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: 2018

Start date: 2019

Minimum entry requirements

Selection criteria

  • Preference will be given to applicants with English and Te Reo Maori or Te Reo Rangatira
  • Interview may be required

Preferred 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

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

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

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

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

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

MAOR707 Cooperative Education
TVSP790 Māori Media Production
MAOR706 Research Paper: Literature Review
MAOR708 Te Ao Hurihuri: Contemporary Māori Issues

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

HIST500 Introduction to New Zealand History
MGMT550 Management Processes (not offered in 2018)
TIKA503 Ki te Whaiao: Māori Culture and Society (not offered in 2018)
ECON581 Economic Framework

Level 6

HRMG650 Te Ara Pou
HIST692 Our People, Our Stories: Contemporary NZ Oral Histories

Level 7

MAOR701 Te Māhuri Māori Language 1
MAOR702 Te Māhuri Māori Language 2
HIST701 Nostalgia and Utopianism in NZ History

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:

16 Jul 2018

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.
  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.
Atereano Colin Mateariki
Amadonna Jakeman
Matilda Poasa

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