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.

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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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 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... [More]
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Screenwriting Course: From Concept to Feature Film Script
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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. 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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Exploring Music Course: The Orchestra

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at CCE, 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. So many different sounds from such a range of instruments, all working together, sometimes standing out in their individuality, sometimes blending together in one enormous force: this is one of the great joys of classical... [More]
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Exploring Music Course: The Orchestra
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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 course covers the period 1960-1961.
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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 CCE, 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,... [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 CCE, 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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Music Appreciation Course: Classical Genres
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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 CCE, 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... [More]
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Exploring Music Course: Chamber Music
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Music Course in Beethoven's Time Part IV: Immortal Beloved (1807-1812)

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. In Part IV, Beethoven is at the height of his powers, producing a string of masterpieces – including the Fifth and Sixth Symphonies and the Fifth Piano Concerto – over a comparatively short period of time. Still in his late thirties as the... [More]
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Music Course: Music in Beethoven's Time Part V: Beethoven and the Congress of Vienna 1812-1815

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 Part V, Europe enters the final stages of the Napoleonic conflict, with Bonaparte suffering major defeats in Russia and at the ‘Battle of Nations’, and Wellington defeating the French decisively in Spain. In Vienna, Beethoven’s... [More]
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