MUSP4740 - Artistic In-Depth Studies 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

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

Course content

Artistic In-Depth Studies 1 and 2 form the main part of the performing Master's degree. The individual work on the main instrument is the main part of Artistic In-Depth Studies 1. In addition the students should work with a topic for in-depth studies to be continued in the 2. year. The academic and artistic content is determined by the student and supervisor in collaboration.

The student must at the end of the fall term submit a preliminary project description for the chosen in-depth-study, including working methods and progress plan.

Learning outcome


The candidate

  • can articulate and discuss musical issues in a critically reflective manner
  • can analyze and relate to material from artistic development work and research and use this in their work


The candidate

  • has developed his instrumental/vocal skills to a high artistic level
  • shows artistic integrity and maturity
  • can shape, reflect on and present an idea for an artistic development work
  • shows ambitions, independence and personal profile in his choice of repertoire
  • have some experience with relevant source material (literature, scores, recordings, etc.) in performing or creative work

General competence

The candidate

  • is able to familiarize oneself with and define an in-depth study area with relevance for one's own practice/creation
  • shows independence towards demanding artistic challenges and by initiating, implementing and leading various projects
  • can apply knowledge to expand their musical perspective and carry out independent artistic development work

Learning methods and activities

Individual instruction in the main instrument 1 hour per week for 20 weeks.

Accompaniment 1 hour up to 20 weeks for current instruments


Master Forum and master workshops

Compulsory participation in relevant projects and project weeks

It is the student's responsibility, in cooperation with the teacher to keep track of appointments of teaching and activity in the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory instruction

Further on evaluation

Practical exam is a concert with the duration of approximately 30 minutes.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

Admission to Master's Degree Programme in Music Performance.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Music Performance Studies
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 Examination system 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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