Media Technology

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Media Technology

  • Host University

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Communication 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. The basic understanding of technology concepts involved in filming and TV.
    2. Developing skills and abilities for working with video cameras and sound equipment.
    3. Developing skills and abilities for working with digital video editing and digital postproduction equipments.
    4. Developing skills and abilities to work with a professional audio-visual team.
    - Digital video.
    - Equipments and formats: film, video and TV.
    - Lights techniques.
    - Sond techniques.
    - Video edition Software.
    - Safety rules working with the technical elements.
    - Lectures: Learn the basic knowledge about audio visual technology. 1 ECTS.
    - Practical classes: Techniques and work routines with camera and audio recording, video editing and post-production techniques used for video and television. (1.5 ECTS).
    - Student Work: Students will read papers and teaching materials, and they will pass test about video and audio recording techniques from theoretical-practical contents developed in the lecture and practical classes. (3.5 ECTS).
    Continuous assessment system based on the development and delivery of work in due time and form, as well as
    class participation and assessment exercises given by the teacher (up to 50% of final mark). Those students who
    have not been eligible for continuous evaluation system will have the right to the final exam or to the examination of
    the extraordinary exam if necessary.
    Exam: up to 50% of the total grade.
    The student's active participation in the practical and theoretical classes will be assessed for the purpose of
    improving the overall grade.
    % end-of-term-examination: 50
    % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals?): 50
    - Dancyger, Ken (2007): The technique of film and video editing. History, Theory and Practice. 4th Edition. Focal
    Press: USA. ., ., .
    - Lyver, D., & Swainson, G. (1999). Basics of video lighting. 2nd Edition. Focal Press: Great Britain.

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.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

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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