(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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  • 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.

  • Fees

    This is a full cost course, £3.500.

    LCUC Returner Incentive:

    The Lincoln College University Centre Returner Incentive is available to students from Lincoln College and Newark College who progress directly from a full Level 3 programme onto a full-time Higher Education course at Lincoln College or Newark College. This includes the Musical Instrument Craft Foundation Level 3 course.

    In order to be eligible for the returner incentive, students must progress immediately from their Level 3 programme onto a full-time Higher Education course in the subsequent academic year. The £1,000 payment is made following successful completion of year one study and full enrolment onto year two. Year one completion must be confirmed by a Lincoln College board of examiners.

    Students are not eligible for this incentive if they:

    -Have not completed a full Level 3 programme

    -Have taken a break in study

    -Have completed an apprenticeship at Level 3

    -Progress onto a degree apprenticeship

    -Progress onto a HE course but study part-time

    For more information email: he@lincolncollege.ac.uk 

  • What You Will Need To Bring

    Details will be given at interview. 

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