Bachelor of Māori Development - Māori Media

Study Māori media with us and gain insight into the fast-paced media industry, as well as a sound understanding of te reo me ngā tikanga Māori.

The introduction of a Māori television channel has opened many doors for people interested in Māori media. A strong foundation in te reo Māori and basic tikanga is highly valued in this field – regardless of ethnicity. That’s why graduates of AUT’s Māori Media major have an edge in the competitive media industry.

You 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. We’re proud of our innovative and supportive learning environment.

Start date: 2020

Minimum entry requirements

International student entry requirements

Useful school subjects

All subjects are useful, in particular Classical Studies, English, Geography, History, History of Art, Media Studies and other languages.

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English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent

English language requirements

Transferring to AUT (recognition or prior learning)

Through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), you may be able to get formal credit if you have completed a university or technical institute course that closely matches the level and content of an AUT paper. You normally need to have completed this course within the last five years. If you have a variety of learning and experience (for example professional development workshops and work experience) that matches the learning within the paper, you may be able to apply for non-formal credit.

Year 1

Your first year introduces you to Māori media studies, helping you develop media production skills from a kaupapa Māori perspective.

Papers you study this year

Year 2

You develop your teamwork skills by creating a film, including producing, directing, editing and post-production with a strong Māori or indigenous theme.

Papers you study this year

Year 3

In Year 3, you focus on developing research techniques and advanced technical skills in preparation for your workplace experience (the Work Integrated Learning paper) in your last semester.

Papers you study this year

Workplace experience

Your workplace experience is a great opportunity to apply the knowledge and theory you’ve learnt in the classroom.

Recent placements included:

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

Elective papers

In addition to the above papers you also need to undertake electives. We encourage you to choose Māori development and te reo Māori papers for your electives, as they cover skills that are crucial for a career in Māori media.

Level 5

Level 6

Level 7

Additional majors and minors for bachelor’s degrees

Add an additional major or a minor to your bachelor’s degree and study another area that interests you. You can choose from a wide range of additional majors or minors.

Additional majors and minors for bachelor’s degrees

  • 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
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Māori Development & Māori Media Careers

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3453
Level:
7
Points:
360
Duration:
3 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

24 Feb 2020

13 Jul 2020

Fees:
Domestic
$6,242 - $6,535
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2020. The exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for beyond 2020, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • Check if you're eligible for fees-free study
International
$7,384
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2020. The exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for beyond 2020, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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