Study the changing ways we communicate with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Communication.

Subject overview

Communication from TV to Twitter can bring us together or tear us apart. In Communication you will explore ideas to help you navigate contemporary media and communications. You will develop specialist skills by learning a combination of theoretical and practical approaches.

You can explore social media, ethics, advertising, digital communication, public speaking, writing, visual communication, and Māori and Pacific communication principles and practices.

We offer two pathways for studying communication:

  • You can take Communication as a major in the Bachelor of Arts if you want to study other BA subjects and combine Communication with another BA major. 
  • If you intend to focus more on Communication and want to gain advanced skills and understanding you can take the Bachelor of Communication.

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.

Career options with an Arts degree

Explore your study options in Communication

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Bachelor of Communication (BC)

Postgraduate study in Media and Communication