Bachelor of Communication


Subject area

Journalism, Communication and Media Studies



3 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This programme is for storytellers; those driven to tell stories, to inspire or share truths. They traverse all media to connect and bridge the gap between you and me. They are open minded, passionate and determined.

This programme is for people who are 'launching a career' and wish to actively engage and learn in a flexible and authentic environment. People who are locally and globally aware, technologically literate, who have been introduced to communication through contributory pathways, and now want to both progress through a formal qualification to achieve career aspirations, and be inspired to engage in a creative life that contributes to culture and sustainability for the region, nationally and globally.

Graduates of this programme will achieve their career and creative aspirations and be capable, confident and competent practitioners of communication within their specific discipline and across alternative disciplines that emerge as part of the dynamic and shifting media environment. Graduates of this programme will be future thinkers and makers who respond with solutions that are user centred. Graduates of this programme can apply critical and reflective methodologies, and the collaborative and independent approaches they have acquired to engage in either employment opportunities or postgraduate level study.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Standard entry is University Entrance incl language rich subjects, or a relevant level 4 qualification. Non English Speaking: IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 across all bands, or equivalent.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,767 $20,301
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$7,005 $21,016
Total $13,773 $41,318

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $53,000
Earnings range $44,000 - $63,000
In employment 69%
In further study 13%
On a benefit 1%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 444 204
Phone: (0800) 294 6832
Fax: (07) 838 0707

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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