Radio and Audio Media department

From announcing to compiling on-air news, and from researching to recording and producing items for broadcast, the Radio and Audio Media department teaches performance skills as well as radio station operations and management.

Student radio

AUT's student radio station, Static 88.1FM, is run by third-year students in the Bachelor of Communication Studies in Radio.

Static 88.1 FM

Industry associations

Our staff have professional relationships with many organisations. Guest lecturers talk to our students, and key people contribute to our School Advisory Committee, like Mediaworks, NZME and NZ on Air.

Sonic Cultures Research Group

The Sonic Cultures Research Group is a multi-disciplinary research group that explores the frontiers of sound cultures across the media and society, focused on, but not limited to radio, podcasting, music, sound and the internet.

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Cameron Harper
Melanie Dooley
Georgia Hines
Gavin Sinclair
Keani Erstich-Coles

Contact us

Undergraduate enquiries:

Postgraduate enquiries:

Curriculum leader contact

Matt Mollgaard
Curriculum Leader
Phone +64 9 921 9999 ext 7876

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The City Campus is currently featuring on-screen with TVNZ’s new on-demand show Talkback.
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Communication Studies 2020 Awards
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Students were recognised for their outstanding accomplishments at this year's Communication Studies Awards.
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03 Jun, 2020
Professor Wayne Hope from AUT’s School of Communications Studies says only urgent intervention can save New Zealand’s media.
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Why radio matters so much, 100 years on
07 Jan, 2020
Senior Lecturer Peter Hoar investigates why radio is still such a crucial form of communication, 100 years on.
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