Raranga - Weaving

Toi Paematua - Diploma in Māori Art

  • Level 5
  • 36 weeks
  • Fees apply

Programme overview:

Start to get serious about your weaving through deeper explorations of the skills, tikanga and practices of raranga.


You'll learn about:

  • media practice
  • creative processes - ways to make work
  • individual projects
  • collective projects
  • values and beliefs
  • traditional knowledge and practice.

You'll know how to:

  • cultivate, harvest and protect harakeke
  • design and create work using weaving materials
  • plan and carry out a project
  • record and report on the creative process
  • reflect on your practice.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

You may be eligible to apply to enrol in our bachelor's degree, Maunga Kura Toi.

I want to use my qualification

With skills at this level you can be a practising artist, work in community arts, or take on entry-level roles at art galleries.


How you'll study:

This programme uses a blended delivery method that includes:

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

Entry criteria:

You'll need one of the following to enrol:

  • Kāwai Raupapa - Certificate in Māori Visual Arts Level 4
  • a level 4 Toi Māori qualification of at least 120 credits
  • a portfolio showing evidence of level 4 equivalent experience.

All applicants will need to attend an interview.

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