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Māori Media and Communication

The study of Māori Media and Communication explores indigenous expression across new and emerging communication practices including social media, Māori broadcasting, film and creative performing arts.

Please note

Māori Media and Communication is no longer available for new enrolments. Students can select alternative subjects Māori and Indigenous Studies, Māori Language/Te Reo Māori or Pacific and Indigenous Studies.

When you study Māori Media and Communication you'll gain an understanding of traditional and contemporary forms of Māori communication. You'll explore the historical, political, cultural and social contexts of media and communication practices and how these relate to and interact with Māori communities and Māori cultural preferences.

The programme will set you up with a foundation to develop the skills to analyse and comment critically on the development of Māori media, policy creation and the representation of Māori in modern practices.

Māori Media and Communication will provide you with exciting opportunities and a pathway into careers such as Māori Television, Māori and tribal radio, Māori public relations or Māori publishing houses. Industry work placements are also available.

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Key information

Study Locations: Hamilton; Tauranga; Online
Faculty:

300 level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MMAC321Maori Media: Challenges of RepresentationThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
SMST311Screen, Spirituality and CultureThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
TIKA341Nga Taonga Puoro mai i te Ao Tawhito ki te Ao Hou: Ancient and Contemporary Music of the MaoriThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
TIKA351Te Aho Reikura: Creative Practice in Maori Fibre ArtsThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
TIKA357Mahi Whakaari: Maori Performing Arts18B (Hamilton)
A critical analysis of kapa haka, investigating the theoretical and practical application of creating original compositions, lyrics, music, action and choreography. Emphasis will be placed on a final performance of created work.
TTWA301Te Tino Rangatiratanga me te Kawanatanga: Reconciliation or Conflict?This paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.

Prescriptions for the GradCert(MaoriMedia) and GradDip(MaoriMedia)

A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Maori Media and Communication at an advanced level in their first degree.

For further details, contact the School of Maori and Pacific Development.

Prescriptions for the PGCert(MaoriMedia), PGDip(MaoriMedia), BA(Hons), BMCT(Hons), MA and MMCT

Candidates enrolling in the Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, BA(Hons) and BMCT(Hons) in Maori Media and Communication should have at least a B average over their 300 level Maori Media and Communication papers. Candidates for the MMCT in Maori Media and Communication should normally have completed an undergraduate degree with a major in Maori Media and Communication and achieved at least a B+ average over their 300 level Maori Media and Communication papers. Note that CRPC591, CRPC592, CRPC593 and SMST501 may not be counted towards the Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, BA(Hons) or MA.

To complete the Postgraduate Certificate, students must complete 60 points at 500 level, including MMAC521 and 30 points from the following list.

To complete the Postgraduate Diploma, students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including MMAC521 and at least 60 points from the following list.

To complete a BA(Hons) in Maori Media and Communication, students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including MMAC521, MMAC591 and at least one of DEVS504 or SMST511.

To complete a BMCT(Hons) in Maori Media and Communication, students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including CRPC591, SMST501 and 60 points chosen from DEVS504, MMAC521, SMST511 or MAOR570.

To complete an MA in Maori Media and Communication, students must take a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis and 30 points from approved 500 level papers, or a 60 point dissertation and 60 points in approved 500 level papers.

To complete a MMCT in Maori Media and Communication, students must complete 180 points at 500 level, including CRPC593, SMST501 and 60 points chosen from DEVS504, MMAC521, SMST511 or MAOR570.

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
CRPC591Creative Research Project18B (Hamilton) & 18Y (Hamilton)
Students undertake a collaboratively-designed creative research project that demonstrates the research topic and creative process. Students complete an individual action research report that documents and analyses research methods and findings in the context of relevant theory and practice.
CRPC592Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
Students complete a self-designed research project and dissertation that demonstrates the research process and analyses the findings in the context of relevant theory and practice.
CRPC593Creative Research Thesis18C (Hamilton)
Students will complete a collaboratively-designed creative research project that demonstrates the research topic and creative process. In an individual action report, students document and analyse research methods and findings in the context of relevant theory and practice. Students subsequently design and complete a research proje...
DEVS504State Policies on Indigenous Development18A (Online)
This paper will undertake a comparative examination of changing state policies regarding indigenous rights and development in the Pacific region. The paper will consider factors influencing these changes, how 'disadvantage' is understood, how the effects of different policy approaches are evaluated, and the involvement and response...
MMAC521Tribally Global through Maori Media and CommunicationThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
MMAC590Directed StudyThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
MMAC591DissertationThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
MMAC592DissertationThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
MMAC593Maori Media and Communication ThesisThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
MMAC594Maori Media and Communication ThesisThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
SMST511Image making in Aotearoa New Zealand18B (Hamilton)
This paper explores aspects of image making in Aotearoa New Zealand such as place, identity, body, nature, city, mood and story, with both theoretical and practical assignments. The paper will also examine the emergence, development and future prospects of Mobile Filmmaking and will consider the relevant technologies in terms of a ...

Prescriptions for the MPhil

The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MMAC800Maori Media and Communication MPhil Thesis18C (Hamilton)
No description available.

Prescriptions for the PhD

The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MMAC900Maori Media and Communication PhD Thesis18C (Hamilton)
No description available.

Willow-Jean Prime I'm inspired by the dedicated and committed people who've gone before me. We have to ensure that future generations of Māori are provided for spiritually, culturally, environmentally and economically. I'm not afraid of a challenge.

Willow-Jean Prime Development Studies, Law, Maori, Māori and Pacific Development, Māori Language/Te Reo Māori, Māori and Indigenous Studies

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Contacts

Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies
Phone: 0800 924 528 ext: 4737 or + 64 7 838 4737
Email: fmis@waikato.ac.nz