Toi Maruata

Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Art

  • Level 3
  • 20 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.

When you pass this programme, you'll get this qualification:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Ngā Toi Level 3

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.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

Apply to enrol on 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.


How you'll study:

This is a full-time programme that consists of 60 credits delivered over 20 weeks. Throughout the programme you will be required to attend:

  • 5 x noho throughout the programme (25 hours each)
  • 18 x kura whakaako - compulsory tutorials (5 hours each) 
  • 1 x 1-day wānanga (10 hours)

In addition to these attendance hours, you’ll be expected to complete learning activities designed to enhance your learning for approximately 21 hours per week.


Entry criteria

To enrol in this programme, a potential student must:

  • be at least 16 years of age
  • be a New Zealand citizen (or citizen of Australia, Tokelau, Niue, Cook Islands) or permanent resident
  • participate in an interview and selection process to demonstrate suitability to the programme.
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