Graduate Diploma in Communication


Subject area

Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

a)Candidates are required to have:
i. Successfully completed a bachelor's degree from a New Zealand institution or
ii. Successfully completed a bachelor's degree from an approved and accredited overseas institution; or
iii. Successfully completed a level 6 or 7 diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a bachelor's degree) or
iv. Equivalent (as approved by the Centre Director or authorised nominee)
The Entry Requirements have been updated in the curriculum proper.
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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The programme is aimed at degree graduates, both domestic and international, who wish to establish a career as a communication professional and actively engage and learn in a flexible and authentic environment. It is also suitable for industry professionals seeking a qualification and additional skills for practice in existing roles or for career advancement, and adult learners returning to study for a career change.
The programme has a mix of taught classes, projects and self-directed learning in a range of communication, marketing, media and screen production contexts.

What graduates earn

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


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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