TAP alumna tells Aucklanders a uniquely Māori storyMāori Media alumna Ripeka Read is using the skills she learned during her studies to tell stories that give insight into te ao Māori.
A Digital Content Producer at Auckland Council, Ripeka has produced a three-and-a-half-minute video that tells a uniquely Māori story. Incorporating te reo, kapa haka inspired choreography and eye-catching visuals, the video is a modern take on the ancient Māori creation myth.
The video was projected on to buildings next to the central library as part of the library's Turama Matariki Light Show. Watch the video here and find out more about Ripeka's journey at Te Ara Poutama
The Bachelor of Māori Development (BMD) majoring in Māori Media gives you insight into the exciting and fast-paced world of media, communications and broadcasting. You learn to apply a Māori world view to the media and become familiar with communication and presentation systems, media and screen production, and multimedia.
This degree will equip you with the theory and skills to perform in a wide range of career options, including:
Programme code: AK3453
Duration: 3 years full-time / 6 years part-time
Venue: City Campus
Starting date: 26 February and 16 July 2018
AUT encourages early application. This programme will remain open until all places have been filled.
All subjects are useful, in particular English, History, Geography, Classics, Art History, Media Studies and other languages.
Recognition of Prior Learning is available for those who already have a good understanding of te reo Māori language.
Your first year begins with the basics of Māori language, communication and presentation systems and aspects of media production.
MAOR501 Te Kākano Māori Language 1
MAOR502 Te Kākano Māori Language 2
COMM590 Communication and Presentation Systems
COMM506 Media Production Workshop
TVSP590 Kaupapa Maori Screen Production
DIGM550 Applied Media 1
DIGM650 Applied Media 2
You develop your team work skills by creating a film that includes producing, directing, editing and post-production with a strong Māori or indigenous theme. Once again the Māori language plays a significant role in ensuring your reo continuously grows.
MAOR601 Te Pihinga Māori Language 1
MAOR602 Te Pihinga Māori Language 2
MAOR603 Te Rangahau Research Methods
CWRT601 Creative Writing: Ngā Tuhituhi Māori
HIST690 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi
COMM690 Māori Media Project
Your final year includes development of research techniques that will prepare you for the cooperative education papers you will do in the last stage of your degree.
The co-operative education/internship experience provides the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to situations and challenges in a real life working environment. The co-operative education papers require you to complete internships in your chosen industry with organisations such as community radio stations, TV broadcasting stations or film production companies.
Approval of higher te reo papers based on Recognition of Prior Learning.
In addition to the above papers a student will need to undertake electives.
Students undertaking the Bachelor of Māori Development may choose a second major from the list of additional majors available from outside their degree. Minors are also available in these subjects.
The availability of additional majors and minors will depend on timetabling and subject restrictions, and in some cases, choosing an additional major or minor may require students to undertake extra points to complete their degree.
Bachelor of Arts — Māori Development major. The Bachelor of Arts offers conjoint degree and double major options.
Last updated: 14-Aug-2017 11.07am
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