Degree requirements / Sibelius Academy: Music technology

MAJOR SUBJECT, BACHELOR OF MUSIC

tp40 TOOLS OF MUSIC TECHNOLOGY (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
ACOUSTICS
tp74 BASICS OF ANALOGUE SIGNAL PROCESSING (4 ECTS credits, 107 hrs)
tp75 APPLICATION OF ANALOGUE SIGNAL PROCESSING (2–4 ECTS credits, 54–107 hours)
tp53 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC (6 ECTS credits, 160 hrs)
tp26 RECORDING AND SOUND PRODUCTION 1 (4-11 ECTS credits, 107-294 hrs)
tp30 MEDIA AND SONIC ART 1 (4-8 ECTS credits, 107-214hrs)
tp76 BASICS OF STAGE SOUND (4 ECTS credits, 108 hours)
tp77 VENUE AMPLIFYING, PRACTICE (2–4 ECTS credits, 54–108 hours)
tp78 VENUE AMPLIFYING ADVANCED (4 ECTS credits, 108 hours)
tp61 RECORDING CLASSICAL MUSIC I (4-5 ECTS credits, 108-135 hrs)
tpr PROJECT (1–20 ECTS credits, 27–325 hrs)
tp57 BASICS OF DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (4 ECTS credits, 108t hrs)
tp58 APPLICATION OF DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (4 ECTS credits, 108t hrs)
tp50 ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC 1 (4 ECTS credits, 107 hrs)
tp27a RECORDING AND SOUND PRODUCTION 2a (4–6 ECTS credits, 108–164 hrs)
tp27b RECORDING AND SOUND PRODUCTION 2b (4–6 ECTS credits, 108–164 hrs)
tp31 MEDIA AND SONIC ART 2 (8-11 ECTS credits, 214-294 hrs)
tp39 INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY MUSIC (4 ECTS credits, 107 hrs)
tp51 ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC 2 (8 ECTS credits, 214 hrs)
tp62 RECORDING CLASSICAL MUSIC 2 (8-11 ECTS credits, 216-297 hrs)
ta13 FILM MUSIC (5 ECTS credits, 134 hrs)
COMMUNICATION ACOUSTICS
tp72 LIVE ELECTRONIC MUSIC ATELJE (8-10 ECTS credits, 216-297 hrs)
ADVANCED STUDIES
tp70 ELEKTROAKUSTISEN MUSIIKIN SEMINAARI
ts9 PHYSICAL COMPUTING (4 ECTS credits, 107 hrs)
ts5m MEDIA AND SONIC ART ADVANCED STUDIES (master) (8 ECTS credits, 216 hrs)
tp73 SUPERCOLLIDER (8-10 op, 216-267 h)
tp54 RECORDING AND SOUND PRODUCTION PROJECT (3–18 ECTS credits, 80–481 hrs)
ts5 ADVANCED STUDIES 1 (1-12 ECTS credits, 27-320 hrs)
tp69 COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE BASED ARTISTIC RESEARCH ON SONIC AND CORPORAL GESTUALITY (4 – 8 op, 107 – 214 t)
ts5a RECORDING AND SOUND PRODUCTION ADVANCED 1a (2–4 ECTS credits, 54–108 hrs)
ts5b RECORDING AND SOUND PRODUCTION ADVANCED 1b (2–4 ECTS credits, 54–108 hrs)
ts12 RESEARCH EXERCISE (5 ECTS credits, 134 hrs)
otk BACHELOR'S DEMONSTRATION OF PROFICIENCY (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
ts13 PROJECT (Bachelor of Music)
ksk-____ (Bachelor of Music) MATURITY ESSAY
tp41 PRODUCTION EXERCISE (one completion, 1-20 ECTS credits, 27-534 hrs)

MAIN SUBJECT, CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ART

tp56 DIGITAL MUSICIANSHIP (4 ECTS credits, 107 hrs)
tp24 ELECTROACOUSTIC COMPOSITION (7 ECTS credits per academic year, up to 21 ECTS credits)
tp22 PUBLIC PERFORMANCE USING ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT (7 ECTS credits per academic year, up to 21 ECTS credits)
tp45 STUDIES IN PERFORMANCE (5 or 7 ECTS credits per academic year, 134–188 hours)
tp25 MUSICAL ASSISTANTSHIP (7 ECTS credits per academic year, up to 21 ECTS credits)
tp21 SYNTHESIZER (7 ECTS credits per academic year, up to 21 ECTS credits)
tp23 COMPOSITION (7 ECTS credits per academic year, up to 21 ECTS credits)
tvx15 COMPUTER-ASSISTED COMPOSITION (8 ECTS credits, 214 hrs)

SECONDARY STUDIES IN SUPPORT OF MAJOR STUDIES

tp20 MUSIC THEORY FOR MUSIC TECHNOLOGISTS (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)
tä1 TECHNICAL SOLFÈGE (4 ECTS credits, 107 hrs)

MAJOR SUBJECT, MASTER OF MUSIC

ADVANCED STUDIES 2
ts7 ADVANCED STUDIES 2 (1-60 ECTS credits, 27-1600hrs)
ts7a RECORDING AND SOUND PRODUCTION ADVANCED 2a (2–4 ECTS credits, 54–108 hrs)
ts7b RECORDING AND SOUND PRODUCTION ADVANCED 2b (2–4 ECTS credits, 54–108 hrs)
tp71 ELECTROACOUSTIC DIFFUSION (8 ECTS credits, 214 hrs)
tp49 WORKSHOP (1-3 ECTS credits, 27 hours per study point)
ts16 MASTER'S SEMINAR 1 (8 ECTS credits, 214 hours)
ts17 MASTER'S SEMINAR  2 (8 ECTS credits, 214 hours)
otm1 MASTER'S THESIS (DEMONSTRATION OF PROFICIENCY) (20 ECTS credits, 534 hrs)

ts14 THESIS, MASTER'S DEGREE (20 op, 534 t)
otm2 MASTER'S DEMONSTRATION OF PROFICIENCY (LARGE-SCALE PROJECT)
ts15 MASTER'S FINAL PROJECT (LARGE-SCALE PROJECT) (20-40 op, 534-1068 t)

OTHER STUDIES

tp66 Max/MSP (8 op, 214 t)
tp59 SOUND PRODUCTION AND RECORDING PRODUCTION EXERCISE (1–20 ECTS credits, 27–534 hrs)
tp1 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR (4 ECTS credits / study year, 107-534 hrs)
tp65 PORTFOLIO (3 – 10 ECTS credits, 80- 267 hrs)
tp52 SOUND PRODUCTION ASSISTANTSHIP (7–21 ECTS credits, 187–561 hrs)

 

MAJOR SUBJECT, BACHELOR OF MUSIC

tp40 TOOLS OF MUSIC TECHNOLOGY (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

The course covers the basic skills required for the other music technology courses.
This course is a prerequisite for the following courses:
tp26 Recording and Sound
Production 1
tp76 Basics of Stage Sound

Learning outcomes

  • Students will master the basics of the use of key tools (microphones, sound desks, and sound work stations) in a way that they can execute their tasks safely while taking into account the purpose and good maintenance of equipment.
  • Students will study computers from the standpoint of a music technologist. Course content includes operating systems, file management and back-up, as well as the key music applications.
  • Students will also study the basics of acoustics and psycho acoustics from the standpoint of music technology.

Recommended year of study
1st year

Evaluation
By the teacher: pass/fail.

Instruction and study
Group instruction 120 hours

Methods           

  • Group exercises 30 hours
  • Independent exercises 50 hours
  • Assignments from the teacher 67 hours

Performances           

  • Class attendance
  • Completion of the assigned tasks

 

ACOUSTICS

This course is completed at the University of Technology as a 'JOO' study module. First–year music technology students will be informed about this course in more detail during the orientation period.

 

tp74 BASICS OF ANALOGUE SIGNAL PROCESSING (4 ECTS credits, 107 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will learn:

  • The electrical safety regulations and the basic principles of earthing in sound work
  • To assess which care and maintenance tasks are safe and which should be outsourced
  • To read flow charts and circuit diagrams and to apply them to circuit board planning and the placement of components
  • The basics of electronics in order to be able to complete simple maintenance and assembling tasks
  • To know the basics of functions of common passive and active components
  • The basic concepts of low-frequency amplifiers and passive and active filters

Evaluation
By the teacher: pass/fail.

Instruction and study
Group instruction 100 hours

Methods           

  • Group or independent exercises and assignments given by the teacher, in total 67 hours.
  • Performances           
  • Class attendance
  • Completion of the assigned tasks or a final examination

 

tp75 APPLICATION OF ANALOGUE SIGNAL PROCESSING (2–4 ECTS credits, 54–107 hours)

Learning outcomes
Students will expand their knowledge and skills in a supervised project, in which they will build a preamplifier, equalizer, compressor, or other simple audio device, using semiconductor or electron tube technology, as approved by the teacher. 

This project will help the student understand the structure and function of the equipment used for creative work in other music technology courses.

Evaluated by the teacher on a scale of pass/fail

Preceding courses
tp74 Basics of Analogue Signal Processing

Recommended time of study
1st year spring

Instruction and study
Instruction in small groups: 50–100 hours
Lectures 4–7 hours
Building of an electronic device under teacher supervision.

Method of completion
Completion of the assignments or the presentation of an equivalent project to the teacher

 

tp53 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC (6 ECTS credits, 160 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • learn the basics of composing new music (can be substituted with previous studies, min. 4 ECTS credits)
  • learn the acoustic characteristics of instruments, venues, microphones, and speakers
  • learn the basics of pitch-class, the numeric use of musical information, recording instruments and other sound material, field recording
  • learn to work with an audio workstation in mixing electroacoustic music and processing sound material.

Recommended year of study
1st.

Evaluation
Teachers of various fields evaluate according to a formula agreed upon, pass/fail

 

tp26 RECORDING AND SOUND PRODUCTION 1 (4-11 ECTS credits, 107-294 hrs)

The extent of this module is determined in each student's individual study plan.

Learning outcomes
Students will know:

  • the history of recording
  • the most typical analogue and digital technology used in a recording studio
  • the theoretical bases of recording
  • the most typical working methods in recording
  • After the course, students are able to create recordings in a multi-track studio and understand the role of the different stages of studio work in the recording process.

Evaluation
0-5

Recommended year of study
1st year

Preceding courses
Tools of Music Technology

Instruction and study           

  • Instruction in small groups and exercises 40–100 hours
  • Individual instruction that is agreed upon based on the student's goals.

Methods           

  • Individual study, especially studio work 45 – 172 hours
  • Peer evaluation of assignments in a group

Performances           

  • Class and rehearsal attendance
  • Completion of the assignments
  • Reports on the assignments

 

tp30 MEDIA AND SONIC ART 1 (4-8 ECTS credits, 107-214hrs)

This course will introduce the history and basic concepts of media and sonic art and the basics of related technology and practice.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • become familiar with the different sectors of media and sonic art and their relationship
  • become familiar with related technologies and practices
  • become familiar with the basic concepts of media and sonic art
  • become familiar with the historical development in the field

Evaluation
Pass/Fail

Recommended year of study
Music technology majors, year 1. This course is also recommended to other Sibelius Academy students at any point of their studies.

Preceding courses
Tools of Music Technology

Methods

  • Spring term only every second year, 60 teaching hrs
  • Small group teaching, lectures, visits of media and sonic art exhibitions and events, critical readings and discussions, mini-research, report and presentation exercises, organizing knowledge into concept maps

Requirements
Class attendance (80%), Completion of the assignments by deadline, professional conduct and participation to the group work.

 

tp76 BASICS OF STAGE SOUND (4 ECTS credits, 108 hours)

The course covers the basics of modern amplifying:

  • Planning and assembling simple sound amplification systems
  • Mixing a concert
  • Familiarity with established working methods

Learning outcomes
Students will become familiar with the general principles and methods of modern concert amplification. Students will become familiar with the different aspects and functions of sound amplification and the special technical characteristics of amplifying different genres.

Grading scale

Preceding courses: tp40 Tools of Music Technology

Instruction and study:

  • Lectures: 45 hours
  • Group practice for different genres
  • Independent or supervised work in concerts
  • Analysis and written reports on concert amplification

 

tp77 VENUE AMPLIFYING, PRACTICE (2–4 ECTS credits, 54–108 hours)

In this course, students will practice the content of the tpxx course in concerts.

Learning outcomes
Students will be able to assist in concerts and assume responsibility as a technician in a concert that is technically and artistically less demanding.

Instruction and study

  • Assignments

Grading scale

Preceding courses: TP80

 

tp78 VENUE AMPLIFYING ADVANCED (4 ECTS credits, 108 hours)

In this course, students will become familiar with the aesthetic requirements for amplifying sound in different genres from a technical execution angle.

Students can choose one of the following specialisations:

  • Technical and aesthetic requirements of a certain genre
  • Complex sound amplification systems
  • Demanding tasks of a technician

Learning outcomes:
Students will be able to work independently as the head sound technician in concerts with high technical and artistic demands.
Students will expand their skills and knowledge of the technical and aesthetic requirements of a certain genre.

Grading scale

Preceding courses:
tp81

Instruction and study

  • Independent and supervised individual assignments
  • Group instruction 
  • Analysis and written reports on concert amplification

 

tp61 RECORDING CLASSICAL MUSIC I (4-5 ECTS credits, 108-135 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • know the most common classical music ensembles;
  • know the most common ways of placing microphones and how to apply that knowledge in recording in practice
  • know how to design and organize a recording project by utilizing music score.

Recommended year of study
1-2.

Evaluation
Teacher evaluates; pass/fail

Instruction and study           

  • Lectures and guided listening a maximum of 35 hours
  • Project instruction classes a maximum of 10 hours

Methods           

  • Assignments: a maximum of 15 hours
  • Recording projects in a small group, up to 48 hours
  • An optional assignment up to 27 hours

Performances           

  • Course completion requires active participation in instruction.
  • Learning outcomes a, b and c:
  • participation in recording projects
  • mixing and mastering of recordings (Pro Tools)
  • Presenting the recording project to the class
  • Group size: 10 students maximum

 

tpr PROJECT (1–20 ECTS credits, 27–325 hrs)

Project can be completed several times

Learning outcomes
Students will learn how to recognize the area of work, how to complete a project in a controlled way, and how to report its progress. Contents and learning outcomes are agreed upon with the teacher managing the project. Objectives might include technologically- or artistically-focused recording, composing, reading literature, or programming.

Assessment
Pass/fail or on a scale of 0-5 (agreed upon with the supervisor)

Preceding courses
Agreed upon with the teacher

Instruction and study           

  • Independent or group work according to the work plan accepted by the instructor for 27 hours per ECTS credit, guidance and studio time according to the project plan.
  • Performances           
  • According to the project plan approved by the supervisor. Writing a report and handing it in to the instructor according to schedule.

 

tp57 BASICS OF DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (4 ECTS credits, 108t hrs)

The course covers the theory of digital signal processing through lectures and practical exercises. Students study sampling theory, Fourier's theorem, the convolution theorem, and the combinatorics of signal processing.

Learning outcomes

  • simple digital filter frequency response
  • theoretical knowledge of the signal processing systems used in studio work.

Evaluation
Teacher evaluates 1-5

Instruction and study
Instruction in small groups: 45 hours
Calculus classes: 20 hours
Exercises

Method of completion
Final examination

 

tp58 APPLICATION OF DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (4 ECTS credits, 108t hrs)

The course applies the knowledge of the theory of digital signal processing to produce musical sound processing algorithms with the help of software.

Learning outcomes
Students will study the programming language used in the course and the basics of computing science.

Evaluation
Teacher evaluates 1-5

Preceding courses
Basics of Digital Signal Processing

Instruction and study
45 hours of group instruction
Independent or group practice
Programming assignment

Method of completion
Programming assignment

 

tp50 ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC 1 (4 ECTS credits, 107 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • understand the basic concepts of electroacoustic music, sound composition, sound organization, etc.
  • acquire knowledge of the types and subgenres of electroacoustic music via musical examples by listening, reading scores and practical analysis
  • have taken their first steps in electroacoustic composition by completing several exercises

Evaluation
0-5

Recommended year of study
1st year

Instruction and study           

  • Lectures and group instruction for 40 hours (Other forms of instruction may be applicable at the teacher's discretion)
  • Reading, homework and studio work up to 67 hours.

Methods           

  • Reading, homework and studio work up to 67 hours.
  • Performances           

Learning outcomes

  1. Active participation in the lectures;
  2. Monitoring of the use of the learning materials, a possible listening exam;
  3. Completion of the assignments

Literature (compulsory)
Landy, Understanding the Art of Sound Organization

 

tp27a RECORDING AND SOUND PRODUCTION 2a (4–6 ECTS credits, 108–164 hrs)

The extent of this module is determined in each student's individual study plan.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • know the characteristics of recording different styles of music
  • expand their knowledge of the recording studio and stage sound equipment
  • know the basics of recording outside
  • understand the working methods and relationships between the recording engineer, producer, and the musicians in different recording and performance situations

Evaluation
0-5

Recommended year of study
2nd year

Preceding courses
Recording and Sound Production 1

Instruction and study
Small group instruction, exercises and expert lectures: 40 hours
Individual tuition for a maximum of 2 hours per one ECTS credit: 0–12 hours
Individual study, especially studio work: 68–124 hours
A final work produced and recorded by the student (15–minute recording)
Implementation of a venue sound amplification project (a concert)
Written analyses of recordings and reports on the assignments
Analysis of and listening to sound amplifications of recordings and concerts; listening practice

Method of completion
I Class and rehearsal attendance
II Assignments and a report 
III Completed final works and reports

 

tp27b RECORDING AND SOUND PRODUCTION 2b (4–6 ECTS credits, 108–164 hrs)

The extent of this module is determined in each student's individual study plan.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • know the characteristics of recording different styles of music
  • expand their knowledge of the recording studio and stage sound equipment
  • know the basics of recording outside
  • understand the working methods and relationships between the recording engineer, producer, and the musicians in different recording and performance situations

Evaluation
0-5

Recommended year of study
2nd year

Preceding courses
Recording and sound production 2a

Instruction and study
Small-group instruction, exercises and expert lectures: 40 hours
Individual tuition for a maximum of 2 hours per one ECTS credit; 0–12 hours
Individual study, especially studio work: 68–124 hours
A final work produced and recorded by the student (15–minute recording)
Implementation of a venue sound amplification project (a concert)
Written analyses of recordings and reports on the assignments
Analysis of and listening to sound amplifications of recordings and concerts; listening practice

Method of completion
I Class and rehearsal attendance
II Assignments and report 
III Completed final works and reports

 

tp31 MEDIA AND SONIC ART 2 (8-11 ECTS credits, 214-294 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • become familiar with practical working methods in media and sonic art
  • understand the processes related to the starting and implementation of media and sonic art projects
  • be aware of the general principles of project working
  • evaluate their proficiency

Evaluation
Pass/Fail

Preceding studies
Media and sonic art 1

Recommended year of study
Music technology majors, year 2. This course is also recommended to other Sibelius Academy students at any point of their studies.

Preceding courses
Tp30 is a recommended but not compulsory before this course.

Methods
Fall and Spring terms every second year, 120 teaching hrs. Workshops presenting of various technologies and practices of the field, small group tuition, independent work, small research and exercises, critical readings and discussions, media analysis.

Requirements
Class attendance (80%), completion of the assignments by deadline, professional conduct and participation to the group work

 

tp39 INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY MUSIC (4 ECTS credits, 107 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • study the post-war history of art music and repertoire of various styles by reading scores, listening, and by reading background information
  • promote their understanding of modern composition work and performance of contemporary music
  • be able to take part in the creative process as a performer, recording engineer, producer, researcher, or in other roles.

Evaluation
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study
Group instruction: 40 hours
Listening and reading assignments: 67 hours

Method of completion
Active participation in coursework
Completion of the assigned tasks

 

tp51 ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC 2 (8 ECTS credits, 214 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • advance their knowledge of electroacoustic repertoire
  • learn how to produce material via sound synthesis
  • become familiar with an extensive range of sound processing and mixing tools
  • build a coupling for the live processing of an instrument (and will make a public presentation)
  • learn electroacoustic sound amplification and basic performance techniques

Evaluation
0-5

Preceding courses
Electroacoustic Music 1

Instruction and study
– Lectures and group instruction: 80 hours (Other forms of instruction may be applicable at the teacher's discretion.)
– Reading, homework and studio work: Up to 134 hours.

Method of completion
Learning outcomes a, c, and e:
1) Active participation in the lectures
2) Monitoring the use of the learning materials, and a possible listening exam
Learning outcomes b and d:
3) Completion of the assignments

 

tp62 RECORDING CLASSICAL MUSIC 2 (8-11 ECTS credits, 216-297 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • know how to plan, organize, and conduct a recording project independently
  • have the competence for recording project mixing and mastering
  • have studied one large recording project (symphony orchestra, opera, other)

Recommended year of study
2-3

Evaluation
Teacher evaluates: pass/fail

Preceding courses
Recording Classical Music I

Preceding courses
Recording Classical Music 1

Instruction and study
• Lectures and guided listening: Maximum of 30 hours
• A minimum of two recording projects individually or with a maximum of 2–3 person student groups (a solo performance, chamber music, choir, etc.): 40 hours
• Study visits (for example, YLE, commercial studios, opera): Maximum of 15 hours
• Symphony orchestra or opera recording project: with a maximum of 5 students in a group: Up to 40 hours
• Mixing and mastering one's own projects: Maximum of 90 hours
• Project instruction classes: Maximum of 20 hours
• Additional projects according to the teacher's guidance: Maximum of 81 hours

Method of completion
Completing the course requires active participation in instruction.
Learning outcomes a, b and d:
• Completing recording projects, including an examination of the repertoire,
• Recording, mixing and mastering (2–4 projects)
• Participation in guest work and a large recording project
• Presenting a recording project to the class
Group size: 10 students maximum

 

ta13 FILM MUSIC (5 ECTS credits, 134 hrs)

Course is suitable for all degree programs.

Learning outcomes

  • Students will learn narrative structures and narrative sound structures and focus on the expressive opportunities of film scoring.
  • Students will become familiar with the process of producing film score, are able to compose and produce demo music, and understand the meaning of music in film narratives.

Evaluation
Teacher's personal feedback for exercises; peer review, and teacher evaluates, pass/fail

Preceding courses
Composition Studies or, alternatively, demonstrable experience in composing or mastering a sequencer program

Instruction and study           
In this course, students become familiar with film music scoring and producing through lectures, films, analysis, and practice. This course is a shared module with the Department of Film, Television and Scenography at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

Group instruction: 88 hours
Instruction in small groups 52 hours

Methods           

  • Composing of demo examples, music analysis 72 hours
  • Performances           
  • Class attendance
  • Completion of the composing and analysis assignments

 

COMMUNICATION ACOUSTICS

This course is completed at the University of Technology as a 'JOO' study module.

 

tp72 LIVE ELECTRONIC MUSIC ATELJE (8-10 ECTS credits, 216-297 hrs)

Learning outcomes
The student should:

  • familiarize with performing analog and digital instruments
  • understand the principles for electronic sound generation through the study of electronic instruments.
  • investigate the repertoire in a historical and aesthetic perspective.

Grading
Pass/Fail

This course is intended for Bachelor's students or Master's students with interest or experience in live electronic music.

Instruction and study           

  • Workshops 120 hrs
  • Methods
  • Practical sessions, individual projects, presentations, final concert

Requirements
Class attendance (80%), Completion of the assignments by deadline, professional conduct and participation in group work, participation in final concert.

 

ADVANCED STUDIES

for example. ts9, tp73, tp54, ts5m or some ts5.

 

tp70 ELEKTROAKUSTISEN MUSIIKIN SEMINAARI

The Electroacoustic Seminar provides a friendly forum for feedback and discussion, in which students present either their own electroacoustic work, or give presentations on electroacoustic music topics which interest them. 'Electroacoustic' here is understood in the broadest possible terms, extending to sound design, other forms of electronic music, etc. The course will also include sessions on topics associated with electroacoustic culture and practice, including techniques, composers, specific works, visits to galleries and installations, visiting composers, etc.

Learning Outcomes
The student should:

  • have a strong understanding of the subject of their presentation(s);
  • have a broadened understanding of the electroacoustic music context.

Evaluation
Pass/fail

This course is intended for any students with an interest in electroacoustic music. Some previous familiarity or experience with electroacoustic music is preferred, but not essential.

Instruction and study           
Instruction in small groups 40 t

Methods
Presentations, lectures, practical sessions, attending concerts and events, critical readings and discussions, practical exercises

Requirements
Class attendance (80%), presentation, professional conduct and participation in group work

 

ts9 PHYSICAL COMPUTING (4 ECTS credits, 107 hrs)

Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, the students will have acquired basic knowledge and practical experience on physical computing and interaction design, that is, the concepts, practices, and tools involved in this field. They will have developed a way to apply this knowledge to one of their own artistic or technical projects.

Evaluation
Pass/fail

Planned for third year or more CM&T students and SOIN students

Instruction and study           

  • Lectures and exercises 120 hours
  • Independent and group work with a project in physical computing.
  • Interaction, reflection
  • Performances           
  • Completion of the project

 

ts5m MEDIA AND SONIC ART ADVANCED STUDIES (master) (8 ECTS credits, 216 hrs)

The course is planned for Music and Technology students from any level, composition students interested in electroacoustic music, sound art students, live performance and theatre sound design and sound in new media students. In this course, students will plan and implement a project in media and sonic art and work together with the group. The teacher and peers will provide feedback.

Learning outcomes
By completing this course the students will have acquired an advanced practical experience of working with media and sonic art projects and develop their own creative processes, critic reflection on their artistic decisions, add a research dimension to their work, and develop abilities to self-directed work.

Evaluation
Pass/fail

Planned for third year or more CM&T students and SOIN students

Methods
Fall and Spring terms every year, 120 teaching hrs
Group work for the realisation of a complex media and sonic art project, discussion, reflection, written work

Requirements
Class attendance (80%), completion of the assignments by deadline, professional conduct and participation to the group work

 

tp73 SUPERCOLLIDER (8-10 op, 216-267 h)

This course explore the syntax and possibilities of code base programing. SuperCollider is an open source object oriented programming environment for real-time audio processing. It is one of the finest and most versatile environments for signal processing and especially for creating music applications of all kinds, such as complete compositions, interactive performances, installations etc.

Learning Outcomes
The student should:

  • understand the architecture and signal flow in the language.
  • create, modify and play networks of unit generators.
  • build digital synthesizers.
  • explore different control paradigms for performance purposes.
  • study the implementations of sound synthesis techniques.
  • investigate live coding practices and other implementations of the language.

Evaluation
Pass/fail

This course is intended for Bachelor's students or Master's students of music technology or students with a basic knowledge of digital sound theories. No prior experiences of programming is required.

Instruction and study          
Workshop 75 hrs

Methods
Practical sessions, individual projects, final presentation

Requirements
Class attendance (80%), Completion of the assignments by deadline, final presentation

 

tp54 RECORDING AND SOUND PRODUCTION PROJECT (3–18 ECTS credits, 80–481 hrs)

The project is a study module consisting of a practical and a literal part and is agreed upon with a supervisor nominated by the head of department. The project's subject should be related to student's degree program's syllabi. The aim is to produce an analytically focused, controlled, and supervised work in which the previously agreed upon knowledge and skill goals are fulfilled. The project could also consist of a literature project and seminar as well as small research projects.

Skill goals
Students will write a project work plan and receive the supervisor's approval for the project.

Evaluation
Pass/fail or 0-5 (agreed upon with the supervisor)

Preceding courses
Agreed upon with the supervisor

Instruction and study           

  • Independent or group work according to the work plan accepted by the instructor for 27 hours per ECTS credit, guidance and studio time according to the project plan.
  • Performances           
  • According to the project plan approved by the supervisor.
  • Report

 

ts5 ADVANCED STUDIES 1 (1-12 ECTS credits, 27-320 hrs)

Eligibility
Bachelor

Learning outcomes
Students will advance their knowledge of an aspect of music technology by utilizing the changing course selection provided by the degree program. The modules concentrate on current and professional working methods of the industry.

Evaluation
Pass/fail and a report from the trainer

Preceding courses
A minimum of 8 ECTS credits from the courses Recording and Sound Production 1, Electroacoustic Music 1, Media and sonic art 1, Tools of Music Technology course and at least 8 ECTS credits from the following modules, Recording and Sound Production 2, Electroacoustic Music 2, Media and sonic art 2, or equivalent proficiency, as determined by the teacher.

Recommended year of study
3rd year

Instruction and study           

  • Individual instruction for a maximum of 2 hours per one ECTS credit, 2 – 24 hours
  • Group lessons 32-80 hours

Methods           

  • Practice and reports
  • Performances           
  • Class attendance
  • Subject-specific assignments

 

tp69 COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE BASED ARTISTIC RESEARCH ON SONIC AND CORPORAL GESTUALITY (4 – 8 op, 107 – 214 t)

Weekly sessions of experimental collaborative artistic research focused on sonic and bodily gestuality, motion, transformations, resonances, tensions, resistances and complicities. The students are encouraged to identify, describe and deepen their own artistic identity and doing so to situate their contribution to the research. The sessions are based on group improvisation, reflection and discussion, collaborative design of experiments around research questions proposed by the group, and doing these experiments. Reiterating this cycle of activities the group participate to a collaborative building of knowledge. This knowledge is documented in field notes, learning diaries and articles, sketches and drawings, performances or any other media proposed by the members.

Learning outcomes
By completing this course the member of the group:

  • identifies, describes and deepen his/her artistic identity,
  • identifies what is an ethical conduct in a collaborative artistic research,
  • produces a part of the collaborative practice based research in junction to his/her own artistic work,
  • is able to integrate constructively the views and contributions of the other members into his or her own reflection,
  • knows the process of collaborative design of experiments
  • has deepened his / her skills in interdisciplinary improvisation

Assessment
By the teacher, pass or fail

Instruction and study:
Group work in laboratory methods: 60 hours
Group discussions: 60 hours
Independent work and a written article: 40–94 hours

Method of completion:
Attendance (80%), submittal of assignments by the deadline, and active participation in group work

 

ts5a RECORDING AND SOUND PRODUCTION ADVANCED 1a (2–4 ECTS credits, 54–108 hrs)

Advanced module courses giving a wide-ranging view of the industry; master classes or individual studies; visits by professionals The modules concentrate on the current potential and the financial aspects of the industry and professional working methods. In addition, the studies cover the experiences and working methods of various professionals.

Learning outcomes
Students will study:

  • mixing of pop music
  • jazz & folk music
  • recording large ensembles: big band, orchestras, etc.
  • surround recording & mixing

Evaluation
Pass/Fail and a report from the trainer

Recommended year of study
Autumn of year 3

Preceding courses
Recording and Sound Production 2b.

Instruction and study           

  • Instruction and study may vary.
  • Individual instruction for a maximum of 1 hour per one ECTS credit, 2 – 12 hours

Methods           

  • Practice and reports
  • Group lessons 40 hours 

Performances            

  • Class attendance
  • Subject-specific assignments

 

ts5b RECORDING AND SOUND PRODUCTION ADVANCED 1b (2–4 ECTS credits, 54–108 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will study:

  • mixing of pop music
  • jazz & folk music
  • recording large ensembles: big band, orchestras, etc.
  • surround recording & mixing

Evaluation
Pass/Fail and a report from the trainer

Recommended year of study
Autumn of year 3.

Preceding courses
Recording and Sound Production Advanced 1a

Instruction and study           
Instruction and study may vary. Individual instruction for a maximum of 1 hour per one ECTS credit, 2 – 12 hours.

Methods           

  • Practice and reports
  • Group lessons 40 hours 

Performances            

  • Class attendance
  • Subject-specific assignments

 

ts12 RESEARCH EXERCISE (5 ECTS credits, 134 hrs)

Learning outcomes

  • Students will develop a research attitude towards their own work.
  • Students will be versed in writing documents about technical-scientific or humanistic subjects.

Evaluation
Pass/fail

Recommended year of study
3rd year

Instruction and study           
Individual and group instruction 7 hours

Methods           

  • Independent study 127 hours, of which approximately 40 hours of reporting
  • Performances           
  • Class attendance
  • Completion of the assignment
  • Written reports

 

otk BACHELOR'S DEMONSTRATION OF PROFICIENCY (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

With the Demonstration of Proficiency, students demonstrate a command of the major subject and that they have achieved the learning outcomes of their major subject. The Demonstration of Proficiency consists of the following courses:

 

ts13 PROJECT (Bachelor of Music)

Learning outcomes
Students will learn to apply things learned from other courses into independent work; to report their work in an linguistically immaculate way; and to take account the schedule in independent work

Evaluation
By a 2-3-member jury on a scale of 0-5.

Preceding courses
A minimum of 60 ECTS credits in the major

 

ksk-____ (Bachelor of Music) MATURITY ESSAY

The maturity essay is a written examination in which students demonstrate the competence required for the degree, studies and final project, and language proficiency as outlined in Section 6 of the Decree on University Degrees (794/2004). The maturity essay is included in both the bachelor's and the master's degrees.

Assessment
Pass/fail

 

tp41 PRODUCTION EXERCISE (one completion, 1-20 ECTS credits, 27-534 hrs)

Students can complete several production exercises.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • advance their professional competence
  • learn how to work independently or in a group
  • develop their ability to plan, conduct, and document

Preceding courses
The teacher assesses each student's competence to carry out their plan.

Recommended year of study
3rd year and up.

Evaluation
Pass/fail and a report from the trainer

 

MAIN SUBJECT, CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ART

tp56 DIGITAL MUSICIANSHIP (4 ECTS credits, 107 hrs)

This course is a laboratory to investigate the creative and performative process in a sonic improvisation context.
This course is a laboratory to experiment and investigate the musical potential of digital instruments in the context of electroacoustic music.
This course is intended for Bachelor's students or Master's students from any discipline interested in digital arts and performance.

The language of instruction is English.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • learn the basic functions of the electronic sonic art tools of their choosing
  • learn how to build and play their own digital instrument
  • learn the theory and practice of electronic improvisation; understand the basic concepts of sonic art and its role on the field on digital art
  • experiment for the first time with practical performing digital sonic art through exercise assignments.

Recommended year of study
2nd

Evaluation
Teacher grades on a scale of 0-5

Instruction and study           
Group instruction ensemble practice for 40 hours (Other forms of instruction may be applicable at the teacher's discretion)

Methods           
Reading, programming, and homework up to 67 hours.
Performances           

Learning outcomes a, b and d

  • Active participation, completion of an assignment;
  • Presentation and playing of an instrument to the peers;
  • Participation in improvisation and playing;
  • Participation in a public performance if possible.

Learning outcome c

  • Assigned reading, essay;
  • Literature (compulsory): Andrew Hughill, The Digital Musician

 

tp24 ELECTROACOUSTIC COMPOSITION (7 ECTS credits per academic year, up to 21 ECTS credits)

The extent of this module is determined in each student's individual study plan.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • master the basics of composition technique and expression methods in electroacoustic music
  • gain experience in composition work in a studio environment or with a live electronic configuration

The course can be completed in several parts.

Evaluation
Graded by jury on a scale of 0-5

Preceding courses or courses to be completed simultaneously
Electroacoustic Music 1

Instruction and study           
Individual instruction (maximum of 4 hours / ECTS credit, 24 hours per academic year )

Methods           
Completion of the assigned tasks

Requirements         

  • Active participation in coursework;
  • Completion of assignments
  • Depending on the number of ECTS credits, a portfolio of exercises and compositions for a minimum of two works.

 

tp22 PUBLIC PERFORMANCE USING ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT (7 ECTS credits per academic year, up to 21 ECTS credits)

The extent of this module is determined in each student's individual study plan. The aim is a confident artistic and technical performance in public using chosen equipment, as a soloist and/or in an ensemble. For the performance, the equipment can be connected to one or more acoustic instruments. The artistic development of the student's individual repertoire may comprise part of these studies.

Evaluation
Graded by jury on a scale of 0-5

Preceding courses or courses to be completed simultaneously
Electroacoustic Music 1

Instruction and study           
Individual instruction maximum of 4 hours / ECTS credit, 24 hours per academic year

Methods           

  • Familiarity with the repertoire
  • Performances           
  • The student gives the performance

 

tp45 STUDIES IN PERFORMANCE (5 or 7 ECTS credits per academic year, 134–188 hours)

The extent and level of the repertoire depends on the extent of the module itself. The extent of this module is determined in each student's individual study plan.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • learn the basics of playing an instrument
  • study various styles and their repertoires
  • understand the basic techniques of an instrument from the music technological point of view

Assessment
Evaluation by the teacher; pass/fail or on a scale of 0-5 (agreed upon with the teacher).

Instruction and study           
The student and the teacher together write a course plan determining the contents of the course (repertoire and implementation). The plan must be approved by the head of the student's department. The tuition is implemented according to the plan approved by the department head. Study rights are granted by the head of the department responsible for the tuition. The module may include studies in several instruments. Individual instruction for a maximum of 20 hours or 24 hours, in accordance with the agreed extent of the course.

Methods           

  • Familiarity with the repertoire
  • Performances           
  • Class attendance.
  • Performance examination or a performing demonstration. If the student chooses to give a level performance, the programme must follow the current level description of the instrument.

 

tp25 MUSICAL ASSISTANTSHIP (7 ECTS credits per academic year, up to 21 ECTS credits)

Learning outcomes
Students will learn:

  • to become capable of working as part of a team in executing musical or research projects
  • to understand their tasks clearly and plan and execute their own role independently and reliably
  • to keep up-to-date with the project's technical, artistic, and social aspects
  • practice all of these skills

NOTE: The extent of this module is determined in each student's individual study plan. The course can be completed in several parts.

Evaluation
By the teacher with a colleague on a scale of 0-5

Instruction and study           
Individual instruction maximum of of 4 hours / ECTS credit, 24 hours per academic year

Methods           

  • For example, the module can consist of working as a composer's assistant in an electroacoustic studio, planning and configuring digital and analogue equipment in live electronic performances, or studying problems of technology-based improvisation as a technical-artistic assistant.
  • Performances           
  • Class attendance

 

tp21 SYNTHESIZER (7 ECTS credits per academic year, up to 21 ECTS credits)

The extent of this module is determined in each student's individual study plan.

Objective
To master the instrument so that the student recognizes different architectures of the synthesizer and is able to utilize them as part of playing technique and musical expression. The extent and level of the repertoire depends on the extent of the module itself. The module applies information about different synthesis and control techniques. The student becomes familiar with voice and ensemble programming and the general control of the instrument in programming and performance situations. Alternatively, this module can be taken on synthesizers other than keyboard synthesizers.

Evaluation
Graded by a jury on a scale of 0-5

Preceding courses or courses to be completed simultaneously
Electroacoustic Music 1

Instruction and study           

  • Individual instruction for a maximum of 4 hours / ECTS credit, 24 hours per academic year
  • Performances           
  • Class attendance.

 

tp23 COMPOSITION (7 ECTS credits per academic year, up to 21 ECTS credits)

The extent of this module is determined in each student's individual study plan.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • master the basics of composition technique in different music styles
  • gain experience in composition work
  • learn to take into account the requirements of both performers and music

The course can be completed in several parts.

Evaluation
Graded by jury on a scale of 0-5

Preceding courses or courses to be completed simultaneously
Music Theory Studies min. 5 ECTS credits

Instruction and study           
Individual instruction for a maximum of 4 hours / ECTS credit, 24 hours per academic year

Methods           

  • Completing the assigned exercises
  • Composition portfolio

Requirements         

  • Active participation in coursework;
  • Completion of the assigned tasks
  • Submittal of a composition portfolio as agreed.

 

tvx15 COMPUTER-ASSISTED COMPOSITION (8 ECTS credits, 214 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students 

  • will become familiar with different programming platforms that can be used in composing
  • will learn to apply computer–aided composition techniques to their own artistic work

Contents
Introduction to programmes (e.g., OpenMusic, PWGL, Audiosculpt), concepts of computer–aided composing, analyses of works applying different aspects of computer–aided composing and a composition applying the learned techniques

Evaluation
On a scale of 0-5

Instruction and study           
Group lectures: 35 hours

Methods           

  • Familiarity with study material, extensive programming assignments, in total 45 hours
  • Literature

Performances           

  1. Class attendance
  2. Exercises assigned by the teacher
  3. Coursework

 

SECONDARY STUDIES IN SUPPORT OF MAJOR STUDIES

tp20 MUSIC THEORY FOR MUSIC TECHNOLOGISTS (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • learn the music theoretical concepts and attributes of the technological era of culture
  • study the structural issues and the equipment or software used to perceive and process them.

Evaluation
Pass/fail

Instruction and study
Group instruction: 45 hours, independent work: 35 hours
Familiarity with the materials, set reading and assignments

Method of completion
I Class attendance
II Exercises assigned by the teacher

 

tä1 TECHNICAL SOLFÈGE (4 ECTS credits, 107 hrs)

After completing the course, the students will become competent in tasks that require analytical listening in the audio industry. Students will develop their perception and skills to analyse sound variables. Audio material will be examined from aesthetic, technical and physiological points of view. Students will use the acquired skills to edit audio material with the help of the technology at hand in order to achieve the desired outcome.

Evaluation
Pass/fail.

Instruction and study           
Instruction in small groups: 30 hours

Methods           

  • Assignments
  • Performances           
  • Participation in the coursework and exercises
  • Submittal of exercises

 

MAJOR SUBJECT, MASTER OF MUSIC

ADVANCED STUDIES 2

for example ts7 tai ts7a ja b, see also advanced studies 1.

 

ts7 ADVANCED STUDIES 2 (1-60 ECTS credits, 27-1600hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students advance their knowledge of an aspect of music technology by utilizing the changing course selection provided by the degree program. The modules concentrate on current and professional working methods of the industry.

Evaluation
Pass/fail and a report from the trainer

Preceding courses
Introduction to Advanced Studies

Recommended year of study
4th year

Instruction and study
Individual or group instruction for up to 2 hours per one ECTS credit but not more than 30 hours per academic year

Methods           
Practice and reports

Performances           

  1. Class attendance
  2. Subject-specific assignments

 

ts7a RECORDING AND SOUND PRODUCTION ADVANCED 2a (2–4 ECTS credits, 54–108 hrs)

Recording and sound production seminar; advanced module courses providing a wide-ranging view of the industry; master classes or individual studies. Students bring their theses and project studies to the lectures for demonstration. Analysis of music styles, production, recording & mixing.

Learning outcomes
In the modules, students will concentrate on the current potential and the financial aspects of the industry and professional working methods. In addition, students study the experiences and working methods of various professionals.

Evaluation
Pass/fail and a report from the trainer

Recommended year of study
Autumn of year 4.

Preceding courses
Recording and Sound Production Advanced 1b

 

ts7b RECORDING AND SOUND PRODUCTION ADVANCED 2b (2–4 ECTS credits, 54–108 hrs)

Recording and sound production seminar. Advanced module courses giving a wide-ranging view of the industry, master classes or individual studies. Students bring their theses and project studies to the lectures for demonstration. Analysis of music styles, production, recording & mixing.

Learning outcomes
In the modules, students will concentrate on the current potential and the financial aspects of the industry and professional working methods. In addition, students study the experiences and working methods of various professionals.

Evaluation
Pass/fail and a report from the trainer

Recommended year of study
Autumn of year 4.

Preceding courses
Recording and Sound Production Advanced 2a

 

tp71 ELECTROACOUSTIC DIFFUSION (8 ECTS credits, 214 hrs)

This course explores the concepts, methods, and techniques of sound diffusion as a performance practice.

Learning outcomes
The student should:

  • be familiar with the design principles of primary existing loudspeaker orchestras;
  • be familiar with the primary aesthetic considerations;
  • be familiar with the essential elements of diffusion performance technique;
  • have a basic fluency in diffusion performance.

Evaluation
Pass/fail

This course is intended for third year or higher Bachelor's students or Master's students. Intended for MuTe students, or for other students with some background and experience with electroacoustic music.

Instruction and study:
Group instruction and individual instruction
Lectures, practice in concert halls and performance

Method of completion:
Attendance (80%), submittal of assignments by the deadline, active participation in group work and performance

 

tp49 WORKSHOP (1-3 ECTS credits, 27 hours per study point)

Workshops can be taken several times.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • study a specially advertised theme under the guidance of an expert
  • advance their knowledge, i.e., of research or professional activities
  • develop their abilities to communicate and analyze

Evaluation
Teacher or teacher host/hostess evaluates.

Recommended year of study
Starting in the 2nd year, it is possible to attend several workshops.

Instruction and study           

  • Tailored, sometimes singular lectures and/or small group instruction
  • Class rehearsals
  • Disassembly or demonstration event

Methods           

  • Individual or group work
  • Reading the additional material, taking notes
  • Performances           

Learning outcomes a and b

  • Active participation in coursework;
  • Completion of possible exercises;
  • Possible reporting.

Learning outcome c

  • Questioning the lecturer; participation in discussions.

 

ts16 MASTER'S SEMINAR 1 (8 ECTS credits, 214 hours)

Learning outcomes
Students will

  • become familiar with the possibilities and demands, as well as learning techniques and applied environments of their master's studies.
  • become familiar with different styles of writing and their structures
  • have assessed the current level of their writing skills
  • become familiar with the basics of project management

Students will learn:

  • to choose and define their research topic
  • to write a research plan
  • about research methods and source criticism
  • about working methods and attitudes that will lead to a mature study process

Recommended year of study
First year of master's studies

Assessment
Teacher evaluation; pass/fail

Instruction and study
Instruction in small groups 60 hours
Individual instruction as necessary.
Independent work, including reading and writing analysis.

Method of completion
Active participation in coursework;
Assignments from the teacher.

Literature (compulsory):
Juha T Hakala, Opinnäyte luovasti or Juha T Hakala Creative Thesis Writing

 

ts17 MASTER'S SEMINAR  2 (8 ECTS credits, 214 hours)

Learning outcomes
Students will learn how to prepare and execute a thesis or another demonstration of proficiency through the following steps:

  • Choosing an appropriate method for the research topic and applying it in practice
  • Utilising methods of academic work and mind-sets; practice and reporting; systematic working methods
  • Treating source materials; documentation
  • Peer assessments of theses and project reports; feedback
  • Academic writing

Recommended year of study
Second year of master's studies

Assessment
Teacher evaluation; pass/fail

Instruction and study
Instruction in small groups 60 hours
Individual instruction as necessary.
Regular reports on the progress of the research or demonstration of proficiency and related documentation  Seminar work, which includes writing a thesis according to the stylistic requirements of academic writing, presenting the work to the seminar group according to the schedule agreed upon with the teacher, plus peer assessments and discussions.

Method of completion
Active participation in coursework;
Exercises assigned by the teacher.

 

otm1 MASTER'S THESIS (DEMONSTRATION OF PROFICIENCY) (20 ECTS credits, 534 hrs)

With the Demonstration of Proficiency, students demonstrate a command of the major subject and that they have achieved the learning outcomes of their major subject. Attainments included in the demonstration of proficiency: ts14 THESIS, MASTER'S DEGREE and kss-____ MATURITY ESSAY.

 

ts14 THESIS, MASTER'S DEGREE (20 op, 534 t)

Learning outcomes
Students will learn:

  • how to manage issues in large-scale in the field of music technology
  • how to acquire a research attitude
  • how to apply a scientific method to a subject of their choosing

Evaluation
On the basis of statements from two or three examiners on a scale of 0-5.

Preceding courses
ts16 MASTER'S SEMINAR 1  and
ts17 MASTER'S SEMINAR  2

Recommended year of study
5th year

 

otm2 MASTER'S DEMONSTRATION OF PROFICIENCY (LARGE-SCALE PROJECT)

With the Demonstration of Proficiency, students demonstrate a command of the major subject and that they have achieved the learning outcomes of their major subject. Attainments included in the demonstration of proficiency:
ts15 MASTER'S FINAL PROJECT (LARGE-SCALE PROJECT) and kss-____ MATURITY ESSAY.

 

ts15 MASTER'S FINAL PROJECT (LARGE-SCALE PROJECT) (20-40 op, 534-1068 t)

Learning outcomes

  • students will learn how to manage large-scale project planning, preproduction, budgeting, production, and evaluation
  • students will learn the appropriate division of work and working as a part of a group, in case it is a group production

Evaluation
0-5

Recommended year of study
5th-6th year

Performances           
The student will write a thesis, which will demonstrate knowledge of the topic, be consistent and clear, and establishes proficiency for further studies. Four bound copies of the thesis are submitted for evaluation. The thesis must also include a separate abstract with information about the research problem, material, methods, and key results. An additional copy of the abstract is also to be submitted. The thesis includes a maturity test taken separately, demonstrating the student's command of the mother tongue and knowledge of the thesis subject. The maturity test is taken in conjunction with theory subject examinations.

Performances           

  • Planning and implementation of the project
  • Written reports

 

OTHER STUDIES

tp66 Max/MSP (8 op, 214 t)

The Max/MSP program can be used in electroacoustic or electronic composition, sound syntheses, real-time control of sound or video art, and other applications of music and visual or media art. This course is an introduction to the Max/MSP programme. The Max/MSP program can be used in electroacoustic or electronic composition, sound syntheses, real-time control of sound or video art, and other applications of music and visual or media art.

Instruction and study           
Group instructions 70 hours

Methods           
Familiarity with study material, extensive programming assignments.

Performances           

  • Class attendance
  • Literature, independent study
  • Exercises assigned by the teacher
  • Coursework

 

tp59 SOUND PRODUCTION AND RECORDING PRODUCTION EXERCISE (1–20 ECTS credits, 27–534 hrs)

The extent of this module is determined in each student's individual study plan. In the production exercise, students work independently or in groups.

Learning outcomes
In production practice, students will concentrate on a technical-artistic recording or audio project that is approved by the teacher and supports the student's major subject.

Evaluation
Pass/fail and a report from the trainer

Instruction and study            
Individual tuition as required and a maximum of one hour per ECTS credit

Performances            
Planning, implementation and documentation of the assignment. Students can complete several production exercises.

 

tp1 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR (4 ECTS credits / study year, 107-534 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will be versed in scientific and artistic discourse and communication and in reporting their own works.

Evaluation
Pass/fail

 

tp65 PORTFOLIO (3 – 10 ECTS credits, 80- 267 hrs)

Learning outcomes
A supervisor selected from the group of regular teachers is appointed for each student in the degree program. The common goal is an individual study plan customized for each student to promote learning of key skills and motivate students to ensure that their study program meets a high standard and is well balanced.

Evaluation
The supervisor grades on a scale of 0-5 based on the student's activeness and contents of the portfolio.

Preceding courses
All studies

Instruction and study           
Students plan, monitor and record their studies in meetings with the supervisor at least twice a year. The head of the department confirms the study rights. Any measures related to students and their study discipline are decided at the supervisors committee.

Methods           

  • Portfolio
  • Performances           
  • Students will document their work in a live portfolio.

 

tp52 SOUND PRODUCTION ASSISTANTSHIP (7–21 ECTS credits, 187–561 hrs)

The extent of this module is determined in each student's individual study plan. For example, the module can consist of working as a composer's assistant in an electroacoustic studio, planning and configuring digital and analogue equipment in live electronic performances, or studying problems of technology-based improvisation as a technical-artistic assistant.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • become capable of working as part of a team in executing musical or research projects
  • understand their tasks clearly and plan and execute their own role independently and reliably

In a group doing the project, students must be up-to-date with the project's technical, artistic, and social aspects and to master all of these skills.

Evaluation
By the teacher with the help of a colleague on a scale of 0-5

Instruction and study            
Individual instruction for a maximum of 4 hours per one ECTS credit, 28–84 hours but not more than 30 hours

Methods           
Individual work in projects 103–477 hours

Performances            

  • Practice and planned work situations
  • Reports and documentation