MCT4021 - Physical-Virtual Communication and Music 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Portfolio assessment 100/100

Course content

The aim of this course is to learn to operate and maintain the Portal, the audio-visual communication platform connecting the two campuses in Trondheim and Oslo. The Portal constitutes a laboratory for network based collaboration and communication.

Learning outcome


Having completed the course the student
- is familiar with the technical design of advanced audio-visual communication platforms
- knows about the theoretical and practical limitations of different audiovisual networking systems and how to work around some of these limitations


Having completed the course the student
- can set up and use different types of technologies for physical-virtual communication, including audio/video equipment, networking technologies, and unified communication and collaboration platforms.
- can arrange a public event in the Portal, including pre-event planning and information, and technical assistance and audience communication during the event.
- can document sessions of audio-visual communication and collaboration.

Learning methods and activities

The course will start with an intensive workshop to introduce the students to the technological setup. The students will then be assigned to groups that will be responsible for the following areas each week:
- System operation, maintenance and support.
- Planning and running a public event in the Portal.
- Documentation of system operation and public events.

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory classes

Further on evaluation

Further information about the assesment will be given in Canvas in the start if the semester.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Music Technology (MMUST)
Music, Communication and Technology (MMCT)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the master's programme Music, Communication and Technology.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  5.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 3
No.of specialization hours: 2

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Music Technology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Portfolio assessment 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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