Centre for Continuing Education

Arts and humanities

Arts and humanities

Arts and 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 and humanities courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Drawing Course for Beginners

Drawing. Draw out your inner artist. This drawing course covers the basics of drawing techniques through a practical study of form, shading, colour and perspective. You’ll gain the skills needed to produce a lovely landscape, still life, figure drawing and more. Fun and relaxing, this drawing course for beginners is accessible to anyone wanting to explore their creative potential. Outcomes By the end of this course, you should be able to: recognise the nuances of subtle pencil... [More]
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Drawing Course for Beginners

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Drawing Course for Beginners

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Drawing”}</p><p>This drawing course covers the basics of drawing techniques through a practical study of form, shading, colour and perspective. You’ll gain the skills

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History Course: Medieval France

History. See the future. It’s in the past. This course explores the development of the nation-state of France during the medieval years, from AD 987 – 1328. We will explore the gradual move to a more secular society, the growth of science, and the influence of science on the arts. Aims This course aims to explore the changes in French society from the 10th to 14th century, providing you with insight into the cultural trends and movements of that place and time in history. Outcomes... [More]
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History Course: Medieval France

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>This course explores the development of the nation-state of France during the medieval years, from AD 987 – 1328. We will explore the gradual move to a

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Creative Writing Course: Masterclass

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. This practical and inspiring course is for anyone who wants to kick-start, or deepen, their writing. Take a break to share daily writing exercises in the company of other apprentice writers and hear some bright ideas about writing beautifully. This workshop is open to writers of all levels. Although it focuses mostly on fiction, it looks at creative writing of all kinds, including memoir and poetry. The program introduces... [More]
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Creative Writing Course: Masterclass

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Creative Writing”}</p><p>This practical and inspiring course is for anyone who wants to kick-start, or deepen, their writing. Take a break to share daily writing

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Creative Writing Course: Masterclass

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Creative Writing”}</p><p>This practical and inspiring course is for anyone who wants to kick-start, or deepen, their writing. Take a break to share daily writing

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Religious History Course: The Temple in Jerusalem

History. See the future. It’s in the past. This course examines the biblical, non-biblical and archaeological records of the First, Second and apocalyptic Third Temples in Jerusalem. The First and Second Temples were structures located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem, the current site of the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque. They functioned as the religious, cultural and political centre of ancient Israelite religion. The First Temple, built by King Solomon,... [More]
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Religious History Course: The Temple in Jerusalem

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>This course examines the biblical, non-biblical and archaeological records of the First, Second and apocalyptic Third Temples in Jerusalem.</p><p>The

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A Weekend of Watercolour Course

Painting. Picture yourself painting. Have you ever thought you might enjoy watercolour painting? It’s such a wonderfully soft and expressive medium, quite delicate; but dynamic. Then this relaxed weekend could be just for you. Your tutor, a master of fine art, will guide you, step-by-step, through the basic techniques and skills. After spending just a weekend learning watercolour, you will have attained the confidence to paint pictures you will be proud to show your family and... [More]
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A Weekend of Watercolour Course

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Painting”}</p><p>Have you ever thought you might enjoy watercolour painting? It’s such a wonderfully soft and expressive medium, quite delicate; but dynamic. Then this

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A Weekend of Watercolour Course

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Painting”}</p><p>Have you ever thought you might enjoy watercolour painting? It’s such a wonderfully soft and expressive medium, quite delicate; but dynamic. Then this

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Archaeology of Ancient Greece Course

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Learn about Ancient Greece while exploring the brilliant collection of antiquities at the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney. You will handle genuine archaeological artefacts, engaging in a detailed analysis of material culture displayed in the museum gallery. The course is run by one the museum’s staff archaeologists, ensuring you enjoy a comprehensive and up-close experience of the best collection of antiquities from Ancient... [More]
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Archaeology of Ancient Greece Course

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Learn about Ancient Greece while exploring the brilliant collection of antiquities at the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney.</p><p>You will

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Archaeology of Ancient Greece Course

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Learn about Ancient Greece while exploring the brilliant collection of antiquities at the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney.</p><p>You will

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The Poetry Workshop

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. Description: What a Poem Is; What a Poem is For; and How You Make One A poem is a sculpture of voice. It’s what a poet’s heart says to her mind, and her voice finds a body for. Each good poem is shapely god; keeping its own secrets, it tells us our own. Poetry, in a sense, is what happens—to the writer and the reader—when we insist on more from language than we do in daily life and prose. A poem, says Marie Howe, is a small... [More]
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The Poetry Workshop

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Creative Writing”}</p><p><strong>Description: What a Poem Is; What a Poem is For; and How You Make One</strong></p><p>A poem is a sculpture of voice. It’s what a poet’

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The Poetry Workshop

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Creative Writing”}</p><p><strong>Description: What a Poem Is; What a Poem is For; and How You Make One</strong></p><p>A poem is a sculpture of voice. It’s what a poet’

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Philosophy Course: Art and Civilisation

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. In this course, we will consider what constitutes a ‘civilisation’ and the kinds of art produced by civilisations. We will also look at topics including urban development and social stratification, and ask whether art produced by civilisations has shared features. In our discussions on art we will look at: theories of beauty, grandeur and obedience, Utopias and Arcadias, the Hero in art and the artist as... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Art and Civilisation

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Philosophy”}</p><p>In this course, we will consider what constitutes a ‘civilisation’ and the kinds of art produced by civilisations. We will also look at topics

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Philosophy Course: Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. This course on the philosophy of religion examines religious experience while borrowing from different schools of thought, including psychology, anthropology, sociology, phenomenology and political theory. Religion is central to the personal lives of many people. It is integrated in the cultural heritage of every people, and understanding it is crucial to understanding the human condition. We will delve... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Philosophy of Religion

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Philosophy”}</p><p>This course on the philosophy of religion examines religious experience while borrowing from different schools of thought, including psychology,

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Ancient Sicily Course: Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The island of Sicily preserves a rich heritage from antiquity. Inhabited from the Palaeolithic Era, the location of Sicily saw it as a crossroads of the Mediterranean and numerous colonies were established by the Greeks and Phoenicians. Superb cities developed, many preserving remarkably examples of Greek religious architecture. Conflict between the Greeks and the Carthaginians in the third Century BC saw Rome become involved and the... [More]
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Ancient Sicily Course: Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>The island of Sicily preserves a rich heritage from antiquity. Inhabited from the Palaeolithic Era, the location of Sicily saw it as a crossroads of

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