Media communications

About media communications

A basic understanding of media and communication is more important now than ever as the skills and knowledge impact on so many professions.

This qualification is designed for those wanting to learn about media in society and how to produce content for a range of platforms. It will prepare you well for further higher level media study, and for entry-level roles in an increasing number of media production organisations.

Careers in media are diverse and include:

  • Camera Operator
  • Creative writer
  • Digital editor 
  • Director
  • On-air news presenter
  • Producer
  • Programmer
  • Radio or screen presenter
  • Reporter
  • Researcher
  • Screenwriter
  • Video editor

Studying media communications

Study towards the career of your dreams in this fast paced, practical, and skills based degree. You can choose to specialise in Broadcast Journalism, Radio Broadcasting or Digital Film and Television Production.

This introductory practical skills-based programme is designed specifically for those considering a career in communications media or simply wanting to acquire new digital communication skills.

You'll learn about a wide range of media disciplines including online, radio, television and print. By the end of the year you'll possess basic skills in all these areas and be able to create and publish media content on many different platforms.

As a graduate, you can enter the media communications industry directly in certain defined roles, or you can progress to further study. For example, if you're thinking of applying for the Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications at the New Zealand Broadcasting School, this qualification provides an entry point.


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Certificate in Media Communication

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This hands-on programme focuses on skills for the rapidly changing multimedia landscape. You will get out in the community interviewing and gathering stories and learn to write for print, radio, television and the web. You will also have the opportunity to submit stories for publication or broadcast.

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