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Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (Journalism)

STARTS: February 2021
Madras Street
Indicative Application Close Date: 30 September
International Close Date: Please enquire

Prepare to face the world of broadcast and online news and current affairs head-on with our internationally renowned journalism degree.

Our Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications degree specialising in journalism is a highly practical programme providing you with the skills and theory to break news stories and be actively involved with the production of news for radio, television or online media.

Early in your studies you'll gain a strong grounding in broadcasting and communications theory, writing and researching news bulletins for our radio station. You'll also report TV news stories for broadcast and online.

In close collaboration with our media partners, our programme has been designed to produce graduates who will meet the needs of the industry. Our 24-week industry internship gives you more real-world experience, builds your industry contacts and gives you a real edge when it comes to securing your first job.

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$9890 - $10710 per year
International costs
$24,370 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$7280 - $9450 per year
International costs
$25,100 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021

NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of 3 subjects from the list of approved subjects*

  • and Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627)
  • Note: If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (eg International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) should contact us for requirements
  • * NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/award.university-entrance/

Due to Covid-19 disruption, if you studied and achieved NCEA Level 3 during 2020, you only need 12 credits per Level 3 subject (i.e. total of 36 credits). Literacy and Numeracy requirements remain the same

In addition you need to: Attend an Interview - Applicants who meet academic entry criteria may be required to attend an interview.

  • Complete the Broadcasting Additional Requirements Form.

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

  • If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.
  • Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 6.0 Academic

  • 5.5 Listening
  • 5.5 Reading
  • 5.5 Speaking
  • 5.5 Writing

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

As a graduate of this programme you will be ready to establish a career as a journalist, working in newsrooms throughout the country as a reporter, digital editor, presenter, producer or researcher.

Study pathways

Use this qualification as a foundation for further postgraduate study in media and communications.

Recommended school subjects

  • English or English-rich subjects
  • Media studies
  • Relevant industry experience

Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (Journalism)

FULL-TIME - 3 Years

Prepare to face the world of broadcast and online news and current affairs head-on with our internationally renowned journalism degree.

Information
Type Degree
Code CH3714
Next Starts February 2021
Application close date 30 September
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date Please enquire
Credits 360
Level 7
Additional Equipment/Fees $1000 per year
May be eligible for Studylink? Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference CH3714-JOUR

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$9890 - $10710 per year
International costs
$24,370 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$7280 - $9450 per year
International costs
$25,100 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021
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Additional Entry Requirements

In addition you need to: Attend an Interview - Applicants who meet academic entry criteria may be required to attend an interview.

  • Complete the Broadcasting Additional Requirements Form.

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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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