Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies is about human 'culture' in its broadest sense.

Examples include classical and contemporary music, media, films, advertising, literature, fashion, art, sport, communication technologies, and leisure activities.

Studying in this area involves learning about the cultural forces that shape individual identities and societies overall.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Arts writer
  • Curator
  • Gallery manager
  • Arts journalist
  • Blogger
  • Media studies teacher
  • Social studies teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

141% of national
median earnings


Employment

68%
Employed
3%
Unemployed
20%
Further study
9%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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