Ao Pāpāho Communications media

About communications media

A basic understanding of communication and media 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 communications media

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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New Zealand Certificate in Communications Media

Programme code:
February, July

Gain a broad understanding of media in New Zealand and prepare for employment or further study in this dynamic industry.

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