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Bachelor of Communication in Media Production The University of Waikato - Hamilton Campus The University of Waikato - Hamilton Campus, New Zealand

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NZD 34695

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36 months


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Program Overview

The world is full of stories that need to be told. Get the industry skills you need to become a communications specialist and weave stories with digital threads using a wide range of technologies, from websites and apps to films, podcasts and more.

Why study a BC?

Get the know-how to embark on a vibrant career in the creative, design and media industries.

With this degree, you will learn how to create engaging multimedia content that connects with audiences and sparks conversations that can shift hearts and minds, leading to social change.

From designing websites and mobile apps; through to producing TV, films and podcasts, creating social media content, designing games and virtual reality (VR) experiences; or developing a digital marketing campaign – the possibilities are endless.

Waikato's Bachelor of Communication is an ideal choice if you’re a creative thinker who enjoys expressing ideas and talking to people, and you're interested in the latest social trends and digital technology.

Media Production

Get the hands-on technical skills you need to work in professional media production studios. Whether your passion is for film and television, podcasting, game design or web media, this subject has it all.

Why study Media Production?

This highly practical subject is for students who wish to develop the hands-on technical skills required to work in professional media production studios, such as film, documentary and television, web series, podcasting, game design, sound design, soundscape, music, web media, and more.

Papers cover all stages of the media production process; from pre- to post-production.

Students will be equipped with the know-how to design and implement image-text-motion, sound/music and audio-visual methods of communication.

For example, you can learn how to use Adobe software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) to design and produce page layouts, illustrations, and edit images for print and web applications.

Or you might prefer to study film production and gain the practical skills to shoot and edit short films, using a camera, sound gear, lighting techniques and digital editing (After Effects).

Students can also learn about the principles of good design, or develop the skills to create original music using digital audio technology.

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Additional Information

Program Level 3-Year Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 7 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Study Work Visa (PSWV) work permit

Program Intake


Jul 2024


Feb 2024

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
      • English 60%

    6 IELTS Score
    80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    46 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    75% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    20000 Per year

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    The University of Waikato and our partners offer a range of scholarships and awards to assist students with fees and living expenses, and to support academic and research excellence. To search our database to find a scholarship or award that is right for you, use the filters on this page. If you are new to study here and unable to find a suitable scholarship, please contact us and outline your situation (e.g., transferring from another university).

    Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarship for India

    Value: Up to NZD$15,000 towards tuition fees

    Study Level: Undergraduate, Postgraduate (Taught), Postgraduate (Research)

    Subject Area: Any

    Closing Date: Applications for 2024 can be submitted at any time


    This Scholarship is intended to support talented international students from India who are enrolling for the first time into undergraduate or postgraduate programmes at the University of Waikato. The Scholarships have a value of up to NZD$15,000, and will be awarded to successful applicants who demonstrate excellent academic achievement.

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