Course Description

Course Name

Waiata: Te Timatanga

Session: VDNS3121

Hours & Credits

18 Credit Points

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


An introductory study of various forms of waiata (M?ori performing art) including haka from traditional to contemporary times. A practicum component is also included.

This paper is offered as one of the M?ori Performing Arts papers. It is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn various waiata and haka and understand a M?ori worldview from the basis of the M?ori language and M?ori customary lore as expressed through the medium of the performing arts.

Course Structure
Internal Assessment 50%
Examination 50%

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this paper students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the M?ori performing arts through performance
- Demonstrate knowledge of the forms of language used in the M?ori performing arts as a medium for the expression of a M?ori worldview
- Demonstrate knowledge of the significance of the M?ori performing arts in relation to the M?ori language and M?ori customary lore

*Course content subject to change