MUST2053 - Music and sound design for audiovisual media


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 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. Teaching is usually conducted in Norwegian, but may take place in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mid term assignment
  • Exercises
  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory classes

Further on evaluation

The exam consists of a production on approximately 5 minutes with a following report on 3-5 pages.

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, 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 Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100





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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