The BA (Hons) Musical Instrument Craft course aims to develop traditional skills, knowledge and craftsmanship in the very specialist field of Musical Instrument Crafts.While musical instruments can be mass produced and are widely available, there is a continued demand for high end instruments by professional performers and musicians who require bespoke instruments or highly specialised and intricate restoration and tuning work on valuable performance instruments. Globally there are few craftspeople equipped with the skills to provide this service. Many existing renowned specialists originate from Newark College and so Newark is responsible for setting the trend for the standards and expectations of the trade.
This course is split into 4 different pathways:
- Violin Making and repair
- Piano Tuning and repair
- Guitar Making and repair
- Woodwind Instrument Making and reparir
Please contact the HE team or course lead for detailed modules for each of the different pathways.
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: J950
You will study at the School of Musical Instrument Craft at Newark College for the duration of the course. Full Time - 3 Years Course contact hours are to be confirmed.
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.
For mature applicants some 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:
Following completion of this programme students may wish to pursue further academic study in Music. Students will be introduced to these opportunities throughout their undergraduate programme.
Per Academic Year
Home and EU Students £7999.00
Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment.
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 HEFCE 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,
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