(Foundation) Guitar Making

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The Foundation Guitar Making programme has been designed for students who wish to pursue a career in guitar making and repair but don't yet meet the entry requirements to join the BA (Hons) Musical Instrument Craft (Guitar Making and Repair) course.

This one-year, full cost, Foundation course can provide students with the opportunity to develop the underpinning skills and knowledge to progress onto the Level 6 Bachelor's degree - preparing them for progression or employment.

Students are introduced to the basic elements of fretted instrument making and explore the skills, techniques and working practices required to build an instrument. Coursework is 'hands-on', however, students can also gain an understanding of the theories associated with instrument construction.

Students can receive support with study skills in preparation for access to the BA (Hons) course in Guitar Making and Repair.

Applications to this course are made directly to the College.

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More information

  • Entry Requirements

    Students will need to demonstrate commitment to the subject but no specific practical craft or woodworking experience is necessary. A good command of spoken and written English is also essential. The qualification is not available to learners from outside the UK. You will be required to attend an interview and provide a reference (from an employer or individual who can support your application). 

Additional information

  • Assessment and Progression

    There is no exam. Coursework is all internally assessed and verified. The qualification is designed to provide access and preparation for the BA (Hons) Musical Instrument Craft (Guitar Making and Repair) course.

  • What You Will Need To Bring

    Details will be given at interview.

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