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 2014 will be advised.
NZ$2638 (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.
- Emphasis on practical skills: you could be designing an advertising campaign; participating in a panel discussion with your fellow students; creating promotional material such as press releases, print ads or posters; developing a performance piece based on a fable or myth; or making your own videos.
- Lecturers who are eager to share their 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.
- Option 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 and the role of culture in communication.
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.
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/practice and what happens backstage. Learn more about the communication and media industry by working on practical theatre and screen production projects.
Last edited: 05 September 2013