Course Details

Course Name
Music, Communication and Technology
Course Type
Master Programme
Institution
Norwegian university of science and technology
Department
Department of Music
Information
https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/mmct/
Curriculum
https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/mmct/programme-components
Status
record actively maintained
Course Language
English
Start Date
2018-08-20
recurring
ECTS
120
Lecturer
Student advisers at the Department of Music
PID
Disciplines: Musicology
Techniques: Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, Mapping
Objects: Computers, DigitalHumanities, Multimedia, Software, Sound
Access Requirements
An in-depth study of at least 80 credit points (ECTS) in Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Informatics, including Music, Media Studies, Linguistics, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, Social Economics, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Multidisciplinary Studies, or similar. A degree in Business Studies, Business English or Tourism will not qualify. In addition the applicant will need to document knowledge and experience in both music and technology, such as: Music: performance, composition, production, installation, theory, cognition, acoustics, sound design, and/or signal processing Technology: musical programming (Max, Puredata, CSound, or similar), general programming (Matlab, Python, Java, C++, or similar), human-computer interaction, and/or electronics.
Description
This Master’s programme will give you the personal skills and technical tools required to work out solutions to contemporary societal challenges in international and interdisciplinary teams. For technological humanists Music has the ability to move people, physically and emotionally, and music technologies are unique in their focus on providing high-quality aesthetic experiences. Speaking with others through cables is not the same as meeting face to face, and playing music through screens and speakers is different from being in a real club setting. In the Music, Communication and Technology (MCT) Master's programme you will explore the possibilities (and limitations) of existing audiovisual communication, and will learn to develop new technologies, with a musical touch. This is a different Master’s programme. Music is at the core, but the scope is larger. You will be educated as a technological humanist, with technical, reflective and aesthetic skills. We believe that the solutions to tomorrow’s societal challenges need to be based on intimate links between technological competence, musical sensibility, humanistic reflection, and a creative sense.
Keywords
Disciplines: Musicology
Techniques: Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, Mapping
Objects: Computers, DigitalHumanities, Multimedia, Software, Sound