Rauangi - Visual Arts

Toi Paematua - Diploma in Māori Art

  • Level 5
  • 36 weeks
  • Fees apply

Programme overview:

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

Are you eligible for fees-free study?

First time tertiary students studying for fee paying programmes at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa will be fees-free from 2018.

We’ve been providing fees-free study for the majority of our programmes for more than 30 years and are committed to tauira success.

To find out whether you are eligible for fees-free study for our fee paying programmes visit the Fees Free Website.


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 may be eligible to enrol in the 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
  • group work
  • tutorials
  • self-directed and/or directed study
  • noho.

Entry criteria:

You 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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