MCT4022 – Physical-Virtual Communication and Music 2

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The aim of this course is to learn to operate and maintain the Portal, the audio-visual communication platform connecting the two campuses in Trondheim and Oslo. In the second semester, the students will work on exploring the Portal, to improve or develop new ways of musical communication.

Learning outcome


Having completed the course the student

  • is familiar with strategies for  physical-virtual communication, and plan a technical solution of these ideas in the Portal.
  • be able to reflect on ethical and legal problems in physical-virtual communication.


Having completed the course the student

  • Can arrange a public event in the Portal, including pre-event planning and information, and technical assistance and audience communication during the event.
  • Can document sessions of audio-visual communication and Collaboration.
  • be able to systematically explore, evaluate and document different strategies for audio-visual communication and collaboration.


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Completion of the courses:


The course will start with an intensive workshop to introduce the students to strategies for extending the Portal. The students will then be assigned to groups that will be responsible for the following areas each week:

  • System operation, maintenance and support.
  • Planning and running a public event in the Portal.
  • Documentation of system operation and public events.

Compulsory assignments

A report for each of the three responsibility areas (system maintenance, event planning, documentation). The three individual reports will make up the portfolio.



Submit assignments in Inspera

You submit your assignment in the digital examination system Inspera. Read about how to submit assignments in Inspera.

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Withdrawal from an examination

A term paper or equivalent that is passed may not be resubmitted in revised form.

If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






Every spring

This course will run for the first time in the spring semester 2019.


Every spring

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