Official University Master's Degree: Contemporary Culture Literature, Artistic Institutions and Cultural Communication (UCM)

Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset

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Official University Master's Degree: Contemporary Culture Literature, Artistic Institutions and Cultural Communication (UCM)

Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset

Basic information


Directors: Dr. Fernando R. Lafuente and Dr. Epicteto Díaz Navarro/>

Academic Council: Dr. Javier Zamora Bonilla, Dr. Rafael Canogar, Dr. Francisco Calvo Serraller, Dr. Marc Fumaroli, Dr. Antonio García Berrio, Dr. Fernando Vallespín Oña, Dr. Luis Cazorla Prieto.

Title: Master's Degree in Contemporary Culture: Literature, Artistic Institutions and Cultural Communication

Credits: 60 ECTS

Price: 7,000 euros (UCM fees, between 800 and 1300 euros, depending on the student's origin, community or not)

Duration: October - June

Face-to-face modality

Information and contact: infocursos@fogm.es


This Master has renewed its accreditation satisfactorily in the course 2015/16 (Positive report of the Foundation for Knowledge Madrid d)./>

The main objective of the Master's is to train specialists of excellence, with an updated preparation in the work and management of the main areas of professional activity of the so-called Cultural Industries. Specially designed for future professionals who want to work in foundations, museums and art galleries, cultural journalism, publishing houses, communication cabinets and cultural and artistic institutions.

This Master has been verified by the National Agency for the Evaluation of Quality and Accreditation (ANECA), attached to the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. The credits completed in the Master are automatically recognized for access to doctoral studies at any University of the European Higher Education Area.

Presentation and Objectives


The Master's Program in Contemporary Culture: Literature, Artistic Institutions and Cultural Communication, gathers and coordinates a multidisciplinary literary, artistic, legal and management academic formation, and an advanced professional preparation specifically focused on work in cultural entities and artistic institutions./>

OBJECTIVES


The main objective of the Master's is to train specialists of excellence, with an updated preparation in the work and management of the main areas of professional activity of the so-called Cultural Industries. Specially designed for future professionals who want to work in foundations, museums and art galleries, cultural journalism, publishing houses, communication cabinets and cultural and artistic institutions./>

Program


The curriculum of the Master's Degree in Contemporary Culture, Literature, Artistic Institutions and Cultural Communication consists of two training modules./>


Module I. Contemporary Culture: Literature, Art and Regulation of Cultural Institutions/>

Required. 24 credits

  • Subject I.1 Modern Theory of Literature (8 ECTS credits)
  • Subject I.2 Current Art Theory (8 ECTS credits)
  • Subject I.3 Art, Society and Law (8 ECTS credits)


Module II. Actuality of the arts, artistic institutions and cultural communication/>

Optional. 24 credits

  • Subject II.1 Culture of Contemporary Modernity: Theories and Communication (12 ECTS credits)
  • Subject II.2 Trends and figures of the current Literature (12 ECTS credits)
  • Subject II.3: Current art trends: Cinema and audiovisual arts (12 ECTS credits)
  • Subject II.4: Regulation and current management of artistic institutions and cultural industries (12 ECTS credits)


Final Master's Project/>

Required. 12 credits

  • Teaching structure
  • Participants in extraordinary activities

Development of the program

The Master in Contemporary Culture: Literature, Art Institutions and Cultural Communication lasts one academic year, with beginning in October and ending in June. The inauguration of the academic course will take place in October 2018.


The training modules of the Master's degree program are divided into two four-month periods :/>

  • Compulsory training module: From October 2018 to February 2019
  • Optional training module: From February to June 2019


In order to pass the academic training period, students must take 60 ECTS credits, 24 of which will be obtained by satisfactorily passing the subjects that make up the first Compulsory Training Module Contemporary Culture: Literature, Art and Regulation of Cultural Institutions . In the second Module II. Actuality of the arts, artistic institutions and cultural communication , optional, the student must take 24 ECTS credits of the teaching offer proposed in the postgraduate program. The Master is completed with the obligatory Master's Thesis (TFM) (12 ECTS)./>

All the credits are distributed in a balanced way throughout the two semesters of the course.

The teachings leading to the title of Master in Contemporary Culture: Literature, Artistic Institutions and Cultural Communication will be taught face-to-face; so that students must attend the teaching sessions established for that purpose, which will take place at the headquarters of Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset with the following schedule: Thursdays and Fridays from 4:30 to 8:30 and Saturdays from 10:00 to 14:00 .

During the academic year a program of extraordinary activities is developed that aim to offer a complementary training to the student; and facilitate the effective practice of contacts with a select group of writers, artists, professionals and managers of cultural institutions, managers, gallery owners, curators and museum directors, publishers, etc. This program of extraordinary and complementary activities covers the different areas of training of the Master and takes place in the afternoon hours on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, during the academic calendar of the academic year. In order to obtain the degree, attendance (85% of accredited attendance) will be taken into account, as well as participation in the modules and in the supervised activities that will be developed throughout the Master's program, as well as the overcoming of the different planned evaluations in the curriculum.

Practices


Students have a large number of institutions, organizations and companies with which the Ortega y Gasset Institute has signed collaboration agreements, in which they can carry out practices that will be accredited in their completion. They are important in the training of students and allow them to get in touch with professional fields of interest. However, it must be remembered that in the Master's of Research the practices do not equal ECTS credits and, therefore, are not qualified./>

The hours of completion of the practices will be established according to the characteristics of the same and the availability of the student. The schedules, in any case, will be compatible with the academic activity, training and representation and participation developed by the student in the Foundation. With regard to the duration of the practices, these will not exceed the maximum allowed in the current regulations.


Some of the institutions, organizations and companies with whom we have had or have collaboration agreements for the practices are the following:/>

  • Agencia Efe (practices in the field of information)
  • Spanish Agency of International Cooperation (AECID) (practices in the field of cooperation)
  • Diario de Prensa Digital SL (practices in the field of information)
  • German Sánchez Ruipérez Foundation. Reader's House
  • El Cano Institute Foundation (internships in the field of international relations)
  • Ponce Roble Gallery
  • Greenpeace Spain
  • Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (agreement for practices in Museology and Museography)
  • Mosaiq Marketing and Communication (internships in different projects)
  • Spanish Broadcasting Society. Chain Being
  • Torres and Carrera. Communication Consultants (practices in communication, marketing, etc.)


It must be borne in mind that, at the request of the student, the Ortega y Gasset University Institute will always agree to propose the signing of a new agreement./>

Enrollment


Enrollment in the Master is done through the link on the website of the Complutense University (in which the documentation must be scanned) and registration is then made at the Ortega y Gasset Institute./>


Admission requirements/>

The Master's program is mainly aimed at graduates in Philology, Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature, Humanities, Fine Arts, History of Art, Information Sciences, Law, Business Management and Administration, but they can also register students (graduates or with a bachelor's degree), trained in other areas of knowledge in the field of Social Sciences. It will be necessary to have a good knowledge of the English language for access to the program, and knowledge of other languages ​​will also be observed as a valuable merit for this purpose.

To take the Master's degree, it will be necessary to hold a bachelor's, graduate, engineer or similar degree.

REQUIREMENTS


To apply for admission to the Master's Degree in Contemporary Culture: Literature, Art Institutions and Cultural Communication, it will be necessary to meet in one of the following situations:/>

  • Be in possession of an official Spanish university degree (university degree, undergraduate degree or similar).
  • Be in possession of a degree issued by an institution of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), and that empowers, in the country of issuance, to access Master's education.
  • Be in possession of a university degree from educational systems outside the EHEA:
    • With authorization or permission of access by the Complutense University of Madrid or with a degree approved by the Ministry of Education.

For graduates of educational systems outside the EHEA who wish to apply for admission to the Master in Contemporary Culture program, prior verification by the Complutense University of Madrid will require that these university studies accredit a level of education equivalent to official university degrees. Spanish and that empower, in the country that issued the degree, to access postgraduate studies.

The access to master's degree studies in this way will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous Title of the interested party or its recognition for other purposes than that of studying the Master's degree requested. The access request period remains open all year.

To start this process, students must present the corresponding documentation in the Office of the Student Vice-Rector. Bureau of Validations :

Avda. Complutense, s / n,
University City.
28040 MADRID.
Phone: 91 394 1288
Email: convalid@rect.ucm.es


More information about the application procedure, forms and rules of procedure: https://www.ucm.es/autorizacion-o-permiso/>

Those interested in applying for the Master's Degree in Contemporary Culture: Literature, Art Institutions and Cultural Communication in the 2018-19 academic year, and who have not yet completed the studies that allow access to Master's degrees, but are in a position to complete them in the academic year 2017-18, they may request their admission, this circumstance must be stated in the application form.

In any case, and with the maximum term of October 31, 2018 , must be accredited, in the corresponding Center Secretariat, compliance with the requirements of access to the Master's studies. If the required documentation is not submitted within that period, the Center Secretariat will proceed to the definitive cancellation of the enrollment in the master.


Students will be admitted according to the following merit assessment criteria:/>

  • Academic record in the access qualification (up to 65 points).
  • Adaptation of the profile of the candidate to the objectives and contents of the program (up to 20 points).
  • Adaptation of the student to the profile of the Master, giving preference to graduates in the disciplines of Philology, Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature, History of Art, Fine Arts, Humanities, Journalism, Audiovisual Communication, Sociology, Advertising and Public Relations and Law.
  • Curriculum Vitae (up to 5 points).
  • Previous theoretical complementary training in the field of Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature, History of Art, Theory of Arts, Journalism and Audiovisual Communication.
  • Work experience in the field of cultural management, publishing, journalism, communication cabinets, art market, museology, artistic advice, technical consultants, curator and exhibition organization.
  • Knowledge of languages ​​accredited by official bodies (up to 5 points)
  • Other merits (up to 5 points)
    • Artistic dossiers
    • Publications
    • Collaborations in scientific journals, art magazines, cultural supplements, etc.
    • International volunteering
    • Participation in research projects of an official public body

ADMISSION PROCESS

Admission application deadlines Course 2018/2019


FIRST TIME: FROM JANUARY 17 TO FEBRUARY 14/>


This period allows the pre-admission of those students who, for different reasons, may need an early confirmation of admission to the Master. The Coordinating Committee of each Master will select only those candidates whose CVs widely endorse the application for admission presented. Vacancies may remain, although there is a greater number of applicants than places. In this period there will be no waiting list. Unsuccessful candidates may reactivate their application within the following deadlines without cost, and the documentation presented in the first term will be considered valid. Applicants can check their admission online from March 12 ./>

SECOND TERM: FROM APRIL 4 TO MAY 4


All the lists, those of admitted students, not admitted and the waiting list if it exists, will be published on May 24, 2018 on the Internet. The claims period will be from May 25 to 29 ./>

To apply for admission to the Master, click here.


THIRD TERM: FROM 3 TO 5 SEPTEMBER/>


This period will only be opened if there is a vacancy offer, after completing the registration process in July. A waiting list will be created if there are more applicants than there are places. The lists of students admitted and not admitted within this period, and the waiting list if any, will be published on September 14, 2018 . The term of claims will be from September 17 to 19, 2018 ./>

To apply for admission to the Master, click here.

All the documentation required to formalize the registration must be scanned and included, during the completion of the electronic application form for admission in the telematic application of the UCM authorized for this purpose.

During this same period, the student must send the entry request to the address infocursos@fogm.es, forwarding the following scanned documents and sending the originals by mail to the postal address: Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset . Technical Secretariat (c / Fortuny, 53 - 28010-MADRID).

The Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset reserves the right to cancel the Master's edition, if there is not enough students to guarantee the viability of the same.

Scholarships


Excellence Scholarships/>


The students of Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset enrolled in the official Master's programs may apply for a scholarship from the Institute's Excellence Program. These scholarships will cover 30% of the tuition fee, excluding the fees paid to the University of reference./>


Each student wishing to apply for an Excellence Scholarship will have to submit to the Institute's secretariat an application instance stating:/>

  • Personal information
  • The Master in which he is enrolled
  • The documentation that contributes
  • The scholarships that you have requested or intend to apply for in any public or private call.


The scholarship application must be made upon registration, no later than September 10, 2018./>

The criteria for granting the scholarships are: academic record (70%), personal or family situation (10%), residence outside of Madrid in the year prior to enrollment (10%), and personal motivation (10%). Students must submit documentation that certifies each of these criteria and may attach two letters of recommendation from teachers. The Institute may request the selected students to prove the authenticity of the documents submitted with originals or certified copies.

The Academic Commission that grants the scholarships will be integrated by the director of the Institute, the general director of the José Ortega y Gasset - Gregorio Marañón Foundation and two professors of the Institute appointed at the proposal of the director of the Institute and the general director. The directors of each Master will send to the Institute's address, before November 15 of each year, a motivated report, according to the aforementioned criteria, with a scholarship award proposal in which a priority will be established among the students who have requested scholarship in his Master. The Commission, according to the reports received, will raise a scholarship award proposal before December 1 of each year.

The Excellence Scholarships of Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset are incompatible with any other public or private scholarship granted to the student to take the Master in which he has enrolled in the Institute. The scholarship holder is obliged to inform the Institute of any other scholarship granted, within a period of 10 days from its granting. The Institute will claim the student the amount that would have been granted for the Excellence Scholarship of the Institute if this circumstance occurred.

The amount of the scholarship will be applied to the last term of the payment of the tuition. The Institute may request scholarship students to perform extracurricular practices in support of the teaching, research and cultural activities of the institution, which will be recognized by a certificate . These practices do not imply a labor or commercial relationship with the institution or be remunerated.

Scholarships of the ALUMNI Program


Former students of Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset will be entitled to a 5% discount on any new program they enroll. This discount, which will be considered a scholarship, will be applied to the tuition fee, excluding the fees paid to the University of reference. The discount will be applied in the last installment of the tuition payment./>

To apply for this scholarship, the student will have to submit an application to the Institute's secretariat, as well as the documentation that proves that he or she has been a student of the Institute.

In no case, this discount will be applied to second or successive enrollments of subjects that have not been approved or to subjects of the same program that have not been completed in the first year of enrollment.

Scholarships for prompt payment


Students who formalize the first payment of their enrollment in any official Master of the Institute before May 16, this included, will be entitled to a scholarship of 5% discount of the tuition fee, excluding the fees paid to the University of reference. The discount will be applied in the last installment of the tuition payment. Students must submit an application to the secretary of the Institute, along with proof of the first payment, before May 16./>

Quality internal guarantee system


The reform of the LOU, in its article 31 dedicated to Quality Assurance, includes the need to establish quality assurance criteria that facilitate evaluation, certification and accreditation; and considers quality assurance as an essential goal of university policy. Likewise, the organization of university education incorporates quality assurance as one of the basic elements that a curriculum should contemplate./>

The Guidelines of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport for the preparation of undergraduate and Master's degrees include the need to introduce a Quality Assurance System as one of the essential elements of future titles proposals.

Within the regulatory framework, there are several elements that regulate aspects as diverse as access, file management, exams and issuance of degrees, all of which guarantee the quality of the teaching. But there is a need to order them in a more systematic way, so that they contribute effectively to quality assurance. Thus, the elaboration of an ordered and systematized set of Internal Quality Assurance Systems could satisfy this need, giving a new meaning to the different actions undertaken in terms of evaluation of teaching, services and teaching staff, of analysis of student satisfaction and graduates, of analysis of the labor insertion or of information to society.

This document includes the Internal Quality Assurance System of the Master in Contemporary Culture, Literature, Artistic Institutions and Cultural Communication, taught by the Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset , Center Attached to the Complutense University of Madrid, for what it is subject to the inspection of the Complutense University of Madrid, and in this point especially in the matter of fulfillment of the obligations derived from the SGIC of the Master in Master in Contemporary Culture, Literature, Artistic Institutions and Communication Culture.

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