Bachelor of Communication

BC

  • Bachelor of Communication

Duration

3 years full-time

Entry times

Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

Fees Estimate

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Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Strategic Communication
  • Master of Writing
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Duration

3 years full-time

Entry times

Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

Fees Estimate

See tuition fees for details

Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Strategic Communication
  • Master of Writing
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Apply Now Got a Question? Check your eligibility

Download Brochure

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Overview

The Bachelor of Communication (BC) is an applied communication degree, developing a broad skillset in media content production, planning, and research in international and national contexts.

Communication has experienced rapid growth in the digital environment. Graduates with skills across communication platforms, who can use data and who are creative and critical thinkers, are in demand in professional communication. More widely, Aotearoa New Zealand employers are seeking graduates with skills as public communicators and who can engage with wider communities.

Students will have the opportunity to use a variety of communication technologies, including digital, audio and visual, and social media. They will be able to apply critical thinking skills to a range of forms of journalism, creative projects, and communications scenarios, including to different audiences, and to meet the strategic goals of corporates and drivers of social change.

The BC also offers a particular focus on media in Aotearoa New Zealand to develop students’ bicultural knowledge. Students can engage in Māori communication practice in further depth through the specialised major, Tauwhitinga Māori: Māori Communication Strategy and Practice.

This degree combines expertise in communication with courses in Digital Humanities, Marketing, Management, Media and Communication, and Māori and Indigenous Studies, as well as the College of Arts internship programme.

Contact us

For assistance with planning your programme of study contact the Liaison Office (new students), or a College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata Student Advisor (advancing students).

For more general information email info@canterbury.ac.nz or freephone 0800 VARSITY (827 748).

For the full degree requirements see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Communication. For more information on facilities, resources and staff see the College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata.