MUSP4156 - Practice and learning


New from the academic year 2024/2025

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral exam
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 100/100 10 minutes A

Course content

The course is based on methodology for practicing. By a theoretical and practical approach to practicing the instrument, the students will obtain an increased insight in and understanding of how to develop their technical and musical skills, including musicality as phenomenon. The students are expected to both individually and through working in colloquium etc., reflect on experiences in practicing, interpretation and performing music. The course will give the students a base for and understanding of practicing in a life-long perspective.

Learning outcome


The candidate:

  • has developed basic understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of practicing
  • can recognize and articulate different learning strategies in their own work
  • can consider their own practicing-process, and has experience in giving constructive feedback to other students


The candidate:

  • has basic knowledge of different learning strategies, didactic methods and and models
  • has knowledge of methods for interpretation and practice
  • has knowledge of mental and physical preparations needed for performing situations

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Colloquia, minimum 8 during the academic year, each with subsequent brief report.
  • The student keeps a log of his/her own exercises
  • Weekly assignments/exercises

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory instruction
  • Weekly assignments

Further on evaluation

Practical oral test 10 minutes, where the student explains and evaluates his/her own practice process throughout the academic year. The specific assignment is given one week in advance.

Minimum of 80% satisfactory participation in all mandatory activities in the course.

All mandatory activities must be approved before the student can have the exam.

Specific conditions

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

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music


Examination arrangement: Oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Oral exam 100/100 A
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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