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Musical Instrument Craft (Woodwind Making and Repair)

Lincoln College

UCAS Code: J953 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths and English at 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. 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

This course aims to develop traditional skills, knowledge and craftsmanship in the specialist field of Musical Instrument Crafts. There is a continued demand for high-end instruments by those who require something bespoke or highly specialised and intricate restoration & tuning work. Many renowned specialists originate from Newark College who are responsible for setting the trend for the standards and expectations.
The Woodwind programme has a worldwide reputation for producing skilled craftspeople able to repair the whole range of instruments in the woodwind family, from piccolo to saxophone.
The programme has excellent links with the trade. Companies regularly contact the college to offer employment opportunities. Our graduate students work for a wide range of instrument manufacturers and repairers. Many have also started their own successful businesses, and in turn provide employment for other students as they graduate.

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: Repair Techniques (Clarinet family) Repair Techniques (Flute family) Repair Techniques (Saxophone family) Repair Techniques (Double Reed) Repair Techniques (Brass Instruments) Making techniques (woodwind Instrument) Making techniques (metal bodied Instrument) 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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