Communication is a broad area and opens the door to a variety of careers, depending on preferences and skills. A day might involve drafting creative web copy, coordinating information across social media channels, putting out a press release, or writing a promotions plan.

The Bachelor of Communication degree is designed for students to develop skills to thrive in the media and communications industry nationally and internationally. It is future-focused with a core of media communication and marketing craft, along with critical thinking, creative media content and professional practice. Students will be able to produce tailored content, manage campaigns, understand and manage web and social marketing, and evaluate analytics.

If students do not meet the entry criteria for the degree, they can consider starting with Te Ara Pūtake. This course is a semester-long introductory programme that delivers the basic knowledge and skills to prepare for a creative career. If students successfully complete this course, they will be eligible to compete on merit for entry into the Bachelor of Communication programme. Journalism enthusiasts still at high school might be interested in our one-day STAR taster course, 'Creative Media'. Interested students of any age can also take part in a ‘student-for-a-day’ experience. This experience offers students the opportunity to sample the media arts learning environment before enrolling or book a tour to see our facilities. If interested, please contact us by email.

Do you have any questions about our communications programmes? Please contact Team Manager Wendy Richdale via email if you wish to know more.

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Media Arts pathway diagram for semester 2 2019

To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.

About the faculty

At the School of Media Arts, we provide innovative, interdisciplinary education that prepares students for a future in the creative industries.

If you're interested in graphic design, communication, moving image, digital media, painting, sculpture, photography, animation, spatial design, journalism, public relations, songwriting, or commercial music, Media Arts' programmes of study are a great place to begin your career. 

Experienced staff and industry-standard facilities help you develop a unique range of skills and the ability to apply them in the professional world. There are always challenges for students entering a rapidly changing work environment. Innovation, expertise, teamwork and an awareness of contemporary communication strategies are highly valued. We are very conscious of the preparations necessary and believe that we provide a unique learning environment that encourages students to work collaboratively while developing a strong individual practice in a chosen field. We strive to provide students with the right mix of technical problem-solving and interpersonal skills, all informed by an awareness of professional expectations.

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