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Bachelor of Communication Studies - Digital Media Major

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: 24-February-2020
Campus:
Auckland University of Technology
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Summary

AUT communications students and graduates are internationally recognised, having won the Sally Logan-Milne Young Practitioner of the Year award, CAANZ AXIS award, ORCA awards, Cannes International Advertising award and NZ Student Marketer of the Year award.

Study communications at AUT and you have access to industry standard facilities and equipment, including a media centre, radio studio and fully equipped TV studio, journalism training newspaper Te Waha Nui, student radio station Static 88.1 fm and student-run PR agency Outside the Square. You also gain invaluable workplace experience before you graduate.

Digital media is at the heart of modern communication. Explore how to make digital media communicate effectively, look great, sound great and tell a great story.

AUT's Digital Media major is a mix of media communication and technology, and prepares you for a wide range of careers, including as a digital strategist, mobile app designer or digital media producer.

You work on various digital media projects, and deliver your work via mobile devices, broadcast media or broadband communication, on time and on budget. You learn to recognise new creative markets as they emerge, manage teams and projects, and design new workflows.

Career opportunities

  • Digital strategist
  • Digital media project manager, producer or consultant
  • Digital video specialist
  • Instructional media designer
  • Interactive media producer or consultant
  • Mobile app designer
  • Mobile content developer
  • Motion graphics designer
  • Post-production special effects designer
  • Production assistant
  • Visual designer for print and online media
  • Web administrator/designer

Entry criteria

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.

Useful New Zealand school subjects: Language rich subjects are useful

English Language requirements:

Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 80; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; GIE with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.

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