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.

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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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 class covers the period 1960-1961.
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David Stratton Film Course: 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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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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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: Choral Music

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at CCE, 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.   Aims This course provides a guide to understanding and enjoying Western choral music, with a look at its history and its most common... [More]
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Exploring Music Course: Choral Music
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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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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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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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