MUSP4742 - Artistic In-Depth Studies 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical examination and work
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical examination 1/2
Work 1/2

Course content

Artistic In-Depth Studies 1 and 2 form the main part of the performing Master's degree. The content depends on the chosen topic as it appears in the master agreement. The main part of the course is the student's individual work on their main instrument, obtaining a high level of artistry.

The student must in the start of the fall term submit a project description for the chosen in-depth-study., including working methods, concerts 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 handle demanding challenges in the realization of their artistic intentions
  • 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.

Masterforum and workshops

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 lectures

Further on evaluation

During the autumn semester, the student must perform a concert or similar production. This work must be documented via sound or video recording. The concert is assessed together with the final examination concert. The repertoire in the two concerts must as a general rule be different, but should have a clear link to the chosen in-depth study. If part the same repertoire is to be repeated, this must be agreed together with teaching supervisor, and a written justification must follow. If one of the assessment activities is failed, the student will have a new assessment in the part that was failed. The length of the practical exam is 45-60 minutes, depending on the student's musical instrument. All subtopics within the Master in performing music must be passed to get access to exam in this course.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

Completed MUSP4740 Artistic In-Depth Studies 1 or equivalent.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  45.0 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:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music


Examination arrangement: Practical examination and work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Work 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Practical examination 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Work 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Practical examination 1/2
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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