After completing the course, the candidate will have acquired an overview of various issues within music technology and production seen from both a performance-related and a research-oriented standpoint. The candidates have a basis with which to participate in current scholarly discussions, and have the ability to potentially use working methods related to music technology and production as methods in their own PhD projects.
On this course, themes such as pre-production, the history of music technology, sequencing, sampling, notation, programming, acoustics, electronics, post-production, recording practice etc. are included.
There are four gatherings, each lasting two days. The gatherings will comprise practical exercises, lectures, seminar discussions and presentations and discussions of papers from the participants.
The candidates will prepare a paper in which connections are made between relevant practical knowledge within the field, relevant literature, and the candidate’s own thesis project. The paper should be a maximum of 10 pages long. The paper shall be made available before the gathering, and is to be presented at it.
The candidate shall provide a prepared commentary on another candidate’s paper.
Assessment methods and criteria
Individual paper in which the candidate’s own thesis work is included to whichever extent this is relevant. The scope is a maximum of 10 pages with spacing, not including references and bibliography. The submitted paper will be assessed by the individual with course responsibility and an external examiner. If the paper is assessed as a fail, a reason for this will be provided, as well as advice with regard to making improvements, and a new submission deadline given.
Assessed with the grade: pass/fail
The study programme manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.