Communication Studies

Love events, bringing people together, and the power of clear communication to cut through the noise and create change? Always networking and connecting? We are.

Study communication at Unitec and there'll be lots of mixing and mingling throughout your studies. And not just with anyone – with some of the country's top communicators and potential employers. You'll meet them during industry internships, at the end-of-year Grad Fest evening, and as you organise events or work on projects for real clients. And in all our programmes – from event management to public relations, and from the certificate to the bachelors and masters degree.

We work closely with leading companies in a variety of different industries, including IBM and Westpac, as well as charitable and not-for-profit organisations like Amnesty International, Oxfam, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Forest and Bird, and the New Zealand Dance Company. We also have a close relationship with media companies like South Pacific Pictures, Face TV and Planet FM.

We're members of the main industry associations including:

Unitec communication graduates succeed because of these connections. The practical experience our students get certainly helps too. It's why they find positions in leading organisations, here and around the world, such as Vodafone, MTV, Air New Zealand, the Auckland Council, Ogilvy Metro, the Royal NZ Foundation of the Blind, the Hilton, Panasonic NZ, Sportal, Auckland Council and World Vision. We even had one working in a communication strategy team for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.


Communication Studies programmes 

For those just starting out:

Or, our Bridgepoint foundation education programmes can get you ready to apply for certificate, diploma or degree level study. Find out more about Bridgepoint programmes on offer.

For a career in event management:

For a career in the media industry:

For a career in public relations:

Advanced study or professional development:

Short courses:


Last edited: 28 March 2014  

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