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Musical Instrument Making and Repair

-Created 14-10-2021

Art | Crafts | Design

location Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute, 17 Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Course Title:   Musical Instrument Making and Repair
Course Category:   Art | Crafts | Design
Duration:   1 year
Entry Requirements
One of the following:

Leaving Certificate (LC Established, LCVP, LCA) or equivalent
A Full Level 4 QQI/FETAC Award (or equivalent)
For Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) - appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications. Note: Mature applicants may be entitled to VTOS funding. For details about VTOS, please contact the college.
Course Content
Furniture Making
Computer Aided Draughting (2D)
Design Skills
Combined Materials
Work Experience
Veneering and Marquetry
Musical Instrument Woodcraft
Students on this course will be introduced to the fundamentals of making and repairing stringed and fretted musical instruments, both acoustic and electric. Students will make their own musical instrument for example a mandolin or a guitar. They will also learn specialist hand and machine craft skills in order to develop their creative abilities in this area. Students 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.
Learning Outcomes
DFEi: Graduates may progress to the Level 6 QQI Advanced Certificate in Furniture Design and Making at DFEi.

Elsewhere: Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes, at Universities, Institutes of Technology and Technological Universities using their full QQI Level 5 major award. Places are not guaranteed in these Institutes and are subject to students\\\' meeting certain criteria. It is the students\\\' responsibility to consult with the relevant HEI for information on the admissions process and confirm any specific entry requirements. Students may also refer to the individual HEI prospectus or may also refer to the QQI FET section of the CAO website.
Time table
This is a Full time one year course, which runs from September to May, 4 days a week.
Awarding Body
Awarding Body:   Level 5 QQI Award Creative Craft (5M1981)
Start Date
Start Date:   September
Course provider information
Contact person:   Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Course Email:
Contact:   +353 1 2809676
Institute:   Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Location:   Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute, 17 Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland
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