Music Production and Recording Research I (MPR501)

Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.


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Language of instruction

English, Norwegian


This course covers various aspects of music production and recording, including historic, current, and emerging techniques and technologies. Discussions will focus on cutting edge developments. This course allows students to investigate current developments in music and sound, including music recording and production techniques/technology, live sound, and the music recording industry.

Learning outcome

Students completing Music Production and Recording Research MPR501 will have gained specialized knowledge of a personally selected research topic, allowing them to apply their findings in their professional careers.

Knowledge and understanding

  • Students will possess knowledge of concept development and project management in relation to music production research.
  • Students will understand and can reflect upon concept development and project management and can identify challenges in relation to music production research.


  • Students will master music production-related research methods, tools and modes of expression, and general skills relating to reseaerch within the discipline.
  • Students can communicate and discuss issues relating to music production.


  • Students can manage research that is complex and that may require new modes of expressions.
  • Students are able to take independent responsibility for his or her own professional research and development.

Required prerequisite knowledge

Participants must be registered in Music Production and Recording Studies with a bachelors degree and previous experience with music and recording.

Recommended prerequisites

Previous experience with digital audio workstation software.


Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Research project in music and sound 1/1 Passed / Not Passed

Students are required to do an oral presentation of their research project in music and sound supported with written documentation, references, and other relevant materials.

Coursework requirements

Students are required to attend lectures, participate in ongoing classroom discussions, and complete a research project in their subject of interest.

Method of work

Individual study supported with individual guidance, group lectures, and master classes.

Open for

Music Production and Recording - Graduate studies

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course supervisor, the student union representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital subject evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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