A GOAL BEYOND THE EXCELLENCE
The Foundational Course is two years full-time course that it is aimed at all students who want to start planning their future in violin making world.
It is structured with a strong emphasis on developing practical skills and also encourages independence at all stages of the workshop by engaging in many exercises and making instruments entirely made by each student.
Most of the lesson hours are individual and take place in each student’s workbench, in support of these practices we provide targeted and collective theoretical lessons. This combination of workshop and conceptual hours, in which the student’s practical activities are considered the essential part of the study, is what makes the experience of all the educational programs of the Academia Cremonensis unique.
Learning in Academia Cremonensis is a non-competitive activity. At the end of each semester, students will have to take practical exams in total autonomy and will have to demonstrate that they possess the required technical skills and know the method of each phase of implementation. There are no grades given at any level; teachers draw up a detailed evaluation of the student at the end of each semester and upon passing all semester exams, students receive the Academia Cremonensis foundation certificate.