Māori Performing Arts

Kāwai Raupapa - Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Art

  • Level 4
  • 36 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Māori Performing Arts is an exciting, social, interactive and energetic programme. Do you have experience in the arts like kapa haka, theatre or drama? Have you always wanted to learn about using voice, sound and movement? Our kaiako have industry experience and they'll make this an experience of a lifetime.

Learn how to produce and perform at a professional level. You'll also build your self-confidence and an understanding of your identity. Immerse yourself in Te Ao Māori and watch your future open up before your eyes!


You'll learn about:

  • performance skills
  • performance production
  • performance studies
  • time and project management skills
  • other toi practitioners
  • rangahau (research)
  • history, tikanga and cultural practices relating to toi.

You'll know how to:

  • create and complete performance projects
  • apply solutions to creative processes
  • work with others
  • present your work
  • apply tikanga and kawa relating to toi
  • manage your time when completing projects
  • reflect on your work.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

You'll be able to apply for our Level 5 programme, Toi Paematua - Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Art (Māori Performing Arts).

I want to use my qualification

You'll be ready to take on performing arts roles in the Ngā Toi sector or for whānau, hapū, iwi and hapori.


How you'll study:

This is a full-time programme that consists of 120 credits. Throughout the programme you will be required to attend:

Option 1: (noho)

  • weekly kura whakaako (compulsory tutorials) (5 hours per week)
  • 10 x noho marae (overnight/weekend stay)
  • 2 x one-day wānanga.

Option 2: (in-class delivery)

  • weekly kura whakaako (compulsory tutorials)/one-day wānanga (12.5 total contact hours per week)

It is important to note that activity directed learning will also need to be completed outside of class time, amounting to approximately 21 hours per week.


Entry criteria:

To enrol you'll need to attend an interview and selection process to demonstrate suitability to the programme.

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