Certificate in Indigenous Narrative
The Certificate in Indigenous Narrative (CertIndigNarr) will introduce you to indigenous storytelling in the digital media industry, from films to video games and more.
This Certificate is ideal professional development for anyone working in the creative media industries to gain more awareness and ability to incorporate Māori, Pasifika, and other indigenous cultures in their works.
- Practical courses learning how to build stories, characters, narratives, and worlds that are meaningful, ethical, and culturally inclusive.
- Study in UC's new Digital Screen Campus, featuring a range of workspaces, stages, and technical labs for anything in the creative media space.
- Scholarship opportunities for Māori and Pasifika students to join Te Whare Pūrākau Academy, connecting you with indigenous creators.
- This Certificate can be completed in 1 year full-time, or part-time for up to 5 years to accommodate working professionals.
Certificate in Indigenous Narrative – example degree structure
(1) Choose one of: DISC101, DISC212, ENGL118, MAOR107, TITO301.
Each small block represents a 15-point course.
This diagram is an example only – other combinations are possible.
The CertIndigNarr is made up of 60 points, which includes three compulsory courses and one optional course from an approved list.
It can be completed within 1 year full-time, or up to 5 years part-time.
- TITO101 Māori Writing in English
- TITO201 Indigilit: Indigenous Literature in Aotearoa and Beyond
- TITO202 Kiriata: Māori Film and Media
Plus choose one of:
- DISC101 Storytelling for the Digital Screen
- DISC212 Screenwriting: Research and Story Development
- MAOR107 Te Ara o Tāwhaki: Māori Thought, Beliefs and Practices
- ENGL118 Creative Writing: Skills, Techniques and Strategies
- TITO301 Indigenous Stories, Digital Realms
- Meet industry demand with expertise in indigenous representation in media.
- Help continue to promote Aotearoa's unique place in the creative world and our relationship to te ao Māori.
- Graduates will find work as creative advisors, screenwriters, concept designers, and more.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
For study planning help, contact a Student Advisor.
For more information on facilities, resources, and staff, see Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts.