FdA Historic Craft Practices - Musical Instruments, Clocks, Furniture and Metalwork (Foundation Degree)

the United Kingdom

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About FdA Historic Craft Practices - Musical Instruments, Clocks, Furniture and Metalwork at West Dean College

FdA Historic Craft Practices - Furniture

The Foundation Degree in Historic Craft Practices is designed to give you well-rounded woodworking theory and skills that will enhance your employment prospects or allow you to continue your studies in higher education. Furniture making projects become more challenging as the course progresses and may incorporate your own designs. In the second year students may choose to continue to develop their furniture making and finishing proficiency or begin to develop basic skills in furniture restoration/conservation.

FdA Historic Craft Practices - Clocks

Equip yourself for a career in clock-making by acquiring the practical and technical skills, the theory, principles and techniques used in historic horological manufacture. The programme begins with practical exercises to help you establish hand and machine tool skills relating to historic craft practices in clock-making. You will make your own clock before working on a range of historic clocks; this bench-based activity is integrated with theory and professional practice. Learn how to combine and use this knowledge when making treatment decisions as a professional practitioner.

You will have a dedicated bench space within the workshop, equipped with hand and machine tools for the production and repair of clocks. There is an area for cleaning and testing completed work and access to analytical equipment.

FdA Historic Craft Practices - Metalwork

Develop well-rounded metalworking theory and skills that will enhance your employment prospects or allow you to continue your studies in higher education. Projects become more challenging as the course progresses and encompasses both silversmithing and blacksmithing.

FdA Historic Craft Practices - Musical Instruments

If your goal is to set up an instrument-making workshop or to work in the trade, this programme is internationally respected for the high level craftsmanship of its graduates. This is a broad course, encompassing the whole field of bowed stringed musical instrument making. We create a professional environment for all students to encourage a business-like approach. You can expect to complete up to three instrument making projects a year. The choice of instrument is negotiated in year two but includes mainly bowed instruments from the viola da gamba and violin (Modern and Baroque) families.

 

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