Communication studies

Ranked in the top 150 in the world, AUT's communication studies programmes will give you a valuable foundation for key roles in lots of industries, including the media and communications fields.

As a communications student, you’ll have access to outstanding facilities and services, and you could work on live projects for real clients or do work experience with major organisations. You’ll be career-ready when you leave AUT.

A certificate or diploma will give you an introduction to your chosen subject and can prepare you for further study.

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

Get involved with extra activities and projects

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to put your learning into practice when you study here – like working on our student radio station, training newspaper and other publications, and taking part in real PR projects:

Professor Verica Rupar
Atakohu Middleton
Professor Fiona Peterson
Atakohu Middleton
Every Banana Helps
News pattern
Professor Verica Rupar
Five questions: Professor Verica Rupar
21 Jun, 2021
We asked Professor Verica Rupar five questions about her research ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
Atakohu Middleton
Pikihuia shortlist includes AUT writer
16 Jun, 2021
Congratulations to Communications Studies lecturer Dr Atakohu Middleton, who has been shortlisted in the Pikihuia Awards for her short story Wairua.
Professor Fiona Peterson
Five questions: Professor Fiona Peterson
08 Jun, 2021
We asked Professor Fiona Peterson five questions about her research following her appointment to Professor.
Atakohu Middleton
How to decolonise a mind
02 Jun, 2021
What do we mean when we talk about decolonising one’s mind? Dr Atakohu Middleton explains what it means and gives her top tips.
Every Banana Helps
Ad school grads winning awards
31 May, 2021
AUT’s advertising creativity graduates are showcasing their talents, with two creative teams from the 2020 graduating class scooping awards.

Contact details

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School of Communication Studies
WG Building, City Campus
Governor Fitzroy Place
City Campus
Auckland City
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