Course detail

Music Theory in English

FEKT-BPC-AH1Acad. year: 2023/2024

The subject deals with basics of music theory, musical epochs, musical instruments, anatomy of the hearing system, musical symbols, basics of acoustics, notation, basics of psychoacoustics, sound in rooms, etc. It focuses on vocabulary from this field.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

English language skills at the B1 (intermediate) level are required.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

A student is evaluated according to the points he obtains from two mid-term tests and final test. A student can obtain 0-100 points, 20+20 from the mid-term tests and 60 points from the final test, while in order to pass this subject a student is required to obtain at least 50 points.
Attendance is not compulsory, the final test is compulsory (see criteria).


This subject aims to provide students with the selected chapters from the music theory, and introduce them vocabulary and specific features of the texts from the field of music theory via lectures, research articles and videos in English language
After completing the course, students will be able to:
- describe musical epochs and its typical features
- name musical instruments, families, describe acoustic guitar and how it is made
- describe the anatomy of hearing system in detail and explain its function
- describe musical symbols
- describe forms of music notation
- explain the basic terms from the field of acoustics, psychoacoustics and sound in rooms

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Blatter, A. : Instrumentation and Orchestration, Wadsworth Pub Co, 1997 (CS)
Cook, P. R. : Music, Cognition and Computerized Sound, An Introduction to Psychoacustics (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-AUD Bachelor's

    specialization AUDB-ZVUK , 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
    specialization AUDB-TECH , 3. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit


Fundamentals seminar

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer