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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 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. In... [More]
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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 the University of Sydney. For anyone contemplating being a screenwriter, a career in filmmaking or just interested in a greater appreciation of how films are put together, this course is a must. An excellent screenplay story is at the heart of every great film and this course will teach you how to write one. You will learn the fundamentals of writing for a market to the writer’s relationship... [More]
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Screenwriting Course: From Concept to Feature Film Script
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Filmmaking Course: The Nuts and Bolts

Film. Focus on cinema. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses at the University of Sydney. It starts with an idea, and before too long, you’re standing at the back of a theatre watching an audience cry, laugh or hide their eyes at something you made. It’s magic. This filmmaking course will explain what’s ‘behind the curtain’, how movies are put together. You will learn about good movie ideas, development, hiring actors and crew, filming, post-production,... [More]
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Filmmaking Course: The Nuts and Bolts
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Music Appreciation Course: Classical Genres

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. Ever wondered what a symphony actually is? Can’t tell a suite from a sonata? Love going to concerts, but not sure what to listen for? This course is designed for classical music beginners and long-term listeners who want to know how to better understand the music they listen to. Aims The most common types of classical music will be explored, including... [More]
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Exploring Music Course: Chamber Music

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. Chamber music is one of the most intimate forms of classical music. It combines the wealth and richness of classical music structures with the intimacy of being able to see each performer, and hear what each one is playing. Aims This music appreciation course explores the structures and development of chamber music, and the great composers who contributed... [More]
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Music Course in Beethoven's Time Part VIII: Late Works (1822-1828)

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. Through the first 39 lectures of this extended course, Beethoven’s life and music has been presented in a loosely chronological manner, with his achievements in each period forming the high points of a rich and complex musical tapestry created by weaving the music of other composers into the overall picture. As we come to the eighth and final instalment of... [More]
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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 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 until... [More]
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David Stratton Film Course: The Films of James Stewart

Film. Focus on cinema. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses at 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. In... [More]
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Music Appreciation Course: A Beginner's Guide to Classical Music

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. Aims Interested in classical music but don’t know how to start? Been listening for a while but need some guidance? This course provides a framework for understanding classical music, examining the major periods of music history, the music of the great composers, and the main classical genres. Each week we will listen to some works and examine their... [More]
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Music Appreciation Course: A Beginner's Guide to Classical Music
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Exploring Music Course: The Baroque Period

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. The Brandenburg Concertos, Messiah, and the Four Seasons: the Baroque period has given us some of the most dramatic and beautiful compositions of music history. This study day unravels the rich complexity of Baroque music, providing insight into the works of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi and their contemporaries, in their social and historical context. Learn... [More]
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Exploring Music Course: The Baroque Period
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