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Education / Master's Degree

Master in Film Directing

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Master in Film Directing

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Program details
Degree: Master's Degree in Film Directing
Modality: On-site, face-to-face sessions
Dates: September 2024
Credits: 60
Language: Spanish
Master's Coordinator: Christian Checa


The Master’s Degree in Film Directing provides students with the knowledge and techniques that will enable them to direct fictional audiovisual works in any format.

Students will learn and carry out the tasks of the director and the other members of the directing team in the preparation, shooting and post-production processes.

They will also gain a global knowledge of the tasks of the other members of an audiovisual production team – director of photography, art director, editor, sound designer, etc. – through the development of directed practical exercises and short films of their own creation, a practice that will be complemented with masterclasses given by professionals in the sector.

Final Master’s Degree Short Films

At the end of the Master’s course, students can submit individual or group short film projects to a pitching session. This session will be preceded by script tutoring sessions during the month following the end of the course period. Depending on their quality, and after selection by a panel of judges, two of them will go on to be produced by ESCAC Films with a schedule and an economic endowment adjusted to the characteristics of the proposals.

Objectives and Skills

At the end of the Master’s Degree, students will be able to:

  • Know and be able to use the mechanisms of audiovisual language to tell stories, regardless of the technological tools.
  • Carry out all the director’s tasks in the production of an audiovisual work: planning, carrying out and supervising the different production processes.
  • Know and be able to carry out the tasks of the rest of the members of the directing team.
  • Have sufficient knowledge, both theoretical and practical, of the tasks of the other departments involved in the production of an audiovisual work (direction of photography, art direction, editing, sound, etc.).
  • Be able to work as part of a team in the production of an audiovisual work, collaborating with others and leading a common project.
  • Have maturity and analytical rigour in the self-evaluation of the work developed, both on a personal level and as part of the team as a whole.

Target Audience

Graduates in Audiovisual Communication, Fine Arts or other university-level degrees related to the audiovisual field with practical experience in the development and shooting of audiovisual projects.

Students from film schools or artistic disciplines.

Students with a Higher Degree in audiovisual project and show production or equivalent.

Professionals with proven experience in the audiovisual sector who wish to switch or update their discipline.

Professionals in the film or audiovisual sector who want to deepen their knowledge of directing.

Admission requirements

Candidates for the Master’s Degree in Directing must present a portfolio as a director, a video pitch, a 600-word statement and CV, as well as a short film:

  • At least one short fiction film
  • Two or more professional audiovisual pieces (music videos, advertising videos, fashion films…) as a director, or
  • Proof of experience as a member of the directing team (script, assistant) of two or more professional productions, or
  • Proof of experience as head of another department (photography, art, editing…) in professional productions and include in the motivation letter the reason for the move to directing.

It is necessary to master the basics of film scriptwriting.
A basic command of Adobe Premiere, Avid or Final Cut is required to be able to edit the projects and exercises.

You can only apply for this Master’s Degree in these three periods:

  • First call: from 1 to 15 November 2022.
  • Second call: from 1 to 15 March 2023 (subject to availability of places)
  • Third call: 1 to 15 June 2023 (subject to availability of places)

Applicants requiring a student visa are encouraged to apply for the November or March call for applications.


Title of studies: Specific Master’s Degree in Film Directing

Minimum duration of studies and credits: One academic year and 60 credits

Syllabus_Master’s Degree in Film Directing

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