Communication studies

Ranked in the top 200 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:

Media AUpaho
merja myllylahti
Podcast web
Thor Hammer
Jim Marbrook
News pattern
Media AUpaho
Putting 'me' at the heart of the media
06 May, 2022
AUT in partnership with GirlGuiding New Zealand has launched a badge designed to build critical thinking and media literacy skills for Guides and Rangers.
merja myllylahti
Trust in news falls alarmingly
07 Apr, 2022
The AUT research centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) has published its third Trust in News in Aotearoa New Zealand report.
Podcast web
NZ Podcast summit to be hosted at AUT
05 Apr, 2022
On Saturday 14 May 2022, AUT will host the inaugural NZ Podcasting Summit at its City Campus.
Thor Hammer
If she be worthy - backlash to Thor film
07 Mar, 2022
The sexist and negative response from Redditors following Natalie Portman’s return to the Thor franchise raises issues within the film industry.
Jim Marbrook
LOIMATA wins best documentary
04 Mar, 2022
Loimata – a film produced by AUT Communications Studies lecturer Jim Marbrook takes home ‘Best Documentary’ at the New Zealand Television Awards.

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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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Melanie Dooley
Tom Levesque
Taylor Evans
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