Toi Paematua - Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Art

  • Level 5
  • 36 weeks
  • Fees apply

Programme overview:

Continue your artistic path with whakairo. At the diploma level you'll explore in more depth the skills, tikanga and practices of whakairo.

You'll create and design a number of works using wood and other media, record and reflect on your creative processes, and complete different carving projects throughout the year.

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

You'll know how to:

  • apply practical skills in the production of creative work
  • assist in the management, creation and completion of projects
  • reflect, analyse and apply insights to your work.
  • present your work
  • apply tikanga and kawa relating to toi
  • work with others.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

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

Option 1 (face to face delivery)

  • Kura whakaako (compulsory tutorials) and one day wānanga (11-12 hours per week)*

Option 2 (noho delivery)

  • Kura whakaako per week (compulsory tutorials) (4 hours total per week)*
  • 1 x one day wānanga (10 hours)*
  • 10 x noho marae (25 hours per noho)

It is important to note that activity directed learning will also need to be completed outside of class time, amounting to approximately 22 hours per week.

*Dates and venue/s for kura whakaako and wānanga will be confirmed by delivery site.

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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