What will I learn?

This flexible diploma is a way for you to take Arts courses if you have already completed a degree, and a useful pathway to postgraduate study.

Programme overview

If you already have a degree and want to take Arts courses, this flexible diploma might just be for you.

You could use the diploma to prepare for postgraduate study by taking courses in the subject of your choice at intermediate and advanced undergraduate level.

It is also a way that you can study a specific subject to complement your existing qualifications and further your personal or professional development.

Programme structure

  • The programme comprises 120 points from Arts courses.
  • Courses must be at Stage II or above, including at least 75 points (five courses) at Stage III or above.
  • Postgraduate courses can also be included.
  • The programme is equivalent to two semesters of full-time study.
  • You might be able to include a dissertation.
  • You should seek advice about your planned enrolment from the Arts Students' Centre.
  • If you're planning to qualify for postgraduate study, you should carefully check the possible requirements for the programme you're hoping to enter.

Communication:

You can study the changing ways we communicate, in the media, in business and organisations, and online.

Subject overview

The media sells us everything from toothpaste to politicians. Communication technologies from TV to Twitter can bring us together or tear us apart. As a Communication student, you'll explore ideas and develop skills to navigate our digitally mediated world and shape its future.

You can learn a combination of theoretical and practical approaches for developing specialised communication skills in the context of a broad understanding of contemporary media culture.

You can study writing, visual communication, advertising, social media, journalism and digital communication.

Where can Communication take you?

You can prepare for a career in communications, marketing, content production, technology, advertising, public relations, sports media, digital and broadcast media.

Where could this programme take you?

You can supplement your undergraduate degree with the courses you need to follow a specific career path or enhance your professional development. If you’re looking to step up into one of our postgraduate programmes, the graduate diploma is a useful way for you to get there.

Further study options

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Master of Arts
Master of Heritage Conservation
Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies
Master of Indigenous Studies
Master of Public Policy

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$39,787.00 (US$ 26,700) per year
Tuition fee: NZ $35,048 – NZ $44,526 (This fee is for 2021 and it may subject to change for the coming year)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

University of Auckland

City Campus,

Alfred Nathan House, 24 Princes Street,

AUCKLAND CITY,

Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You must have completed a bachelors degree in any discipline from a recognised university (or similar institution). IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

For international students

You must have completed a bachelors degree in any discipline from a recognised university (or similar institution).

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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