Postgraduate course

Master's Project

  • ECTS credits20
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeMUV351
  • Number of semesters2
  • LanguageBoth 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

Autumn and spring. Course unit starts in the autumn semester and lasts two semesters

Place of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The aim of the course unit is to increase the student's capacity for critical reflection and independence through specializing in a selected subject. The subject must be related to the student's creative/performance practise and revolve around a defined problem or hypothesis concerning musical interpretation, historically informed performance, analysis, exploration of a piece, composer, style or historical period or reflections on compositional issues connected to techniques and aesthetical expressions.

Learning Outcomes

The student should be able to:

  • Explore and narrow down a subject area relevant to his/her own performance/composition practise.
  • Express, discuss and convey relevant musical issues.
  • Find and critically process relevant source material (literature, scores, recordings etc.)
  • Be aware of and justify his/her own artistic assessments and choices in his/her performance/composition work.

Required Previous Knowledge

Performers are required to have completed and passed MUV301, MUV302, MUV310 and MUV311.

Composers are required to have completed and passed MUV301, MUV302, MUV315 and MUV316.

Access to the Course

Master's Programme in Music Performance or Composition

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Individual tutorials as well as some group seminars will be organized throughout both semesters.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

All tuition is compulsory. The student will normally lose the right to take the final course unit exam if he/she has an absence exceeding 20%. 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. The work must be in a format intended for archival or the lecture must be videotaped.

Presentation of approx. 60 min.

Final deadline for presentation/essay is 15 May in the spring semester (15 November in autumn semester).

Assessment by at least two lecturers, of whom one is external.

Grading Scale

Pass or fail

Course Evaluation

Evaluation is carried out regularly as a dialogue between the assigned tutor and the student.

Course Administrator

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


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

    Exam period
    Withdrawal deadline
  • Type of assessment: Semester paper

    Submission deadline
    15.05.2018, 13:00
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam