University of Applied Sciences Department of Musical Instrument Making
   


Goal of Studies
 
The course of study "Making of Musical Instruments" consists of three departments, with each one being a full program in itself. The departments are: the making of bowed string instruments, the making of plucked string instruments and the making of bows.
The goal of these studies is to provide the students with extensive theoretical and practical knowledge. The students are to acquire the abilities to develop and construct musical instruments of high quality, both in craftsmanship and artistic aspects. The prerequisites for a successful application are above all practical experience in the field and basic knowledge of the construction of musical instruments.
 
Course Description
 
Basic Studies Design
Aesthetics
Cultural history
Art and design history
Computer science
Economics
Photography
Technical mechanics
Measurement techniques
 
Additional Classes Acoustics
Theory of raw materials
Wood technology
Sound design
Fundamentals of construction
Instrument construction techniques
Wood-carving
History of bowed and plucked instrument construction
Restoration techniques
Music history
History of musical instruments
Methodology of organology
 
Duration of the Program
 
8 Semesters / 4 years
 
School
 
Studiengang Musikinstrumentenbau Markneukirchen
 
  Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau
Studiengang Musikinstrumentenbau Markneukirchen
Adorfer Str. 38
D-08258 Markneukirchen
Tel./Fax. 049 (0) 37422 / 20 94
musikinstrumentenbau@fh-zwickau.de
 
Entrance Prerequisites
 
- College graduation (A-Level)
- Vocational training or practical experience in instrument making
- Qualification / aptitude test and personal interview
 
Degree
 
Diploma in the Making of Musical Instruments (Bachelor of Arts):
 
  Musikinstrumentenbauer / -in (B.A.) / Streichinstrumentenbau
  Musikinstrumentenbauer / -in (B.A.) / Zupfinstrumentenbau
 
Master craftsman certificate "Meisterbrief" (in cooperation with the Handwerkskammer Chemnitz)
 
Tuition Fee
 
approximately 50 Euro per semester / 100 Euro per year
 
Academic Year
 
  Courses start on September 1st.
  Lectures begin in October
 
Application to:
 
  Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau
Studiengang Musikinstrumentenbau Markneukirchen
Adorfer Str. 38
D-08258 Markneukirchen
Tel./Fax. 049 (0) 37422 / 20 94
musikinstrumentenbau@fh-zwickau.de
 
Application Form - Download
 
http://www.daad.de/en/download/zulassungsantrag_eng.pdf
 
Dean of the Department
 
Prof. Dr. Andreas Michel
 
Building of the Department of Musical Instrument Making in Markneukirchen
 
Building of the Department of Musical Instrument Making in Markneukirchen/Germany
 
Contact
 
musikinstrumentenbau@fh-zwickau.de
 
www.studia-instrumentorum.de
       
       
    Studiengang Musikinstrumentenbau Markneukirchen