ESCAC is governed by the UB’s transfer regulations.
Enrolment takes place once places have been allocated by the University Access Office and during the month of July. The centre will contact each student to give them the date and time of enrolment.
Every academic year, the ESCAC offers ordinary scholarships for training for the Degree in Filmmaking, on a competitive basis.
See the specificities and the calendar of the 2022-2023 call for scholarships.
In addition, the student can also apply for:
First semester: 12/09/22 to 03/02/23
Second semester: 13/02/23 to 30/06/23
First semester: 12/09/22 to 3/2/23
Second semester: 13/02/23 to 30/06/23
First semester: 09/01/23 to 03/02/23
Second semester: 01/06/23 to 30/06/23
First semester: 26/06/23 to 7/07/23
Second semester: 10/07/23 to 20/07/23
Public holidays: 12 October, 31 October, 1 November, 6 and 8 December
2022, 1st May 2023
Christmas holidays: 26 December 2022 to 8 January 2023
Easter holidays: from 3 to 10 April 2023
Name of course: Bachelor’s Degree in Filmmaking
Qualification awarded on successful completion of the degree course: Graduate in Filmmaking by the Universitat de Barcelona.
Minimum length of studies and ECTS credits: Three academic years and 180 ECTS credits.
REGULATIONS FOR THE END-OF-DEGREE THESIS AT THE ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE CINEMA I AUDIOVISUALS DE CATALUNYA, A CENTRE AFFILIATED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA
These are the regulations governing the Final Degree Project (TFG) at the Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya, in accordance with Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, which establishes the organisation of university education, modified by Royal Decree 861/2010, of 2 July, as well as the regulatory framework approved by the Governing Council of the University of Barcelona on 7 June 2011.
This regulation implements everything that refers to the nature, specification and characteristics of the TFG that corresponds to the Degree in Cinematography.
ESCAC, through the School-Company department, establishes agreements throughout the academic year that regulate student internships in collaborating centres (companies and institutions). We are in contact with the main companies in the audiovisual sector and each year around 300 paid internship agreements are formalised.
The quality system of the centre takes as a reference the standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area developed by the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and adopted by the European Ministers of Education in Bergen (2005), follows the guidelines established by the quality agencies Agency for the Quality of the University System of Catalonia (AQU Catalonia), the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA) and the Agency for the Quality of University Studies of Galicia (AGSUG) in the AUDIT programme and meets the requirements of the regulations established in the official university education regulations of the Ministry of Education and Science.
The quality system of the centre integrates all the activities related to the quality assurance of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees and deploys the Internal Quality Assurance System (SAIQU) as the instrument to be used both in the design phase of the courses and in the continuous monitoring of these to ensure the achievement of the objectives associated with the training, their modification, if necessary, and their accreditation (VSMA).
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This procedure is exclusively for graduates who have already completed their academic transcript and passed all the necessary credits.
At this point, we will be able to issue the student with the certificate of completion and process its issuance.
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