Journalism Schools

There are a number of educational institutions around the country offering tertiary qualifications in journalism and related areas like communication studies.

If you are considering a career in journalism and are interested in science and technology, feel free to call or email the Science Media Centre for advice and background information.

The websites and contact details for the various journalism schools are listed below:

Ara Institute of Canterbury

New Zealand Broadcasting School, Christchurch
Phone: 0800 24 24 76


Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (Radio)

Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (Journalism)

Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (Screen and Television Production)

Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Auckland

Phone: (09) 921 9999


Bachelor of Communications Studies (Radio)

Bachelor of Communication Studies (Journalism)

Bachelor of Communication Studies (Screen and Television Production)

Certificate in Communication Studies

Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies

University of Canterbury, Christchurch

Phone: 0800 VARSITY


Bachelor of Communication

Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism

Massey University, Wellington

Phone: (04) 801 5799 ext 6378


Bachelor of Communication

Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies

Southern Institute of Technology, Invercargill

Phone: 0800 4 0 FEES

Distance courses:

Bachelor of Professional Communication

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Bay of Plenty

Phone: 0800 86 46 46


Diploma in Applied Writing

Certificate in Applied Writing

New Zealand Certificate in Communications Media (Level 4)

Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), Hamilton

Phone: 0800 2 Wintec


Certificate in Media Arts (Level 4)

Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

National Diploma in Journalism

Graduate Diploma in Communication (Level 7)

Whitireia Community Polytechnic, Porirua

Phone: (04) 237 3100 ex 3750


Diploma in Radio Broadcasting (Level 5)

Whitireia Community Polytechnic’s journalism diploma was cut in 2018.