Advance your weaving skills with further exploration into the techniques, tikanga and practices of Ngā Mahi ā te Whare Pora - Weaving.
Learn to harvest and protect harakeke, reflect on your creative processes and practices, and work on a number of projects - both individually and collectively. Depending on your location you might have the option of studying mahi raranga, whatu, tāniko, tukutuku or working with different fibres.
When you pass this programme, you'll get this qualification:
This qualification is intended for practitioners seeking to broaden operational, technical and theoretical knowledge, consistent with tikanga and reo in Ngā mahi ā te Whare Pora.
Graduates of this qualification will contribute to New Zealand as self-managing practitioners of Ngā Toi within defined contexts able to complete projects, and assist in the management, leadership, and kaitiakitanga of Ngā Toi.
This is a full-time programme that consists of 120 credits delivered over 38 weeks. Throughout the programme you'll need to attend:
You'll also need to complete learning activities designed to enhance your learning for approximately:
As some of the learning activities will need to be completed online, you’ll need to have access to an internet-connected device.
To enrol in this programme, a potential student must:
I want to keep studying
After completing this programme you'll be ready to enrol in our bachelor's degree, Maunga Kura Toi - Bachelor of Māori Art (Raranga).
I want to use my qualification
With skills at this level you could be a practising artist, work in community arts, or support whānau, iwi or marae projects.
The 2023 fees for this diploma is:
First-time tertiary students studying fee paying programmes may be able to study fee free in their first year. To find out whether you are eligible visit: feesfree.govt.nz.
Toi Awe - Creative Process | 30 Credits
Apply broad knowledge, practical and conceptual skills in the production of creative work.
Toi Iro - Exploration | 30 Credits
Analyse own and others’ artistic evolution and variation, applying insights to creative work.
Toi Raupapa - Organisation | 30 Credits
Assist in the management, creation and completion of a toi project.
Toi Hanga - Creation | 30 Credits
Create and complete creative work in a chosen Kaupapa Toi.
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