Māori Media major - Bachelor of Arts

With the Bachelor of Arts in Māori Media you gain insight into the fast-paced media industry, as well as a sound understanding of te reo me ngā tikanga Māori.

A strong foundation in te reo Māori and basic tikanga is highly valued in the field of Māori media – regardless of ethnicity. In this programme you’ll learn to apply a Māori world view to the media and could build web applications, make films or design interactive multimedia from a bicultural perspective.

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This is part of the Bachelor of Arts.

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Further your understanding of Māori media, digital media and te reo me ngā tikanga Māori, and develop effective communication, critical thinking and other transferable skills.

Apart from the courses below you also need to complete courses from your second major, your chosen minor(s) or electives.

Core courses

All Bachelor of Arts students need to complete core courses that help you develop transferable skills and support your work in all other courses in the degree.

Māori media major courses

If you're majoring in Māori media, this is the main subject area you specialise in. It makes up one third of your degree and consists of eight Māori media-related courses you study throughout your degree.

Year 1 courses

Complete the following courses:

Year 2 courses

Complete the following courses:

Year 3 courses

Complete the following courses:

Workplace experience

Workplace experience is an important part of your degree, and the Work Integrated Learning course is the final part of your degree. This is a supervised work placement related to your major(s), for an organisation of your choice. It's a great way to get industry experience while still being able to get feedback from AUT lecturers, and for many of our students this workplace experience also leads to a job offer.

Recent placements included:

  • Māori Television
  • Auckland Museum
  • Kura Productions
  • Ngā Aho Whakaari
  • South Seas Film and Television School
  • Tangata Whenua Television

You could also take the Foundations in Research course to prepare you for postgraduate study.

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Workplace experience in AUT programmes

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  • Broadcasting
  • Government and local authorities
  • Marketing and sales
  • Multimedia development
  • Production and filming (sound, lighting, producing, directing, scripting, editing)
  • Public relations
  • Radio
  • Te reo/cultural advisor
  • Presenter

Find out more about industry trends, job descriptions and what employers may be looking for.

Māori Development & Māori Media Careers (Māori Development becomes a minor from 2023)

Other majors in the Bachelor of Arts

*This major focuses on New Zealand Sign Language and developing the skills to become a Sign Language interpreter. It doesn’t include the option to include courses from different subjects.

Key features
  • Make films, build apps or design eBooks from a bicultural perspective
  • Access to the latest video recording equipment and sound studios
  • Valuable workplace experience in your final semester
  • Innovative and culturally safe learning environment
  • Tailor your study to your career goals and include courses of your interest
See yourself as
  • A storyteller
  • Interested in the media
  • Passionate about telling stories that matter to you and your whānau
  • Connected with the community and the world

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.