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Boost your employability by gaining practical experience at Unitec, learning in “live” projects and internship placements. You’ll develop the ability to communicate information clearly and effectively, an essential skill all employers look for, and understand the relationship between media and society. Media influence people’s behavior and opinions, and public opinion is expressed through media, driving change. You'll learn about communicating information across media, enabling you to critically assess media forms and strategies. We offer courses in rhetoric and persuasion, public relations, mass and interpersonal communication, interpreting social media, professional news writing, media law, intercultural communication, marketing, research methods, and a range of other options.
A portfolio and some work experience are essential to opening career doors
To build up your portfolio, make industry contacts and develop an informed, critical understanding of the media, you’ll be encouraged to take up volunteer opportunities, get involved in student media at Unitec, and complete a compulsory media related placement for your final year internship. You’ll also be building an online identity through your own blogging, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and other essential media tools while you study.
Programmes and study path
|PROGRAMME||LEVEL||DURATION||CAREER OPTIONS||START DATES|
|New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)||3||Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available||Entry into further study at certificate or diploma level.||February or July|
|Certificate in Communication and Media Arts||4||Full-time for one semester or part-time options available||This programme prepares you for further study toward a career in the media, communication, or performing and screen arts.||This programme is no longer offered for new enrolments|
|New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Business and Communication||4||Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available.||Entry into further study toward a career in media, communication, or business.||February or July|
|Bachelor of Communication (Media Studies)||7||Full-time for three years or part-time options available. Honours programme full-time for four years||Public relations executive, Media analyst, Media researcher, Communications advisor, Marketing communications executive, Social media executive, Social media community manager, Market researcher, Media relations manager, Corporate communication executive, Digital marketing executive, Media relations executive||February or July|
|Professional Writing||13 weeks||This short course will develop your ability to think critically and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to help you deliver presentations, write proposals and reports that are suitable...|