Standard pathway - Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies

Explore a broad range of communication areas with the standard pathway in the Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies.

You can tailor your study towards intersecting and emerging creative fields, for instance by combining animation and screenwriting. You could also choose a more academic focus, for instance by investigating patterns of media ownership and the impact of globalisation on society.


This is part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies.

Start date: 2020

Start date: 2021

Choose 120 points from

More details about papers in this programme

Detailed programme structure and paper outlines (Blackboard)

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Email pgcommqueries@aut.ac.nz

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.

The career opportunities this pathway can lead to depend on your choice of papers.

The standard pathway is designed for students who want to cover a broad range of communication areas and gain expertise before embarking on further study or entering the workforce. It can be tailored to suit your interests and career aspirations.

Key features
  • Choose from a wide range of papers across the communications field
  • Tailor your study towards emerging creative fields or choose a more academic focus
  • Staff who are internationally recognised as experts in communications and the media

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