Explore your options

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 behaviour 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. 

Build your portfolio

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

Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)3Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options availableEntry into further study at certificate or diploma level.February or July
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Business and Communication4Full-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)7Full-time for three years or part-time options available.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 executiveFebruary or July
Bachelor of Creative Enterprise7Three years full-time or six years part-timeArtist, Photographer, Graphic designer, Product designer, Motion graphics designer, Digital producerFebruary or July