MUS2830 – Interactive music

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

Course content

This course provides students with knowledge and skills in designing, building, and performing with various types of musical instruments and interactive music systems.

Learning outcome

You learn general principles for:

  • musical instrument design
  • human-computer interaction
  • new musical instruments
  • to work with interactive music in various settings


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.

This course is not available for single course students.


  • 12 one hour lectures
  • 12 two hours seminars

Compulsory activities

  • Four qualifying assignments
  • A practical semester project that will be presented at a demo-concert at the end of the semester.

Information about the assignments and the deadlines will be given during the teaching and in Canvas. You have to hand in the assignments within the deadlines, and you are responsible for familiarising yourself with the requirements for the compulsory activities.

Approved compulsory activities are valid the next two times the course is given. All compulsory activities must be approved in order for you to sit the exam. You are responsible for keeping track of any absences, and for checking that you have everything approved.

This is how you apply for a valid absence from compulsory activity/compulsory attendance.


  • A practical project accompanied by a term paper of 10 pages (around 2,300 characters per page, not including spaces) with title and topic to be approved by the course tutor.

You have to fulfill the requirements of the compulsory activities to sit the exam.

The assessment criteria for MUS2830 can be found here.

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.


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Facts about this course

Every spring
Every spring
Teaching language

The course will be taught in English in the spring semester 2022.