Postgraduate course

Project Work II

  • ECTS credits15
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeMUV302
  • Number of semesters1
  • Language

    Both English and Norwegian are used as language of instruction.

    Individual tuition will be given in either language depending on the student.

    The language of instruction during seminars/group tuition might vary depending on the combination of languages in the student group.

  • Resources

ECTS Credits


Level of Study


Teaching semester


Place of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The course unit is intended as supporting studies to the student's performance/creative work, by increasing his/her ability to reflect upon musical issues. Different topical questions will be raised depending on the student group. These might include interpretation, performance practice, the understanding of different musical styles, musical analysis, composition and aesthetics. Critical reflection skills and oral and written expressions concerning relevant issues will be emphasised.

Learning Outcomes

The student should be able to

    • express and communicate relevant musical issues related to performance or composition
    • become familiar with and discuss different artistic discourses within performance or composition
    • find and critically assess relevant source material (literature, scores, recordings etc.) in the performing or creative work
    • be aware of and justify his/her own artistic choices

Required Previous Knowledge


Access to the Course

Master's Programme in Music Performance or Composition.

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Tuition is given in the form of group sessions and individual tutorials throughout the semester. Performers and composers will be given separate tuition. The group sessions will include taught lectures, group discussion, student presentations, master classes, seminars or performance/composition related group projects.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

  • Approval of essay/presentation subjects
  • Tutorials regarding essay/ presentation

Approved compulsory requirements are valid for two semesters after the ordinarily scheduled exam semester.

Forms of Assessment

Presentation or digitally presented essay, where it is possible to use sound recording, video or own performance as demonstration or documentation, together with verbal (written or oral) presentation.

Presentation of approx. 30 min.

The topic for the essay or presentation must be related to key issues within the performing or creative work, and may also be an initiating project for the MUV351 course unit project. The topic must be approved by the course unit supervisor.

Internal assessment by at least two internal lecturers, of whom one normally is course unit supervisor or supervisor for MUV351.

Grading Scale

Pass or fail

Reading List

A selection of texts (chapter from book, articles etc.) each semester.

Course Evaluation

Course unit evaluation takes place in the form of a questionnaire. Subsequently, a written report is produced.

Course Administrator

Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, The Grieg Academy - Departement of Music


Contact Information

Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, The Grieg Academy - Departement of Music: studieveileder@kmd.uib.no

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Lecture

  • Type of assessment: Semester paper

    Examination system
    Digital exam