Postgraduate Certificate in English and New Media Studies

Develop your understanding of the relationship between technology and communication in as little as one semester.

The Postgraduate Certificate in English and New Media Studies introduces you to a range of areas in new media communication, including game narrative design, online interactive storytelling, the critical analysis of new and social media texts, and internet studies.

The programme is suitable for professionals, including educators, as well as graduates with a background in language, literature, media studies and other related areas.

Start date: 2022

Start date: 2023

Minimum entry requirements

  • A relevant bachelor’s degree with a B grade average or higher in courses at level 7 or equivalent

In exceptional circumstances an applicant who doesn’t meet the requirements above but who has an appropriate combination of academic and professional experience may be considered for admission. Contact the programme administrator:

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher

English language requirements

You must complete 60 points to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in English and New Media Studies.

Areas covered include:

  • Game narrative and interactive storytelling
  • Multiplatform transmedia narratives
  • Web communication
  • New media theory
  • Corpus, multimodal and critical discourse analysis of new and social media
  • Text mining and analytics
  • Virtual reality, new media and language education
  • Internet phenomena, like memes, challenges, netspeak
  • Social media and (virtual) identity
  • Intercultural communication and new media
  • Social media, communication and creativity

Complete 60 points from

Your chosen courses need to be approved by the programme leader.

  • Game narrative designer
  • Online journalism
  • Digital marketing and public relations
  • New and social media practice
  • The arts and cultural industries
  • Online content curator
  • Content development for virtual and augmented realities
  • Social media account manager
Quick facts
Programme code:
0.5 years full-time / part-time available
City Campus
18 Jul 2022
27 Feb 2023
17 Jul 2023
$4,945 (for 60 points)
($4,478 tuition fees + $467 student services levy)
$17,667 (for 60 points)
($17,200 tuition fees + $467 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • 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.

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