Qualification
Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Communication) (Closed to New Enrolments)


Qualification code OP702002

Please note: This version is only available to students who began studying this qualification before 11 September 2012.

If you are a new student and want to enrol in this qualification, please visit the revised qualification page.

If you started studying this qualification before 11 September 2012 you can complete this qualification version, or you may be able to enrol in the new version, depending on the courses you’ve completed. If you have any questions or want to find out more about the new version, please contact us.

If you want to continue studying the version you’re enrolled in, you will need to complete all courses by Trimester 3, 2018 because this version will close at the end of 2018.

A summary of changes to the new qualification version:

The are two new compulsory courses:

  • 72140 - Business Communication (replaces 72145 – An Introduction to Human Communication)
  • 72141 - Academic Writing (compulsory).

Qualification information

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a Communication major covers interpersonal, intercultural, organisational and global communication. It also offers courses on writing for the web, technical writing and public relations. The major develops an understanding of communication, both applied and theoretical, and facilitates the practice of personal communication skills.

We also offer a range of certificates and diplomas that can be used as a stepping stone to a degree. We suggest you plan your study so that, where applicable, the first qualification you get is a diploma or a certificate.

Are you a member of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ)?

Holders of the Public Relations Institute’s APR (Accredited in Public Relations) will be 
cross-credited for 72180 Introduction to Public RelationsContact us to find out more or 
visit the PRINZ website.



For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

Key dates

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Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

Information about assessment and exams

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