Short courses have gained prestige in Education as exceptional opportunities to learn about a specific subject in a short period of time. UCAM short courses program includes a wide range of courses in several fields and help students to acquire new competencies and skills or to enhance the existing skills.

Courses consist of 60 teaching hours over a three week period and are taught using a dual learning method which combines theoretical and practical insights.

UCAM short courses are focused on “just in time” and “just enough” teaching in order to meet student needs and to match the requirements of the labour market in terms of knowledge and skills.

Reasons to Enroll in a Short Course:
• To learn about other fields of study
• To pursue further studies in those fields
• To enhance existing skills and abilities
• To expand career paths

Minimum Enrollment
The minimum number of students to offer a course is 10. UCAM reserves the right to cancel the course when the minimum number of students is not reached.

Venue: UCAM Campus (Murcia)
Duration: 3 weeks
Credits: 6 ECTS
Teaching hours: 60 hours
Timetable: 09.30-13.30 (with 30 minutes break and lunch after classes), Mondays to Fridays


3 WEEKS (2-20 July 2018)

Please note that Non-EU students in Spain are not entitled to medical coverage. A private medical insurance is obligatory for entire length of stay.

The courses schedule and professors may be subject to change.

Course Fee

  • 1 Professor/tutor for free
  • Accommodation (triple or double room upon availability)
  • Breakfast and lunch (excluding weekends)
  • Card for city bus or tram travel (Murcia city)
  • Teaching materials
  • UCAM welcome pack
  • Murcia city guided tour
  • 20 hours teaching per week plus UCAM Course Completion Certificate
  • 1 company visit per week


− To explore the field of Communication from different perspectives in order to get an holistic view.
− To study Communication Basics from Storytelling to Visual Communication from a classical point of view to a
contemporary digital perspective..
− To analyze Institutional Communication offering a cross cultural context in order to understand nowadays Corporate Communication.
− To understand Personnel Communication learning the basis of leadership and talent communication skills, together with Public Speaking abilities.

Teaching Staff

Beatriz Peña-Acuña
Associate Professor accredited by Spanish Quality Agency ANECA (2015). She teaches in the Department of Business Administration and Management, in the Master in Marketing and Communication and in Postgraduate Studies
at Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM), Spain. She leads the international and multidisciplinary group called “Personal Development” composed by 33 academic members. Scientific production is prolific in several languages.

Laura Cortés-Selva
International PhD in Media and Associate Professor (ANECA, 2015). Since 2003 she is lecturer and researcher at the media department at the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM), Spain. Her main research interests are: media
production, educational innovation and methodology. She has published several book chapters in prestigious editorials as well as papers in impact journals such as El profesional de la Información, Historia y Comunicación
Social, Opción, Zer, Doxa Comunicación o Index Comunicación.

Marta Pérez-Escolar
Ph.D. student at the Faculty of Social Science and Communication at the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM), Spain. Her main lines of research are cyber-activism, political participation, civic participation, network movements and transmedia activism.

Prof. Dr. Pablo S. Blesa-Aledo
Vice rector of International Relations at the Catholic University San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain since 2006 and Vice rector of International Relations and Communication since 2009; Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication since March 2010, where he teaches Political Sciences to second year students of journalism and media studies.

Pablo López-Guardiola
Chief Creative Officer at Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM), Spain. Holds a Bachelor in Audiovisual communication by Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM), Spain. Following his studies he had experiences at Stanford University, College of Charleston and University of Gloucestershire. He also had different experiences at a wide variety of countries like: Moçambique, USA, UK, Brazil, Perú, Turkey, The Netherlands, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand,
Italy, etc.

Pedro Luís Pérez-Díaz
Master of Advanced Studies in Communication from the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM), Spain, where he develops his research career focusing on participatory forms of digital life. He has performed his teaching and
research activities in several international centers as Stanford University, USA and the University of Florida, USA. Currently, he teaches in Communication and Tourism programs at UCAM.

María Pilar Barra Hernández
Lecturer in the Faculty of Legal Science and Business at the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM), Spain. She holds a PhD in Economics from the Universidad de Alicante, Spain and a Master in Communication from the Universitat
Oberta de Catalunya, Spain.

José Manuel Noguera-Vivo
Associate Professor of Technology and Social Media in Journalism and Head of Department of Communication Sciences at the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM), Spain.. He has close to fifty publications about convergence
of social media, journalism and society. He has been researcher in Mexico, Canada and Sweden, as well as key speaker about social media and society in several conferences.

Josep Martínez-Polo
PhD student at the Faculty of Social Science and Communication at the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM), Spain. He teaches Interactive Advertising and Digital Marketing at at the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM), Spain. His main lines of research are sharing economy and collaborative consumption but he is also interested in open education, digital marketing and understanding life online.


Available departures

Unfortunately, no places are available on this program at the moment