If you love writing and using digital and social media to communicate, the English and New Media Studies major can help you turn your passion into a rewarding career.
Social media, the internet and digital technologies have massively changed how we communicate. There’s high demand for people who can communicate across different digital and social media channels – from blogs to wikis and web pages.
You’ll develop skills in web-based writing, theories of language, digital media, storytelling, language and culture, information and communication technologies, online research, new literatures, and digital performance.
This is part of the Bachelor of Arts.
You'll learn how language is linked to power and how to communicate powerfully and persuasively. Many assessments are submitted in new media, including enhanced podcasts, videos, blogs and webpages.
All students in the Bachelor of Arts complete core courses that cover effective communication, critical thinking and other transferable skills you'll need for your future career. For a list of core courses refer to the Bachelor of Arts overview.
Courses you could take over your three years of study include:
ENGL500 Contemporary Language Studies
ENGL502 Reading New Zealand
ENGL601 Language and Communication
ENGL602 Popular Genres
ENGL700 Global English
ENGL701 New Literatures
ENGL702 Modern Rhetoric
CLSY501 Film Club: Flashforward
ENGL501 Critical Media Studies
ENGL503 A Pacific Reader
LNGT601 Methodology of Language Teaching
LNGT602 Classroom Practice
COMM651 WeSpeak: Pronunciation, Phonology and Effective Communication
ENGL603 Language in Society
COMM701 Graduate Academic Writing
COMM702 Graduate Oral Communication
LNGT701 Focus on Language Teaching
Workplace experience (the Work Integrated Learning course) is the final part of your degree and takes a full semester. This is a supervised work placement related to your major(s), for an organisation of your choice.
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