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 CCE, The University of Sydney.

Philosophy Course: Truth & Skepticism in a Post-Truth Age

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at CCE, The University of Sydney. Post-truth is the disregard for truth even when empirical evidence and good reasoning have shown some ‘fact’ to be unlikely; it is a mental attitude which makes evidence secondary in the formation of beliefs. In this course we will study the philosophy and psychology of truth, belief states, Relativism and... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Philosophy of Music Part I

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at CCE, The University of Sydney. Music is one of the oldest forms of human expression; it delights our senses, arouses our emotions, and stimulates our mind. It has also fascinated philosophers since the Ancient Greeks, down to the present. Music was taken to be the highest form of aesthetics to many of the 19th c Romantic philosophers. In the... [More]
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Politics Course: Issues for Women in 2017

Politics. Protecting and advancing ideas or goals in our communities. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses at CCE, The University of Sydney. Aims Relatively few women are presented in the media as role models for aspiring young and older women; when women are elevated to high office, they are held to higher account. This was the predicament of Hillary Clinton and other past or present women leaders. Universities and the Australian Government aspire to draw women into... [More]
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Philosophy for Science Course IV: Where Classical Physics Ends and Quantum Mechanics Begins

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at CCE, 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, that it produce the phenomena we observe?” This course is the final part a four part Philosophy for Science series which explores why, around the turn of the... [More]
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Art Basics Course

Visual Arts. Express yourself. Express your creativity the smart way with Visual Arts courses at CCE, 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... [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 CCE, 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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A Weekend of Watercolour Course

Painting. Picture yourself painting. Learn to paint the smart way with Painting courses at CCE, The University of Sydney. 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 watercolour course could be just for you. Your tutor, a master of fine art, will guide you, step-by-step, through the basic techniques and skills, so after spending just a weekend learning... [More]
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A Weekend of Watercolour Course
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Swiss Moments in Time Course: From Julius Caesar to the 20th Century

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at CCE, The University of Sydney. This course will provide those with an interest in Swiss cultural achievements and Switzerland’s history and culture as perceived by others, an opportunity of developing this interest in depth through an examination of significant moments in Switzerland’s cultural history. Aims This... [More]
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Writing the Novel Course: A Masterclass

Creative Writing. Express yourself with the written word. Develop your creative style the smart way with Creative Writing courses at CCE, The University of Sydney. A course for writers who are looking to extend their skills in the Novel form. It is ideal for people expanding on their novel and who have completed Writing the Novel: Getting Started. This course is designed to heighten and refine the skills learnt in the earlier course and to further examine process and sub-text. It... [More]
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Writing the Novel Course: A Masterclass
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The Poetry Workshop

Creative Writing. Express yourself with the written word. Develop your creative style the smart way with Creative Writing courses at CCE, The University of Sydney. 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. “Why write poems,” writes Gregory Orr, “If not because grief or joy/ Has seized you?” With Rumi and the mystics, Orr would add that each... [More]
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