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Specialise in Media Studies for your Diploma in Arts at Massey
Much of our knowledge of the wider world and ourselves comes from the various 'screens' popular culture and the mass media use to entertain, inform, and instruct. The social, economic, and cultural importance of mass media for communication in modern life requires critical analysis and understanding.
In a world where it is difficult to escape the impact of the media, media studies provides analysis. It gives you an understanding of the production, consumption, and content of the media industries.
The approach is interdisciplinary – you’ll draw on areas like:
ideologies of gender, race, social class and national identity.
You’ll also learn about the media industry's codes, conventions, and production techniques.
The course includes a practical component as a useful learning supplement.
A Diploma in Arts in Media Studies is a good fit if you:
enjoy subjects such as media studies, English or drama
like to question what you see in the media.
Full-time study comprises eight 15-credit courses for a total of 120 credits in one year. We recommend you aim for 60 credits per semester.
Regardless of whether you complete the diploma with or without an endorsement, if you later proceed to the Bachelor of Arts degree, all of the courses in your Diploma in Arts can be transferred to the Bachelor of Arts.
All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.
There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, outside of university admission regulations.
International English Language Requirements: