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Course content

The aim of the course is to carry out a music technological project in a real-world setting with an external partner or stakeholder. The project should have a societal, research or industrial impact. The problem at hand could be of a non-musical nature, and would then require students to apply their music-technological knowledge in new and creative ways.

Learning outcome

Having completed the course, the student will: 

  • be able to plan and carry out a real-world project in a multicultural and interdisciplinary team.
  • be able to identify and understand the problem at hand and develop an appropriate solution to the problem.
  • have hands-on experience in reporting and communicating with external partners or stakeholders.
  • be familiar with structures, tools and issues affecting the management of a real-world project.
  • be able to produce structured reports and deliver organized presentations on design and implementation activities, to both partners and stakeholders.
  • be able to critically reflect on all aspects of the project development process, and on the practical, social, ethical and aesthetic qualities of the developed solution.


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.

Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.

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

Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Admission to the Master's Programme Music, Communication and Technology.

Overlapping courses


The projects will be carried out by a group. The course uses a flipped classroom model and blended learning methods, and includes:

  • Video lectures, readings and assignment in preparation for the workshops.
  • 4 workshops of 2 hours early in the semester to facilitate the project development.
  • 5 seminars of 2 hour throughout the semester for the presentation of progress.
  • Regular fortnightly meetings with the external partner.

In order to qualify for the exam, students must complete compulsory activities and one mandatory group project assignment must be approved. In addition, students must attend at least 7 of the 9 classes. Read more about compulsory activities here.


Group trial lecture (50%) 

The trial lecture consists of a 30 minutes presentation focused on the problem addressed in the project, including conceptual, technical  and aesthetic aspects of the proposed solution, achieved objectives and deliverables, details on the project execution and organizational challenges.

Individual term paper (50%) 

The individual report details the individual contributions to the project and it includes personal reflections on the project execution, outcomes, and collaboration in interdisciplinary settings. The body of the report should not exceed 3000 words.


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 scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, 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.

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