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Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies)

This course is available

On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


Auckland Campus


Specialise in Media Studies for your Bachelor of Arts at Massey

Massey’s BA (Media Studies) is an exciting discipline that will prepare you for future challenges in an information-rich society. Media studies analyses the production, consumption and content of a range of media including film, social media, television, popular music and smartphones. You will explore the formal characteristics of these media and their social, cultural, political and economic implications.

Be challenged

Explore the ways in which media texts, audiences and users create and circulate meanings.

Analyse the relationships between media, culture and society and how they influence our views of the world.

Communicate your findings effectively through speech and writing.

Tackle open-ended questions where there are no simple right or wrong answers.

Develop creative and critical approaches to producing media.

Blend media theory and media production

You’ll become a media-shaper who can ‘do’ as well as think. Your lecturers are internationally published experts in their fields. They collectively span the breadth of contemporary media studies. We use media theories as a springboard for exploring a range of media forms. We will guide you through the practice of creating your own media products such as short films and documentaries.

State-of-the-art facilities

We offer you access to the latest in digital technology through our new state-of-the-art facilities and online learning system. You’ll have opportunities for hands-on learning that reflects the latest developments in media practice to give you skills relevant to today’s industry.

Shape the future of the media world

At the heart of our qualification is the study and creation of a variety of media forms. We consider different aspects of the media and their relationships to the historical, social and cultural contexts in which they occur. You’ll be encouraged to use lateral-thinking skills to understand the world of media and participate in shaping its future.

A Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies is a good fit if you:

are creative and would like to make your own media

enjoy subjects such as media studies, English and drama

like to question and debate what you see in the media.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies), outside of university admission regulations.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall and minimum 5.5 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT - Overall score 80, minimum 19 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 4 (Academic)
  • PTE - 50 overall and minimum 42 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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