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: $15,746 (approximately)

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Curriculum

Marautanga

  • Year One
    COURSE OF STUDY

    PTOI101 Foundation in Ngā Toi
    PTOI102 Ngā Toi 1 - Whakairo Rākau / Whatu / Tāniko
    PTOI103 Ngā Toi 2 - Whakairo Rākau / Raranga
    PTOI104 Ngā Toi 3 - Whakairo Rākau / Raranga

    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

    PTOI201 Ngā Toi 4 - Whakairo Rākau / Whatu / Tāniko
    PTOI202 Ngā Toi 5 - Whakairo Rākau / Whatu / Tāniko
    PTOI203 Ngā Toi 6 - Whakairo Rākau / Whatu / Tāniko
    PTOI204 Ngā Toi 7 - Whakairo Rākau / Raranga

    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

    PTOI301 Research of a Selected Art Form
    PTOI302 Advanced Ngā Toi 1
    PTOI303 Advanced Ngā Toi 2
    PTOI304 Advanced Ngā Toi 3

    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

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