Māori Art and Design Studio IIIA - Toi Atea

Developing visual responses to the exploration of issues (social, political, environmental, global) significant to Māori people and their communities.

Course code

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The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).



Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.



Visual and Material Culture

Course planning information

Course notes

Welcoming senior students from all disciplines in the College of Creative Arts, this module is taught from the campus marae, Te Rau Karamu, and involves working with a team of Māori and Pasifika artists, lecturers and peers. Students will work collaboratively to create and produce artwork and the Mana Moana public art events for the observance of Matariki Public Holiday. These projects will investigate a range of values, concepts, and approaches in relation to te taiao, mana whenua, mana moana, whanaungatanga, our environment and our relationship to it. This is open to all students who whakapapa to Te Moananui-a-kiwa (Māori and Pacific).

Prerequisite courses

Complete first
197217 or 197218 or 237217 or 237218

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.


Similar content

You cannot enrol in this course if you have passed (or are enrolled in) any of the course(s) above as these courses have similar content or content at a higher level.

General progression requirements

You must complete at least 45 credits from 200-level before enrolling in 300-level courses.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Discuss the concepts and issues Maori identify as significant in relation to land and cultural identity.
  • 2 Produce work that explores current issues of concern to Maori people and their communities.
  • 3 Produce work that identifies a personal position in relation to issues of concern to Maori people and their communities.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Creative compositions 1 2 3 50%
Creative compositions 1 2 3 50%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

There are no set texts for this course.