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Musical Instrument Craft (Piano Making and Repair)

Lincoln College

UCAS Code: J951 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English and Maths and Grade C/4 or above (Level 2 Functional skills is not taken as an equivalent)

UCAS Tariff

48

A minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points from the following: BTEC National (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject GCE A and AS Levels with at least one subject at A Level Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher with at least one subject at Advanced Higher T Levels. For mature applicants some experience may be taken in lieu of A Levels / BTECs EU and International applicants: NARIC confirmed equivalent of 48 UCAS points

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

The BA (Hons) Musical Instrument Craft course aims to develop traditional skills, knowledge and craftsmanship in the very specialist field of Musical Instrument Crafts. While musical instruments can be mass produced and are widely available, there is a continued demand for high end instruments by professional performers and musicians who require bespoke instruments or highly specialised and intricate restoration and tuning work on valuable performance instruments. Globally there are few craftspeople equipped with the skills to provide this service. Many existing renowned specialists originate from Newark College and so Newark is responsible for setting the trend for the standards and expectations of the trade. It prepares successful learners with the skills needed to join the piano trade for sustainable employment.
Learners also benefit from the school’s strong links with the industry: a regular feature of which is visiting speakers from trade organisations and suppliers. Graduating students enjoy a range of job opportunities either in employment by piano firms and shops or on a self-employed basis. The Steinway Company, amongst others, have recruited directly from the Piano School.

Modules

Typical Modules Year 1: Historical and Contextual Studies Anatomy and Design of Musical Instruments Basic Techniques (Construction, tuning and repair) Making Specialist Tools Workshop Practice Year 2: Applied Acoustics Problem Solving OPTIONAL MODULES: Basic Repair Techniques Violin Making Techniques Bow Repair and Re-hairing Advanced Repair Techniques Making Specialist Tools Year 3: Business Practice Advanced Craft Techniques Professional Standards Test Final Major Project Preparation Final Major Project Realisation

Assessment methods

summative assessment of coursework in the form of research notes
written findings
discussion
portfolios of images and the design
production and restoration of musical instrument craft artefacts

Tuition fees

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England
£7,999
per year
International
£9,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,999
per year
Scotland
£7,999
per year
Wales
£7,999
per year

Extra funding

Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the remainder of the bursary (up to a maximum value of £500 / £250) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves.
Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme

The Uni


Course location:

Newark College

Department:

School of Sport, HE and the Arts

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