Poutuarongo Whare Tapere

Bachelor of Literary Performing Arts

Whare Tapere studies builds the expression and appreciation of Māori concepts, behaviour and values through Māori performance art forms.  For anyone interested in drama, performing arts or tourism this tohu is a must.

As a graduate of this degree programme you will be an exponent of kaupapa Māori composition and performance, and a valued repository of te reo and mātauranga Māori. Learn to articulate the knowledge of the whare tapere and be conversant with the origins of Māori performing arts pertaining to your iwi, and other iwi. You will apply analytical observation of tikanga within Māori performing arts, including stage management, choreography and decorative arts within performance.

Iwi, hapū and te reo Māori studies are core components of this degree programme, jointly delivered and expressed through Whare Tapere composition and performance, including newly created compositions of haka and waiata in te reo. Te reo features prominently in the course delivery, alongside composition content and execution; additional hui rumaki reo support further language acquisition and use. 

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. In the final year of the degree programme, graduates will participate in an overseas research tour to the Pacific to further explore the origins of whare tapere and to observe their expression among Pacific cultures. 

The assessments for most of the degree programme will be whare tapere performances and oral presentations in te reo elevating these traditions as appropriate measures for the successful completion of the Whare Tapere degree. Nau mai haramai! 

Poutuarongo Whare Tapere

Bachelor of Literary Performing Arts

Code: PWT
Credits: 360
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: $13,693 (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