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Toi Ururoa

NZ2792: New Zealand Diploma in Ngā Toi – Level 6

Duration Total 36 weeks (1 year full-time)

Toi Ururoa is a level 6 NZQA accredited diploma that qualifies students with theoretical, technical and practical knowledge and skills relating to Māori Performing Art in Takitimu supported contexts.

Graduates may progress to Toi Ihorei | New Zealand Diploma in Ngā Toi – Level 7 (not currently being delivered in 2021)

Mixed Programme Delivery Mode

  • Tuition / Teaching weeks: 36 weeks
  • Number of years: 1 (full-time)
  • Teachings hrs / wk: 20 hrs
  • Work experience hrs / wk: 9 hrs
  • Total Programme Credits 120

Course Intakes

There are two intakes per year

  • Semester 1: February
  • Semester 2: Mid-year intake July

Fees $3576

(as at 2022)

Fees Free eligibility apply for first year tertiary students. For more information click here: https://www.feesfree.govt.nz/

Student Loans and allowances available for eligible students. For more information click here: https://www.studylink.govt.nz/

Scholarship applications available on request. For more information email:[email protected]

Additional Course Related Costs:  On/Off-Stage Kākahu | Stationery | Textbooks


This programme will provide the graduate with the capability to:

Demonstrate wide-ranging Ngā Toi theories and methodologies in this area of specialty.
Foster and advance effective Ngā Toi work practice for complex situations and context in this discipline.
Review comparative Ngā Toi contexts and practices to consider implications in this forte.
Manage and lead the completion of a body of work in area of study.
Analyse technical, theoretical, and operational skills and knowledge to integrate innovative and efficient processes into art form practice.

Subject Area

Māori Song and Dance (Intermediate)

Study of Māori Composition (Intermediate)

Performance (Intermediate)

Māori Performing Arts in Tourism (Intermediate)

Arts Administration (Intermediate)

Production (Intermediate)


Graduates may contribute to the Ngā Toi art form, practice, and sector in a range of context for whānau, hapū, iwi and hapori with Ngā Toi projects including:
  • Performing Artist
  • Media
  • Whānau, Hapū, Marae development


Applicants seeking to enrol must meet the admission and eligibility criteria of Te Wānanga Whare Tapere o Takitimu. The admission criteria include;

The admission criteria include:

  • An audition designed to assess health, fitness, performance disposition and capability.

  • At least three written or where appropriate, oral character references;

  • A formal interview.

Level 6 Diploma in New Zealand Qualification Framework Applicants that are 18 years or older at enrollment; and,

a) Demonstrated suitability and capability in Māori Performance or Māori art forms at Level 6; and,

b) A level 5 diploma in Māori Performing arts or in general Performing arts; and,

c) Demonstrated commitment to uphold the kaupapa of Takitimu; and,

d) Have provided a performance portfolio demonstrating evidence of creative practice and process; and,

e) Have provided a Curriculum Vitae outlining educational and employment achievements.

    May be granted at the discretion of the Academic Director or designated nominee by the QA group.


Each assessment in a course must be passed and grades collated to form a final pass grade for that course. ie:
  • Where there are three assessment in a course, all 3 assessments must be passed.
  • Where there are 2 assessment in a course, both assessment must be passed.
TU100: Māori Song and Dance
20 Credits
To expand knowledge of compositional elements within Māori arrangement. Will develop an in-depth awareness of compositional elements pertaining to specific discipline.
TU203: Māori Performing Arts in Tourism 20 Credits
Extend understanding of the role of Māori Performing Arts within tourism through participation in industry-based placement.
TU201: Study of Māori Composition
20 Credits
In-depth understanding of transformation of language through movement, music, and production to support the construct of original pieces of work.
TU204: Arts Administration
20 Credits
Enhance understanding of administration systems and processes through managing an event
TU202: Performance
20 Credits
Develop an in-depth understanding of transformation of language through movement, music, and production to support the construct of original pieces of work.

TU205: Production
20 Credits

Develop applied knowledge and skills in media production

Manawa Mai

Composed by Hayley Maxwell and the late Barry Shirley.
Performed by Koha Milne and Brady Rota

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