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
26 Feb to 5 Nov 2021
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
26 Mar 2021
Campus Location
Locations
Available nationally based on demand
Requirements
Pathway
Pathway to
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Fees
Fees
$1680.28 (course related costs) + $94.53 (admin fee)

First year courses

MAO100 Te Tipuranga 1: Elementary Māori Language 

Course Type:  Core

Description:  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.

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.

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.

PUK100 Research and Performing Arts

Course Type:  Core

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.

PUK102 The study of Waiata

Course Type:  Core

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.

PUK103 Te marae me ōna tikanga

Course Type:  Core

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.

PUK105 Composition Critique

Course Type:  Core

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.

PUK106 He Toi Pukenga: Practicum

Course Type:  Core

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

PUK107 He Toi Pukenga: Performance

Course Type:  Core

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

TOI100 Introduction to Māori Art and Visual Culture

Course Type:  Elective

  • 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.

Second year courses

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.

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.

Third year courses

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.

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