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.

Course changes: 21 August 2018

On 21 August 2018 there were two course changes made to this degree major

  • 72363 Mass Communication is no longer being offered, and is replaced with 72374 Social Informatics. If you have already completed 72363 Mass Communication this will be credited towards your degree.
  • 72260 Reputation Management is no longer being offered as an elective course in this degree. If you have already completed this course, it will be credited towards your degree.  If you had intended to enrol in this course, please choose another elective.  If you need help choosing a replacement elective, please contact us.

If you started studying this qualification before 11 September 2012 you can complete this qualification version, or you may be able to transition into the updated version, depending on the courses you’ve completed.

If you have any questions or want to find out more about the updated version, please contact us. Please note, if you are a re-enrolling student and wish to transition into the updated version you must complete your last course in that version by the end of Trimester 1, 2023.

If you want to continue studying OP702002 Bachelor of Arts (Communication) you will need to complete all courses by Trimester 3, 2018 because this version will close at the end of 2018.

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.



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