Course overview

The course will explore the enriching links between stories, art and music, from ancient to modern times. Each week examples from a different epoch will be examined. Frequently, stories and art pieces are linked with pieces of music and the course will offer many opportunities to enjoy these music pieces.

Course description

Have you ever looked at the painted ceilings in historical houses or a painting showing a scene from literature and struggled to understand the stories they show or wanted to know more about the characters in art works and music. Myths, Legends and Romance have been the lifeblood of art and music throughout history. Enjoy this journey though the landscape of art, music and literature from ancient to modern times. Listen to the music, from folk tunes to the symphony orchestra and the operas and modern popular songs. Enjoy the golden braid of literature, art and music from different periods: Greek stories, Bible stories, folk lore, Shakespeare stories, Greek tales rewritten by modern writers, 20th century operas by including Bartok, Gershwin, Stravinsky. For each lecture, full notes are provided and the PowerPoints with all the music and film clips are available to everyone.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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