Become part of a rich tradition of cultural expression and explore the techniques, history and tikanga associated with weaving.
This programme offers students the opportunity to start specialising in a particular area of weaving.
Depending on your location you may have the option of mahi raranga, whatu, tāniko, tukutuku or working with different fibres.
You'll learn various toi (art) techniques and practices through a number of project-based tasks. These projects will teach you the creative processes involved to complete your work and the planning skills to manage your time. If you've always wanted to learn how to weave, this programme is a great place to start.
When you pass this programme, you'll get this qualification:
This qualification is intended for people seeking to develop broad operational and theoretical knowledge consistent with tikanga and reo in Ngā mahi ā te Whare Pora.
Graduates of this qualification will contribute to New Zealand as practitioners; by applying a broad range of skills and knowledge relevant to one of the Ngā Toi art forms. Graduates will have a further developed set of fundamental knowledge and skills, and be able to operate under broad guidance.
This is a full-time programme that consists of 120 credits delivered over 38 weeks. Throughout the programme you'll need to attend:
Activity directed learning will also need to be completed outside of class time, amounting to:
Some of the learning activities will need to be completed online. You'll need to have an internet-connected device for this programme.
To enrol in this programme, a potential student must:
I want to keep studying
You'll be able to apply to enrol in our Level 5 programme, Toi Paematua - Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Art (Ngā Mahi ā Te Whare Pora).
I want to use my qualification
Use your weaving skills to contribute to your marae and community.
Toi Awe (Creative Process) | 10 Credits
Apply solutions to creative processes to produce Kaupapa Toi creative work.
Toi Iro (Exploration) | 15 Credits
Compare the work of others to identify artistic variation and evolution.
Toi Raupapa (Organisation) | 15 Credits
Manage project briefs to produce creative work in a chosen Kaupapa Toi (area of specialty).
Toi Hanga (Creation) | 80 Credits
Create and complete creative work in a chosen Kaupapa Toi.