MUST3054 - Electronic Music


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam and assignments
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 30/100
Home exam 40/100 1 weeks
Assignment 30/100

Course content

The course seeks to investigate different forms of music primarily made with electronic/digital tools through listening, reflection, and compositional work. Teaching has its point of departure in close listening to several pieces of music from the electroacoustic repertoire. From this starting point, and with the aid of relevant literature, one aims to develop the students’ listening skills and their ability to reflect, and to build a conceptual apparatus. Furthermore, the course seeks to develop the students’ musical understanding through individual compositional work and the presentation of this in a relevant performance context.

Learning outcome


After completing the course the candidate

  • can explain how different factors shape the listening experience and what role different listening perspectives have in different situations
  • has knowledge of relevant theories and their core concepts
  • has knowledge of different forms of electronic music and their respective performance practices
  • should be able to relate his/her own as well as others` musical expressions to relevant aesthetical contexts
  • has acquired knowledge of relevant tools


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 and performance practices
  • 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

Lectures. Plenary lab sessions in the first part of the course. Individual supervision in the last part.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignments: all assignments in the course has to be approved
  • Listening logs on weekly basis
  • Satisfactory participation (at least 80%) in compulsory classes

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory classes

Further on evaluation

If one part of the examination is failed, only the failed part has to be retaken

Specific conditions

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 Creative 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 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music


Examination arrangement: Home exam and assignments

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home exam 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 30/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn 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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