• BA Creative Writing major

    Pursue your creative vision

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  • BA Public and Professional Writing minor

    Develop writing skills for the real world

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  • BA Theatre Studies minor

    Follow your passion and get innovative skills

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  • School of English and Media Studies

    Compose your future

Study Ako

We offer a range of exciting study options at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Unlock your creative potential and develop practical skills to excel in your career.

Staff research  Rangahau ngā kaimahi

Our staff are highly accomplished and recognised writers, artists and scholars. Read about our research and explore staff research interests and publications.

News and events  Hou Púrongo me Hui

The school offers a broad range of artistic and academic events for students, scholars and the general public. Visit our blog to see our latest news and events.

Contact  Whakapa

Find general contact information for the school, and a list of our current academic, tutoring and administrative staff.

English BA

Explore how literary language and the forms it takes shape identity, culture, and society. Our courses range from Shakespeare to contemporary literature, plus a select range of creative and applied offerings.

Creative writing BA

Creative writing offers you a practical approach to writing in a series of diverse genres: fiction, drama, poetry, script writing and creative non-fiction (auto/biography and travel) among them.

Expressive arts BC

Expressive arts is an interdisciplinary programme that comprises: theatre arts, creative writing and media practice. The programme explores the importance of artistic expression and the value of creative communication.

Media studies BA

Media studies seeks to understand the production, consumption, and content of the media, using an interdisciplinary approach that draws on textual analysis, cultural studies, aesthetics, politics, ideologies and production techniques.

Media studies BC

Media studies is geared towards creating flexible and critical thinkers who are equipped to become digitally literate, ethical citizens.

Public and professional writing BA

Public and professional writing teaches strategies for communicating effectively and analysing writing in a variety of academic and professional settings. We help you understand variation in language use in real-world environments, honing your skills in print and digital forms and in person.

Theatre studies BA

In theatre you will learn to cultivate good vocal and physical presentation skills, and develop the confidence to present your ideas in front of an audience.
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Postgraduate programmes

Download our postgraduate handbook, view our most popular qualifications (Master of Arts, Master of Communication, Master of Creative Writing, PhD) or contact our postgraduate coordinator Associate Professor Bryan Walpert.

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