Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Ara

Subject area

Audio Visual Studies

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Entry requirements

Entry Requirements
New Zealand University Entrance - NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at level 3 and 20 credits at level 2 or
higher) which must include:
* 14 credits at Level 3 in each of 3 subjects from the list of approved subjects*
o one of these subjects must include 14 literacy credits at Level 3.
and
Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards
26623, 26626, 26627)
OR
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Ara Broadcasting and Media
Pathway
OR
Certificate in University Preparation (CUP)
Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International
Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), will be assessed for academic entry equivalency.
* NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualificationsstandards/awards/university-entrance
Alternative
Applicants who are unable to evidence that they meet Academic Entry Requirements, but who can
demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience,
may be approved for alternative entry. This may include Recognition of Prior Learning. Contact Ara
for advice.
English
If English is not the applicant's first language, applicants will need to provide a result from a test or
qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or
permanent resident, may contact Ara for an assessment.
* IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in all subtests).
Note: IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two
years from the date of the test.
Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to
provide evidence of English Language Skills.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

To produce capable, critical, adaptable and reflective media practitioners able to work successfully in dynamic media environments and communicate, collaborate and innovate in a variety of media and creative contexts.

The Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications is aimed at school leavers, recent school leavers, graduates of other degrees and others interested in undertaking formal career-focussed media education and training.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Communication and Media Studies at this level can earn:

$44,000

Median earnings one year after study

$49,000

Median earnings two years after study

$60,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

82%

Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Heartland Bank Freemasons Scholarships

Provided by:

Freemasons New Zealand - National Office

Website:

http://freemasonsnz.org/charity/

Value:

$6,000 - one per Division.

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CrazyGames.com Annual Student Scholarship

Provided by:

CrazyGames.com - Scholarships Coordinator

Website:

http://crazygames.com/scholarship

Value:

$1,500 USD Worldwide Student Scholarship

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 242 476
Phone: (0800) 24 24 76
Fax: (03) 366 6544
Email: info@ara.ac.nz
Web: http://www.ara.ac.nz

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Sources

NZQA supplies course information based on material from the provider.

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