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Onsite Learning Mode

PROGRAM

The academic program relating to on-site learning of the Master's in Translation and New Technologies: Localization of Multimedia Products will have both theoretical and practical components. Please see the schedule included below:



Phases, workload and timing
Phase Credits Date
Module phase
(modules 1-8)
40 ECTS credits 2022-2023 academic year
Final phase
(modules 9 and 10)
20 ECTS credits 2022-2023 academic year

THEORETICAL PHASE (30 ECTS credits).

The theoretical component of the Master's in Translation and New Technologies: Localization of Multimedia Products will cover the following modules and subjects:

1. INTRODUCTION TO LOCALIZATION

2. THE LOCALIZATION INDUSTRY AND PROFESSIONAL ORIENTATION

3. WEB CONTENT LOCALIZATION

4. SOFTWARE LOCALIZATION

5. VIDEO GAME LOCALIZATION

6. MOBILE APPLICATION LOCALIZATION

7. TRANSLATION AND LOCALIZATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT

8. QUALITY ASSURANCE

9. APPLIED MODULE

10. MASTER'S FINAL PROJECT (TFM)

WORK DYNAMIC In class, students will study all of the different modules that are included in the program. Classes will be taught in Spanish and the final tasks for each session will refer to the specific language combination chosen by each student for their course of study. Those students who are unable to attend some sessions for personal or professional reasons will be offered the possibility of completing studies online. Material for each module will be uploaded to the Área Istrad virtual platform by the faculty according to the schedule below. Materials will be sent in text format (.doc or .pdf). the content of said materials will include the following documents:

- Theoretical background for the module being studied:
- Presentation of content and.
- Protocol analysis.
- Description and presentation of software to be used in the localization process in one or several tutorials.
- Exercise in which students will put the theoretical content into practice.

ADVISORS Once students have been accepted and have enrolled in the course, they will receive an email with information regarding the academic advisors assigned to each module (belonging to the professional or academic sector of translation and localization) who they can turn to for any question or problem related to the completion of the master’s. Additionally, both the Academic Coordinator and support Academic Staff will be permanently available at ISTRAD for any consult (onsite, by phone or email) related to their professional work in translation or anything related to their work outside of the master's degree.

SCHEDULE The schedule of activities corresponding to the theoretical phase of the program will consist of onsite sessions which will take place during the 2022-2023 academic year. The sessions will be held each Thursday and Friday from October 2022 through May 2023, with the first session taking place on 13 October 2022. Students will receive a finalized schedule in September. The course presentation will be held on Friday, 7 October 2022 and will be streamed via our social media profiles for those who cannot attend in person.

On the other hand, the activities corresponding to the subject phase of studies will abide by the work schedule that will be emailed to students along with the other informative documentation at the start of the course.

FINAL PHASEThe internship coordinator will contact students (between November and December) in order to choose from the options offered. The final phase, which is worth a total of 20 ECTS credits, will consist of two modules:

1. APPLIED MODULE (10 ECTS CREDITS). To complete this module, students may choose from the following three (3) options:

Project. Complete a practical project in the field of Translation. This option must be completed offsite.

Internship. This option consists of students completing an internship in a translation agency or company, assigned by the master’s administration and based in the city and country of the student’s choosing. The internship will carry a workload of approximately 250 hours. The internship can be completed either onsite or offsite.

Work Recognition, Prior accreditation will be required.

2. TFM MODULE (10 ECTS CREDITS). To complete this module, students may choose from the following three (3) options:

Project TFM. This modality is based on students completing brief research about an aspect of their choosing or which they find most pertinent to their project, writing a report which presents the tasks completed and performing a critical analysis of these two components. This option can only be chosen if the Project option was chosen in the Applied Module.

Internship TFM. This modality is based on students completing brief research about an aspect of their choosing or which they find most pertinent to their internship, writing a report which presents the tasks completed and performing a critical analysis of these two components. This option can only be chosen if the Internship option was chosen in the Applied Module.

Work Recognition TFM. This modality is based on students completing brief research about an aspect of their choosing or which they find most pertinent to the work being recognized, writing a report which presents the tasks completed and performing a critical analysis of these two components. This option can only be chosen if the Work Recognition option was chosen in the Applied Module.