MUST2060 - Sound for Multimedia


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination. For a complete course description, see previous academic years.

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 deals with sound and music in relation to multimedia. It addresses film sound, computer games, interactive media and digital storytelling. The knowledge is actively applied through practical exercises and use of relevant and accessible media technology.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate - Understands the basic interaction between auditory and visual perception - Has basic knowledge of multimedia with a particular focus on the role of sound - Understands basic theory on music and sound design in relation to moving pictures (film, tv and video games) - Knows various strategies for the application of sound in non-linear media (primarily computer games) - Has basic historical overview of the role of sound in movies, video art and computer games through representative examples Skills: The candidate - Can analyze dramatic elements in a story and express them through sound and music - 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 - Masters the basic technological tools for integrating sound in film, video and computer games

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and practical exercises: The exercises may be practical assignments related to using music in combination with for example film, video, television 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 you fail on one part of the examination you must retake the part which you have 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. I addition, admission to the course requires that the student has passed the exam in MUST1060 Basic Music Technology 2 or equivalent course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MUST2055 7.5 AUTUMN 2008
MUST2053 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


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 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 30/100 INSPERA
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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