MUST3055 - Studio Production


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination and Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
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 sound over IP, for recording and production of larger ensembles. During the course the candidates will perform advanced production tasks within different musical genres. The course will also demonstrate and discuss different aspects 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 demonstrate a historical and technological overview of the development within music production, and be able to connect this with their individual practical use.
- 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 on in 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 10 workshops were different topics will be presented before putting it into practice through different assignments. In addition there are lectures and practical work together with jazz students covering reflection and practice in sound dramaturgy and the sound studio as an improvisational tool. Information about practical work and requirements is given in Blackboard at semester start.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory classes

Further on evaluation

The exams will be a substantial studio production combined with a written report. The oral test is a practical test in a studio. 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

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:
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.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MUST3051 7.5 01.09.2007
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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: 4
No.of specialization hours: 4

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 Oral examination

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