(Foundation) Violin Making

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

This one-year 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 have the opportunity to make elements of a violin based on the Stradivari design and to develop their skills and techniques in making instruments, with the option to work towards the completion of the instrument at their own pace.

This includes: the use of hardwoods and softwoods, use and maintenance of tools, marking out from plans and data sheets, template and jig making, joints used in instrument making and types and use of adhesives.

Students can receive support with study skills in preparation for access to the BA (Hons) course in Violin 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 and some practical craft or woodworking experience is an advantage. 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 (Violin Making and Repair) course.

  • What You Will Need To Bring

    Details will be given at interview. 

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