Centre for Continuing Education

Arts and humanities

Arts and humanities

Arts and humanities. Enrich your life.

COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling.

Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available.


When you study arts and humanities at CCE, you’ll come for the intellectual stimulation but stay for the community of like-minded learners.

Philosophy, history and creative writing need not be the exclusive domain of academics and university students. You too can engage in academic debate like the many great minds that have walked the grounds of the University of Sydney over the past 100+ years.

We proudly invite the Sydney community to enjoy a taste of the intellectual life at CCE. Our arts and humanities courses are open to everyone, sign up now for your own ‘Sydney’ experience.

History Course: Topkapi Palace and the Harem of the Ottoman Empire, 1533-1659

History. See the future. It’s in the past. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling. Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available. Join us on a fascinating journey through the magnificent Topkapi Palace to explore its art and architecture; the lives of its... [More]
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History Course: Topkapi Palace and the Harem of the Ottoman Empire, 1533-1659

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Watercolour Course for Beginners

Painting. Picture yourself painting. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling. Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available. Have you ever thought you might enjoy watercolour painting? It’s such a wonderfully soft and expressive medium, quite delicate; but... [More]
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Watercolour Course for Beginners

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Watercolour Course for Beginners

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Creative Writing Course

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling. Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available. Designed to give you the practical skills to approach your creative writing projects with confidence, this... [More]
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Creative Writing Course

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Writing the Real Course

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling. Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available. This writing course offers you a rich immersion in creative nonfiction, practical tuition and instruction in... [More]
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Writing the Real Course

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Creative Writing Essentials Course

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling. Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available. Have you always wanted to write? Have you started a novel and are looking for some tips to get you to the next... [More]
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Creative Writing Essentials Course

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Creative Writing Essentials Course

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Philosophy Course: Knowing, Believing, and (Avoiding) ‘Truthiness’

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling. Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available. What should you believe in? How do you know? In today’s climate of ‘truthiness*’:... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Knowing, Believing, and (Avoiding) ‘Truthiness’

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Drawing Course for Beginners

Drawing. Draw out your inner artist. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling. Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available. This introductory drawing course covers the basics of drawing techniques through a practical study of form, shading, colour and... [More]
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Drawing Course for Beginners

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History Course: Augustus and the City of Rome

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Join us as we explore the Augustan city of Rome and the buildings that have survived in the densely packed sprawl of modern Rome. We will discuss how these buildings were constructed and their functions in everyday life. Finally, we will decode the propagandistic meanings of the buildings’ statuary and decorations. Because Augustus built a house on the Palatine, that hill became the site of the imperial palace built by his successors.... [More]
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History Course: Augustus and the City of Rome

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Philosophy Course: Machiavelli and Political Philosophy

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling. Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available. Machiavelli’s influence on modern political theory cannot be overstated. The Prince, his... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Machiavelli and Political Philosophy

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Philosophy Course: Hannah Arendt

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling. Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available. Hannah Arendt wrote some of the most profound philosophy of the twentieth century. Her work... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Hannah Arendt

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