Undergraduate study in Communication

What can you study in Communication?

You will be able to develop specialist skills and knowledge by studying various forms of writing, journalism, digital and visual communications and social media.

Your study will also give you an understanding of the wider contexts of communication and the media in society today.

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.

Structuring your major or specialisation in Communication

From 2018 you can take Communication as either a major or a specialisation in the BA.

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.

Specialisation in Communication

If you want your degree to predominantly focus on Communication, you can take the specialisation, which consists of 240 points (16 courses).

How to choose your courses

You can choose your courses from those listed in the BA schedule for Communication. You must also meet any specific requirements indicated in the schedule.

2018 BA schedule for Communication


Explore the undergraduate courses you can take as part of a major or specialisation in Communication:

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

For help with planning your degree and enrolling in your courses, please contact the Arts Students' Centre.

If you would like to find out more about studying Communication, you can contact our Undergraduate Adviser.