MGLU4238 - Composing, creating and production


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

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

Course content

Course content

The course focuses on different kinds of musical productions with relevance for the school. A production is in this context defined as a planned event with artistic intention, e.g concerts, performances, other collaborative stage performances and digital recording. During the course the student must initiate, plan, realize and evaluate different kinds of productions, both individually and as a part of a group. The course focuses on the students' artistic and pedagogic work on composing, improvise and arranging music and dance. This involves, among other things, physical and technological working methods. Through the course, the student develops skills to compose and arrange music and dance in different ways and thought for different purposes and in different contexts, as well as develop knowledge and skills to do didactic work where elementary school students compose and arrange music and dance. The course will include training on some composition and arrangement techniques, choreographic devices, instrument knowledge and various forms of notation, as well as the use of digital composing / arranging tools. An important part of the course is to experience a varied selection of school relevant productions through attending concerts and excursions. Through the course the student is encouraged to explore topics as collaboration, inclusion, multidisciplinarity, target groups, arenas and artistic processes.

Learning outcome


The student

  • has specialized knowledge about a selection of musical productions from different contexts
  • has specialized knowledge for self-chosen approach to composing
  • has advanced knowledge about multidisciplinary and artistic collaboration methods and how aestethic and artistic learning processes happen inside the frames of musical productions
  • has in-depth knowledge to facilitate creative processes in composing music, dance and other artistic expression.
  • has advanced knowledge of a variety of instrument groups as well as level-adjusted arrangements for these
  • has in-depth knowledge about how musical content can be adapted to specific forms of productions, target groups and arenas


The student

  • can initiate, plan and realize different kinds of musical productions in school
  • can establish contact with and carry out musical collaborative projects with participants outside the school
  • can use compositional and arranging techniques independently for composing in a self-selected work
  • can use relevant digital tools in composing processes
  • can facilitate student work on the composition of music and dance through the use of relevant methods and tools
  • can critically reflect on and evaluate musical production processes regarding collaboration, inclusion, multidisciplinarity and target group adaption
  • can reflect on the relationship between recorded music, sounding music and dance, as well as their own creative process related to composition
  • can be able to analyze and critically evaluate their own and others' musical products

General competence

The student

  • can contribute to development work that promotes professional-, multidisciplinary- and pedagogical innovation in musical production in school
  • can contribute to a closer collaboration between the school and the community through inclusive artistic initiatives
  • can provide independent works in the form of musical products
  • can be able to communicate about creative processes related to composing
  • can discuss issues related to intellectual property, copyright and plagiarism

Learning methods and activities

Workshops, lectures, individual work and teamwork

Compulsory assignments

  • Musical production 1
  • Musical production 2
  • Preparation for design of a teaching program where elementary school students compose music or dance
  • Arrange excursion
  • Texts

Further on evaluation

Compulsory assignments

  • Musical production 1
  • Musical production 2
  • Preparation for design of a teaching program where elementary school students compose music or dance
  • Arrange excursion
  • Texts

Further on evaluation

Compulsory assignments

  1. Musical production 1. Initiate, plan and realize a musical production in dialogue with a school. Preparation for composition in music and dance arranged for pupils in school. The elementary school students will participate in the musical production.
  2. Musical production 2. Plan and realize a public musical production based on amongst self-made content.
  3. Preparation for design of a teaching program where elementary school students compose music or dance.
  4. Initiate and arrange an excursion for fellow students to a musical production. Presentation and responding in groups.
  5. Individual written texts based on compulsory assignment 1-3 in dialogue with relevant course literature. 

All excursions, productions and workshops are compulsory.

Compulsory assignments will be assessed as approved/not approved.

Coursework assignments must be approved to be eligible for examination

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment with two texts and a composition. Grade: Passed/Failed

Required previous knowledge

The course is compulsory for students with in primary school education, a master's degree in music.

Specific conditions

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MGLU5238 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
MGLU5220 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Teacher Education
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Portfolio assessment 100/100 INSPERA
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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