Poutuarongo Hiko-rau

Bachelor of Animation and Graphic Design

Hiko-Rau studies provides a solid grounding in graphic design, multimedia and animation with an emphasis on the stories and histories of Māori. Gain a new vitality and respect for ngā pūrākau Māori and their associated traditions by researching the kōrero within your hapū and iwi. Develop proficiency in te reo Māori and apply to your creative designs.

Heke Hiko-Rau is a one year introductory programme to techniques in animation and multimedia production. Carry out a study on your marae and learn the foundations of te reo Māori, including mihimihi, waiata and karakia.

Years two and three of the Poutuarongo Hiko-Rau degree include studies in advanced application of design and animation techniques, anatomy, design and production for the web, and an introduction to computer game development. You will also look further into your hapū activites and continue to extend your reo skills.

*Hiko-Rau courses will not be offered in 2018.

Curriculum

Marautanga

  • Year One
    COURSE OF STUDY

    PHR101 Techniques in 2D Art andAnimation
    PHR102 Introduction to 3D Animation
    PHR103 Scripting and Story Boarding
    PHR104 Multimedia for Production and the Web
    PHR105 Techniques in 3D Animation
    PHR106 Multimedia for Interactive CD Production

    IWI AND HAPŪ

    ART101 Private Study of One Marae
    ART102 Private Study of Iwi History
    ART103 Interviews with Two Kaumātua

    TE REO MĀORI

    REO101W or REO101M Akoranga ā-wiki Weekly Reo Classes or Te Ako Mai i Tawhiti (Distance Learning)
    REO102H Hui Rumaki Reo 1
    REO103H Hui Rumaki Reo 2

     

  • Year Two
    COURSE OF STUDY

    PHR201 Advanced Art and 2D Animation
    PHR202 Advanced Techniques in 3D Animation
    PHR203 Advanced Scripting and Storyboarding
    PHR204 Professional Design for Production and the Web
    PHR205 Production Quality in 3D Animation
    PHR206 Advanced Art and Anatomical Studies

    IWI AND HAPŪ

    ART201 Private Study of One Hapū
    Choose two of the following Iwi & Hapū papers
    ART202 Selected Private Studies
    ART203 Usage of a Marae in any 12 Month Period
    ART204 Study of a Living Artist
    ART205 Taonga / Treasures

    TE REO MĀORI

    REO201W or REO201M Akoranga ā-wiki (Weekly Reo Classes) or Te Ako Mai i Tawhiti (Distance Learning)
    REO202H Hui Rumaki Reo Hui 1
    REO203H Hui Rumaki Reo Hui 2

     

  • Year Three
    COURSE OF STUDY

    PHR301 Computer Game Art
    PHR302 3D Modelling & Animation for Computer Game Production
    PHR303 Computer Game History
    PHR304 Future Innovations in Computer Gaming
    PHR305 Computer Programming for Computer Game Production
    PHR306 Technological Advancements in Computer Gaming

    IWI AND HAPŪ

    ART301 State of Te Reo Māori in a Selected Hapū
    ART302 Oral Literature Studies
    ART303 Hapū and Iwi Performance

    TE REO MĀORI

    REO301W or REO301M Akoranga ā-wiki (Weekly Reo Classes) or Te Ako Mai i Tawhiti (Distance Learning)
    REO302H Hui Rumaki Reo Hui 1
    REO303H Hui Rumaki Reo Hui 2

     

After Graduation

Ka puta te ihu

  • Graphic Designer
  • Animator
  • Game Developer
  • Digital Artist
  • Lecturer