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COMMUNICATION AND AUDIOVISUAL LANGUAGE
COLOMBIAN HIGHER EDUCATION DATA SYSTEM CODE (SNIES): 14880
APPROVED BY RESOLUTION: 12439 of December 29, 2011
ICFES Registry: 181246580450500111100
Degree Granted: Communication and Audiovisual Language Professional
Duration: 10 semesters
Modality: Daytime courses
Program: Approved

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Universidad de Medellin's Communication and Audiovisual Language program was approved by Colombian Ministry of National Education Resolution in 2012 to train competent professionals in communication problem resolution. Also, they have a creative skill to narrate and transform audiovisual stories through photography, video, television, film, sound and, analog and/or digital animation.

This major is part of the so-called cultural industry, and it focuses on developing necessary professional skills so that graduates may work implementing audiovisual research-creation methodologies in the class projects they produce. All throughout their training, students will make audiovisual products using all the stages of design, pre-production, production, postproduction and evaluation of documentaries, fiction films, television, web series, animation and video clip.

Aware of communication's contemporary trends, our Communication and Audiovisual Language program includes in its curriculum renovation strategic fields of s like production of trans-media and web series contents, and animation as a Line of Emphasis in this program.

Since 2011, we have consolidated short film event and every semester the event projects students' best audiovisuals. at Universidad, de Medellin Theater, and a projection circuit at other theaters and public places in the city. We also count on Channel U as a permanent associate to broadcast and create university contents.

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE

Based on the competencies this program emphasizes, our audiovisual language communicators have a high aesthetic, visual narrative sensitivity, making them qualified to work appropriately and creatively in performing in the audiovisual sector.

Furthermore, they can practice their profession in cultural industries fields as audiovisual production companies, television channels, mass media companies, advertising agencies, publishing companies, electronic information network companies or start their own companies.

LABOR FIELD:

Communication and Audiovisual Language graduates may work in:

• Their own audiovisual production company
• Audiovisual production companies
• Advertising agencies
• Film production companies
• Regional, National and International Television channels
• Mass media companies developing audiovisual web content
• Large and medium companies with communication and audiovisual departments.

FLEXIBILITY

Our communication and audiovisual language students may choose 25 elective training credits. Likewise, they can choose three courses for their Line of Emphasis allowing them deepen their knowledge in Audiovisual Business Administration, Assembly, Animation, Brands, Advertising discourse, Web, Public communication and development management, Public relations, Fair management, events and protocols.

SCHOLARSHIP AND INCENTIVES
Universidad de Medellin's academic disciplinary regulations provide the following scholarships and incentives: Honor roll Scholarships, Excellence Scholarships, Academic Monitoring, and incentives for sports, cultural and artistic activities, research activities and final projects.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

 

 

Credits

Level 1

Written Expression

3

Reading and Analytic Writing Workshop I

2

Introduction to Communication Sciences

2

Graphic Workshop I

2

Aesthetics

2

Photography

2

Principles of Law

2

Total Level 1

15

 

Level 2

UdeM Science and Liberty Lectures

2

Reading and Analytic Writing Workshop II

2

Communication Theories

2

Film History

2

Audiovisual Narrative Workshop           

2

Technological Tools I

3

Photography II

2

Total Level 2

14

 

Level 3

Sports and Cultural Activities

1

Reading and Analytic Writing Workshop III

2

Audience Analysis

2

Film History II

2

Radio

2

Photography III

2

Screenwriting

3

Total Level 3

14

 

Level 4

Elective I

2

Cultural Anthropology

2

Organizational Psychology

2

Literature I

2

Television

2

Technological Tools II

3

Screenwriting II

3

Total Level 4

16

 

 

 

Level 5

Elective II

2

Rhetoric and Argumentation

2

Organizational Sociology

2

Technological Tools III

3

Digital Communication

2

Audiovisual Languages I Television Production

3

Screenwriting III

3

Total Level 5

17

 

Level 6

Elective III

2

Semiotics

2

Quantitative Methods                 

2

Communication Management

2

Sound I

2

Audiovisual Languages II - Variable Plan

3

Screenwriting IV

3

Total Level 6

16

 

Level 7

Line of Emphasis I

2

History and Geography Seminar

2

Communication Research Methods

2

Music Appreciation

3

Sound II

2

Audiovisual Languages III – Documentary Production

3

Executive Production

2

Total Level 7

16

 

Level 8

Line of Emphasis II

2

Communication Law

2

Geopolitics

2

Technological Tools IV

3

Art History

2

Variable Plan

2

Literature II

2

Total Level 8

15

 

Level 9

Line of Emphasis III

2

Ethics

2

Science, Technology, Society and Innovation Seminar

2

Technological Tools V

2

Directing Actors

2

Audiovisual Languages IV – Storyline production

3

Art Direction

2

Total Level 9

15

 

Level 10

Internship, Final Project or Entrepreneurial Project

12

Total Level 10

12

 

CONTACT:
Veronica Heredia Ruiz
Head of the Communication and Audiovisual Language Program
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Telephone: (574) 3405510-3405491