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Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies)

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Not all courses available at all campuses or each year
  • Available for international students studying in NZ or via distance learning

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Choose your major courses from the following list (each course is 15 credits):

Compulsory courses

154.101 Introduction to Media Studies
154.250 Digital Media: Theory and Practice


154.115 Stardom and Celebrity in the Media

At least one course (15 credits) from

154.202 Advertising and Consumer Society
154.203 Popular Culture and the Media
154.204 Digital Media Production I
154.206 International Film History
154.208 Screen Media
154.224 Documentary (Non-fiction) Film

At least four courses (60 credits) from

139.323 Script Writing
139.333 Creativity in the Community
154.301 Culture, Power and the Media
154.302 Gender and Race in the Media
154.303 Hollywood Cinema
154.304 Digital Media Production II
154.308 Screen Fictions
154.311 Social Media and Digital Cultures
154.312 Trauma and the Media
154.313 Global Media Cultures
154.314 Independent Media in the Information Age
154.315 Popular Music Studies
154.316 New Zealand Cinema
154.317 Television Studies
154.333 Humour and the Media

Note: Not all courses will be offered in all modes or across all campuses in any given year.

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