Communications & Writing

It is estimated that 75% of a person’s day is spent communicating in some way. Career options are seemingly endless if you enjoy some of the following: sharing and promoting ideas and information, writing, blogging, social networking, working with a variety of people and businesses, managing communications channels, creating communications strategies, public relations (PR), marketing, advocating, campaigning, and being part of an exciting, diverse role that is constantly evolving.

Programmes

  • Certificate in Applied Writing

    • Code: WR2827
    • Intakes: Semester 1, Semester 2
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 60
    • Duration: 1 semester

    Increase your writing skills and knowledge in a range of writing styles. Gain experience and increased capability in creative writing and a variety of other writing genres according to the...

  • Diploma in Applied Writing

    • Code: WR2872
    • Intakes: Semester 1, Semester 2
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 120
    • Duration: 1 year

    This programme provides students with advanced writing skills and knowledge in a range of writing styles. Students will gain experience and increased capability in creative writing and a variety of...

Courses

  • Administrative, Business and Corporate Writing

    • Code: CWRT.4009
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Online

    This course aims to enable students to gain skills which lead to the writing of crisp, accurate, informative correspondence in a variety of business situations, from small businesses to large...

  • Advanced Communication Skills

    • Code: COMM.6100
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    The aim of this course is to enable students to understand and demonstrate more advanced communication strategies, use the latest available technologies both interpersonal and written that are relevant to...

  • Business Communications

    • Code: COMM.5960
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Gain the ability to communicate effectively using a wide range of techniques and technologies within a business environment. This course will enable students to be better equipped to write business...

  • Business Computing

    • Code: COMP.5950
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills needed to apply generic computer skills and use software functions effectively to meet business requirements....

  • Contemporary Maori Writers and Writing

    • Code: CWRT.4002
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Online

    Contemporary Māori writers and writing allows students to explore some of New Zealand's most powerful contemporary Māori writers and writing. Students will develop capability in analysing the requirements and techniques...

  • Creative Writing Skills

    • Code: CWRT.4001
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Online

    Creative writing skills will provide students with knowledge relevant to the principles and practice of creative and practical writing. Students will develop necessary skills, explore own goals and strengths and...

  • Focus on Fiction

    • Code: CWRT.5007
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Online

    This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to examine and develop the principles and practice of writing fiction as applicable to a number of genres....

  • Focus on Non-Fiction

    • Code: CWRT.5006
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Online

    The aim of this course is to examine the principles and practice of freelance journalism, creative non-fiction and essay writing....

  • Introduction to Fiction Writing

    • Code: CWRT.4007
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Online

    This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to examine the elementary principles and practice of writing fiction as applicable to a number of genres....

  • Penning the Past and Personal Writing

    • Code: CWRT.5012
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Online

    This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to explore and develop the skills required to write creative nonfiction as biography, memoir or local history for personal or...

  • Reading and Writing Poetry

    • Code: CWRT.5001
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Online

    This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to explore, compose and develop various forms of poetry through reading and writing....

  • Self-publishing Skills for the Writer

    • Code: CWRT.5011
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Online

    This course aims to develop skills which will enable participants to organise written material as print-ready copy....

  • Skills for Written and Spoken English

    • Code: CWRT.4004
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Online

    Students on this course will learn the main principles of grammar, punctuation and spelling and how to apply these principles in various forms of writing. Students will also develop an...

  • Technical Text, Handbooks and Leaflets

    • Code: CWRT.5002
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Online

    This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to examine the principles and practise of writing technical text, as relevant to nonfiction in a variety of forms, how-to publications,...

  • Travel Writing

    • Code: CWRT.5004
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Online

    This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to to examine and develop the principles and practice of feature writing with an emphasis on the particular requirements and market...

  • Writing for Children

    • Code: CWRT.4006
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Online

    This course provides students with a broad range of knowledge relevant to the writing of stories for children. Students will learn to discuss and apply a variety of writing techniques...

  • Writing for the Web

    • Code: CWRT.4008
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Online

    This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to examine the elementary principles and practice of writing for the Internet, as applicable to a number of writing forms....

  • Writing the Screenplay

    • Code: CWRT.5005
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Online

    This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to examine and develop the principles and practise of writing a screenplay with an emphasis on the acquisition of the basic...

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