Sound and Music Innovation


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in the 2nd semester.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Develop and evaluate a novel system that uses concepts and technologies in sound and music computing with a focus on exploring 1) its commercial aspects, and/or 2) its socio-cultural implications, and/or 3) its use in generating scientific knowledge.

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module will gain knowledge as follows:

  • Must be able to understand core state-of-the-art concepts, theories, techniques and methodologies relating to the sub-area of sound and music that has been applied in the project.
  • Must be able to synthesize relevant concepts in media commercialization and innovation



Students who complete the module will gain skills as follows:

  • Must be able to apply market and trend analysis methods to a media product or production involving sound and/or music processing
  • Must be able to apply sound and music related tools and technologies to create products that are viable from a commercial, socio-cultural, and/or scientific perspective



Students who complete the module will gain competences as follows:

  • Must be able to evaluate and select relevant sound and music theories, methods, and tools, with the specific aim of working towards creating new products, commercially viable products, or new knowledge.


Type of instruction

Academically supervised student-governed problem oriented project work.



Name of examSound and Music Innovation
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
In accordance with the current Joint Programme Regulations and directions on examination from the Study Board for Media Technology:
Oral examination with internal censor based on a written project report and a media-technological product plus an A/V-production that illustrates and summarizes the project. The assessment is performed in accordance with the 7-point grading scale.
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
Please see Semester Description.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleInnovation i lyd og musik
Module codeMSNSMCM3171
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Sound and Music Computing)
Study BoardStudy Board of Media Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design