Summer School in Audiovisual Translation

29th June - 24th July 2015


English into French, Italian, Polish, Spanish

Dubbing and Voice-over

English into French, Italian, Polish, Spanish

Accessibility to the Media


Course structure

This intensive four-week course provides a theoretical framework for translators and researchers in the area of AVT as well as hands-on training with audiovisual material taken from different authentic contexts.

The course is divided in three modules:

Module A: Subtitling (29 June - 7 July)

12 hours of language specific teaching 

Module B: Dubbing and Voice-over (8 - 16 July)

12 hours of language specific teaching

Module C: Accessibility to the Media (17 - 24 July)

12 hours of teaching in English (no language specific sessions)

Provisional timetable


All tutors are established trainers and professionals with close links to the industry and an encompassing knowledge of AVT.


UCL has a very well equipped multimedia Translation Lab with state-of-the-art facilities. You will work with audiovisual digital material and will have unlimited access to computers, video and DVD viewing facilities, translation software, and professional subtitling workstations to allow you to work independently on your projects.

Entry Requirements

All courses are targeted at native speakers. You must either be a professional translator or have already received some training in translation. Please note that there is no entry test and you’ll be accepted on the merits of your CV.

Certificate of Completion

At the end of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion, provided that attendance has been satisfactory and you have completed your course projects.

Tuition Fees

The course fee is £650 for the three modules (A, B and C).

Fee for individual modules is £230.


Please download and complete the application form (Word).
Email your application form, together with your CV, to Dr Soledad Zárate  - soledad.zarate@ucl.ac.uk

Please write 'AVT Summer school' in the subject line of your message.

The application deadline is 8th May 2015. Note that although the course is selective, places may be filled before the deadline for applications. Course confirmation will be emailed to you within three weeks from receipt of application.

Please do not book any flights or accommodation until your place on the course has been confirmed formally. 

Payment and cancellations

All payments must be made by debit or credit card. Please read applicable Terms and Conditions.


A minimum of 4 participants per language is required to run a module.

Spaces in each module are limited to 15 participants.


If you are interested in booking temporary accommodation in the University's Halls of Residence, please email residences@ucl.ac.uk or visit the accommodation website.

Further information

Please contact:
Dr Soledad Zárate, Translation Courses Co-ordinator, Centre for Translation Studies, UCL, 50 Gordon Square, Room 206, London WC1H 0PQ, United Kingdom
Email: soledad.zarate@ucl.ac.uk