Kāwai Raupapa (Rauangi)

Certificate in Māori Visual Arts

  • Level 4
  • 36 weeks
  • Fees may apply

Programme overview:

Start learning the visual arts (rauangi) at an introductory level. Become part of a rich tradition of cultural expression and explore the techniques, history and tikanga associated with this art form.


You'll learn about:

  • Māori patterns and designs
  • drawing and design
  • technical skills and art techniques
  • tikanga and cultural practices relating to indigenous art making

You'll know how to:

  • make art
  • explore your personal journey and connection to others and the world through making art
  • have some knowledge of Māori art signs and symbols
  • have some knowledge of whakapapa and whānau, hapū and iwi traditions

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

You may be eligible to enrol in our Level 5 Toi Paematua diploma programme or pathway into our Maunga Kura Toi degree programme.

I want to use my qualification

Use your artistic skills to contribute to your marae, community, or to make and sell art at markets and gift shops.


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

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