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Musical Instrument Making & Repair

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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M1981 MI5
QQI Award Code 5M1981 Creative Craft
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Learners on the Level 5 course will be introduced to the fundamentals of making and repairing stringed and fretted musical instruments, both acoustic and electric. In year 1 learners will make there own mandolin. They will also learn specialist hand and machine craft skills in order to develop their creative abilities in this area. Learners who have an interest in music will find that they can enhance their skills by learning the rudiments of how instruments are made, stringed and generate sound. In the second year, learners will advance their skills in Musical Instrument Making and Design and will make an acoustic guitar.

What will you Study?

Learners on the Level 5 course will be introduced to the fundamentals of making and repairing a range of stringed and fretted musical instruments, both acoustic and electric. They will learn specialist hand and machine craft skills in order to develop their creative abilities in this area. Learners who have an interest in music will find that they can enhance their skills by learning the rudiments of how instruments are made, stringed and generate sound. 

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Combined Materials 5N0764
Computer Numeric Control
Communications 5N0690
Information Technology
Work Experience 5N1356
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
ACXXX 5M1981

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Screen Printer   Costume Designer  
Sculptor   Potter / Ceramicist  
Architect - Conservation   Textile Designer  
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Digital Media Designer   Typographer  
Illustrator   Industrial Designer  
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Dressmaker   Fashion Designer  
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Camera Operator   Interior Architect / Designer  
Architect   Animator  
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Conservator - Museum / Art Gallery   Bookbinder (Craft)  
Metal Engraver   Cabinet Maker  
Shoe Repairer / Cobbler   French Polisher  
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Draughtsperson   Metal Fabricator  
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Related Career Sectors

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