MUSP4318 - Composition Jazz A


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 100/100 1 years

Course content

The course is based on the individual student's music-generating aptitudes through aural-based composition and collective ensemble processes. The compositions are developed through analysis and use of compositional tools. Notation of music is introduced through a course in notation software.

Learning outcome


The candidate:

  • has basic knowledge of composing for his/her own ensemble
  • knows how music software can be used as a tool in arranging/composing.


The candidate:

  • has basic skills in arranging, composing and notation
  • can use music software to arrange/compose music.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures in style and musical analysis. Performances of the student's own production form the basis for individual tutoring. Instruction: Equivalent to 1 hour per week for 24 weeks. Tutoring: Equivalent to 0.5 hours per week for 24 weeks.

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory instruction

Further on evaluation

A sufficient number of approved exercises. All compulsory activities must be approved in order for the student to be assessed in the course. Students are assessed on the basis of exercises and compositions.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Music Performance Studies - Jazz (BMUSK)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the Bachelor's programme in performing music.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MUSK4410 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music


Examination arrangement: Work

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