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:

News
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Photo of communications students in the AUT studio
Dr Atakohu Middleton
New AUT Professors
Merja Myllylahti
News pattern
Merja
The fight for fair pay for NZ news
29 Nov, 2021
The News Publishers Association is asking the commerce commission to help it negotiate fair pay for NZ news with Google and Facebook.
Photo of communications students in the AUT studio
New scholarships discover diverse talent
22 Nov, 2021
AUT has partnered with Discovery NZ to launch a new scholarship, open to third-year Bachelor of Communication Studies students.
Dr Atakohu Middleton
Highly commended for Reo-Māori story
05 Nov, 2021
A te reo Māori short story by AUT lecturer Dr Atakohu Middleton has won an award in a national fiction competition
New AUT Professors
New Professors and Associate Professors
01 Nov, 2021
Eight AUT academics have been promoted to the position of Professor, and a further 22 have been appointed as Associate Professors.
Merja Myllylahti
The changing shape of news income
21 Sep, 2021
AUT Senior lecturer Merja Myllylahti investigates the first decade of digital revenue payments in a new paper for Digital Journalism.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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