MUSP4744 - Artistic/Scientific 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/Scientific In-Depth Studies 2 and Artistic In-Depth Studies 1 form the main part of this variant of the Master's Degree Programme in Music Performance. The content depends on the chosen topic.

Learning outcome

Through work with the topic, the candidate is expected to further develop her/his competence to an advanced level within the chosen topic of concentrated study.


The candidate

  • has gained insight and competence in musicological research and methods for research.
  • can analyze and discuss music-related issues and discussions based on history and the present, both within the professional environment and in the public
  • 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

Learning methods and activities

Individual instruction in the main instrument: 1 hour per week for 15 weeks.

Accompaniment 1 hour up to 10 weeks for relevant instruments.

Individual supervision in writing thesis and scientific method: up to 15 hours. It is the student's responsibility, in cooperation with the teacher to keep track of appointments of teaching and activity in the course.

Further on evaluation

Practical exam and thesis is equally weighed.

The examination concert is 30-45 minutes.

Assessment: Scope: about 40-50 typed A4 pages with 1.5 spacing, type size 12, and standard margins.

All subtopics within the Master of Arts in Music Perfomance must be passed to get access to exam in this subject.

If one of the assessment activities is failed, the student must have a new assessment only in the part that was failed.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

Passed 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 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Practical examination 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Work 1/2 INSPERA
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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