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Bachelor of Māori Performing Arts

Ngā Mana Whakairo a Toi

Bachelor of Māori Performing Arts

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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi has developed Ngā Mana Whakairo a Toi: Bachelor of Māori Performing Arts programme which will produce kaihaka who are valued repositories of mātauranga Māori, te reo Māori, tikanga Māori and Māori performing arts; ensuring graduates have the mātauranga and skill base fully recognised within Māori communities.

Ngā Mana Whakairo a Toi: Bachelor of Māori Performing Arts provides quality training for kaihaka who aim to work in teaching, cultural tourism, media and a range of other mediums; to enhance Māori performing art tutor development and to provide pathways into the fields of Māori development and business initiatives.

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COURSE DETAILS
Duration:
3 Year/s
Location/s: 
Multi-site
Start Date: 
03/07/2017
Finish Date: 
11/02/2018
Applications Close: 
19/06/2017
Delivery Mode:
Mixed Mode
Total Fee for 2017:
$1556

N.B. The above fee does not include the administration levy. For more information regarding fees, please see our fees page.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry is open to applicants who meet the following requirements:

Minimum Age: 
16 years
Minimum Qualification/s: 

Standard entry is open to applicants who:

  •  Are at least 18 years or older, and have either
  •  Successfully completed a relevant level 4 certificate or;
  •  NCEA Level 3

Three subjects - at Level 3, made up of: 14 credits each, in three of the NZQA-approved subjects

Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:

  • 5 credits in reading
  • 5 credits in writing

Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of: achievement standards – specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or

Unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627 - all three are required)

Further Study:

Tertiary study at Postgraduate level:

  • Master of Indigenous Studies;
  • Master of Māori Studies.
Career Opportunities:
Business, Community-Based Tutoring, Consultancy, Cultural Tourism Facilitation, Local and Central Government, Service Sector Industry
Course Code: MAO100
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Te Tipuranga 1: Elementary Māori Language
Description:

Te Tipuranga 1: Elementary Māori language. This course develops conversational skills in everyday activities such as: habits, routines, events, giving instructions, forms of travel, past and present activities, current events as well as literature in te reo Māori.



Course Code: MAO200
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Te Puāwaitanga 1: Intermediate Māori language
Description:

Te Puāwaitanga 1. Intermediate Māori language. This is an intermediate Māori language course that reinforces the knowledge acquired in MAO100 and further develops skills in conversation, communication, translation and the interpretation of oral and tribal traditions.



Course Code: MAO300
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Te Hū o Te Pūoro
Description:

This paper will advance kaihaka use of te reo Māori in kapa haka performance settings. Kaihaka will identify and understand literary devices within Māori oral literature and kapa haka compositions.



Course Code: PUK100
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Te Reo a Toi
Description:

This course introduces kaihaka to aspects of tikanga Māori commonly used within kapa haka contexts. It prepares the kaihaka for the further study of tikanga in the wider marae-based contexts.



Course Code: PUK101
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Research and Performing Arts
Description:

This paper will introduce kaihaka to rangahau within Te Ao Māori, and discuss the relevance and importance of rangahau within your kapa haka and how this influences decision making.



Course Code: PUK102
Course Type: Core
Course Title: The study of Waiata
Description:

This paper will develop the ability of kaihaka to perform mōteatea by developing their knowledge of this form of waiata through the study of mōteatea from their whānau, hapū, iwi or kapa. Kaihaka will be able to state the reasons for its creation; tell the narratives associated with each mōteatea; describe the language styles and language devices used; describe some associated performance elements.



Course Code: PUK103
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Te marae me ōna tikanga
Description:

Kaihaka will be able to:

  • Participate appropriately on the marae using appropriate tikanga and kawa;
  • Examine roles, responsibilities and practices of marae;
  • Examine aspects of protocol for various occasions;
  • Explain changes in contemporary marae practice.

 



Course Code: PUK105
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Composition Critique
Description:

This course will introduce kaihaka to compositions of their own whānau, hapū, iwi or kapa as a means of developing their knowledge of creating and composing. Kaihaka will look at different genres of waiata and the composition elements involved in each. Kaihaka will be able to compare different performances by looking at the composition elements.



Course Code: PUK106
Course Type: Core
Course Title: He Toi Pukenga: Practicum
Description:

This practicum paper introduces kaihaka to the applied practice of kapa haka.



Course Code: PUK107
Course Type: Core
Course Title: He Toi Pukenga: Performance
Description:

This practical paper introduces kaihaka to kapa haka performance. Kaihaka will prepare for, perform, and evaluate their performance.



Course Code: TOI100
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Introduction to Māori Art and Visual Culture
Description:

Introduction to Māori Art and Visual Culture. This paper studies the practical and conceptual development of Māori Art pre-Aotearoa to pre-British contact and settlement. Kaihaka will use an art-making process as an output for their research, and to disseminate cultural knowledge.



Course Code: TOI200
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Contemporary Māori Art and Visual Culture
Description:

Development of Contemporary Māori Art and Visual Culture. This paper studies the practical and conceptual development of contemporary Māori art. Kaihaka will use an art-making process as an output for their research, and to disseminate cultural knowledge.



Course Code: WAN200
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Te Reo Whakaari
Description:

This course will further enhance kaihaka learning and awareness of selected aspects of kapa haka, with an emphasis on kīwaha, kīrehu, reo ōpaki, reo ōkawa. In particular, this course focuses on understanding the transformation of language into movement, and the conceptual framework of Māori language usage as applied to Performing Arts.



Course Code: WAN201
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Critical Issues in Māori Performing Arts
Description:

He wānanga i ngā tino take e pā atu ana ki te Māori i roto i Ngā Mahi Kapa Haka.

An exploration of critical issues that have influenced Māori performing arts.



Course Code: WAN208
Course Type: Core
Course Title: He Toi Wānanga: Practicum
Description:

This practicum paper builds on PUK106 to further develop practical skills and abilities.
This paper focuses specifically on:
Whakawhanaungatanga;
Team Building;
Communication;
Personal development.



Course Code: WAN209
Course Type: Core
Course Title: He Toi Wānanga: Performance
Description:

This practical paper enhances kaihaka abilities within a kapa haka performance. Kaihaka will prepare for, perform, and evaluate contributions to the group performance.



Course Code: WAN211
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Kapa Haka Leadership
Description:

This course will introduce kaihaka to the concepts of kapa haka leadership. It provides kaihaka with models of Māori leadership in kapa haka and examines the roles and responsibilities of kaitātaki and tutor positions.



Course Code: WAN215
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Composition Critique 2
Description:

This paper extends kaihaka ability to critique waiata compositions by examining a range of waiata, especially traditional and contemporary waiata. It also examines influences on composers.



Course Code: WHA301
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Māori Leadership Issues in Aotearoa
Description:

The paper will examine the professional performance of Māori Performing Artists in an international arena and analyse and evaluate their leadership in their respective fields of expertise.



Course Code: WHA302
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Examining Māori Performing Arts Competitions
Description:

An examination of Māori performing arts competition structures, assessments and evaluations in Aotearoa. Students will particularly focus on different models for competition and the application of assessment and evaluation in accordance with national expectations.



Course Code: WHA310
Course Type: Core
Course Title: He Toi Whakairo: Practicum
Description:

This practicum paper builds on PUK106, and MPA208 to further develop practical skills and abilities. It applies skills and knowledge learnt in other papers.
This paper focuses specifically on;
Leadership within the group;
Implementation and evaluation of a plan;
Personal development.



Course Code: WHA311
Course Type: Core
Course Title: He Toi Whakairo: Performance
Description:

Building on from year 1 and 2, this year 3 performance paper examines individual learner management of Māori performing arts kapa haka performance.



Course Code: WHA315
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Composition
Description:

In this course Kaihaka will develop their composition skills by participating in the composition of one waiata. Kaihaka will bring together elements from previous research and composition papers to develop a research proposal and plan, carry out that plan to compose a waiata and keep records of the process. Kaihaka will then perform the waiata.