Conservation of Clocks and Related Objects

Graduate Diploma Conservation of Clocks

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OPEN DAY - SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2018 Register your place

Duration: 1 academic years (36 weeks) full time

The programme provides a context for the analysis, assessment and treatment of historic objects. You will learn professional standards of conservation practice as you develop practical, theoretical and professional conservation skills. Work on exciting and challenging client projects.

You can expect

  • To develop excellent practical skills
  • To learn the principles and techniques of historical horological manufacture and repair
  • To work on historic objects

Learning environment

  • High tutor: student ratio
  • Workshop access 7am-10pm, 7 days a week
  • Interdisciplinary environment
  • Teaches students to understand and apply Icon's Professional Standards in Conservation
  • Visits from specialists from the heritage and private sectors
  • Visits to museums and active links with heritage bodies

Contact Hours

Teaching

You are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, external trips and visits and workshop practicals. In addition, you have personal tutorials with your subject tutor.

On the Graduate Diploma you typically have around 20-21 contact hours per week, typically consisting of:

  • 5-6 hours of lectures
  • 1 hour of seminars
  • 11 hours of supervised workshop practicals
  • 2 hours of external trips & visits (on average)
  • 1 hour of one-to-one meetings/tutorials

Independent learning

When not attending lectures, seminars and workshop or other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library and preparing coursework assignments and presentations.

Overall workload

Graduate Diploma: 63% of your time is spent in scheduled teaching and learning activity.
Scheduled teaching and learning: 752 hours, Independent learning: 416 hours.

Programme Structure

Programme Structure

Facilities

You will work in our specialist Clocks workshop with individual benches for each student. The workshop is equipped with a professional standard range of hand and power tools including lathes and drills and facilities for chemical treatments and cleaning. Students have access to the full range of metalworking and woodworking facilities in the adjacent departments. There are facilities for digital photography for the production of photographic records and documentation.

The on-site Art and Conservation Library puts thousands of specialist books and journals within your reach and you can access specialist databases in the IT suite.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements
Degree or qualification at equivalent level to a second year of undergraduate study e.g. HND, DipHE and an interest in horology.


CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) level B2 or ILETS 6.5 or above.

Fees

  • UK/EU Fee: £13,560
    • International: £13,560

      Tuition fees include much more than is typical of universities, i.e. tuition fees plus basic materials, lunch, morning/afternoon tea/coffee. Included is mandatory study trip cost of £400, which typically includes tailored visits to collections/exhibitions of specific interest to the programme of study. For one day study trips lunch is provided, while for residential study trips meals are not included.

      Additional costs
      Accommodation and living expenses are additional.

Currently a third of all tuition fees are met through bursary or scholarship funding.
In 16/17 almost 60% of students were in receipt of some support. Find out about funding here.

Careers

Graduates go on to work as conservators for the heritage, public, corporate and private sectors, or as makers, repairers, restorers, teachers or advisors. There are many areas of specialism within the profession.

"The experience has exceeded expectations. The facilities are excellent, the tutors awesome, the scope limitless."

Jon Colombo, Diploma in Conservation of Clocks

Tutors

Malcolm Archer

Malcolm Archer F.B.H.I - Subject Leader, Clocks (and Related Objects)

Malcolm's extensive experience in private practice, as well as the heritage sector/museums, lies behind his in-depth understanding of the profession. He brings a comprehensive knowledge of traditional craft skills, theory and contextual history. He also has an interest in new and innovative ways of applying conservation to mechanical objects.

Program advisors

  • David Rooney: The Science Museum
  • Geoff Allnutt: J E Allnut & Son
  • Tobias Birch: Montpellier Clocks

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this course or would like further information please contact admissions either by enquiring online or calling the number below. To make your application you will need to download and fill out our application form.

+44 (0)1243 818 291

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