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Screenwriting Course: From Concept to Feature Film Script

Film. Focus on cinema. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. For anyone contemplating a career in screenwriting or filmmaking, or for those simply interested in a greater appreciation of how films are put together, this course is a must. You will learn how to write a screenplay, about the fundamentals of writing for a particular market, and the writer’s relationship with the director and producer. You’ll also learn how to... [More]
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Screenwriting Course: From Concept to Feature Film Script

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Music Appreciation Course: Another Eight Great Composers

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. This music course aims to enhance your understanding and appreciation of classical music, by introducing you to the lives and music of some more of the greatest composers of all time: who they were, what they were trying to achieve, and what makes their music so wonderful. What makes a composer ‘great’? Why does the work of some composers still resonate,... [More]
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Music Appreciation Course: Another Eight Great Composers

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Movies Now Course: Your Movie Club

Film. Focus on cinema. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. This unique and popular movie appreciation course is like having your own private movie club. In its 11th year, Movies Now offers participants ‘private movie premieres’ prior to their commercial release with each featured movie specially selected by the presenter and popular film critic, Andrew L Urban. The featured movies and their titles remain a secret until... [More]
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Movies Now Course: Your Movie Club

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Music in Paris Course: 1834-1842

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. This music appreciation course delves into an in-depth study of classical music in Paris in the nineteenth century. During this new course, Paris consolidates its position as the most important and exciting musical city in Europe, far outstripping the more provincial capitals of Vienna and Berlin. This course is a continuation of a previous course in 19th... [More]
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Music in Paris Course: 1834-1842

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Music in Paris Course: 1834-1842

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Documentary Course: Introduction to Producing and Directing

Film. Focus on cinema. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. Before making a great documentary, journalists and filmmakers need to grasp the basics. Documentary producing and directing by filmmakers requires a nuanced sense of their rights and obligations. How best to get the most out of pre-production and shoot in order to maximise the creative outcomes for a film. Participants in this documentary course – an introduction... [More]
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Documentary Course: Introduction to Producing and Directing

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David Stratton Film Course: Justice in The Cinema (Part 1)

Film. Focus on cinema. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. David Stratton David Stratton was the director of the Sydney Film Festival from 1966-1983. He contributes film reviews to The Australian, and is the author of two books on Australian cinema: The Last New Wave and The Avocado Plantation. From 1981-2004 he presented films on SBS Television and was, with Margaret Pomeranz, co-host of The Movie Show from 1986-2004.... [More]
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David Stratton Film Course: Justice in The Cinema (Part 1)

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Exploring Music Course: The Impressionist Period

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. The period from around 1880 to 1920, sometimes described as Impressionism, elicited some of the most beautiful and bewitching compositions of western music history. Composers such as Sibelius, Elgar, Mahler, Debussy and Ravel gave the world exotic and rich new sounds, in the last moments before many composers abandoned ‘normal’ music and went atonal. This... [More]
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Exploring Music Course: The Impressionist Period

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Music Appreciation Course: How Do We Listen to Music?

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. In order to develop our listening skills to their fullest potential, it is necessary to think deeply about listening and our past experiences of music. A full understanding of the range of listening modes requires assessment of a wide variety of musical genres, and an understanding of ‘purpose’ that underlies every composition. Aims This course aims to... [More]
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Music Appreciation Course: How Do We Listen to Music?

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A History of World Cinema Course with David Stratton

Film. Focus on cinema. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. David Stratton’s History of World Cinema course explores in great detail the development and trends of world cinema in chronological order. This unique ten-year series on the history of world cinema, is a rare opportunity to participate in this very personal but immensely informative survey of international cinema from its origins. Two courses from the 10-year... [More]
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Music in Paris Course: 1821-1836

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. Music in Paris marks the beginning of a new series of courses on French music in the nineteenth century and continues an in-depth study of classical music which began with the previous course series Music in Beethoven’s Time. By changing the focus of the study from Vienna to Paris, and by changing our featured composers from Beethoven to Berlioz and... [More]
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