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Historic Craft Practices - Musical Instruments

West Dean College

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 2 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £12390.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

If your goal is to set up an instrument-making workshop or to work in the trade, this programme is internationally respected for the high level craftsmanship students attain. It encompasses the whole field of stringed musical instrument making. This enables students to then transfer their skills to making any stringed musical instrument, including guitar and violin. Through learning and assessing the historical approach to constructing the viola da gamba, students are equipped with a broad knowledge and ability to assess construction for a wide range of stringed musical instruments.

If your goal is to set up an instrument-making workshop or to work in the trade, this programme is internationally respected for the high level craftsmanship students attain. It encompasses the whole field of stringed musical instrument making. This enables students to then transfer their skills to making any stringed musical instrument, including guitar and violin. Through learning and...

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Course Content

  • To learn basic tool skills and advance to decorative and head carving, purfling design and motif
  • To study instrument design, history and playing
  • To complete up to three instrument making projects a year (you will be able to keep the first instrument you make and keep additional instruments for a nominal fee to cover the cost of materials).
  • To learn restoration and repair techniques
  • To develop skills in machine setting, woodturning, varnishing, care of timber/tone-wood
  • Visiting tutors in Bow-making, pigment laking, soundboard construction etc.
  • Playing lessons by early music professionals
  • To attend events such as the Greenwich International Early Music Exhibition
  • To have the opportunity to sell instruments through the College with the income split 50:50

To learn basic tool skills and advance to decorative and head carving, purfling design and motif To study instrument design, history and playing To complete up to three instrument making projects a year (you will be able to keep the first instrument you make and keep additional instruments for a nominal fee to cover the cost of materials). To learn...

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Available Dates

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West Dean College

Full Time, 2 years

September, 2020

£12390.00

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Entry Requirements

UCAS tariff points:120, completion of a level 3 qualification, for example A-Levels, BTEC, or Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

Applicants can be considered if they can provide evidence of prior learning with an appropriate portfolio of work.

International applicants should provide a digital portfolio, evidence of English language ability to level B2 (IELTS 6.0) as well as equivalent level 3 qualifications.

All students are required to provide a portfolio of work and attend an interview.

UCAS tariff points:120, completion of a level 3 qualification, for example A-Levels, BTEC, or Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Applicants can be considered if they can provide evidence of prior learning with an appropriate portfolio of work. International applicants should provide a digital portfolio, evidence of English language ability to level B2 (IELTS 6.0) as well...

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points0

  • Employment Rate75%

  • Average Graduate SalaryN/A

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