O que eu aprenderei?

If you love being creative and want to study a selection of theatre, performance, creative writing and digital media production courses, but you also want to ensure you have broader career prospects, the Bachelor of Communication (Expressive Arts) is for you.

Expressive arts is unique in New Zealand and was created in response to student demand. As part of your study, you will be able to choose from a range of activities such as devising, directing and writing theatre, writing creative works including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and screenplays, or filming and producing digital video.

Hands-on, relevant skills

The Bachelor of Communication (Expressive Arts) allows you to choose to learn from a range of practical skills in acting, managing productions, wordsmithing, scripting, storyboarding, and video filming and editing. You will also learn how these fit into the everyday activities of a professional communication practitioner and combine them with the leadership skills necessary to effectively manage people.

For example, you might write a travel memoir, produce a music video, or direct an experimental multi-media show based on your original script. You might be immersed in the techniques of improvisational theatre, including games and spontaneity activities, as a way of unlocking and managing your creativity across other media including creative writing. You might find yourself crafting Twitter poetry or learning how your posture communicates instantly to others.

Choose the creative discipline you love

Students told us they wanted a little bit of theatre, or creative writing, or digital media production, or some combination of all three, but not necessarily to focus just on one. So we invented ‘expressive arts’. We call it the ‘triple dip’ major where you can add as much or as little as you like to your degree from any of the three creative discipline areas of theatre, creative writing, or digital media production. You choose what to emphasise, whether it’s one, two or all three of these areas.

Devise, direct and write

As part of your study in the Bachelor of Communication (Expressive Arts), you will be able to devise, direct, write and produce theatre, creative writing and/or digital video productions.

Major requirements: A major consists of 120 credits in Expressive Arts, including at least 60 credits at 300-level.


Surveys have shown that today’s employers seek graduates who are collaborative, creative and can communicate well. They want staff who can give compelling presentations, problem-solve creatively, think originally, analyse perceptively, communicate effectively (both in person and on paper) and work well in teams. Learn these skills through expressive arts. When combined with the communication and corporate skills that you learn through your Bachelor of Communication you will have a qualification that can be applied across an amazing range of roles.

Graduates with an expressive arts major are working today in government outreach, social media management, arts publicity, human resources, advertising, marketing and public relations, filmmaking, television and journalism, teaching, theatre and entertainment and creative and professional writing.

De qual departamento farei parte?

School of English and Media Studies

Opções de estudo

Período integral (3 anos)

NZ$32.650,00 (R$ 89.755) por ano

*O preço é estimado e tem caráter informativo, por favor, verifique esta informação com a instituição.

Prazo para inscrição

1 May 2020

Mais Informações

Data de início

24 Fevereiro 2020, 13 Julho 2020


Massey University

Manawatu Campus,

Tennent Drive,

Palmerston North,


4474, New Zealand

Período integral (3 anos)

NZ$32.650,00 (R$ 89.755) por ano

*O preço é estimado e tem caráter informativo, por favor, verifique esta informação com a instituição.

Prazo para inscrição

1 May 2020

Mais Informações

Data de início

24 Fevereiro 2020, 13 Julho 2020


Auckland Campus

Massey University Auckland (East Precinct),

Albany Expressway (SH17),



0632, New Zealand

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Brasil

Successful completion of one year’s tertiary study at a recognised institution. English Language Requirements: IELTS - 6.0 (no band less than 5.5); TOEFL iBT- 80 overall (min 19 in Writing); PTE Academic - 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills); Cambridge English - 170.

Para estudantes internacionais

Students must have successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International students need to check the equivalency of their secondary school qualification by reviewing the Academic Admission Requirements by Country.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall (min 19 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 169 overall and all bands 162 or better

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Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.

Opções de Pathways

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  • Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)

Sobre a universidade

Além de ser altamente classificada em Estudos do Desenvolvimento, Educação e Psicologia, todos os seus estudantes se formam altamente empregáveis.

  • Escolha a Massey – Para uma variedade de opções de estudo
  • Recebe mais de 5.000 estudantes internacionais
  • Parcerias internacionais em 15 países
  • Uma longa tradição de excelência em ensino e pesquisa