MUST2059 - Sound Art


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 100/100

Course content

Practical and theoretical introduction to sound art, spatialization, sensors and microcontrollers, programming interactive sound, relevant esthetic problems and art-historical context.

Learning outcome


The candidate
- has insight into the use of sound in arts and as a carrier of semantic content beyond the musical expression
- has knowledge of central concepts in contemporary art in general and sound-based works in particular through representative examples
- knows central concepts for characterization and quality assessment of everyday listening and soundscapes


The candidate
- can do practical work with sensors and microcontrollers in conjunction with interactive sound art
- can make sound compositions based on other premises than music alone, including the use of field recordings
- can shape listening experiences through the use of spatialization and other techniques for sound rendering

Learning methods and activities

The course is taught in thematic blocks containing lectures, group projects and practical exercises. Each block is arranged as a concentrated workshop of 2-4 days duration. Information about exercises and requirements is given in Blackboard at semester start.

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory classes

Further on evaluation

Each thematic block is assessed through one or more practical projects, where the students individually and in group use the knowledge and skills they have acquired during the thematic block.

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:
Bachelor of Fine Art (BBK)
Fine Art (MFA)
Music Performance Studies (BMUSP)
Music Technology (BMUST)

Required previous knowledge

MUST1060 Basic Music Technology 2 (or MUST1052). Requires admission to the Bachelor's programme in Music Technology. Students admitted to the Bachelor’s programme in Fine Art (BBK) are also accepted.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MUST2056 7.5 01.09.2007
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

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

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music



Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD work 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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