Certificate in Communication Studies

Develop the skills for further study in the Bachelor of Communication Studies.

The Certificate in Communication Studies introduces you to radio, TV and screen production, journalism and digital media. In just one year you gain an understanding of the media industry, and learn to develop and present ideas in an academic context.

After successfully completing this certificate, you can apply for the Bachelor of Communication Studies.

Minimum entry requirements

  • Completion of Year 12
  • NCEA: 48 level 2 credits or higher, plus 8 credits at level 1 in at least one subject from Classical Studies, Drama, English, Geography, Health Education, History, History of Art, Media Studies, Social Studies
  • CIE: 60 points on the UCAS Tariff

Selection criteria

  • Interview
  • CV
  • Reference
  • Letter of application
  • School report

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent

The Certificate in Communication Studies is designed as a foundation to the Bachelor of Communication Studies. You need to have a B grade average to staircase to the Bachelor of Communication Studies.

This certificate can also serve as a pathway into the Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, Bachelor of Māori Development and other AUT programmes.

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3477
Level:
4
Points:
120
Duration:
1 year full-time
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

25 Feb 2019

  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.
  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.