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Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (Screen and Television Production)

Close Date: 9 October
International Close Date: Please enquire

Develop the skills and expertise required to create engaging screen-based content.

You will learn to create a full range of screen genres, including drama, light entertainment, music videos, commercials, documentary and news, from conception to publication.

We prepare you for entry into the screen industry with professional competencies matched to industry standards. This programme is kept relevant and cutting edge through continuous feedback from the industry.

Your career connections will be advanced with a 24 week industry internship in a broadcast media or production company. When you graduate from the New Zealand Broadcasting School you will be able to meet the needs of the industry from your very first day on the job.

This programme is a full time 3-year degree that is delivered in 2 ½ years (including a 6-month internship).

In our most recent graduate survey, 93.1% of 2016 Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications graduates were in employment (Ara Graduate Outcome Survey, 2016).

Find out more about studying broadcasting

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$9,890 - $10,710 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$24,370 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$7,280 - $9,450 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 Speaking

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

Our broadcasting graduates have a high success rate when it comes to getting jobs in the screen industry. You can look forward to building a successful career as a:

  • Producer
  • Director
  • Researcher
  • Screenwriter
  • Or in a technical field like camera, sound or post production.

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
  • ICT or Digital Media related subjects
  • Relevant industry experience

Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (Screen and Television Production)

FULL-TIME - 3 Years

Develop the skills and expertise required to create engaging screen-based content.

Information
Type Degree
Code CH3714
Application close date 9 October
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-SCTV

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$9,890 - $10,710 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$24,370 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$7,280 - $9,450 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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