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

Movies Now Course: Your Movie Club

Film. Focus on cinema. This unique and popular movie appreciation course is like having your own private movie club. In its 14th year, Movies Now offers you ‘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 their screening to ensure that you approach each film on its own merits, uncompromised by outside opinions.... [More]
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Movies Now Course: Your Movie Club

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Film”}</p><p>This unique and popular movie appreciation course is like having your own private movie club. In its 14th year, Movies Now offers you ‘private movie

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Movies Now Course: Your Movie Club

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Film”}</p><p>This unique and popular movie appreciation course is like having your own private movie club. In its 14th year, Movies Now offers you ‘private movie

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Great Composers Course: The Life and Music of Chopin

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. 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 course explores the life and music of Chopin. We will explore what makes his music so special, so... [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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A History of World Cinema Course with David Stratton

Film. Focus on cinema. David Stratton’s History of World Cinema course explores in great detail the development and trends of world cinema in chronological order. This unique eleven-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 this eleven-year series will be scheduled every year, each covering a segment of cinematic history across... [More]
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A History of World Cinema Course with David Stratton

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Film”}</p><p>David Stratton’s History of World Cinema course explores in great detail the development and trends of world cinema in chronological order. This unique

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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: Opera

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. 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 performances by some of the great singers. No prior musical knowledge is necessary. Outcomes By the... [More]
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Music Appreciation Course: Opera

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Music”}</p><p>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

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Sydney Film Course: The Coming of Age Film

Film. Focus on cinema. Join this film course for movie buffs and enjoy a selection of coming-of-age films followed by panel discussions. The films in this two-day program showcase works of some of the greatest film auteurs, each examining the ways that adolescents and young adults – and their formative experiences – can be depicted and understood. These films pose questions about such things as friendship, belonging, familial identity, moral rectitude, sexual awakening, and... [More]
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Sydney Film Course: The Coming of Age Film

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Film”}</p><p>Join this film course for movie buffs and enjoy a selection of coming-of-age films followed by panel discussions.</p><p>The films in this two-day program

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Music in Paris Course: 1852-1863

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. This ongoing course enters the central decade of the nineteenth century, where we’ll explore the radical changes that Parisian music underwent during the exuberant but frivolous period of the Second French Empire. New theatres emerged, featuring the new and excitingly lighter music of Offenbach, Gounod and Bizet, whilst the older guard which was represented by Meyerbeer and Berlioz became increasingly sidelined. We will examine the impact of Paris’s... [More]
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Music in Paris Course: 1852-1863

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Music”}</p><p>This ongoing course enters the central decade of the nineteenth century, where we’ll explore the radical changes that Parisian music underwent during the

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Music in Paris Course: 1852-1863

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Music”}</p><p>This ongoing course enters the central decade of the nineteenth century, where we’ll explore the radical changes that Parisian music underwent during the

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Great Composers Course: The Genius of Bach

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. As 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. During this course, we will examines Bach’s life and music, illustrated by portraits, readings from his letters, and examples of his music. Outcomes By the end of... [More]
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Great Composers Course: The Genius of Bach

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Music”}</p><p>As 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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Music Appreciation Course: The Orchestra

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. 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 characteristics and personality, and the sounds they can achieve. We will also explore the... [More]
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David Stratton Film Course: Justice in The Cinema (Part 1)

Film. Focus on cinema. 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 July 2004, Margaret and David moved to ABC television with their show, At The Movies, which... [More]
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Music in Paris Course: 1834-1842

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. This music appreciation course delves into an in-depth study of classical music in Paris in the nineteenth century. During this new course, Paris consolidates its position as the most important and exciting musical city in Europe, far outstripping the more provincial capitals of Vienna and Berlin. This course is a continuation of a previous course in 19th Century Parisian music. Participants do not need to have attended Music in Paris: 1821-1836 in... [More]
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