Certificate in Communication and Media Arts
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4, 60 0.5
Full-time for one semester or part-time options available
Starts February or July
Mt Albert campus
Semester dates for 2013:
Semester 1: 25 February - 28 June; Semester 2: 22 July - 22 November
NZ$2531 (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)
Are you a good communicator? Do you want to write, perform or make films? How about advertising or public speaking? The Certificate in Communication and Media Arts is your pass to an exciting future in communication, the media, or performing and screen arts.
The Certificate in Communication and Media Arts is ideal if you want to go on to higher-level study in communication or performing and screen arts, or aren't sure exactly what area to focus on. It's also perfect for people already in employment who want to improve their personal communication and professional presentation skills. You'll specialise in one of two areas: communication, or performing and screen arts.
Performing and screen arts
Become more familiar with moving images and different media technologies, the history of storytelling and effective storytelling techniques. Or focus on dance technique and practice, or what happens backstage. Learn more about the communication and media industry by working on practical theatre and screen production projects.
Develop confidence in public speaking and learn more about the communication and media industry. You'll further your professional writing skills, and your ability to communicate with different audiences using a range of digital media as well as delivering effective professional presentations using visual, oral and written media.
- Emphasis on practical skills: you could be designing an advertising campaign and then create the television ad for your campaign; participate in a panel discussion with your fellow students; create promotional material like press releases, print ads or posters; develop a performance piece based on a fable or myth; or make and edit your own videos. Students will also act as critics and audiences of each other's project work.
- Lecturers who are eager to share their wealth of industry experience with you.
- Access to Unitec's excellent communication studies and performing arts facilities.
- A mix of classroom sessions, practical workshops, critique sessions, student seminars, discussions, presentations and online learning.
- Part-time study options available. You may also be able to take some courses on a stand-alone basis.
- A chance to take classes in Unitec's on-campus marae, a great setting to explore Maori oratorical traditions, the role of culture in communication, and the cultural dimension of creative media arts.
All applicants attend an interview with the teaching staff. This is an opportunity for you to understand more about the nature of the programme and to help you choose the most appropriate electives that are best for you. Interviews take place in November/December for Semester One applicants and May/June for Semester Two applicants.
Last edited: 25 February 2013