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 course also includes the making of a complete Boehm system clarinet from basic raw materials.
The programme is housed on the main campus providing easy access to computer facilities, specialist books and other college amenities.
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.
This programme aims to introduce the precision skills needed to repair the whole range of woodwind instruments. Practical skills are taught in our well equipped workshop.
Typical Course Structure
Anatomy and Design
Making Specialist Tools 1
Historical and Contextual Studies
Making Specialist Tools 2
Repair Techniques (Clarinet family )
Repair Techniques (Flute family)
Repair Techniques (Saxophone family)
Repair Techniques (Double Reed family)
Repair Techniques (Brass Instrument family)
Making Techniques (metal bodied)
Advanced Craft Techniques
Professional Standards Test
Final Major Project
Preparation and Realisation
Applications for this course are processed through UCAS. Please make a note of the codes below, then continue to apply through the UCAS website:
Institute code: L42
UCAS Course code: J953
You will study at the School of Musical Instrument Craft at Newark College for the duration of the course.
Full Time - 3 Years
A minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points from the following:
GCE A and AS Levels with at least one subject at A Level.
BTEC National (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject
Scottish Higher / Advanced Higher with at least one subject at Advanced Higher.
Experience may be taken in lieu of A Levels / BTECs
GCSE English – grade C/4 or above
GCSE Maths – grade C/4 or above (Level 2 Functional skills is not taken as an equivalent)
EU and International applicants
NARIC confirmed equivalent of 48 UCAS points
IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 visa
The assessment methods typically used throughout the programme
include:Assessment of practical work supported by a portfolio of notes and
Following completion of this programme students may wish to pursue further
academic study in Music or seek employment or self-employment in the industry.
Students will be introduced to these opportunities throughout their
Per Academic Year
Home and EU Students -
International Students - £9500.00
Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s
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
Applications for this course are processed through UCAS, please see the course description and make a note of the Institute Code and UCAS Course Code.
Apply Online at UCAS
This course is validated by the University of Hull. The validating
institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the
programme. Students on validated courses are OfS registered, funded and
taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage
all aspects of this provision. The validating institution maintains an oversight
of the programme throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that
students are being taught in line with the required academic standards of the
awarding institution. For full details of the responsibilities of both Lincoln
College and the validating partners please see the HE Terms and Conditions page,
Full details and information regarding terms and conditions of study,
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