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Careers in Communication

Era Peihopa

Graduate Bachelor of Media Arts (Communication)and now Creative Development - Toi Māori for Creative Waikato

Who will you become?

Courses

It's all about getting the right messages out in the world of communication. You have the opportunity to make a difference with your voice and writing. Communication is a broad area and opens the door to a variety of careers, depending on your 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.

Wintec's Bachelor of Media Arts (Communication) offers pathways in journalism, moving image or public relations, as well interdisciplinary opportunities. It is a unique, practical and project driven degree for you if you are interested in working primarily with language in the media. In Public Relations, you'll use industry-standard software and a variety of media platform in your work on public relations and advertising projects, such as print text and design, social networking, web pages, blogging, and e-zines with audio and video clips. You'll develop media management skills and an understanding of the constantly evolving opportunities on the internet. Some of your projects will be for real clients and will involve collaborative work with design, visual arts and music students.

If you don’t meet the entry criteria for the degree, the Certificate in Media Arts is a 20-week introductory programme that delivers the basic knowledge and skills to prepare for a creative career. If you successfully complete the Certificate, you will be eligible to compete on merit for entry into the Bachelor of Media Arts programme. Journalism enthusiasts still at school might be interested in our one day STAR taster courses in Media Workshop. You can also come in as a ‘student-for-a-day’, which offers the opportunity to sample the Media Arts environment and teaching style before enrolling, or a book a tour to see our facilities.

Questions about our communication programmes? Contact Team Manager Cate Prestidge on cate.prestidge@wintec.ac.nz.