Creative Music Technology
Creative Music Technology
Trondheim is well known as a top location for students and academics, and the city is regularly rated as the best student town in Norway. Out of the total population of 207 000, 36 000 are university students who leave their mark on the city. Whether you want vibrant city life or a lighted ski trail – Trondheim has it all!
When you thrive, learning is easier. We strive to keep the courses and programme varied and interesting in terms of teaching methodology and course organisation, and we do our best to be at the forefront of approaches to learning and the use of digital technologies.
As a master's student in music technology you get your own office space where you can focus on your own studies, and where lecturers and professors of international esteem are close by. By having an inclusive and close-knitted community, the possibility to exchange academic and artistic ideas and getting new input over lunch or a cup of coffee is always close at hand.
The Department of Music offers many opportunities should you wish to work with students from our other programmes of study as jazz performance, classical performance, musicology and dance studies. Practice your skills in the recording studio with local bands, or why not join one? Get in touch with students working with acoustics or game design to get involved in projects. Many of our students have gained job opportunities after graduation through extracurricular activities they took part in during their studies.
Lydmurerlosjen (trans: “Sound Masons”) is the dedicated organisation for music technology students. The organisation contributes to the academic and social life of our students, by arranging in-house concerts, workshops, parties, and games and movie nights. They have a room on the premises at their disposal, which they use for gatherings of different kinds.
As a progamme we have had a tradition of taking an educational tour every second year, and previous years this has taken us to places such as New York, Paris, London, and Berlin. These trips have given lots of valuable academic input, brought a stronger sense of unity to the group of students and the lecturers tagging along. And most important; it’s loads of fun!
An active and varied music scene
Amongst many things to do in your free time, Trondheim has a thriving music scene despite its small size, involving many of our students. Both international and local artists, and everything in between, find their way to Trondheim. "Samfundet" offers students concerts and various cultural events. There are also several bars, a café and a restaurant inside the "red, round building". Students contribute to running all aspects of Samfundet, including everything from live sound, to radio, TV, choir and music ensembles, and you also have the opportunity to get involved in the world's longest student festival. The student community in Samfundet and beyond, contributes greatly to the larger Trondheim music scene.
Trondheim lies in the heart of Trøndelag with stunning nature experiences close by. Only a few hours away you can find places like Oppdal, Stokkøya, Inderøya and Dovrefjell, all with spectacular nature and great opportunities for outdoor fun. But you never have to go far to experience nature when living in Trondheim: Bymarka, with its 80 square kilometres of hills, forest, lakes and trails, lies just a 15 minute bus ride from the city centre, and offers rich and varied hiking experiences both spring and fall, and a myriad of cross-country tracks in the winter. Vassfjellet, only 30 minutes away by bus, offers great slopes if you want to try snowboarding or down-hill skiing.