Studying at the CEU UCH means choosing a University which is different both in the ‘what’ and the ‘how’. We offer a combination of experience and innovation. It is about being truly international and yet with strong local roots. In short, we can offer you everything you need to be whatever you want to be.
What makes us different?
1. Bilingual training
If you would like to study both in English and in Spanish and enhance your future professional profile, you can study the first year of your degree in English and then complete the rest of your degree in Spanish. There are specific study paths to meet different needs:
- For students who are not native Spanish speakers: the study program for the first year is entirely in English, except for 15 ECTS credits (which these students will undertake in the second year). Instead of undertaking these 15 ECTS credits in the first year, you will undertake a Spanish language module to help prepare for you for the next stage of your studies in Spanish.
- For native Spanish-speaking students: the study program for the first year is entirely in English, except for 15 ECTS credits, which will be undertaken in Spanish.
2. Our expertise and our record
We have been providing high-quality training in communication for more than 30 years and we have played a significant role in the industry's development. For more than 30 years, we have been providing cutting-edge training to communicators who are passionate about their profession. For more than 30 years, we have been at the forefront of the sector. That is why we know that the media universe has never been in better health. That is why we are as passionate as you are about the digital world.
3. Cutting-edge facilities
Give your creativity free rein and take full advantage every day of the cutting-edge facilities available to you as you put together your projects. At your disposal at the CEU UCH, you will have the Audiovisual Production and Multimedia Centre: TV studios, audiovisual production rooms, recording studios, radio studios, photography studios, darkrooms, specialized computer rooms, and all the latest technology. You will have everything you need to make the world sit up and take notice of your creativity and initiative. Throughout your time studying with us, you will be able to call on all the resources you require to complete your training by participating in professional competitions and festivals for short film, cinema, photography, music, journalism or advertising.
4. A real-world focus
The world has changed, and with it, the way future professionals must be educated has also changed. That is why you will receive an education which is practical and applicable to the real world from day one, with a range of additional programs and certificates which will help you to kick-start your career in the best way possible when you graduate.
- While studying for your degree, you can also, free of charge, study for a Certificate in Sports Journalism (Título de Experto en Periodismo Deportivo), which will give you the best possible introduction to this specialized area of sports communication and journalism on the radio, on TV, in the press and on social networks.
- You can also study for the Certificate in Political Marketing and Communication (Título de Experto en Marketing y Comunicación Política), which builds on the transferable skills you will learn on your degree program and gives further insights into one of the main areas of interest for journalism graduates. You can hone your skills in public speaking and political discourse by using our TV studio and our tools for political marketing and election campaign planning.
- You could also study your Bachelor's Degree in Journalism alongside a Certificate in Fashion Communication (Título de Especialista en Comunicación de Moda), which seeks to produce skilled professionals trained in the use of new media and communication techniques. You will then be ready for work in this highly specialized and innovative field - one in which experts in marketing and communication are in ever greater demand. The program for this certificate is taught by a range of prominent industry professionals and it includes a variety of external activities and visits to companies and major industry events.
- Boost your Professional Skills: during your degree, you will need to use the IT tools now employed by industry professionals. Not only will you graduate knowing how to use them, but you will also have certificates as evidence of the skills you possess: a Certificate in Graphic Design and Web Design (202 hours: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Flash, Wix) and a Certificate in Audiovisual Editing (42 hours: Avid).
5. The international dimension
Every day at the CEU UCH you will be surrounded by students from more than 70 countries: in the globalized world we live in, that is a big advantage for you. Build relationships and synergies with people from across the world and broaden your horizons. As a CEU student, you will benefit from free Spanish classes on campus, as well as a large number of practical training programs and international study visits (such as to the Agencia EFE news agency in Paris, Lisbon, Geneva, or Athens, or in European media organizations such as El Ibérico in London).
6. Dual degrees from a University specializing in them
If stories and communication are what you care about, regardless of their format or purpose, whether it constitutes news or something else, why fight the urge to explore all aspects of this? Do what you are passionate about without ruling anything out. The CEU Cardenal Herrera University has always been at the forefront of offering students such opportunities. We specialize in offering dual degrees and we make it easy for you: we arrange compatible timetables, customized study paths and, of course, you will not have to pay double the price. Check out the information below on dual degrees - our specialty.
- GC1. To possess a comprehensive vision of humanity in its inherent and transcendental dimension.
Students who achieve this competence will possess a disposition to seek out the truth, via different fields of knowledge, regarding human nature and personal dignity, as shared by all men and women, with a particular concern for its ethical and moral implications.
- GC2. To examine contemporary society and culture in a rigorous manner.
Students who achieve this competence will have acquired the methods with which to understand and assess contemporary society and culture, based on a rigorous examination of today's world and its historical roots, taking into account the Social Doctrine of the Church. This will enable them to participate responsibly in society in a peaceful manner and working for the common good.
- GC3. To express oneself appropriately in Spanish
Students who achieve this competence will be able to express themselves appropriately and understandably in Spanish, both orally and in writing. Students can also choose whether to study the course of Lengua (Language) in Valencian or in Spanish.
- GC4. To express oneself fluently and effectively in English or another foreign language.
Students who achieve this competence will possess the skills to communicate fluently and effectively, both orally and in writing, in English or in another EU language.
- GC5. To comprehend and analyze complex propositions critically, in the context in which they occur.
Students who achieve this competence will be able to distinguish, define and establish the relationship between the basic concepts and premises on which any argument is based, while also being able to summarise and rephrase their content, in a critical fashion, setting them within the scientific, political, organizational or media context in which they occur.
- GC6. To resolve problems via the application of knowledge.
Students who achieve this competence will be able to use the knowledge they have acquired to resolve problems or state an opinion on them, whether the issue in question is of a theoretical, practical, moral or technical nature; and they will be able to do so in a reasoned, prudent, concise and sympathetic manner.
- GC7. To gather and interpret relevant data on which to base an argument.
Students who achieve this competence will be able to establish a hypothesis and plan how to test it: obtaining, interpreting and selecting the appropriate data, describing the method undertaken and the results obtained and then providing a reasoned argument based on these results.
- GC8. To communicate information, ideas, problems, and solutions.
Students who achieve this competence will be able to plan a communicative process, taking into account the subjective and objective environment in which this is to take place and to implement this in a professional manner, with regard to both content and presentation, while making effective use of a range of communicative resources.
- GC9. To possess an entrepreneurial spirit to ensure the success of different projects, working in an autonomous, professional and skilled manner.
Students who achieve this competence will be able to design a project plan and to implement it in a timely fashion, showing both perseverance and flexibility, by anticipating and overcoming the obstacles to its success and making changes to the original plan as necessary, while using their professionalism to turn setbacks into opportunities to learn and improve.
- GC10. To form an effective part of a team and to lead such a team.
Students who achieve this competence will be able to perform effectively in teams and organizations and to show leadership, by contributing assertively and respectfully to the definition, planning, and implementation of the proposed objectives.
- GC11. To negotiate and administer agreements.
Students who achieve this competence will be able to negotiate, administer and act as an intermediary in the implementation of agreements in situations of conflict, or where there is a clash of opposing interests, in order to reach the fairest and most appropriate solution for all. They will do so while seeking the mutual comprehension and acceptance of legitimate points of view and ensuring that all parties can assert their rights.
- GC12. To be willing to undergo personal sacrifice for the sake of the quality and excellence of one's work.
Students who achieve this competence will have taken on board the concept that personal sacrifice is necessary for the work of real quality.
- SC13. To know the historical, philosophical, social, political and cultural foundations of social communication.
Students who achieve this competence will be able to identify and understand the principles on which social communication - understood as the contextual framework of journalism - is based and which structure it, i.e. the foundations which define and condition the profession, enabling it to exist.
- SC14. To know the methods and viewpoints present in different areas of research into social communication.
Students who achieve this competence will be able to identify and understand trends within social communication and their effects on society.
- SC15. To know the media environment in Spain, across the world, and for the Church.
Students who achieve this competence will know the companies and organizations which form part of the social communication and information industry, understanding their structures, working methods, and regulatory policies and the effects that different models can have on society.
- SC16. To know the historical, philosophical, social, political and cultural foundations of contemporary society.
Students who achieve this competence will be able to identify and understand those factors which cause and shape contemporary events in society and take them into account when providing others with information, including them in news items so that readers, listeners or viewers can set the news within its appropriate context.
- SC17. To create, plan and implement news projects.
Students who achieve this competence will be able to search for, select, analyze, organize and shape information for publication across a range of media.
- SC18. To communicate appropriately across the full range of media.
Students who achieve this competence will be able to provide information in a manner appropriate to the traditional media - text, photography, infographics, radio, and television - and to the new forms - multimedia, interactive media, and hypertextuality.
- SC19. To locate and administer sources, documents, and specialist content to produce news.
Students who achieve this competence will be able to search for, find and develop specialist material related to current issues and transform this into meaningful and useful information for a particular target audience.
- SC20. To be aware of the importance of journalism as society's central resource for knowledge regarding contemporary society and any assessment of it, and to be aware of the responsibility that comes with this.
Students who achieve this competence will be able to understand that, right across the different areas of the profession, journalists can have significant effects on the perception of reality, the shaping of ideologies and decision-making throughout society, which entails great responsibility when taking professional decisions.
- SC21. To adopt as an essential value of professional journalism the social function of information, as formulated by general legal principles, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Social Doctrine of the Church.
Students who achieve this competence will be able to work as professional journalists in the light of a culture of peace, democratic values and respect for human beings in accordance with the general principles, rights and obligations enshrined in the Spanish Constitution, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the documentary corpus of the Social Doctrine of the Church.
Being a journalist today involves being passionate about knowing what is going on in today's world, being enthusiastic about telling others about it and having the conviction that this contributes to making society better. The Spanish Government's White Paper on Bachelor's Degrees in Communication mentions four types of career opportunities for graduates:
- Journalist across a range of media
- Corporate communications or press officer
- Lecturer, researcher or consultant in communication
- Portal manager and content editor
Journalists can use their skills in:
- Traditional media: press, radio, and television
- Online journalism
- News agencies
- Press and corporate communications offices
- Communication consultancies
Career opportunities for those undertaking the Certificate in Fashion Communication (Título de Especialista en Comunicación de Moda) are:
- Marketing and public relations officer for fashion brands
- Junior executive at public relations and advertising agencies
- Junior executive in specialist fashion and showroom public relations agencies
- Creative at specialist public relations agencies for fashion
- Community manager for fashion brands
- Relationship manager dealing with media, stylists, and influencers. Fashion brands' press offices and showrooms
- Event planner and manager in the fashion industry
- Personal shopper and image consultant
- Fashion journalist
- Fashion blogger/Instagrammer
- An executive at companies specializing in managing relationships with influencers and fashion brands
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