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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Communication - Media Studies

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Communication - Media Studies

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $29,000 NZD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    60 out of 100

Highlights
Practical Experience

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 31-October-2022 2022-10-31
Winter-July 01-May-2023 2023-05-01
Fall-February 31-October-2023 2023-10-31
Winter-July 01-May-2024 2024-05-01

Overview

Bachelor of Communication - Media Studies

Discover how the media shape our identities and our world. 

Massey will help you create, critique, and connect with the media world, building skills to understand and make media for a wide range of professional communication roles.

Media studies is an exciting discipline that will prepare you for the challenges of an information-rich society.

Media studies are taught through innovative programs that blend theory with creative practice

It analyses media's production, consumption, and content and their social, cultural, political, and economic implications.

You will learn how decisions are made on what is communicated, how media forms and industry structures shape those messages, and how this impacts our lives and understanding of the world.

Media studies will help you become a flexible and critical thinker and maker, equipped to be a digitally literate, politically-engaged citizen.

 

Understand and create media

During your study, you will have the opportunity for hands-on experience in creating digital media using industry-standard equipment and software.

You'll combine these hands-on production skills with creative ways of employing media texts in meaning-creation. 

You’ll also gain an understanding of how media influences society and culture. 

You’ll learn how to help interpret the media world for clients and how to work within media-related jobs.

As part of your study, you will produce a diverse range of media including:

  • websites
  • short fiction films
  • podcasts
  • music videos
  • photography portfolios
  • short documentaries
  • media scriptwriting.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$40,750

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $8,796
Accommodation 1 bed room $11,750
Tuition 1 person $29,000

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Officially verified copies of Birth certificate/ Current passport, including any residency visa/ Citizenship certificate
  • Proof of the name change
  • High School graduation certificate
  • Academic transcripts
  • English Language proficiency
  • A statement of any disability or health condition (If Applicable)
  • Evidence of any scholarships (If Applicable)

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
5.5
listening
5.5
writing
5.5
speaking
5.5
reading

TOEFL

80
-
listening
19
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

50
42
listening
42
writing
42
speaking
42
reading

Cambridge

169
162
listening
162
writing
162
speaking
162
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

If you do not have the entry requirements

Improve your English language skills without taking an IELTS test. You could get direct entry to a Massey degree with our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.

 English TestEnglish for Academic Purposes 1          English for Academic Purposes 2
English EntryIELTS5.0 overall (all bands 4.5 or above)5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above)
iBT TOEFL40 overall (3 in reading & listening, 13 in speaking & writing)50 overall (5 in reading & listening, 15 in speaking & writing)
PTE38 overall46 overall
Cambridge English155165

Academic background and requirement

To be admitted to an undergraduate qualification, applicants will need a minimum level of academic achievement from school, or another university or tertiary institution

The specific level depends on which country or region of the world they are from.

China:

  • Senior High School graduation plus successful completion of one year of bachelor's-level study from a recognized institution; or
  • Successful completion of a two-year diploma, or a minimum of two years out of a three-year diploma from a recognized institution; or
  • Completed Gaokao with a tier-one score from the related province

India: 

  • All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) Year 12 or Indian School Certificate (ISC) Year 12, with an overall average of 75% and a minimum of 60% in English; or
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) – State Board Examination in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujurat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal, with:
    • an overall average of 85% or higher (with no less than four academic subjects), with
    • a minimum of 70% or above in English.

 

Foundation qualifications to meet entry requirements

If you don't have the skills or qualifications you need to be accepted into your chosen study, you can do foundation qualifications.

  • Foundation Certificate (International)
  • Foundation Certificate (International Accelerated)

Career opportunities

  • Advertising Coordinator
  • Social Video Producer
  • Media buyer
  • Media planner
  • Public relations officer
  • Social media manager
  • Television/film/video producer
  • Content Management Strategist
  • Digital Reporter

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