Learning outcomes

In this programme you will learn to use and develop music technological methods and tools, and reflect on how technology shapes human communication. You will learn to use your music technology skills also in non-musical settings, taking on complex societal challenges in multidisciplinary teams.

Image may contain: Glasses, Smile, Photograph, Facial expression, Vision care.The MCT programme gives students a solid foundation for technological development and innovation in the arts and humanities, with a particular focus on real-time musical communication and collaboration.

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The candidate:

  • has advanced knowledge in the interdisciplinary field of music technology, with specialized insights in technologies aimed at real-time (musical) communication
  • has knowledge of sound and music computing, music cognition, machine learning, and human-computer interaction
  • can apply the knowledge to new areas, such as sonic interaction design, audiovisual communication, mixed realities, music information retrieval, and distributed multimedia systems
  • can analyze academic problems on the basis of their historical and sociocultural development, technological limitations, cognitive foundations and aesthetic implications


The candidate:

  • can analyze existing theories, methods and practices in music technology, and work independently, as well as in groups, on practical and theoretical problems in the field
  • can use relevant technologies for sound and music-related research and development in an independent manner, including advanced motion capture systems and loudspeaker arrays
  • can analyze and deal critically with various sources of information and use them to structure and formulate scholarly arguments in the field of music technology
  • can carry out, under supervision, technically demanding research in the field of music technology, in accordance with applicable norms for research ethics
  • can design, develop and evaluate systems for music communication and interactive music, both independently and in teams

General competence

The candidate:

  • can analyze relevant academic, professional and research ethical problems within music technology
  • can apply her/his knowledge and skills within the interdisciplinary field of music technology to new areas, in order to carry out advanced assignments and projects
  • can communicate the results of independent and group projects, mastering the language and terminology in the field of music technology
  • can communicate and discuss issues of music technology and communication with different groups and individuals: student peers, the general public, specialists in the field, and external partners
  • can engage critically in debates of knowledge, research, and practice in the field of music technology
  • can use technical, reflective and aesthetic skills from musical technology to work out innovative solutions to contemporary societal challenges
Published Dec. 8, 2020 2:12 PM - Last modified Mar. 25, 2021 12:39 PM