MUST3055 - Studio Production


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination and oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 1/2 30 minutes
Home examination 1/2

Course content

The course provides a practical and theoretical introduction to different approaches within modern music production. This includes introduction to different combinations of analogue and digital signalflow, including Audio over IP, for recording and production of different ensembles. During the course the candidates will perform advanced production tasks within different musical genres. The course will also demonstrate and discuss different perspectives concerning the sound studio as a compositional and improvisational tool in interplay with different ensembles.

Learning outcome

After completing the course the candidate should:

  • Be able to practically and theoretically show an overview of signal flow and functionality in a modern sound studio.
  • Be able to demonstrate different techniques for recording and sound editing, and be able to make reflected choices independent of musical genre.
  • Be able to analyze and find knowledge on a detailed level concerning sound aesthetics within different music productions
  • Be able to plan and operate sound systems that are prepared for compositional and improvisational interplay with acoustic and electronic instruments.
  • Be able to communicate with musicians in the studio in a way that enhances the work situation and the music production.
  • Be able to critically reflect upon their own practice, and be able to demonstrate the connection between aesthetical choices and technical arrangements.

Learning methods and activities

The teaching is organized as workshops were different topics will be introduced before putting it into practice through different assignments.

There will be 4-6 excersises in addition to schedueled practical exercises.

Instruction is obligatory and demands minimum 80% attendance.

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory classes
  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

The exams will be a substantial studio production combined with a written report. In addition there will be a practical test in a studio based on the course content. All components of the assessment must be passed. If the candidate fail on one part of the examination the candidate must retake the part that have failed.

Specific conditions

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.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MUST3051 7.5 AUTUMN 2007
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music


Examination arrangement: Home examination and oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 1/2 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Oral examination 1/2
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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