Maunga Kura Toi (Raranga)

Bachelor of Māori Art

  • Level 7
  • 3 yrs 36 weeks per year
  • Fees apply

Programme overview

The ability to provide a bachelor’s degree in raranga is still something we’re particularly proud of, even though we’ve been doing it for 10 years.

Imagine being able to hold your head high and present your CV with a degree in hand, knowing that it’s a modern acknowledgement of traditional cultural wealth and strength—mastery of a rich and valued body of knowledge. Imagine the satisfaction of knowing you’re a kaitiaki of the traditions and tikanga handed down by your tūpuna.

Follow in the footsteps of the generations, and learn how raranga can enrich your life and the life of your whānau.


You'll learn about:

  • Mātauranga Māori relating to raranga
  • Māori language and tikanga
  • creative processes
  • research, writing, and presentation skills along with academic conventions
  • reflective practice, how to analyse, critique and synthesise

You'll know how to:

  • apply the principles of raranga design and production to creative projects
  • explain your creative processes
  • articulate the meanings behind your work
  • use academic conventions to discuss your work
  • research
  • reflect critically on your work and the work of others

Where will this take me

I want to keep studying

You may be eligible to enrol in a master’s programme or other graduate and postgraduate programmes.

I want to use my qualification

You’ll be well equipped to be a practising artist or to work in:

  • gallery and exhibition work - exhibition design, curatorial work, front of house
  • teaching and arts facilitation
  • community based practitioner - wholistic work with whānau, hapū, iwi

How you'll study:

This programme uses a mixed-mode delivery method that includes:

  • face-to-face learning
  • noho
  • tutorials
  • self-directed and/or directed study
  • online learning

Entry criteria:

You’ll need to provide evidence of your readiness to study at a degree level. This might be through:

  • NCEA Level 2
  • a Level 4 arts qualification of 120 credits
  • a creative portfolio and CV detailing experience

All applicants will need to attend an interview.

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