Postgraduate Diploma in Māori Performing Arts

Postgraduate Diploma in Māori Performing Arts

Te Rautoki a Toi:

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi has developed this programme to provide an opportunity for undergraduates with Māori performing competencies and emergent research to a pathway of applied studies at postgraduate level.

Further this programme provides an academic pathway to master’s degree for practitioners through specialised disciplines of Māori performing arts; and provides an opportunity for tauira to engage in technical, theoretical and applied research methodologies so as to sustain Māori performing arts at local, regional, national, and international level.

Start Date
Dates
Feb to Oct 2022
Duration
Duration
40 weeks (full-time)
Commitment
Commitment
Blended learning including noho, wānanga, online learning and self-directed learning
Applications Close
Applications close
Mar 2022
Campus Location
Locations
Whakatāne
Requirements
Requirements
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Pathway
Pathway to
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Fees
Fees
$5912 (Tuition Fee)

MPA801 Wānanga 1

Course Type: Core

Description: This course will allow tauira to critically examine how social, cultural, political, creative, academic, and tacit knowledge (knowledge gained through lived experience), has contributed to their practice. Tauira will then reflect on their examination and analyse how this has influenced them as exponents of Ngā Mahi a Rēhia. In addition to this tauira will then present a performance derived from their journey within Ngā Mahi a Rēhia.

MPA802 Tikanga 1

Course Type: Core

Description: This course will enable tauira to gain an in-depth appreciation for multiple views and understandings regarding cultural principles, values and beliefs while further building their own knowledge on how their cultural principles, values and beliefs inform and guide their practice. Tauira will critically analyse their cultural principles, values and beliefs that underpin their practice. Tauira will then utilise this analysis to compare and contrast their cultural principles, values and beliefs with that of other practitioners. In addition to this tauira will then present a performance supporting their cultural principles, values and beliefs that underpin their practice.

MPA803 Performance 1

Course Type: Core

Description: This course will enable tauira to evolve and advance performance skills in a specific Ngā Mahi a-Rēhia discipline. Tauira will select a discipline and perform multiple genres of the chosen discipline. Tauira will review the origins and critically examine the development of the chosen discipline.

MPA804 Composition Critique

Course Type: Elective

Description: This course will enable tauira to develop a range of rangahau and practical skills to advance composition knowledge and practice. Tauira will develop a research plan that incorporates tikanga (ethics) that will be utilised in the composition process. Tauira will design and implement a tracking system that encapsulates and validates the process of composition from the initial thought to the final product and present the original Ngā Mahi a Rēhia item.

MPA805 Haka Leadership and Management

Course Type: Elective

Description: This course will enable tauira to develop a range of rangahau and practical skills to advance haka leadership and management knowledge and practice. Tauira will critically analyse traditional and contemporary Māori leadership models that can be utilised to advance haka knowledge and practice. During the critical analysis, tauira will use reflexivity to examine their own beliefs, judgements, and practices within their leadership role inside a haka roopu.

MPA806 Wairua in Haka

Course Type: Elective

Description: This course will enable tauira to delve into wairua within Te Ao Haka. Tauira will critically analyse the source of wairua and how wairua influences kapa haka. Tauira will explore the impacts of wairua on composition, leadership, and performance. Wairua can be interpreted in many different ways, given that it is multi-faceted. This course provides the space for tauira to explore ways in which wairuatanga can be interpreted, defined, determined, articulated, performed and felt from a personal perspective.

MPA807 Te Reo Mōteatea

Course Type: Elective

Description: This course provides an opportunity for tauira to develop a deeper understanding of mōteatea. Tauira will critically analyse a particular genre of mōteatea to identify any unique characteristics and attributes in style, tune, sound and language. Tauira will then have an opportunity to practically apply their learnings through composing a mōteatea and capturing the evolution process from conception to completion.

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School of Indigenous Graduate Studies
Head of School - Professor Mera Penehira

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