MUSV1102 - Film Music


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home Examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home Examination 100/100 3 days

Course content

This class is centrally focused on traditional film music, but it additionally includes considerations of related practices that employ both music and moving-image media. The course is partly organized as an historical review and partly as a thematic introduction to the strategies and practices behind the uses of music in film. At the same time, these subjects will be developed with additional attention to broader perspectives on related image-based media that have employed music in significant ways. The different methodological approaches to these subjects are reflected both in the lectures and seminars, and in the broad-based curriculum of the course.

Learning outcome


An examinee who successfully completes MUSV1102 will have

  • Both an historical- and thematic-based knowledge of music in film and other visual forms of expression in which music plays a significant role.
  • Have knowledge of key issues in the relationship between music and moving images.


An examinee with a completed qualification in MUSV1102

  • Can apply their analytical and interpretive knowledge in relation to music's function and position in motion pictures.
  • Can apply their analytical and interpretive knowledge to clearly articulate the role of music in moving-image media
  • Can articulate their academic knowledge of the course subject in a convincing way
  • Can formulate their own reflections on the basis of their acquired knowledge

General competence:

An examinee with a completed qualification in MUSV1102

  • has a conscious awareness of the interaction between music and image

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars. Three lecture-based assignments, where a minimum of two must be approved in order to be able to take the final exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Lecture-based assignments

Further on evaluation

If the course is not passed, the student must retake the whole assessment. If the candidate retakes the exam, there is no need to retake the compulsory assignments.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MUSV2002 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music


Examination arrangement: Home Examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home Examination 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
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