MUS2006 – Music and body movements

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

Course content

The course gives an introduction to the relationship between music and motion from different perspectives. 

Learning outcome

By the end of the course the student will:

  • be familiar with different embodied perspectives on the experience of music.
  • have acquired terminology to describe different kinds of music-related body motion by both performers and perceivers.
  • be familiar and have hands-on experience with qualitative and quantitative methods for analysing music-related motion.


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

Admission to the University of Oslo.


The teaching will consist of a total of 12 sessions, of which 10 are lectures and 2 are seminars. 

Three obligatory assignments and one obligatory seminar presentation must be approved by the course tutor for a student to be able to sit the exam.



Term paper (10 pages, each containing approx. 2.300 characters, spaces not included) with title and topic to be approved by the course tutor.

The assessment criteria for MUS2006 can be found here.


Submit assignments in Inspera

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

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

You may submit the term paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or 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

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


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Facts about this course


The course is offered in the spring semester 2022.


The exam is offered in the spring semester 2022.

Teaching language