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New Zealand Broadcasting School

Give yourself the best start to a career on screen, on air or in journalism by studying at NZ’s leading broadcasting school.

The New Zealand Broadcasting School (NZBS) is the premier national provider of applied education in broadcast journalism, television, film, digital media and radio performance and production in New Zealand.

Hands-on and totally focused on career outcomes, when you study with us at the NZBS, you will:

  • Have access to a wide range of broadcasting communication facilities
  • Benefit from studying in small classes
  • Be prepared for a career in digital broadcasting and communication
  • Gain advanced professional competencies
  • Develop an ability to think broadly and critically about the media and the implications of new technologies
  • Learn high level practical research skills
  • Be given appropriate skills and learning opportunities for postgraduate studies

The New Zealand Broadcasting School is located at our Madras Street Campus in Christchurch.

The New Zealand Broadcasting School offers three specialisations: journalism, radio, and screen production.

The New Zealand Broadcasting School houses advanced resources including the second largest TV production studio in the South Island, live-to-air radio studios, and comprehensive software suites from Adobe, Apple, Avid, RCS and many more.

Our digital cameras, field kits, sound recording gear and TV studio production and post production equipment match and, in some cases, better current industry standards.

Employers seek our graduates knowing they are ready to contribute their creative energy, enthusiasm and ideas from day one.

Along with valuable work experience and intern opportunities, Ara's industry partnerships ensure we respond quickly to marketplace demands and provide the skills and qualifications employers tell us they need you to have right now.

During your study, a range of professionals are invited in to share their expertise and experience, and provide insight into the current state of the industry in New Zealand. Industry professionals are also consulted regularly about programme content, resourcing and delivery.

If you think you may require modifications in order to undertake the practical components of a particular course of study, we encourage you to discuss these with us so we can give them careful consideration.

As it may take time to consider and implement any modifications, please contact as early as possible prior to the course starting. We’ll also need to check that there’s no risk of harm to you or anyone else before making a final decision.

Throughout this process we’ll communicate with you in a clear and timely manner.