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Introduction

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The Centre de la Imatge i la Tecnologia Multimèdia (Image Processing and Multimedia Technology Center) is an educational center attached to the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya that specialises in image and multimedia interaction training. It is located in the UPC Campus in Terrassa, regarded as the second university city in Catalonia. It is an urban campus that is integrated into the city, in the Vallès Occidental County.

Cutting-edge training in image and multimedia interaction

The Center offers three official degree programmes: a degree in Multimedia Studies; a degree in Photography and Digital Creation –the only official university degree in the field of photography in Spain – and a degree in Creation and Development of Videogames.

Besides these official degree programmes, the Centre de la Imatge i la Tecnologia Multimèdia also offers specialisation courses and postgraduate courses in different fields of specialisation for photography, multimedia technologies, interactive entertainment and videogames.

Research, innovation and knowledge transfer

In addition to the academic side, the Image Processing and Multimedia Technology Center is a pioneering center for research, innovation and development of knowledge transfer projects in the fields of image and multimedia interaction. The Audiovisual Lab, the Lab for Interactive Applications Multimedia and Videogames, the Lab for Computer Generated Image (CGI), the Lab for Human-Computer Interaction and the Lab for Quality Image make up what is known as the PENTALAB, the main point from where innovative and research projects are developed to include the latest knowledge into teaching the degrees and postgraduate courses, and to transfer this knowledge to productive and service sectors in the economy.

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