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University Extension Course in Techniques for DIRECT on Television

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Telephone: 91 488 70 40
Academic direction:   Carles Marin Llado

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Basic Information


This course on Techniques for Live Television focuses on the current news and infotainment programs of both public and private TV grids. The aim is for the student to learn to structure their speech before the camera and achieve the fluidity, expressiveness and naturalness that this type of television format requires.


The objective of the course is to ensure that the student is capable not only of making a direct show for television correctly, but also that he knows and acquires the necessary skills to reach the viewer, that is, to communicate.

Currently, most television journalists start in the profession with little or no basis, and learn and improve with their own professional practice after watching their live broadcasts over and over again. The idea is that students leave the course with much of that learning already done.



  • Tools to deal with direct TV.
  • Live sign language
  • Live locution
  • Construction of the direct
  • Elaboration of the text of the television direct


  • Specific language of the direct.
  • Effective direct communication.
  • Direct body language.
  • improvisation techniques.
  • Techniques to not go blank on live.


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Dedication/ hours

0._Live on television

Topic 0.1. Objective of direct

Understand why direct television is used and what for depending on the news, what is the role of the reporter or editor in each circumstance.

3 hours of online class


Topic 0.2. live formats

Differentiation and considerations when approaching direct news programs or magazines.

3 hours of online class

1._Construction of direct television

Topic 1. 1._Discourse: structure and language

Exposition of guidelines to structure the speech of the reporter or editor before the camera, in order to make it effective and in turn contain the appropriate internal connections so that it is fluid and the desired naturalness is achieved. We will also see what language is used and the expressions that should be avoided.

4 hours of online class


Topic 1.2. Environment: planning, interaction with objects, landscapes or individuals. 

Live approaches based on the environment in which the reporter or editor is and the topic they address, since both factors will determine whether camera movements will be made, if an object will be used or if someone will be interacted with to enrich the intervention.

20 hours of face-to-face class on set


Access requirements: Baccalaureate

Selection criteria: In the event that the number of applications exceeds the number of places offered, a selection will be made based on the following criteria: Selection test: Current affairs exam with questions and short answers.

Number of Places: 11

Academic Management and Faculty

Academic direction:   Carles Marin Llado

Cecilia Encinas Gamazo Degree in journalism

Duration and development

Modality: blended

Number of credits: 3 ECTS

Contact hours: 20 face-to-face + 10 online

Place of delivery: URJC campus in Fuenlabrada

Schedules: 17:20 p.m. to 6:XNUMX p.m., Monday and Tuesday for XNUMX weeks

Start and end date: Expected start: April 6, 2021 End: May 10, 2021

Reservation of place and enrollment

Pre-registration period: From February 22 to March 25, 2021

Enrollment deadline: From March 26 to 30, 2021

Title price: 395 Euros

Possibility of scholarship (if applicable): No

The start of the course is conditioned to the minimum number of students enrolled.

Documentation to attach, forms and place of delivery

the applicants they will present all the scanned documentation, in the formats allowed through the telematic self-registration application at the time of applying for admission to own degrees. They must compulsorily attach to their request the declaration of the person responsible for the veracity of the data provided in digital format.

At any time, both the Program Management and the Own Teaching Service may request the applicants to submit said certified/collated documentation through the General Registry, located on the Móstoles Campus, or in any of the registries assistants located in the different campuses of the Rey Juan Carlos University, or by sending it through Certified Mail to: Rey Juan Carlos University. General Registry. Avda. Tulipán s/n. 28933. Mostoles. Madrid

The student is responsible for the veracity and correctness of the data provided, exonerating the Rey Juan Carlos University from any responsibility and guaranteeing and being responsible for its accuracy, validity and authenticity.

Required documentation:

Students with a degree obtained from a Spanish university or a Higher Education Institution belonging to another Member State of the European Higher Education Area that authorizes access to own postgraduate degrees must present the following documentation:

  • National Identity Document or equivalent
  • University degree of the studies that give access to the requested postgraduate degree.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Responsible declaration of veracity of the data provided in digital format
  • Any other document that the Director of the Own Title specifically requires for its acceptance

Students with a foreign degree must present the following documentation:

  • Passport or Residence Card
  • Foreign Higher Education Degree (Graduate, Graduate, Architect, Engineer Doctor...) that give access to own postgraduate degree studies.
  • Certificate certifying that the studies carried out give access to an Official Postgraduate Degree in your country of origin, issued by the University of origin
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Declaration of the person responsible for the veracity of the data provided in digital format
  • Any other document that the Director of the Own Title specifically requires for its acceptance

Applicants with studies completed in foreign University Centers may be requested at any time a certificate of verification of these studies and centers, issued by an authorized Institution.

All documentation provided must be legalized in accordance with Spanish law and translated by an official translator.