Short courses


Subtitling (Advanced)

  • 6 hours
  • 1 day (10:30am to 4:30pm)


This one-day course on advanced subtitling will help you tackle subtitling challenges more confidently.

You'll work with audiovisual texts from authentic contexts and practise time-cuing and translation.

You'll familiarise yourself with different types of audiovisual texts and will look at the respective approaches used to translate these within the framework of interlingual subtitling.

This course is run by CenTraS - Centre for Translation Studies at UCL.

Who this course is for

The course is open to freelance translators, and undergraduate or postgraduate translation students.

Course content and structure

The course starts with a brief review of the main theoretical and practical issues concerning interlingual subtitling as a reminder to those who participated in the previous workshop (Subtitling: an Introduction) and an introduction to those who did not.

You'll also learn about the main features of WinCAPS (professionals software for creating subtitles).

The review of theoretical and practical issues will be followed by a more hands-on workshop during which you'll have the opportunity to:

  • work with different audiovisual texts from authentic contexts
  • practise time-cuing and translation into your native language

Some time will be left at the end for questions.

A list of useful websites and other sources of information will be given to all participants.

Cost and concessions

The fees are as follows: 

  • UCL students and CenTraS alumni - £65
  • UCL staff, academic visitors, and affiliates - £110
  • Full rate - £145

Book a place

To book your place, please send your completed application form to Emmanouela Patiniotaki at selcs.professional@ucl.ac.uk

Course team

Adriana Tortoriello

Adriana Tortoriello

Adriana is an English-Italian translator, transcreator, subtitler and linguistic consultant. She's been translating for over two decades and has lectured and offered workshops at several UK universities such as Imperial College London and UCL. A qualified member of Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI), she works in various fields of creative translation, with a particular focus on transcreation and audiovisual translation.

Course information last modified: 30 Nov 2022, 16:00