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.

Learning outcomes for students admitted in 2020 or earlier. 


The candidate:

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


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, such as 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 interactive music, motion tracking, music-related machine learning, and spatial audio, 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 extensive independent - and group - work, 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 industry 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 2:13 PM - Last modified Dec. 9, 2020 4:19 PM