Screen Production department

Widely known for the quality of its graduates, the Screen Production department is part of communication studies at AUT.

The study of television at AUT teaches students the skills for a professional career in TV or screen production. The department offers industry standard facilities, including our television studio complex and the latest field equipment.

Research in communication studies

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across communication studies.

More about our research

Industry associations

  • Mediaworks: represented on our advisory committee and sponsors one of our television awards
Sara Dwen
Natsuki Arai
Tom Levesque

Contact us

Undergraduate enquiries:

Postgraduate enquiries:

Head of Department contact

James Nicholson
Head of Department
Phone +64 9 921 9999 ext 7825

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Giving voice to indigenous stories
18 Mar, 2021
Insight, AUT’s alumni magazine, talks to globally acclaimed indigenous storyteller and AUT communication studies alumna Chelsea Winstanley.
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Communication Studies 2020 Awards
17 Dec, 2020
Students were recognised for their outstanding accomplishments at this year's Communication Studies Awards.
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Filming Loimata a family affair
03 Aug, 2020
For senior communications studies lecturer Jim Marbrook, helping tell the story of Lilo Ema Siope and her family was a family affair.
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Small budgets, big ideas
09 Jul, 2020
Dan Fastnedge, Lecturer in Advertising Creativity, explores what Netsafe’s new online porn public service advertisement tells us about Kiwi ad creativity.
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Crisis, disintegration and hope
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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