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Bachelor of Communication (Media Studies)

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  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available at Wellington
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Available for international students studying in NZ

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Entry requirements

To enrol in the Bachelor of Communication programme you need to have an entrance to university qualification, either through NCEA, New Zealand University Entrance, admission with equivalent status, bursaries and scholarship examinations, discretionary entrance or special admission.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.


Choose your major courses from the following list (each course is 15 credits):

Compulsory course – 15 credits from:

154.250 Digital Media: Theory and Practice

No more than 60 credits from:
154.202 Advertising and Consumer Society
154.203 Popular Culture and the Media
154.204 Digital Media Production I
154.206 International Film History
154.208 Screen Media
154.224 Documentary (Non-fiction) Film

At least 60 credits from:
139.323 Script Writing
139.333 Creativity in the Community
154.301 Culture, Power and the Media
154.302 Gender and Race in the Media
154.303 Hollywood Cinema
154.304 Digital Media Production II
154.308 Screen Fictions
154.311 Social Media and Digital Cultures
154.312 Trauma and the Media
154.313 Global Media Cultures
154.314 Independent Media in the Information Age
154.315 Popular Music Studies
154.316 New Zealand Cinema
154.317 Television Studies
154.333 Humour and the Media

Major requirements: A major consists of 120 credits in Media Studies, including 154.250 and at least 60 credits at 300-level.

Minor requirements: A minor consists of 60 credits in Media Studies, including at least 15 credits at 300-level.

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