Film Production

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Film Production

  • Host University

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Communication Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, Radio - Television - Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    1. Knowledge and understanding of producing and production aspects of audiovisual communication and its
    development in contemporary society.
    2. Knowledge of theoretical concepts and foundations related to producing audiovisual works.
    3. Knowledge of fundamental legal and legislative requisites for the production of audiovisual material in a broad
    range of contemporary production formats.
    4. Ability to structure a production model based on analysis of funding sources.
    5. Skill and aptitude in budgeting, scheduling and managing audiovisual production.
    6. Ability to analyze and identify producing and production criteria based on existing audiovisual productions.

    1. Audiovisual production in contemporary society.
    2. Theoretical concepts related to the process of audiovisual production.
    3. Legal considerations in the process of audiovisual production.
    4. Key funding sources for European and North American audiovisual production.
    5. Budgeting strategies and models for audiovisual production.
    6. The role of the executive producer and project development.
    7. Analysis of specific production models and of the artistic-commercial duality within the audiovisual industry.

    1. Theory classes:
    Presentation of the fundamentals of producing, legal and legislative requisites for the production of audiovisual
    works. Independent producer strategies and industry production methods. Skills: 1, 2, 3, 4.

    2. Practical workshops:
    Studio workshops in audiovisual production. Analysis of sample works and practical exercises to develop
    knowledge of established production techniques. Skills: 5, 6, 7.

    3. Student work:
    Study and tutorial consultation of theoretical and practical aspects of audiovisual production. Skills: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

    Development, production and presentation of a practical audiovisual project involving understanding of location
    management, financing, scheduling and production variables in the audiovisual industry. Presentation of final
    documentation for the chosen project. Skills: 5, 6, 7.

    Final exam worth 60% of the final course grade.
    Course work and assignments worth 40% of the final course grade.

    % end-of-term-examination: 60
    % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals): 40

Course Disclaimer

Please note that there are no beginning level Spanish courses offered in this program.

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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