Media and communication


Massey has a large number of staff actively researching across a broad range of media and communication-related topics including gender in the media, journalism, political communication, digital media, climate change communication, food marketing and labelling, health communication and Māori communication.


Careers in media, communication and journalism

Studying media, communication or journalism-related areas opens up a wide variety of career opportunities. Find out about the types of positions you might work in after you graduate, including how to become a journalist.


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Opportunities for students

Communication Internship

The Communication Internship is available to high-achieving Bachelor of Communication students in their third year. The internship gives our students great real-world experience. Internships consist of 100-120 hours working on projects or a collection of communication-related activities that will support the work of the host organisation.

Contact Claudia Silva

Creative media industry project

Students studying Bachelor of Creative Media Production team up with an external industry stakeholder to complete a year-long Major Project in their 3rd year. Previous stakeholders include TVNZ, Te Papa National Museum, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the POW Group.

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Creativity in the Community

Creativity in the Community is an internship for Bachelor of Communication students. Students work with community partners on real-life problems such as homelessness, dementia and youth justice. Students extend their skills in leadership, planning, problem solving, higher-order thinking and workplace communication while helping their community.

Contact Elspeth Tilley

Internship experiences


Audio studio

Small audio booth – 2 studio microphone set up. Useable for staff and students to do interviews, in studio or via phone line or for podcasting. Self drive or technician supported.

Contact Charley Draper

Communication lab

Mid size tutorial classroom with 3 breakout rooms. Has video recording or live streaming for presentations and seminars. Each breakout room has a iMac video editing workstation.

Contact Mark Steelsmith

Digital media lab

Video editing classroom/lab. 13 video editing iMacs with Adobe CC video editing applications. Linked into a media server for project work.

Contact Mark Steelsmith

Dubbing theatre

Students can access highly spec’d facilities, including a dubbing theatre equipped with an Avid S6 48ch digital console, with 7.1 Dynaudio Acoustics Block monitoring. There is also a 5.1 dubbing studio using a 16ch Avid Icon console.

Contact James Coyle

Lighting studio

Massey University's Wellington campus Lighting Studio provides students with access to an industry equivalent photographic/film studio consisting of built-in coved backdrop, a lighting grid, small camera dolly/crane, lights and accessories required to shoot anything from a small product shot to a short film.

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Mobile filming equipment

All audio, video and lighting equipment to conduct on-site filming.

Contact Mark Steelsmith

Recording studios

Designed by Munro Acoustics (London) and Athfield Architects (WGTN), Massey University has recently constructed world-class recording facilities at the Wellington Campus. The flagship studio features 300m2 of live-rooms controlled by two of the world’s most sought-after desks; a 72ch Neve, and a 48ch SSL Duality analogue console. Both control rooms have an impressive selection of outboard and monitoring is with Dynaudio Acoustics soffit mounted speakers in 5.1.

Contact James Coyle

Sir Geoffrey Peren studio theatre

Fully equipped studio theatre spaces in the heritage Sir Geoffrey Peren building.

Theatre lab

Black box performance space with staging and possible seating for 50 audience members. Fully controllable lighting rig. Has video recording or live streaming for performances and presentations.

Contact Elspeth Tilley

VFX Studio

Massey University’s Wellington campus houses cutting edge digital production and post-production tools. Students can use high-end digital cameras with the 300m2 green screen and lighting gear to create the perfect shot in post-production. Our range of camera equipment will help get your shot moving, or keep it perfectly still, or post-production artists can record motion-capture takes using our 24 camera Vicon motion capture array.

Contact James Coyle

VR/AR room

The VR/AR room is a specialised room located at Massey University's Wellington campus. Students can explore and prototype virtual spaces and experiences, or create virtual artworks or designs using virtual reality and augmented reality equipment.

Contact Durgesh Patel

Video Studio

Small studio - 2 camera HD camera set up with teleprompter. Useable for stand up presentations or two person interviews. Has Green wall for mid-shot green screening. Controllable lighting rig. Available for students or staff to make short video pieces and presentations or interviews.

Contact Mark Steelsmith


Exposure 2018

Exposure showcases and celebrates next generation of artists, designers, media makers and musicians as they take the next step in their creative careers. The exhibition includes work by undergraduate students of Fine Arts, Design (including photography, fashion, textiles, industrial and spatial design, and visual communication design), and Creative Media Production. This year we will be joined by the first cohort of Commercial Music graduates (including music tech, music practice and music industry majors). Master of Design and Master of Fine Arts graduands will also have their work in the exhibition.

3 - 17 November 2018, Massey Wellington campus.

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Our Lives Online

A regular series of events examining the impact of the internet and social media on our lives. Topics covered include online abuse, artificial intelligence and the evolution of online humour. Designed to be informal and accessible, the Our Lives Online series aims to stimulate discussion and start conversations.

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Journalism student stories

Te Karearea

This is a news website, focused on the Wellington region, with all stories written by our current Massey journalism students.

Te Karearea

Student journalist

Departments and staff

Find out more about the departments and staff involved in media and communication at Massey.

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