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Musical Instrument Crafts - Violin Instrument Making and Repair (Intermediate)
Violin students say "In the Newark School of Violin Making we get a top class education in stringed instrument making".
Duration: Foundation course is 2 years of full time study.Timetables run approximately 3 days per week.
Course Code: F25311
Course Code: F25311
This highly-acclaimed and internationally-recognised Violin School provides a comprehensive course in making, repair and restoration of instruments of the Violin family.
The success of the course lies in its combination of enthusiastic and trade-experienced tutors, comprehensive course materials and practical demonstrations complimented by workshop time. The emphasis is on allowing the student to gain as much practical experience as possible.
In year one the focus is on developing skills in making the violin. Students also learn techniques in fitting up and sound adjustment. There are modules in Acoustics and Business Studies which are taught by violin makers. Students will learn to manufacture specialist hand tools used in violin making and repair. This work leads to a level 2 NVQ qualification in Performing Engineering Operations.
In the second year students begin develop their skills by exploring the aesthetics and process of varnishing. During the year students learn a comprehensive range of repair and restoration techniques as used in any high-level professional workshop in addition to extending their making skills. Students can choose to build cellos and violas too.
Entry is based on successful completion of level 2 or the equivalent violin making or repair experience. Interviews are held in the Spring and Summer terms each year. Places are awarded on the basis of potential, commitment and aptitude.
Evidence of practical work should be brought to interview. A good command of spoken and written English is also essential for students whose first language is not English.
Applicants from outside the UK and EU must also have a qualification in English at or above level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages in order to apply for a Tier 4 student visa.
Progress & Assessment
Practical work is reviewed and assessed regularly.
The tool making work leads to an NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations.
Successful completion of this course prepares students for the Advanced studies.
All our musical instrument crafts courses have a national and international reputation and attract students of all ages, cultures and backgrounds.
Fees for the 2013/14 academic year are currently under review. Figures given below are indicative only and subject to change. Fees will be posted here as soon as they become available.
There is an annual fee for study. The course fees for year 1, level 3 in 2012/13 will be £2000.00 for UK/EU students. This includes tuition, examination fees and materials.These fees are subject to annual review and are expected to increase for next year. You may also need to buy some tools. Details are available at interview. Our student services advisors can help assess the level of support available to you.
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