AUT’s communications degree is very well regarded in New Zealand and around the world. That’s because our students pick up top jobs in the best companies and media outlets, and win many prestigious awards.
AUT communications students and graduates are internationally recognised, having won the Sally Logan-Milne Young Practitioner of the Year award, CAANZ AXIS award, ORCA awards, Cannes International Advertising award and NZ Student Marketer of the Year award.
Study communications at AUT and you have access to industry standard facilities and equipment, including a media centre, radio studio and fully equipped TV studio, journalism training newspaper Te Waha Nui, student radio station Static 88.1 fm and student-run PR agency Outside the Square. You also gain invaluable workplace experience before you graduate.
Preference will be given to applicants who have completed Year 13 with:
Other documentation may be requested.
Applicants who don't meet the preferred selection criteria above will be considered on a case-by-case basis where places are available.
Consider starting with our Certificate in Communication Studies.
Certificate in Communication Studies
You’ll be introduced to the media world and essential communication theories and practice. This year you take seven papers (including one paper worth 30 points). There are five core papers.
You’ll be involved in more practical work in up to three communication disciplines, while continuing to study critical theory. This keeps your career options open. We recommend you choose two prerequisite papers each for three majors. Entry into some majors is competitive.
Your final year focuses on the theory and practice of your major. If you began a minor in Year 2, you will complete this alongside your major. An industry project may be offered as part of Year 3.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.