Poutuarongo Whare Tapere

Bachelor of Literary Performing Arts

Whare Tapere studies introduces you to the expression of Māori concepts, behaviour and values through song and dance. Learn about the history of whare tapere and develop key performance skills, including haka and waiata.  Mātauranga Māori and te reo Māori are a feature of all Whare Tapere progammes.

Heke Whare Tapere builds a foundation of knowledge around traditional Māori performance and the application of techniques in a contemporary context. Continue to master your abilities in years two and three of the Poutuarongo Whare Tapere. Further define your connections to te ao Māori through pūrākau, song writing and performance.

Whare Tapere aims to produce proficient and active performers with a working knowledge of te reo, composition, choreography and production.  As a graduate you will be able to contribute your skills as a bilingual and bicultural performer and composer of performing arts for whānau, hapū and iwi, Māori and non-Māori organisations.

Poutuarongo Whare Tapere

Bachelor of Literary Performing Arts

Code: PWT
Duration:
3 years
Level: NZQA Level 7
Delivery: Residential seminars, self directed learning and online delivery
Mode: Bilingual (Māori/English)
Next Intake: Huringa 1 (March)
Entry Requirements: Minimum age of 17 years. Regular internet access, email address and computer, laptop, tablet or other suitable mobile device is required.
Tuition Fees: $15,154 (approximately)

Curriculum

Marautanga

  • Year One
    COURSE OF STUDY

    PWTA101 Introduction to te Whare Tapere
    PWTA102 Ngā Tikanga a te Whare Tapere
    PWTA103 Introduction to Composition
    PWTA104 Tū Tamatāne, Tū Tamawahine

    IWI AND HAPŪ

    IWI101 Private Study of One Marae
    IWI102 Private Study of Iwi History

    TE REO MĀORI

    REO101 Hui Rumaki Reo 1
    REO102 Hui Rumaki Reo 2

  • Year Two
    COURSE OF STUDY

    PWTA201 Te Whare Tapere II
    PWTA202 Te Poi I
    PWTA203 Te Haka I
    PWTA104 Taonga Pūoro

    IWI AND HAPŪ

    IWI201 Private Study of One Hapū
    IWI202 Selected Private Studies

    TE REO MĀORI

    REO201 Hui Rumaki Reo 1
    REO202 Hui Rumaki Reo 2

  • Year Three
    COURSE OF STUDY

    PWTA301 Te Haka II
    PWTA302 Te Poi II
    PWTA303 Whakaari
    PWT3A04 Te Whakatū Whare Tapere

    IWI AND HAPŪ

    IWI301 Oral Literature Studies
    IWI302 Hapū and Iwi Performance

    TE REO MĀORI

    REO301 Hui Rumaki Reo 1
    REO302 Hui Rumaki Reo 2

After Graduation

Ka puta te ihu

  • Literary Performing Arts Teacher
  • Literary Performing Arts Cultural Advisor
  • Entertainer
  • Stage Management
  • Hospitality
  • Actor
  • Choreographer
  • Composer