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Musical Instrument Making & Repair

Course Code(s):  5M1981
QQI Award Code:  5M1981 Creative Craft
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College
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Course overview

Course Code 5M1981
QQI Award Code 5M1981 Creative Craft
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course offers the student the opportunity to learn how to make and repair a range of stringed and fretted musical instruments, acoustic and electric. The student will learn specialist woodworking skills and develop their creative abilities through designing their own instruments.

What will you Study?

Musical Instrument Woodcraft
Veneering and Marquetry
Design Skills
Appreciation of Design
Materials and Finishes
Drawing 5N1862
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
ACXXX 5M1981

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Advertising Art Director   Arts Administrator  
Digital Media Designer   Make-Up Artist - TV/Film  
Typographer   Screen Printer  
Illustrator   Photographer  
Potter / Ceramicist   Artist  
Industrial Designer   Textile Designer  
Sculptor   Costume Designer  
Furniture Designer / Maker   Illustrator - Technical / Medical  
Interior Architect / Designer   Camera Operator  
Packaging Designer   Architect - Conservation  
Creative Director   Architect  
Dressmaker   Fashion Designer  
Film / Video Editor   Animator  
Graphic Designer   CAD Technician  
Ceramics Technologist   Musical Instrument Technician  
Textile Machinery Technician   Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery  
Printer   Instrument Craftsperson  
Ergonomist   Woodturner / Woodmachinist  
Modelmaker   Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith  
Metal Fabricator   Toolmaker  
Glassmaker   Draughtsperson  
Cabinet Maker   Bookbinder (Craft)  
Teacher - Art and Design    Architectural Technician / Technologist  
Carpenter / Joiner   Production Designer - TV/Film  
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Lighting Technician   Performing Artist  
Cartoonist   Choreographer  
Composer (Music)   Director - TV/Film  
Sound Engineer   Theatre / Television Designer  
Musician   Screenwriter  
Producer   Stage Manager  
Piano Tuner   Designer / Maker - Craft  
Blacksmith   Horologist  
Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson   Transport Design Engineer  

Related Career Sectors

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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