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

Fees:
Domestic
$6,120 - $6,234
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a workload of 120 points in 2019. Exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • Check if you're eligible for fees-free study
International
$28,365
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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