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Letter from the Dean
Welcome to the School of Communication at the University of Navarra.
On this page we want to show you a little bit about day-to-day life at our School and invite you to learn more about it and participate in it. The school is a hive of activity, both professional and academic. Academic thought and contemporary analysis are merged seamlessly through practical work carried out under the guidance of experts who share their knowledge with students and faculty.
The University of Navarra School of Communication was the first Spanish center to offer teaching in journalism at university level. Since 1958, at what was then known as the Institute of Journalism, the University of Navarra has been training media professionals with the breadth and depth that one expects from a university institution. Our faculty members strive to produce high-quality, up-to-date knowledge through their research and teaching. Some of our faculty members are also the directors of important international associations such as the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR), the European Communication Research & Education Association (ECREA) and the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). In addition, the School also boasts prestigious faculty members from American and European institutions (the University of Missouri, George Washington University, and Université Paris 12 Val de Marne) and top-ranking media professionals from organizations such as the BBC, Tiempo BBDO and Globomedia.
Aware of the impact of the media in our society, the School seeks to prepare professionals who are capable of discovering and bravely transmitting the truth, who at the same time appreciate the social responsibility of their job and the importance of the service they provide. The Christian inspiration that guides and defines the University of Navarra contributes to the emphasis placed on the importance of an education that combines the development of professional skills and abilities with personal integrity.
Thus, along with accurate and well-rounded knowledge of politics, marketing and audiovisual aesthetics, to note some of the School's traditional subjects, we also require excellence in professional activity. The School helps students make direct contact with the media through its radio station, 98.3 Radio, its current events magazine Nuestro Tiempo and the El Estudio advertising laboratory. It also organizes internships carried out during the summer months at any of the nearly 300 Spanish and foreign companies with which it has partnership agreements.
The School also has a graduate program: the Executive Master's Degree in Media and Entertainment Management, designed to prepare media managerial staff; the Master's Degree in Political and Corporate Communication, developed in cooperation with George Washington University; the Master's Degree in Screenplays for Film and Television (http://www.unav.es/master/guion-audiovisual/), designed to train students to become scriptwriters who are able to explore the human condition and engage viewers; and the Doctoral Degree in Communication, which was awarded the Citation of Excellence in 2005.
It is impossible to capture in such a small space the quality and variety of the initiatives taking place at the School. This presentation is simply intended as an invitation to visit our portal and learn more firsthand about what this center has accomplished in its nearly 50 years of history.
You are most welcome.
Mónica Herrero Subías
Dean of the School of Communication