Māori Performing Arts

Toi Paematua - Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Art

  • Level 5
  • 38 weeks - full-time
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Māori performing arts is full of expression that merges culture, performance and creativity. It's used to tell the stories of the past, connect with diverse audiences and encourage self-exploration.

Designed to advance your skills and knowledge to work in and contribute to Māori performance art, this diploma will teach you how to be a kaitiaki of ngā toi Māori by becoming self-managing, assisting in leadership, and completing different projects.

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

  • New Zealand Diploma in Ngā Toi Level 5 (Māori Performing Arts)

You'll learn about:

  • your role as a kaitiaki of Māori performing arts
  • creative processes and media practices through reflection
  • toi techniques and skills
  • rangahau (research)
  • tikanga and kawa
  • assisting in leading and managing projects
  • self-expression and communication.

How you'll study:

This is a full-time programme that consists of 120 credits delivered over 38 weeks. Some of our locations offer different delivery modes. These will be confirmed by your local campus and might include:

Option 1 (Face to face delivery):

  • kura whakaako - compulsory tutorials (10 hours per week)
  • 4 x 1-day wānanga (10 hours each)

You'll also need to complete learning activities designed to enhance your learning for approximately:

  • 22 hours per week

Option 2 (Noho delivery):

  • 10 x noho (25 hours per noho)
  • 1-day wānanga (10 hours)
  • kura whakaako - compulsory tutorials (4 hours per week)

You'll also need to complete learning activities designed to enhance your learning for approximately:

  • 22 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
  • reside in New Zealand
  • has successfully completed the Level 4 Kāwai Raupapa certificate or an equivalent toi Māori qualification consisting of 120 Level 4 credits, or a portfolio showing evidence of equivalent experience
  • attend an interview and selection process to demonstrate suitability to the programme.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

You might be eligible to enrol into a Level 6 programme with another provider.

I want to use my qualification

Graduates will have skills and knowledge to work in, or contribute to, the ngā toi practice and sector. You'll also be well positioned to support and assist your whānau, hapū, iwi, and community with ngā toi projects.

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