Centre for Continuing Education

Music, Film & Television

Music, Film & Television

Music, Film & Television. Explore the work of the masters.

The Music, Film and Television courses at the Centre for Continuing Education are designed to increase your knowledge and understanding of these endlessly fascinating arts. You’ll explore the works of iconic musicians, filmmakers and television directors, and get a greater insight into their genius.

Some of our courses are more hands-on, allowing you to create your own masterpiece!

Backed by the University of Sydney, the Centre can draw on a wealth of teaching resources. Soak up the experience of some of the most well known experts in their fields. If you’re a lover of the performing arts, our Music, Film and Television courses are for you. Learn the smart way with Music, Film & Television courses at CCE, The University of Sydney.

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. Aims 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... [More]
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Music Course in Beethoven's Time Part VII: Composing for Posterity (1820-1824)

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at CCE, The University of Sydney. 'Music in Beethoven’s Time' seeks to present Beethoven’s life and music in a rich historical and musical context. As we begin the penultimate section of this course, Beethoven enters the final stage of his epic struggle to gain control of the fortunes of his beloved nephew. He is also now profoundly deaf, and although composing fewer works, what he... [More]
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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 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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This unique program on cinema history continues with a close look at the post-war period as reflected by cinema around the world. This class covers the period 1960-1961.
A History of World Cinema Course with David Stratton
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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 requires a nuanced sense of the rights and obligations of a filmmaker and how to get the most out of pre-production and shoot to maximise the creative outcomes for a film. Participants in this documentary course for producing and directing... [More]
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Documentary Course: Introduction to Producing and Directing
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Exploring Music Course: Opera

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at CCE, The University of Sydney. “Opera is about life and everything that entails - love, hate and passion.” – Lesley Garrett Opera has been described as a merging of all forms of art: music, literature, poetry, storytelling, dance, costumes, painting for scenery, sculpture for set design, and of course drama. Aims This opera course provides a guide to the appreciation and enjoyment... [More]
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Revolution in Italian Cinema 1959-1961

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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Exploring Music Course: The Story of Opera Through History  

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at CCE, The University of Sydney. An exploration of the history of opera is the telling of its own story. Its development from late Renaissance attempts to revive Ancient Greek theatre to the lavish and dramatic productions of today leads to a greater appreciation of how the genre moves and enthralls us Aims This music appreciation course explores the history of opera, and the great... [More]
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Exploring Music Course: The Story of Opera Through History  
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Great Composers Course: Puccini

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at CCE, The University of Sydney. La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, Tosca – Puccini’s operas are performed more often than any other composer’s, and loved by millions of listeners worldwide. As well as opera, Puccini loved women, shooting, fishing, and sports cars, and lived a life that occasionally matched the drama and scandal of his opera plots. Aims This music appreciation... [More]
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Revolution in British Cinema 1959-1961

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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Music Appreciation Course: How Music Works

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at CCE, The University of Sydney. Why are some piano keys white and some black? What does ‘A major’ actually mean? What is harmony, and how does it work? How do you read music? The answers to these questions hold the key to a deeper and more rewarding understanding of music. Designed for absolute beginners, and taught in a practical and down-to-earth way, this course explores and... [More]
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