Centre for Continuing Education

Arts & Humanities

Arts & Humanities

Arts & Humanities. Enrich your life.

Arts and Humanities courses are a fantastic way to explore interesting topics. They also help to develop your analytical thinking and communication techniques – useful in whichever career you choose.

The University of Sydney’s Centre for Continuing Education offers a wide range of Arts and Humanities courses. Subjects range from hands-on and creative to theoretical and academic. We also provide flexible class options to suit your schedule.

Studying arts and humanities enhances your world and gives you invaluable skills for your professional and everyday life. Learn about arts and humanities the smart way with Arts & Humanities courses at the University of Sydney.

Writing the Novel Course: Getting Started

Creative Writing. Express yourself with the written word. Develop your creative style the smart way with Creative Writing courses at the University of Sydney. This creative writing course is designed for writers who are looking to extend their skills in the Novel form. It is ideal for people just beginning a novel or who have completed some early drafts or preliminary work. This creative writing course is designed to give your novel impetus and to look at its sub-text, deep... [More]
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Modern Astronomy Course: Voyage to the Planets

Astronomy. Reach for the stars. Learn Astronomy the smart way with Astronomy courses at the University of Sydney. This astronomy course looks at what we have learned about the solar system in the era of space exploration. We look at what space missions from Pioneer and Voyager to Galileo and Cassini have taught us about the planets and their moons. We discuss the basics of space flight, including how interplanetary probes use gravitational slingshots to reach the high speeds needed... [More]
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Writing the Real Course

Creative Writing. Express yourself with the written word. Develop your creative style the smart way with Creative Writing courses at the University of Sydney. This writing course offers you a rich immersion in creative nonfiction, practical tuition and instruction in composition and style, along with plenty of opportunities to write and be inspired. You’ll learn how to approach nonfiction writing with imagination, discipline and lyricism. The course explores the distinctions... [More]
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Art Basics Course

Visual Arts. Open to everyone. Learn Visual Arts the smart way with Visual Arts courses at the University of Sydney. This art basics course will allow you to put theory into practice and develop your artistic competency by learning the ‘rules’ to art. Working with the elements and principles of design, participants in this art basics course will learn perspective, how to draw illusions, create powerful designs, utilise value and imply texture, understand colour schemes and the... [More]
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Philosophy of the Unconscious in Literature Course

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. What is that dark and fascinating place beneath the conscious mind, and how does it manifest itself in conscious thought? Many philosophers have proposed that ‘poetic thinking’ is a key to the unconscious. The course starts with Blake’s ontology of the ‘living dead’, and Coleridge’s ‘opium dreams’, we will explore... [More]
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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 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 relationship... [More]
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Screenwriting Course: From Concept to Feature Film Script
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Philosophy Course: American Intellectual History

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. This course aims to give an understanding of American intellectual history though its philosophy and literature. The American psyche was forged through republicanism, revolution, religion and the unique impact of the American wilderness. European ideas met the challenge of a new context and were reshaped by that... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course II: What Must the World Be Like?

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. Science is a ‘methodology’: a particular way of observing and explaining the world, of answering the one big question: “What must the world be like, in order that it produce the phenomena we observe?” This course is part two of a four part Philosophy for Science series which applies the language and logic of Science... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Philosophy of Architecture

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. This course explores the ways in which humans embody their ideas, spirit and power relations in built environments. Some issues discussed include: Architecture and the ethics of a ‘good’ society; The role of creativity: Imaginary cities of the mind; Architecture and the phenomenal body in space; and the fundamental... [More]
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Introduction to Philosophy Course I

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. This philosophy course provides participants with an understanding of the history of philosophy and the major contribution philosophy has made to areas of thought, such as political theory, ethics, aesthetics and the sciences. This introduction to philosophy course encourages the development of critical thinking and... [More]
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