MUST2053 - Music and sound design for audiovisual media


New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination and assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 30/100
Home examination 70/100 1 weeks

Course content

The course focus on sound and music in relation to audiovisual media. It addresses film sound, computer games and interactive media. The knowledge is put into practice through exercises and use of relevant and accessible technology.

Learning outcome


The candidate

  • Understands the basic principles connected to music and sound in audiovisual media
  • Has basic knowledge working with film and computer games with a particular focus on the role of the sound 
  • Understands basic theory connected to music and sound design in relation to audiovisual media
  • Knows various strategies for the application of sound in computer games
  • Has basic historical overview of the role of sound in film and computer games through representative examples 


The candidate 

  • Can analyze dramatic elements in a story and express them through music and sound 
  • Can compose, design, and mix music and sound effects for film, including integration with voice and dialog 
  • Can create and organize sound material for computer games 
  • Can master the basic technological tools for integrating sound in film and computer games

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and practical exercises: The exercises consist of practical assignments related to using sound and music in combination with film and computer games. Information about exercises and requirements is given in Blackboard at semester start.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory classes

Further on evaluation

Home exam and term paper. All components of the assessment must be passed. If the candidate fails on one part of the examination the candidate must retake the part that failed.

Specific conditions

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. In addition, admission to the course requires that the student has passed the exam in MUST1060 Basic Music Technology 2 and MUST1053 Sound Engineering or equivalent courses.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MUST2055 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
MUST2060 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • 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 Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Home examination 70/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 30/100
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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