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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Māori Visual Arts

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II


1. Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Māori Visual Arts requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified; and will:

(a) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts, or equivalent; or

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, and provide evidence of professional experience of an appropriate kind and duration in an area relevant to the qualification; or

(c) have been granted admission under the Admission with Equivalent Status regulations and demonstrate practical, professional, and scholarly experience at an appropriate level.

2. In considering applications for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Māori Visual Arts, the University shall pay due regard to indigenous systems for the acquisition of knowledge and shall apply a fair, large and liberal interpretation to the concepts of "scholarly experience" and "academic work".

Qualification Requirements

3. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Māori Visual Arts shall follow a flexible course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits at 700-level, comprising:

(a) courses selected from the Schedule for the Diploma;

and including

(b) attending contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required


4. The Postgraduate Diploma in Māori Visual Arts is awarded without an endorsement.

Student Progression

5. In cases of sufficient merit, the Postgraduate Diploma in Māori Visual Arts may be awarded with distinction or merit

Completion Requirements

6. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Qualification Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

7. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic Requirements within the prescribed time frames; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation, may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Arts should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Academic Progress

8. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Māori Visual Arts

Between 90 and 120 credits from

150707 Te Tataitanga Matatau: Advanced Studio Practice 90 credits

150720 Rangahau Whakairo: Pre-thesis Practicum 120 credits

150725 Rangahau Whakairo: Pre-Thesis Practicum (Part I) 60 credits

150726 Rangahau Whakairo: Pre-Thesis Practicum (Part II) 60 credits

No more than 30 credits from

150701 Tino Rangatiratanga: Strategic Māori Development 30 credits

150711 Te Tau-Ihu o te Reo: Advanced Māori Literature 30 credits
P Appraisal Required

150714 Ta Te Māori Rangahau Korero: Māori Research Methodologies 30 credits

150715 Taonga Tuku Iho: Heritage Aotearoa 30 credits

167742 Collection Management 30 credits

167743 Museum Management 30 credits

167744 Museums and the Public 30 credits