The BA takes three years to complete if you are studying full time.
You will choose two BA subjects as your two majors (your "double major"). You will take eight courses (120 points) in each major. This includes at least three courses (45 points) at Stage III in each major.
At least half your courses (12 courses or 180 points) must be above Stage I level. The courses for your majors are included in this total.
As well as your majors, you will take elective courses in other subjects. You must study at least three BA subjects (including your majors).
You can choose to take one or two optional modules instead of elective courses. A module is a group of three courses (45 points) that focuses on a specific skill or area of knowledge to benefit or inform future careers.
You will complete two General Education courses. You can also include up to two courses (30 points) from other degree programmes.
In your first year you will probably take eight courses: four in semester one and four in semester two. A typical pattern would be to take two courses in each of three BA subjects, choose one course in a fourth BA subject, and take a General Education course. This gives you an opportunity to explore your interests and discover your strengths.
Towards the end of your first year, you will choose your two majors. In later years you will concentrate on these subjects.
Media and communication are big business, and digital media consumes our daily lives. Your study in Communication will give you in-depth insights into how media and communication operate in society today.
You will be able to develop specialist skills and knowledge by studying various forms of writing, journalism, digital and visual communications and social media.
You can gain insights into audiences, technology and culture, advertising, marketing, and communications in business and the workplace. There are also opportunities to explore the relationship of the media with politics, gender and Māori.
You can also choose to focus your study in one of three areas: business and marketing, media and communications, and science communications.
Major in Communication
You can take a major in Communication as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.
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You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:
Where can Communication take you?
You can prepare for a career in communications, marketing, content production, advertising, public relations, sports media, digital technologies, advocacy, media and more.
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