This page offers information on the School of Communication Studies' research interests and programmes that have research components. It also lists research institutes and centers affiliated with the school.

Postgraduate Research Qualifications

The following qualifications within the School of Communication Studies have a research component:

Research Institutes and Centres

Research areas include: 

  • 3D Communication
  • American studies
  • Anime and manga
  • Asia-Pacific media
  • Children's television
  • Community media
  • Creative identity
  • Creative industries
  • Critical discourse analysis
  • Critical theory
  • Cultural history
  • Cultural, social and gender identities
  • Cultural studies
  • Digital performance
  • Digital visual information systems
  • Documentary film
  • Environmental communication
  • Ethnography of organisations
  • Film studies
  • Food studies
  • Future of journalism
  • Geosemiotics
  • Grounded theory
  • Identity construction
  • Journalism education
  • Learning communication
  • Literature and publishing
  • Multimodal interaction analysis
  • New media in the South Pacific
  • New Zealand film culture
  • Organisational identity and social media
  • Political communication
  • Posthumanist visuality
  • Production journalism
  • Television drama and audience
  • Thematic analysis (methodology)
  • Pacific rim film cultures
  • Political economy
  • Religion and society
  • Public service broadcasting
  • Relationship between public relations and journalism
  • Social identity in the creative industries
  • Social media in journalism
  • Stereoscopic moving image
  • Strategic management of global virtue teams
  • Visual rhetoric
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Last updated: 23-Sep-2015 4.00pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.