MACA | Máster en Comunicación Arquitectónica




MACA is the first and only master in architectural communication belonging to the official offer of the Excellence Campus of Madrid’s Complutense and Politécnica Universities.

It is a 3 semesters long, 68 ECTS Master, lasting for 13 months (from October 2015 to October 2016) with some interruptions.

Teaching is primarily developed in a laboratory room of Madrid’s Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, in afternoon hours, in order to facilitate compatibility with the students’ professional activities.

In its first year, the number of available places is 30, while the price is 65€ per ECTS. Official language is Spanish, but English knowledge is required.

Subscription deadline: June 24, 2015.


MACA is located in a multidisciplinary field that includes projects of analysis, mediation and communication within architectural environments. MACA has two priority access profiles:

  • Architects wishing to train and research the field of architectonic communication linking it with contexts like politics or sociology.
  • Graduates from disciplines related to mediation / communication who want to train and participate in projects related to the architectonic realm.

The Master of Architectural Communication is an official postgraduate program designed for those graduates wishing to train within the architectural field, to participate in communication and mediation processes at any of its stages and scales that require a specific training in order to interact effectively in interdisciplinary working groups covering a varied repertoire of responsibilities and competences, applying their knowledge mainly in the following fields:

  • In the field of Researching, both in theory and methodology, to analyse and understand different aspects of architectonic phenomena – citizenship, buildings, metropolis, legislation, temporalities or economic – linking them to its communicative aspects that could be continued with the development of the PhD in Architectural Communication.
  • In the field of Interpersonal communications with different agents involved in architectonic and urban configuration processes in any of their phases, especially in those related to social and civic participation.
  • In the field of Communicative relationships with companies, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and any other institution that works within the architectonic scope or certain sectors of it at any scale: urban, housing, public, cultural or designed space.
  • In the Professional field, being able to work within interdisciplinary groups on any of the aspects related to the architectural project belonging to both its physical and virtual reality.
  • In the field of Content broadcasting and dissemination related to built environments on different media and formats.
  • In the field of Teaching, both in University or College.

The program has five modules – theoretical, methodological, instrumental, projecting and dissertation -. The first four modules are performed simultaneously throughout the first two terms led by the development of seven specific projects of each communication area – oral & teaching, virtual, spatial, mediation, entrepreneurship, audio-visual, and editorial. They will be crossed-over and coordinated to all the other subjects in order to shape a complete pedagogic system connected to theory, methodology, and tools with their own practice. The fifth module holds a space-time for the efficient development of the master final project – dissertation – supplemented by a specific communication project of that work.

Once the Master ends, there will be a publication assembling all the works and projects developed through the Master.

All the info in MACA’s official website.

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