Vocational school program
Program objective and career prospects
The vocational school teaches practical training as well as theoretical knowledge in the areas of modern and historical bow making. This education is meant to accompany and complement the everyday training which the apprentice recieves in his or her workshop. The journeyman exam in bow making takes place at the end of the dual training program. The exam is held by the Chamber of Crafts. Bow making journeymen either work as employees in bow making workshops or become self-employed. They also qualify for taking the master craftsman exam as well as achieving an instrument making diploma.
Standard length of training 3 years, of which 32 weeks are classes at school divided into two blocks per year. The remaining time is spent in workshops as apprentices. Entry requirement: the apprentices’ workshop must register him or her annually before September 10th. After this date, the school will accept no more registrations. It is not possible to register for, or cancel specific educational blocks. There ist no tuition fee.
Competent handling of tools, basic woodworking skills. Instruction in the use of woodworking machinery.
In-depth bow making theory, technical drawing, mathematics, physics/acoustics, specialized english, technical drawing using CAD.
Art, art history, music theory, music history, German, social studies.
The intermediate exam takes place after the fourth vocational school block. The sixth period ends with the final vocational school exam.
Vocational school application
Vocational school schedule 2013/14