New Zealand Diploma in Ngā Toi (Whakairo-Ngā Mahi ā te Whare Pora) (Level 5)
Processing time: 30 days
You'll learn the traditional style of whakairo or raranga and develop a base from which you can work. With whakairo you will build essential skills in wood carving as well as exploring different media such as working with stone or painting. In raranga you will learn the tikanga around harvesting and preparing harakeke (flax), and begin weaving basic objects before moving to larger and more complex pieces. The programme covers mātauranga toi (Māori art knowledge) through a range of topics: Tikanga-a-toi (art form protocols) Planning and management of an artwork Practical application to create an artwork Te reo-a-toi (art-form terminology) Research of art form history, traditions Exploration of the new Te Tiriti o Waitangi and marae protocols This programme aims to create the environment of Te Whare Toi: a sharing, thriving, mana-enhancing, highly-interactive learning place for the research and application of ngā toi (Māori art) practices, underpinned by te reo, tikanga and mātauranga toi. This one-year programme is a perfect place to begin your journey into nga toi.
This program can be done
NCEA Level 2 or equivalent skills or knowledge and ability based on an interview. We meet with everyone interested in doing the programme to get to know them better and see how we can tailor the programme to you. Helpful skills It is an advantage for the whakairo specialisation if you can draw, and for the weaving specialisation if you are have knowledge of the harvesting and preparation of harakeke and are able to make small objects such as kono and konae. However, many of our students haven't and develop these skills during the programme. Knowledge of tikanga and te reo is also an advantage, but not essential. Students are able to develop knowledge in these areas within the programme. International students Proven equivalence to domestic entry requirements and IELTS 5.5 (no band below 5.0).
Porirua , New Zealand