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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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.
Mohd Akhtaar
The first Islamic mindfulness app
08 Dec, 2020
AUT alumnus Mohd Akhtaar has created Mindful Muslim, the world’s first Islamic mindfulness app.
Alex Mackenzie and Ayaka Archer
Interns on the front line
04 Dec, 2020
Trade Commissioner and Consul-General Matt Ritchie was pleased to have alumni Alex Mackenzie and Ayaka Archer in his Vancouver team when the pandemic hit.
Dr Merja Myllylahti
Independent NZ media ownership booms
03 Dec, 2020
The 2020 JMAD Media Ownership report highlights key trends, including the impact of COVID-19 on readership, ad revenue and journalism jobs.

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