Poutuarongo Toi Whakarākai

Bachelor of Design and Art

Toi Whakarākai aims to increase the number of Māori artists who are skilled in traditional techniques and who can significantly contribute towards the wellbeing and development of their marae, hapū and whānau.  Students will choose between a weaving or carving pathway. Iwi and hapū studies and te reo Māori are a key part of all Toi Whakarākai programmes.

Heke Toi Whakarākai introduces you to the methods used in traditional Māori art forms. Explore the journeys of tūpuna Māori to Aotearoa and learn about the harvesting and use of natural materials. You will produce several items, including a kōwhaiwhai piece.  

Continue to build upon the foundation skills in years two and three of the Poutuarongo Toi Whakarākai and increase your proficiency in whakairo rākau (wood carving), tāniko, whatu and raranga (weaving art forms).  You will create several art pieces, undertake indepth research about your marae and hapū and further extend your Māori language skills.

Poutuarongo Toi Whakarākai

Bachelor of Design and Art

Code: PToi
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: Poutuarongo (Raranga) (Weaving) $11,176.43 (approximately). Poutuarongo (Whakairo) (Carving) $13,611.69 (approximately). Note: These do not include other course related costs such as resources for practical components.

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Curriculum

Marautanga

  • Year One
    COURSE OF STUDY

    PTOIA101A Foundation in Ngā Toi: Raukatauri OR
    PTOIA101B 
    Foundation in Ngā Toi: Whatu/Tāniko

    PTOIA102A Ngā Toi 1 - Tumatauenga OR
    PTOIA102B Ngā Toi - Whatu/Tāniko

    PTOIA103A Ngā Toi 2 - Rongomātāne OR
    PTOIA103B Ngā Toi 2 - Raranga

    PTOIA104A Ngā Toi 3 - Mataora OR
    PTOIA104B Ngā Toi 3 - Raranga

    IWI AND HAPŪ

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

    TE REO MĀORI

    REO101 Hui Rumaki Reo 1
    REO102 Hui Rumaki Reo 2

  • Year Two
    COURSE OF STUDY

    PTOIA201A Ngā Toi 4: Hineraukatauri OR 
    PTOIA201B Ngā Toi 4: Whatu/Raranga

    PTOIA202A Ngā Toi 5: Tū-mata-uenga OR 
    PTOIA202B Ngā Toi 5: Whatu/Raranga

    PTOIA203A Ngā Toi 6: Rongo-mā-tāne OR
    PTOIA203B Ngā Toi 6: Whatu/Raranga

    PTOIA204A Ngā Toi 7: Mataora OR
    PTOIA204B Ngā Toi 7: Whatu/Raranga

    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

    PTOIA301 Research of a Selected Art Form
    PTOIA302 Advanced Ngā Toi 1
    PTOIA303 Advanced Ngā Toi 2
    PTOIA304 Advanced Ngā Toi 3

    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

  • Working Artist
  • Exhibition Technician
  • Educator / Lecturer
  • Curator