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.

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:

News
Associate Professor Arezou Zalipour
Radio on air
Dr Merja Myllylahti
JMAD
Jamey Bailey with a waka at the Smithsonian
News pattern
Associate Professor Arezou Zalipour
Knowing ourselves through film 
25 Feb, 2020
Screen Production Associate Professor Arezou Zalipour says now more than ever the value of different perspectives in film making is valued.
Radio on air
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.
Dr Merja Myllylahti
Broadcasting sector in serious trouble
11 Dec, 2019
New Zealand’s broadcasting sector, both public and commercial, is facing the biggest structural upheaval in a decade, writes Dr Merja Myllylahti.
JMAD
Media ecosystem in trouble
06 Dec, 2019
2019 JMAD NZ Media Ownership Report investigates the state of the New Zealand media and the threats facing it.
Jamey Bailey with a waka at the Smithsonian
Keeping the waka moving forward
05 Dec, 2019
Graduate Jamey Bailey shares his experience working as a Curatorial Assistant at the Smithsonian Institution though AUT’s Internz programme.
Ben Moore
Ollie Wards
Joe Burn
Hulu Tu'inukuafe
Suzanne Suisuiki

Contact details

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Phone 0800 AUT UNI (0800 288 864)

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