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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:

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 Faculty 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 CRPC591, CRPC592, CRPC593, DEVS504 or SMST511.

To complete the Postgraduate Diploma, students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including MMAC521 and at least 60 points from CRPC591, CRPC592, CRPC593, DEVS504 or SMST511.

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.

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.

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.

100 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MCOM122Diversity and Communication ManagementThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
REOM111Te Reo Maori: Introductory 1This paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
REOM112Te Reo Maori: Introductory 2This paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
TIKA151Te Raranga Kete: Introduction to Maori Fibre ArtsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
TIKA157Nga Mahi a Rehia: Leisure Pursuits of the MaoriThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
TIKA163He Hinatore ki te Ao Maori: Introducing the Maori WorldThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
TIKA164Mai i Tuawhakarere ki te Ao HurihuriThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
TTWA150Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of WaitangiThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018

200 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MCOM220Communication Theory and ResearchThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
MMAC221From Maori Oral Traditions to Social Networking: Evolution of Maori Media and CommunicationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
SMST201Media in AotearoaThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
SMST214Contemporary World CinemaThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
TIKA211He Taonga Tuku Iho: Evolving Maori and Pacific ArtThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
TIKA241Te Ao Oro: The Maori World of SoundThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
TIKA251Raranga Whakairo: Design Elements in Maori Fibre ArtsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
TIKA257Kapa Haka: Noble Dances of the MaoriThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018

300 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
FASS301Digital Storytelling for the Arts and Social SciencesThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
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.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
CRPC591Creative Research Project18B (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 DevelopmentThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
MAOR570Te Mahi Rangahau: Maori and Pacific Research Methods and Issues18A (Hamilton)
This paper introduces students to a range of research issues, helps students identify and apply the most effective methodology, understand, review and apply various research methods including kaupapa Maori and indigenous epistemologies.
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
SMST501Integrating Theory and Research18A (Hamilton)
This paper is designed to provide an advanced understanding of screen research methods and outcomes. It identifies constraints and freedom in research and places a strong emphasis on explaining how research can be understood as an intellectual and theoretical activity. Students are required to develop and work on their own theoreti...
SMST511Image making in Aotearoa New ZealandThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018

800 Level

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

900 Level

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

Emma-Marie Wharepouri Moving to Hamilton at the age of 18 was scary at first but the support networks at Waikato made the transition easier. I've now graduated in a field that I love and as a result, so many doors have opened to me.

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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