Communication studies

Ranked in the top 150 in the world, AUT's communication studies programmes will give you a valuable foundation for key roles in lots of industries, including the media and communications fields.

As a communications student, you’ll have access to outstanding facilities and services, and you could work on live projects for real clients or do work experience with major organisations. You’ll be career-ready when you leave AUT.

A certificate or diploma will give you an introduction to your chosen subject and can prepare you for further study.

Research in communication studies

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across communication studies.

More about our research

Get involved with extra activities and projects

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to put your learning into practice when you study here – like working on our student radio station, training newspaper and other publications, and taking part in real PR projects:

Merja blog
Talk back cast
Professor Verica Rupar
Atakohu Middleton
News pattern
Merja blog
More people are paying for online news
08 Jul, 2021
Dr. Merja Myllylahti breaks down the findings from the latest Reuters Digital News Report 2021.
Talk back cast
AUT on screen with Talkback
06 Jul, 2021
The?City Campus is currently featuring on-screen with TVNZ’s new on-demand show?Talkback.
MBIE Science Whitinga Fellowships
24 Jun, 2021
Three early career researchers in the faculty of Design and Creative Technologies have been awarded MBIE Science Whitinga Fellowships.
Professor Verica Rupar
Five questions: Professor Verica Rupar
21 Jun, 2021
We asked Professor Verica Rupar five questions about her research ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
Atakohu Middleton
Pikihuia shortlist includes AUT writer
16 Jun, 2021
Congratulations to Communications Studies lecturer Dr Atakohu Middleton, who has been shortlisted in the Pikihuia Awards for her short story Wairua.
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School of Communication Studies
WG Building, City Campus
Governor Fitzroy Place
City Campus
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