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.

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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:

Wayne Hope media story
Communications Studies Caught being
David Robie, Del Abcede and John Pulu
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LOIMATA film wins Grand Prix at FIFO
16 Feb, 2021
Documentary LOIMATA, The Sweetest Tears, has won the Grand Prix du Jury at Tahiti’s prestige FIFO, (Festival International du Film Documentaire Océanien).
Wayne Hope media story
Greater media literacy is vital
09 Feb, 2021
In an age of digital disinformation, dropping level 1 media studies in NZ high schools is a big mistake, says Professor Wayne Hope.
Trump’s Twitter legacy
20 Jan, 2021
Trump’s time is up, but his Twitter legacy lives on in the global spread of QAnon conspiracy theories, writes Professor Verica Rupar.
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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.
David Robie, Del Abcede and John Pulu
Director of Pacific Media Centre retires
11 Dec, 2020
Professor David Robie, founding Director of the AUT Pacific Media Centre, has announced his retirement from the role.

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Phone 0800 AUT AUT (0800 288 288)

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