Toi Paematua (Rauangi)

Diploma in Māori Art

  • Level 5
  • 36 weeks
  • Fees apply

Programme overview:

Study contemporary visual arts (rauangi) at an intermediate level through deeper exploration of the skills, tikanga, and practices of artistic expression. Develop your creative processes through experimentation with various media and the development of your specialist skills.


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:

  • identify, discuss, and use Māori patterns and designs
  • design and create work using selected media
  • 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 could be eligible to apply to enrol in the bachelor’s degree, Maunga Kura Toi.

I want to use my qualification

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


How you'll study:

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

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

Entry criteria:

You’ll need one of the following to enrol:

  • Kāwai Raupapa Level 4 or
  • 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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