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Undergraduate subject

Media and Communication

Mātai Pāpāho

05 October 2023
Media and Communication as a subject of study enables you to be a part of understanding profound societal shifts.


Media and Communication


Communication shapes the world we live in – whether by media professionals, large organisations, or individuals.

By studying Media and Communication, you will learn how to analyse and produce communications and media, and how other people understand it within their own social worlds.

Media and Communication

What will my study involve?

  • Explore how media builds community, reinforces norms or drives social change, and how consumption of media affects culture, politics, and behaviour.
  • Individual and group projects on multiple platforms – digital, television, podcasts, and more.
  • Create relationships with professional media guest speakers from industry and benefit from presentations and seminars from guest lecturers from around the world.

Media and Communication


See also the Bachelor of Communication.

Media and Communication major

For the major in the Bachelor of Arts, complete the following courses:




Media and Communication minor

For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Product Design, Psychological Science, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:


Media and Communication

Career opportunities

Media and Communication prepares you for a career in a communication industry or any profession that values communication with people and clients, from the news media to marketing to government.

Career pathways could include:

  • communications and public relations
  • social media and digital marketing
  • web and app content creation
  • journalism.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Media and Communication.

Related brochures

Undergraduate Prospectus

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International Prospectus 2024/2025

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