MUSP4144 - Arranging/Composing


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 1 weeks

Course content

The course includes techniques of developing motifs and composition, expanded theory of harmonics, instrumentation, and analysis.

Learning outcome


The candidate:

  • Has knowledge about relevant and important lines of development in composing music.


The candidate:

  • Has basic craft skills in different techniques in composing, instrumentation, notation and practical analysis.
  • can develop a musical material and compose own music in a wide specter of expressions, and for a varied ensemble.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures/group - 3 lessons a week for 24 weeks.

Individual tutoring and/or group tutoring - 0.5 hour a week for 24 weeks.

Compulsory assignments

  • Excercises
  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory instruction

Further on evaluation

Home exam: Students compose for a specific chamber-ensemble with a defined set of parameters for the development of the composition. Durata: 2-3 minutes.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Music Performance (MMUSP)
Music Performance Studies (BMUSP)

Required previous knowledge

Requires passed MUSP4161 or corresponding course. The student must qualify for the course on the basis of submitted works that is attached to the application.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Fourth-year courses, level IV


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Home examination 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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