The BA (Hons) Musical Instrument Craft (Woodwind Making and Repair) degree programme is designed to help produce skilled craftspeople who are able to repair a whole range of instruments in the woodwind family, from piccolo to saxophone. The programme aims to introduce the precise skills needed which are taught in our well-equipped workshop. The course has a making component which has traditionally focused on the manufacture of a Boehm system clarinet, in more recent years we have diversified and students have also made oboes, flutes, bassoons and even soprano saxophones all from basic raw materials. The work on these projects starts in the second year and culminates in the third year with the student's final major project. The programme is housed on the Newark campus, providing easy access to computer facilities, specialist books and other College amenities. The programme has excellent links with industry. Companies regularly contact the College to offer employment opportunities. Previous graduates have gone on to 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.
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
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
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Newark College
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications may be acceptable for applicants requiring a visa|
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9500||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9500||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8500||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The Career Degree bursary was established in order to enhance our Higher Education students’ academic programme and support their studies - helping to make our students more employable, industry prepared and equipped for life as a graduate. A bursary of up to £500 for full-time students over the course of their programme to support any aspect of independent study or compulsory course specific costs. In addition, course coordinators will be allocated an additional payment to spend each academic year on enhancements that will support the development of employability skills and progression to graduate level employment. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves. *It cannot be substituted for cash, fee waiver or in-kind support funds Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme.