MUST1050 - Basic Music Technology 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 1 weeks

Course content

The course is comprised of the following main elements:

Introduction to music representation, computer-based techniques for recording and prosessing of MIDI and sound, computer-assisted arranging and composing, sound synthesis and signal processing.

Learning outcome


The candidate

- has knowledge about basic principles of MIDI and sampling
- knows how various music software can be used as tools for arranging and composing
- knows some basic techniques for sound synthesis and signal processing
- can update their knowledge within the subject field


The candidate

- is able to apply music software to arrange, compose and produce music
- can use applications based on visual programming (as for instance Max) to create sound synthesis, digital signal processing and sequences of musical events
- is able to write reports that describe and justify aesthetic and technical choices related to computer-based music productions

Learning methods and activities

Practically adapted lectures, exercises and self-study.

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory classes
  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Home examination where the students hand in a music production with an accompanying written report.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Electronics (MTEL)
Electronics System Design and Innovation (MTELSYS)
Film and Video Production (BFVPROD)
Music Performance Studies (BMUSP)
Music Technology (BMUST)

Required previous knowledge

The course requires admission to the Bachelor's Programme in Music Technology. 1-2 places are reserved for students at the Bachelor's programmes in Film and Video Production or Music Perfomance Studies, or at the Master's programme in Electronic Systems Design and Innovation - Acoustics.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MUST1052 7.5 01.09.2015
More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 4

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100

Release 2020-12-01

Submission 2020-12-08

Release 12:30

Submission 12:30

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Home examination 100/100

Release 2021-06-01

Submission 2021-06-08

Release 12:30

Submission 12:30

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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