Certificate in Communication Studies
Learn the fundamental theory, issues and practice of communication that you need to enter the Bachelor of Communication Studies degree or other degree courses within AUT. This certificate helps you develop the knowledge and skills to understand how the media works and the role it has in society.
When you have successfully completed this programme, you will:
- Be able to analyse and understand the role of the media in society
- Have a sound grasp of information technology and its role in the media
- Have basic media writing and production skills
- Be able to communicate with others confidently and competently in English.
Programme Code: AK3477
Duration: 1 year full-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 26 February 2018
Apply by: 31 Oct 2017
AUT encourages early application.
Late applications will be accepted if the programme is not full.
You must have successfully completed secondary schooling to at least year 12, including
- NCEA: 48 credits at level 2 or higher and
8 credits at level 1 or higher in any one of Classical Studies, Drama, English, Geography, Health Education, History, History of Art, Media Studies, Social Studies
- CIE: 60 points on the UCAS Tariff
- Interview may be required
- Applicants should submit:
- Curriculum Vitae
- School Report
- Letter of Application
Papers - 120 points in totalCOMM400 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (15 points)
COMM401 Introduction to Academic Writing (15 points)
COMM402 Introduction to Radio and Television (15 points)
COMM403 Introduction to Media Communication (15 points)
COMM404 Introduction to Creative Media Writing (15 points)
DIGM400 Introduction to Digital Communication (15 points)
JOUR400 Introduction to Journalism (15 points)
PUBL400 Introduction to Public Relations (15 points)
Click here to view programme structure and paper outlines.
Additional course information can also be found here.
Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.
This qualification is designed as a foundation to the Bachelor of Communication Studies. Certificate in Communication Studies students must achieve a B grade average across the year of study, to staircase to the Bachelor of Communication Studies. It is also a successful pathway into the Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, Bachelor of Māori Development and other qualifications within the University.
Last updated: 17-May-2017 4.50pm
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.