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.

See the range of courses the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies offers over the summer months to give you a head start on a qualification, progress your professional development and more.

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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:

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Professor gets horror studies editorship
07 Oct, 2020
The new Principal Editor of Lexington Books Horror Studies plans to expand the reach of horror into the broader landscape of popular culture.
Guy Littlefair
Design and Creative Tech PG Awards
07 Oct, 2020
The 2020 Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies Postgraduate Awards recognise the top honours, master’s and doctoral students who graduated in 2020.
Dr Thomas Owen
Privilege loss
29 Sep, 2020
Thomas Owen, senior lecturer, writer, film maker and researcher in AUT’s School of Communication Studies is researching privilege loss.
Josh and Olaf
Freemasons Scholarship recipients 2020
09 Sep, 2020
Meet Joshua Iosefo and Olaf Wrieden, the 2020 AUT recipients of the Freemasons Scholarship.
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AUT launches new advertising campaign
04 Sep, 2020
AUT graduates are telling the story in their own words of how their AUT experience inspired them and shaped their lives and futures.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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