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Learn music, film and television the smart way with Music, film and television courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

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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A History of World Cinema Course with David Stratton

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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 course covers the period 1960-1961.

Music Appreciation Course: How Music Works

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at 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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Music Appreciation Course: How Music Works

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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. During the course, you will develop professional... [More]
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Documentary Course: Introduction to Producing and Directing

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Exploring Music Course: The Symphony Orchestra

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. The sound of a symphony orchestra in full flight is one of the most thrilling sounds in all of Western classical music. This music course explores the instruments of the orchestra and the variety of sounds they can achieve, and examines the growth and development of the symphony orchestra. It also explores the kind of music written for the orchestra, by... [More]
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Exploring Music Course: The Symphony Orchestra

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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. The most common types of classical music will be explored, including symphony,... [More]
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Music Appreciation Course: Classical Genres

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Exploring Music Course: Choral Music

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. From Handel’s Messiah to Orff’s Carmina Burana, choral music has always thrilled and inspired us. We use choirs for important occasions, for celebrations and mourning, and when we want to speak together with one voice. This course provides a guide to understanding and enjoying Western choral music, with a look at its history and its most common forms,... [More]
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Exploring Music Course: Choral Music

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Music”}</p><p>From Handel’s Messiah to Orff’s Carmina Burana, choral music has always thrilled and inspired us. We use choirs for important occasions, for celebrations

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Music Appreciation Course: The Orchestra

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. The sound of a great symphony orchestra in full flight is one of the most thrilling sounds in all of western classical music. Your enjoyment of classical music can be enriched by deepening your knowledge and of the instruments of the orchestra. This course will guide you through an exploration of each of the instruments of the orchestra, discovering their... [More]
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Music Appreciation Course: The Orchestra

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Great Composers Course: The Life and Music of Chopin

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. Chopin’s music has delighted music lovers for nearly two centuries. Perhaps no other composer is so closely associated with the piano, newly finding its voice in Chopin’s time. His too-short life had its own drama and turmoil, with his exile from Poland, his battle with illness, and his relationship with French authoress George Sand. This one-day music... [More]
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Great Composers Course: The Life and Music of Chopin

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Music”}</p><p>Chopin’s music has delighted music lovers for nearly two centuries. Perhaps no other composer is so closely associated with the piano, newly finding its

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Music Appreciation Course: Opera

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. This opera course provides a guide to the appreciation and enjoyment of opera for the beginner, as well as a deeper exploration of the history and elements of opera for the more experienced listener. We will explore the history, forms and structures of opera, considering the work of composers such as Mozart, Wagner, Verdi and Puccini, and listening to... [More]
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Music Appreciation Course: Opera

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Great Composers Course: The Genius of Bach

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. The composer of some of the most famous works of the classical repertoire, Johann Sebastian Bach has influenced perhaps more composers than any other figure in classical music. Yet he lived a quiet life, surrounded by the family he loved, and little-known in greater musical circles. We will examines Bach’s life and music, illustrated by portraits, readings... [More]
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Great Composers Course: The Genius of Bach

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Music”}</p><p>The composer of some of the most famous works of the classical repertoire, Johann Sebastian Bach has influenced perhaps more composers than any other

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