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Diploma in Communication

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Online, On-Campus

Level of Study



1 year

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The Diploma in Communication is designed to introduce students to a selection of disciplines in the communication field. It provides students with employment pathways in the fields, among others, of

  • Public relations
  • Communication management
  • Arts administration
  • Event management
  • Relationship management
  • Journalism
  • Web content management
  • Social media advising
  • Brand management
  • Advertising
  • Marketing/communications executive, or
  • Media planning/buying.

Diploma in Communication structure

120 credits

Schedule A (15 Credits)

  • Communication Theory and Practice
  • Writing and Inquiry

Schedule B (30 credits)

  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Media Skills
  • Introduction to Journalism

Schedule C (30 credits)

  • Creative Communication
  • Introduction to Media Studies
  • Language and Communication

The Diploma in Communication is awarded without endorsement.

Entry criteria

  • Entry requirements vary from country to country.
  • Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to NCEA. For more details, please visit university website.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall (min 19 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 169 overall and all bands 162 or better

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