Certificate in Mastercraft (Specialisation in Raranga)

Learn to prepare a range of materials for weaving and using these, specialise in either raranga (kete etc), whatu (cloak-making etc) or tukutuku (lattice wall panels) to create artworks.   LEVEL 5

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Programme Outline

Certificate in Mastercraft (Specialisation in Raranga) is a programme that offers the opportunity for students to take part in research and hands-on learning of ancient art forms pertaining to Māori customary weaving.   The phrase Ngā Tapuwae o Hine-te-iwaiwa, or the footprints of Hine-te-iwaiwa, describes one’s journey in the pursuit to learn and master the ancient art form of weaving.  Hine-te-iwaiwa, as kaitaki (guardian) of the weaving, becomes also the kaitaki for this journey.

Students will learn various practices for preparing a range of materials for weaving and using these, specialise in one of raranga (kete,etc), whatu (cloak making, etc) and tukutuku (lattice wall panels) to create artworks.

On completion of this programme, students will have gained knowledge and competency to be able to prepare for, plan and produce woven art forms to a high standard, with ability also to present these for exhibition or other form of public display.


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Porirua Please contact us One year, part-time

Domestic Fees: $2,447

International Fees: $10,950 NZD


Entry Requirements

Domestic students

Certificate in Visual Arts (Level 4) or equivalent; evidence of skills/ability based on portfolio and interview.

International students

Proven equivalence to domestic entry requirements and IELTS 5.5 (no band lower than 5.0)

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