Toi Maruata

Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Art

  • Level 3
  • 18 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Start your artistic journey in a supportive learning environment. This introductory programme enhances your knowledge of Māori art.

We'll teach you a broad range of toi (art) techniques and skills through completing practical projects. You'll also learn about Te Ao Māori (the Māori world) and how this connects to your identity.

With the help of our experienced kaiako, you can use this programme to:

  • kick-start your tertiary studies
  • develop a portfolio of work for entry into higher level arts programmes
  • start a process of personal exploration.

You'll learn about:

  • creative processes relating to toi
  • time and project management skills
  • self-reflection through journal work
  • rangahau (research)
  • whakapapa
  • history, tikanga and cultural practices relating to Māori art.

You'll know how to:

  • 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
Apply to enrol in our Level 4 programme Kāwai Raupapa - Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Art.

I want to use my qualification
You can continue to develop your skills by contributing to your whānau, community, or marae.


Entry criteria

Participate in an interview and selection process to demonstrate suitability to the programme.

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