Music Technology

Bachelor's programme in Music Technology

Music Technology

Music technology students working in a studio

The bachelor's programme in Music Technology provides a basis for the creative, independent use of technology in music, based on practical exercises and theoretical training in Music Technology as a musical instrument, device tool and instrument of analysis

Music Technology dominates modern contemporary production and distribution of music. If you listen to a CD, attend a concert or watch TV, the sound to which you listen is processed and disseminated by means of music technological equipment and instruments.

The bachelor's programme in Music Technology consists of a study of technological and methodological development related to composing and creating music, as well as to the methodology, performance, perception, analysis and synthesis of music.

The programme stimulates creativity, and promotes a reflective and critical attitude to the use of Music Technology.

Amongst the many challenges the students will be presented with during the programme, are:

  • Creative work with MIDI and audio
  • Arranging and composing
  • Music production and sound aesthetics
  • Sound in film/video/TV
  • Programming and algorithmic composition
  • PA-sound and sound installations
  • Room acoustics and musical perception
  • Presentations of music technology to an audience

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Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

The academic year at NTNU is divided into two semesters: autumn and spring, autumn being the first semester in a new academic year.

The autumn semester starts in August and ends in December.
The spring semester starts in January and ends in June.

The Department of Music has about 470 degree seeking students:
Musicology (140), Music Performance Studies (200), Dance Studies (30) and Music Technology (100). It has 37 teachers in permanent positions and 110 part-time teachers. The administrative staff consists of 13 employees.