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

    PWT101 Introduction to te Whare Tapere
    PWT102 Ngā Tikanga a te Whare Tapere
    PWT103 Introduction to Composition
    PWT104 Tū Tamatāne, Tū Tamawahine

    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

    PWT201 Te Whare Tapere II
    PWT202 Te Poi I
    PWT203 Te Haka I
    PWT104 Taonga Pūoro

    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

    PWT301 Te Poi II
    PWT302 WTe Haka II
    PWT303 Whakaari
    PWT304 Te Whakatū Whare Tapere

    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

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