Ngā Mana Whakairo a Toi: Bachelor of Māori Performing Arts

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi has developed this programme to 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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Information for Kapa Haka

Start Date
Dates
21 Feb to 28 Oct 2022
Duration
Duration
36 weeks per year for 3 years
Commitment
Commitment
Blended learning including noho, wānanga, online learning and self-directed learning
Applications Close
Applications close
25 Mar 2022
Campus Location
Locations
Available nationally based on demand
Requirements
Requirements
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Pathway
Pathway to
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Fees
Fees
$1709.00 (course related costs)

First year courses

KAP101 Te Reo a Toi

Course Type:  Core

Description:  This paper will introduce tauira to te reo o toi through examining different aspects of Māori Performing Arts. Tauira will develop knowledge and examine the following – takahī, pūkana, pōtētē, whātero, and wiriwiri.

KAP102 The Study of Waiata

Course Type:  Core

Description:  This paper will develop the ability of tauira to perform mōteatea through the study of mōteatea. Tauira will enhance their knowledge by being able to describe the reasons for its creation; tell the narratives associated with each mōteatea; demonstrate the language styles and literary devices used and describe some associated performance elements.

KAP103 Marae Ātea

Course Type:  Core

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

KAP104 Composition Critique 1

Course Type:  Core

Description:  This paper will introduce tauira to compositions as a means for developing their knowledge of creating and composing. Tauira will look at different genres of waiata and the composition elements involved in each. Tauira will be able to compare different performances by looking at the composition elements.

KAP105 Atua

Course Type:  Core

Description: This paper will introduce tauira to the origins of Te Ao Māori through ngā Atua and whakapapa including the origins of Māori Performing Arts.

KAP106 He Toi Pukenga Practicum 1

Course Type:  Core

Description:This practicum paper introduces tauira to the applied practice of kapa haka.

KAP107 He Toi Pukenga Performance 1

Course Type:  Core

Description: This practical paper introduces tauira to kapa haka performance. Tauira will demonstrate performance ability within a selection of Māori performing arts kapa haka performance disciplines.

KAP108 Tipihia

Course Type:  Core

Description: This paper will introduce tauira to writing and study skills and rangahau within Te Ao Māori. Tauira will learn writing and study skills through discussing the relevance and importance of rangahau within their kapa haka.

Second year courses

MAO200 Te Puāwaitanga 1: Intermediate Māori language

Course Type:  Core

Description:  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.

WAN200 Te Reo Whakaari 

Course Type:  Core

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.

WAN201 Critical Issues in Māori Performing Arts

Course Type:  Core

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.

WAN208 He Toi Wānanga: Practicum

Course Type:  Core

Description: This practicum paper builds on PUK106 to further develop practical skills and abilities. This paper focuses specifically on whakawhanaungatanga, team building, communication and personal development.

WAN209 He Toi Wānanga: Performance

Course Type:  Core

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

WAN211 Kapa Haka Leadership

Course Type:  Core

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.

WAN215 Composition Critique 2 

Course Type:  Core

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.

TOI100 Introduction to Māori Art and Visual Culture

Course Type:  Core

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.

Third year courses

MAO300 Te Hū o Te Pūoro

Course Type:  Core

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.

WHA301 Māori Leadership Issues in Aotearoa

Course Type:  Core

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.

WHA302 Examining Māori Performing Arts Competitions

Course Type:  Core

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.

WHA310 He Toi Whakairo: Practicum

Course Type:  Core

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, and personal development.

WHA311 He Toi Whakairo: Performance

Course Type:  Core

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

WHA315 Composition

Course Type:  Core

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.

WHA316 Mass Media and Māori Performing Arts

Course Type:  Core

Description:  This paper will examine the interaction between Māori Performing Arts and a range of mass media, both national and international. Tauira will analyse the influence of media on Māori performing arts.

TOI200 Contemporary Māori Art and Visual Culture

Course Type:  Core

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.

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