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
19 Feb to 25 Oct 2024
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
12 Feb 2024
Campus Location
Locations
Noho are based in Whakatāne and rohe tutorials are held nationally
Requirements
Requirements
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Pathway
Pathway to
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Fees
Fees
2024 Course related costs: $1804.00 (note fees are updated annually)

First year courses*

WAI101 – Ngā Tikanga Waiata-ā-ringa

Course Type:  Core

  • Description:  This paper requires tauira to critically reflect upon and articulate their lived experiences of waiata-ā-ringa. The intent of this paper is to strengthen development in, and articulation of, personal knowledge in relation to waiata-ā-ringa.

MOT102 – Ngā Tikanga Mōteatea

Course Type:  Core

  • Description:  This paper requires tauira to critically reflect upon, and articulate their lived experiences of mōteatea. The intent of this paper is to strengthen development in, and articulation of, personal knowledge in relation to mōteatea.

MAU103 – Ngā Tikanga Mau Poi/Patu/Rākau

Course Type:  Core

  • Description:  This paper requires tauira to critically reflect upon, and articulate their lived experiences of either mau poi, mau patu, or mau rākau. The intent of this paper is to strengthen development in, and articulation of, personal knowledge in relation to either mau poi, mau patu, or mau rākau

HAK104 – Ngā Tikanga Haka

Course Type:  Core

Description:  This paper requires tauira to critically reflect upon, and articulate their lived experiences of haka. The intent of this paper is to strengthen development in, and articulation of, personal knowledge in relation to haka.

 

  • *Note: These are new Year 1 courses in proposal stage for delivery in 2024. They are currently awaiting NZQA approval and are provided for informational purposes only. We shall advise when these have been confirmed.

Second year courses

KAP201 Māori Art and Visual Culture

Course Type:  Core

  • Description: Introduction to Māori Art and Visual Culture in Kapa Haka. This paper studies the practical and conceptual development of Māori Art and its relationship to Kapa Haka. Tauira will use an art making process as an output for their research, and to disseminate cultural knowledge.

KAP202 Critical Issues in Māori Performing Arts

Course Type:  Core

  • Description: This paper provides the opportunity for tauira to explore critical issues that have influenced Māori performing arts

KAP203 Te Reo Whakaari

Course Type:  Core

  • Description: This paper will further enhance tauira learning and awareness of selected aspects of kapa haka, with an emphasis on kīwaha, kīrehu, reo ōpaki, and reo ōkawa. In particular, this course focuses on understanding the transformation of language into movement, and Māori language patterns that enhance performance.

KAP204 Composition Critique 2 

Course Type:  Core

  • Description:  This paper will enhance tauira knowledge of composition elements by comparing traditional and contemporary waiata. Tauira will analyse a range of performance elements across a range of waiata disciplines and styles and discuss the influences on the works of composers of waiata.

KAP205 Kapa Haka Leadership

Course Type:  Core

  • Description:  This paper will introduce tauira to the concepts of kapa haka leadership. It provides tauira with models of Māori leadership and examines the roles and responsibilities of kaitātaki and tutor positions.

KAP206 He Toi Wānanga: Practicum 2

Course Type:  Core

  • Description: This practicum paper builds on KAP106 to further develop practical skills and abilities. This paper focuses specifically on whakawhanaungatanga, team building, communication and personal development.

KAP207 He Toi Wānanga: Performance 2

Course Type:  Core

  • Description:  Building on from KAP107, this performance paper examines enhanced performance ability within an extended selection of Māori performing arts kapa haka performance disciplines.

KAP208 Hāhāngia 

Course Type:  Core

  • Description:  This paper will introduce tauira to rangahau within Te Ao Māori. Discuss the relevance and importance of rangahau within their kapa haka and how this influences decision making.

 

Third year courses

KAP301 Māori Art and Visual Culture

Course Type:  Core

Description:  Development of Contemporary Māori Art and Visual Culture in Māori Performing Arts. This paper studies the practical and conceptual development of contemporary Māori art and visual culture in Māori Performing Arts. Tauira will look at the how Māori Art and/or Visual Culture was used historically and in contemporary times in kapa haka. Examples of Māori Art and Visual Culture could include but not limited to:

  • Atua domains
  • Animals/birds and sea creatures
  • Natural patterns and formations
  • Kai
  • Indigenous voices
  • Whakapapa/tupuna
  • Pūrākau
  • Taonga puoro
  • Tā moko
  • Kākahu
  • Tukutuku, whakairo
  • Battle formations

KAP302 Examining Māori Performing Arts Competitions

Course Type:  Core

Description:  This paper is an examination of the influence of Māori performing arts in Māori and/or wider communities in Aotearoa including but not limited to one of the following:

  • Competitive Māori performing arts including the assessment and evaluation of competition
  • Whanaungatanga
  • Hauora
  • Employment
  • Other

KAP303 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.

KAP304 Composition Critique 3

Course Type:  Core

  • Description:  In this paper, tauira will participate in the composition of one waiata and consider learnings from previous composition papers utilising research techniques. Tauira will plan and document the composition process and will include a discussion of the copyright and APRA requirements.

KAP305 Pre-eminent leadership in Māori Performing Arts

Course Type:  Core

  • Description:  The paper will examine the contribution of a pre-eminent leader in Māori Performing Arts AND their contribution to at least one other area of the community as well.

KAP306 He Toi Whakairo: Practicum 3

Course Type:  Core

  • Description:  This practicum paper builds on KAP106, and KAP206 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.

KAP307 He Toi Whakairo: Performance 3

Course Type:  Core

  • Description: Building on from year 1 and 2, this year 3 performance paper examines advanced performance ability of core Māori kapa haka performance disciplines.

KAP308 Rukuhia

Course Type:  Core

Description:  This paper builds on rangahau from Year 1 and Year 2 by developing a rangahau portfolio and a rangahau proposal in a Māori Performing Arts kaupapa in preparation for a rangahau project in Year 3.

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