MCT4044 - Spatial audio


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination. For a complete course description, see previous academic years.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 40/100 45 minutes
Portfolio 60/100

Course content

The aim of the course is to develop knowledge of and practical experience with spatial audio production technologies, including binaural and multichannel rendering of both channel-based and object-based audio. Topics include virtual acoustics, auralization and spatial audio perception.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: After completing the course the candidate:

  • will have theoretical knowledge of acoustics and perception for spatial audio
  • will know how to evaluate spatial audio productions

Skills: After completing the course the candidate:

  • can render channel-based and object-based audio for both binaural systems and loudspeaker arrays.
  • can design aesthetically well-formed spatial audio experiences
  • can use appropriate software tools to implement spatial audio features and effects

Learning methods and activities

This course will be based on a flipped classroom model with:

  • a set of video lectures, reading assignments and online qualification tests
  • an eight-day intensive workshop with compulsory attendance

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory classes

Further on evaluation

Examination arrangement: Individual portfolio and group trial lecture Further information about the assessment will be given in Canvas in the start if the semester.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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

Required previous knowledge

Requires completion of the course MCT4000 - Introduction to Music, Communication and Technology or nearly equivalent documented competences

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


Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio 60/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral exam 40/100
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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