MCT4046 - Sonification and sound design


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: Practical examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical examination 100/100 30 minutes

Course content

The aim of the course is to develop knowledge of and practical experience with sonification, including sound design, interface implementation and perceptual analysis. The interface design process extends from requirements in the problem domain to evaluation of the auditory display.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: After completing the course the candidate: - can identify and discuss fundamental principles of sonification as a means of conveying information through audio - can critically evaluate the perceptual efficiency and aesthetic qualities of sound design in auditory displays Skills: After completing the course the candidate: - can design aesthetically well-formed auditory displays - can apply knowledge of auditory perception to ensure efficient mapping in the sonification design - can design and implement auditory displays of multidimensional, static and dynamic data

Learning methods and activities

The course will be based on a flipped classroom model with: - a set of video lectures, reading assignments and online qualification tests - a two-weeks intensive workshop (30 hours) with compulsory attendance, during which all students will implement a number of auditory displays - peer review of each others sonifications

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory classes

Further on evaluation

Examination arrangement: Trial lecture

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

More on the course



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: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music


Examination arrangement: Practical examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Practical examination 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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