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Challenge your mind and broaden your views in a diverse, stimulating learning environment that demands you be creative, critical and innovative.

The Department of Media, Film and Communication is a vibrant and dynamic department that offers two majors and an exciting range of postgraduate study options.

Our two majors, Film and Media Studies, and Communication Studies, are both designed to be flexible and responsive to the needs and interests of students, and provide skills that lead to a comprehensive and diverse range of future careers.

Our students enjoy the rewards of a strong departmental research culture, and a committed and supportive teaching staff who are experts in their field.



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“My thesis topic, is a pilot study that looks to develop the foundation for a Bicultural Audience Reception theory in a New Zealand context". Audience Reception theory, Amie explains, suggests that the way a reader/viewer interprets a piece of creative work is influenced by the structure of their cultural background and subsequent life experiences.

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