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:
1 year full-time
City Campus

25 Feb 2019

$6,000 - $6,111
  • This represents the tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 60 points in 2018. Exact tuition fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range. As fees are subject to change, 2019 tuition fees 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

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