MUST3054 - Electronic Music


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination and Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 25/100
Assignment 25/100
Home examination 50/100 1 weeks

Course content

The course seeks to investigate different forms of music primarily made with electronic/digital tools through listening, reflection, and creative work. Teaching has its point of departure in close listening to several pieces of music. From this starting point, one aims to develop the students’ listening skills and their ability to reflect, and to build a conceptual apparatus. Furthermore, the course seeks to let the students’ musical understanding be expressed through individual creative work.

Learning outcome


After completing the course the candidate
-should be able to explain how subjective processes shapes the listening experience and what role different listening perspectives have in different situations
-have knowledge of relevant theory
-has knowledge of different forms of electronic music
-should be able to relate his/her own as well as others` musical expressions to relevant aesthetical contexts
-has acquired knowledge of relevant tools
-has acquired knowledge of relevant performance practices


After completing the course the candidate
-can identify and analyze experienced musical/sonorous qualities and structures through listening and describe these with established concepts
-can make use of different tools to represent such structures and qualities graphically
-can utilize the acquired knowledge in individual compositional practice and performance
-can reflect independently and critically on his/her own as well as others musical expressions
-can acquire relevant international literature within the field

Learning methods and activities

Plenary exercises in the first part of the course. Individual councelling in the last part.

Compulsory assignments
-Assignments: all assignments has to be approved
-Satisfactory participation in compulsory classes

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory classes
  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

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.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Creative Music Technology (MMUST)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the Master's programme in Music Technology. By sending an application to the department other students can get admission to the course.

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

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

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 form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 25/100

Release 2020-09-18

Submission 2020-10-23

Release 12:30

Submission 12:30

Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home examination 50/100

Release 2020-12-10

Submission 2020-12-17

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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