BA of Cross Media Studies will adequately prepare graduates to enter the job market as professionals, specialized and technically prepared to work in cross media creation and comprehensive production, with organizational and manageable functions in all kinds of interaction means and media.
School: ERAM Cross Media College Method: At the institution Location: Gerona (Spain) and UK Type: Bachelor Course fee: Enrollment Fee 1500 €, Tuition fee 4080 €, Third year (8.500-9.000 pounds)
BA requirements for admission are: The application form that student can download from the web or fill in on-line. - Certified copy of official Secondary School and Academic transcript. - A competent English working knowledge. - Purpose or Motivation letter. - Bank statement - Copy of the passport + 2 passport photographs - On-line/PDF portfolio.
English Language Requirements The following test specifies the English language competence for academic studying required: - B-2.1 or IELTS: Minimum 6.0 or - TOEFL: (paper based)-minimum 550 or - TOEFL: (computer based)-minimum 213 or - TOEFL: (internet based)-minimum 80 or - GCE: C or GCSE: C or FCE: A or CPE: C or CAE: C or SAT: 510 or ACT: 21 or APIEL: 3 or EAP: C or GMAT: 600 or ELPtT: 956 or GPA: 3 or IB English Language: 5. If the applicant has reached a good English level, but has not met these certifications, ERAM College may conduct an English exam to evaluate the applicant’s performance.
Scholarships Every year ERAM offers one for full tuition fee to a contest winner and one for half tuition fee. Applications are treaded on a case by case basis.
Accommodation The school is located in Salt, an area where finding a reasonable priced accommodation is quite easy. ERAM College supports students in during this procedure.
The competences of theMultimedia, Audiovisual and Entertainment are the “ability to”:
> Analyze complex situations and design strategies to solve them, while integrate different methodologies.
> Use creativity to find appropriate solutions for singular problems.
> Work in a multicultural and interdisciplinary group, teamwork capacities.
> Evaluate one’s own activity and learning and developing strategies for improvement.
> Developing the capacity for analysis, synthesis and critical assessment, identifying and explaining the causes and context.
> Analyzing the ethical implications of professional activity. Methodologies like Problem Solving, Conflict Mediation and Negotiation, Improvement and initiative, or Critique Capabilities and Assertiveness will be implemented in each studio case shaping the Competences Educational Model.
If you plan to study in Spain you have to apply for a student visa in your country before your departure. If the duration of your studies is less than 180 days you will obtain a visa indicating the period of 180 days and you can remain in Spain no longer than 180 days but there is no additional authorization required. If your studies last for more than 180 days you must contact the local authorities to acquire a student residence card (Tarjeta de autorización de estancia por estudios). It should be applied for within 30 days of arriving in the country. This "Spanish Student Residence Card" is valid a year on an initial permit, which can be renewed, and lasts up to 5 years.
First year is about exploring ideas, develop creative capacities, learn the fundamentals through a range of media and processes provide a solid basis for a global and critical understanding of cultural and social reality and gain design-thinking capacities.
Understanding and applying software for design, interactive design, sound and digital video, integrating digital content into interactive applications, learning how certain programs works as well as hardware components and network structures and also learning animation with characters and scenarios are just some of the learning outcomes.
At this level students specialize the tools and techniques for cross media production. The maturity and self-awareness allows students to chose and develop a personal career path.
Takes place in the UK University where students can choose their speciality through a Final Project. Putting in practice all the knowledge acquired during the previous years is required to drive and manage a project, with the help of different professors, consultants and professionals, treating it like a real professional experience of their future activity.
Forth Year (Optional)
If students choose to return to ERAM after their graduation and have the opportunity to attend an additional year either in the Spanish ERAM course or in our affiliated University in China or in another University in the EUA and therefore getting a double degree in Multimedia and Audiovisual. This year focuses on a deeper approach on multimedia and audiovisual developing the skills to be able to work in more complex projects.
Course description in Cross Media Studies
Degree: Multimedia, Audiovisual or Design (Northampton university)
Credits: 180 ECTS (UK degree)
3 years = 2 SPAIN+1UK
1ST YEAR: GLOBAL DESIGN. 60 ECTS.
Induction week: Visual Biography
Module 1: Research & critical thinking capacities. 18 ECTS
Audiovisual languages (3)
Media analysis: media audiences / media sociology / media interaction / new media technologies (4)
Media and audiovisual communication (3)
Semiotics (Theory and analysis of communication and images) (2)
Culture trends (2)
Design thinking & Conceptual thinking (2)
Module 2: Tools (Technical skills). 22 ECTS
Editing, theory and technique (4)
Digital sound design (4)
Audiovisual technologies (2)
Computer skills (Digital image processing / Vector drawing platforms) (4)
Cameras and lighting operation (4)
Module 3: Communication & strategic creativity. 12 ECTS
Graphic design (2)
Digital Photography (2)
Creativity: methodology and techniques (2)
Creativity: processes and implementation (2)
Communication Skills (2)
Module 4: Practical projects. 8 ECTS / Interdisciplinary approach
Project methodology (4)
Project management and production (4)
2ND YEAR: CROSS MEDIA STUDIES. 60 ECTS.
Students, depending on their specific interests and in co-ordination with their tutor, start to create their path choosing within the subject offers, although some classes are still compulsory.
During this year, they also become progressively more independent and start to build up the portfolio that will reflect the professional context where they wish to practice in.
Module 1 : Research & critical thinking capacities. Workshops 15 ECTS
Marketing techniques (2)
Management and production (2)
Way finding (2)
Information Design & Visualizing Data (3)
Systems & Information Design (2)
One of the following as optional:
Electronic Digital Application (2) / Ads production (2) / E-Marketing (2) / Virtual cultures (2)
Module 2: Tools &Technical skills 18ECTS
Vector animation platforms (2)
Programming languages (4)
Web technologies and design (3)
Interactive design (2)
Interactive content (2)
Interactive editing (2)
One of the following as optional: Multimedia scripts (3) / Video graphic scripts (3) / Multimedia technologies (3)
Module 3: Communication & strategic creativity: 16 ECTS
Brand and Image identity design (3)
One of the following as optional:
New media technologies (2) / Emotive Type (2) / Integrated Print & Electronic production (2) / Digital
cinematography (2) / Digital Publication (2) / Dimensional graphics. (2) / Digital Photography (2)
Module 4: Practical projects 12 ECTS
Personal development project (4)
Cross Media Design project (4)
One of the following as optional:
Producing Audiovisual project: Film, Television or Commercial (4) /Producing multimedia project (4) / Visual
Identity project (4)
3RD YEAR: STUDY ABROAD. 60ECTS
UK year in Lincoln University or Northampton University. Getting an official BA degree in the option you chose:
Contemporary Lens Media (Lincoln University): Two modules: Major Project 1 & 2(Exhibition and Portfolio), and Independent Study: Dissertation
Graphic Communication (Northampton University): Students will undertake a major self-set assignment, alongside a mix of other staff-set, industry and competition briefs. Students will have a stronger ownership of their own work, and be able to negotiate the content of their portfolio. The design dissertation is competed with tutorial and workshop supervision.
Interactive Design (Lincoln University): Three modules: Interactive Design 3, Interactive Design 4 and Independent Study Dissertation.
Media Production (Northampton University): Students work independently on their own project, as well as within a major group project, and complete a dissertation. Thus their practical and theoretical skills are brought together to produce a substantial portfolio of professional standard work.