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Service Learning Experiences in the Bachelor's Degree in Audiovisual Communication

Information design

  • Coordinator: Antoni Pérez-Portabella (antonio.perezportabella@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Federation of  Residents Associations from Reus
  • Summary: In this group-practice programme, students liaise with residents associations in Reus and Tarragona to analyze their problems, explain them to town hall representatives and explore avenues for new solutions. Students use several methods and channels to increase their ability to interpret, produce and transmit messages effectively for different audiences. One of the two final work-experience programmes encompasses all the tools and techniques for presenting information that students have been introduced to, including diagrams, graphics, animations and maps. Over a six-week period, students carry out research, conduct interviews, and consult archives and other sources in order to generate a discourse strategy and produce graphical material that will be presented at an open symposium before a public audience. This activity aims to help students develop their social commitment and to acquire communication abilities for discourse construction, including how to structure a presentation, which strategies to use, how to use delivery and non-verbal communication techniques, and how to design materials. The learning environment is intended to provide students with sufficient pressure and motivation for them to prepare themselves appropriately for their presentation and to enable them to experiment and analyze how their message is received by a real audience.
  • You can listen to the experience in Tarragona Ràdio
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Final Project - Fiction short film of the obsessive compulsive disorder (TOC)

  • Coordinator: Antoni Pérez-Portabella (antonio.perezportabella@urv.cat)
  • Community organization: Tarragona Delegation of the Official School of Psicolo
  • Summary: Production of the fiction short film "08:49" where the protagonist is affected by an obsessive compulsive disorder (TOC) considered the quarter psychological disorder more frequent, for in front of the schizophrenia and the nervous anorexia. The team of students pretends with his short film achieve the identification of viewers with the illness and help them to throw forward in the process to learn to live with this disorder. It would be, like this, an instrument to understand the development and the process that follow the people with TOC. To do it, have realized a process of theoretical documentation with the advice and support of expert how the School of Psychologists of Catalonia (delegation of Tarragona), that have realized a follow-up of the script of the short film to reflect with clarity the illness. The COPC for his band, would use the production to realize a campaign of sensitization in destined talks to different public and of divulging in social networks.
  • The production is already in phase of distributión in festivals of shorts and mental health and centers and educative entities. Also the film was projected in the Aula Magna of the URV opened to all the public the 21 of June of 2018.