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Ara Institute of Canterbury

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Ara Institute of Canterbury

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Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (Radio Broadcasting)

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: February-2021
Campus:
Ara Institute of Canterbury
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Course details

Summary

Become skilled in radio and related fields with our highly regarded radio specialisation.

This highly practical programme will equip you with the skills and theory necessary to become a radio professional.

We develop your understanding of the changing media environment, your practical research skills and prepare you for a first-time position in radio or online.

You'll study production and performance while operating a commercial radio station, broadcasting throughout the Canterbury region.

Our programme has been strongly influenced by industry groups such as NZME, Mediaworks and The Radio Broadcasters Association.

Our 24-week industry internship provides you with a highly effective link between the theoretical and practical aspects of broadcasting, and gives you a working understanding of the industry demands of working in a deadline driven environment.

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete 360 credits. To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

When you graduate you may move into stand-alone or network radio stations in roles as diverse as on-air presenting, news, creative writing, online content creation, programming, production, or sales and marketing.

STUDY PATHWAYS

Use this qualification as a foundation for further postgraduate study in media and communications.

Entry criteria

University Entrance (UE) is the minimum requirement to go to a New Zealand university. To recognise the disruption caused by COVID-19 there are some changes to UE for 2020. To qualify in 2020 you will need: NCEA Level 3; Three subjects - at Level 3, made up of: 12 credits in each of three approved subjects (this applies to 2020 only. In other years, 14 credits in each of three approved subjects is required); Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of: 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing; Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of: achievement standards – specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required).

Note: If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (eg International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) contact us for requirements.

Alternative requirements

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

English language requirements:

IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5

SPEAKING – 5.5
READING - 5.5
WRITING - 5.5
LISTENING – 5.5

TOEFL (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)

TOEFL (iBT) - Score of 60 or higher (with a writing score of 18)

Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill

PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

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