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.
All subjects are useful, in particular Classical Studies, English, Geography, History, History of Art, Media Studies and other languages.
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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.
Your first year introduces you to Māori media studies, helping you develop media production skills from a kaupapa Māori perspective.
MAOR501 Te Kākano Māori Language 1
MAOR502 Te Kākano Māori Language 2
COMM590 Communication and Presentation Systems
COMM506 Media Production Workshop
CWRT601 Creative Writing: Ngā Tuhituhi Māori
TVSP590 Kaupapa Maori Screen Production
DIGM550 Applied Media 1
You develop your teamwork skills by creating a film, including producing, directing, editing and post-production with a strong Māori or indigenous theme.
MAOR601 Te Pihinga Māori Language 1
MAOR602 Te Pihinga Māori Language 2
MAOR603 Te Rangahau Research Methods
HIST690 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi
COMM690 Māori Media Project
DIGM650 Applied Media 2
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.
Your workplace experience is a great opportunity to apply the knowledge and theory you’ve learnt in the classroom.
Recent placements included:
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.
Find out more about industry trends, job descriptions and what employers may be looking for.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.