MUST1058 - Music Technology in Light of History


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination and Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 1/3
Home examination 2/3 1 weeks

Course content

The course provides an introduction to the history and distinctive character of music technology, based on a critical and humanistic perspective, and the development of new practices in production, distribution and use. The course also discusses the relationship between technology, aesthetics, musical expression/ shape and practice. Techniques in music technology are demonstrated.

Learning outcome

Learning outcome:

Having completed the course the candidate will
-have acquired knowledge of the most important tendencies in the development of technologies for sound recording, electronic sound generation, manipulation, transmission and distribution.
-have an understanding of how 20th and 21st century music technology is related to earlier forms of music technology
-have acquired knowledge of how music technology has developed in interaction with art and society
-have acquired knowledge of how music technology has contributed to changing the understanding of what music is and how it is performed and experienced.


Having completed the course the candidate will
-be able to utilize his/her skills in music technology to understand features of the historical development
-be able to carry out simple forms of sound recording, playback, editing and treatment with the use of digital tools
-be able to make his/her own reflection based on, and in continuation of, the acquired knowledge
-be able to formulate his/her knowledge convincingly, both in writing and orally, according to academic standards
-be able to reflect critically on how music technology relates to commercial forces, interpersonal communication and interaction

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and.exercises: Exercises may be a written essay and/or practical assignments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory classes
  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

7 exercises must be passed to take the exam.
If one part of the examination is failed, only the failed part has to be retaken.

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.

Required previous knowledge

No previous knowledge necessary.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MUST1051 5.0 01.09.2007
HFMT101 7.5 01.09.2007
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 6

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music



Examination arrangement: Home examination and Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 1/3 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 1/3

Release 2021-03-02

Submission 2021-03-23

Release 12:30

Submission 12:30

Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home examination 2/3 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 2/3

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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