Communication studies

Get ready for an exciting career in the media or communication. AUT’s communication studies programmes are ranked in the top 200 in the world and will give you a valuable foundation for key roles in many industries. Our alumni are in leadership positions in organisations all over the world.

You’ll get lots of practical experience – through live projects for real clients, access to industry standard TV and radio facilities, and workplace experience with major organisations. It’s easy to meet potential employers. We have an extraordinary range of partner organisations and you’ll have many opportunities to meet industry leaders.

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:

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Much ado about Shakespeare
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50 years of journalism at AUT
05 Dec, 2022
From steno pads and shorthand to AI in newsrooms
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New professors and associate professors
17 Nov, 2022
AUT is delighted to announce the promotion of 15 of its academics to the position of Professor and 30 to Associate Professor.
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Much Ado About Shakespeare
01 Nov, 2022
What role does Shakespeare play in New Zealand’s culture? Professor Barry King suggests a National Theatre could help in NZ's cultural identity crisis.
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Record ranking for AUT
12 Oct, 2022
AUT has claimed its highest-ever place among New Zealand universities in the latest global rankings.
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Best Director nomination for AUT alumna
06 Oct, 2022
Master of Communication Studies alumna Lina Tianyue Hu has been nominated in the best director category of the ‘Show Me Shorts’ short film competition.

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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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Gavin Sinclair
Aaron Lawton
Taylor Evans
Malia Latu
Natassja Cox
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