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.

Philosophy Course: Philosophy of Time

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Improve your understanding of the philosophy of time and learn to discuss key concepts relating to time with confidence. In this course we consider many approaches to understanding the issue of time and what it means for us in our everyday existence. We use philosophy, chronobiology, psychology, neurobiology and the arts in our investigations. During the course, we will discuss: objective and subjective... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Philosophy of Time

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Art History Course: Representations of the Body

Art history. Explore humankind’s amazing cultural heritage. Representation of the body in art can be understood as the most profound expressions of human experiences and emotions – from the universal to the personal. This course takes participants on a journey of insight into key artistic movements from the Renaissance to modernism. You will learn how early artists explored the body, the development of innovative artistic techniques they used to do this, and the insight they... [More]
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Art History Course: Representations of the Body

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Philosophy Course: Introduction to Postmodernism - Foucault and Derrida

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. ‘Postmodernism’ often elicits polarised reactions, sometimes based on presumptions about its central ideas. This course aims to redress some of the misunderstandings surrounding Postmodernism, by giving an in depth introduction to two of its most prominent philosophers. I will argue that both Foucault and Derrida give an analysis of political power and its institutions, which are crucial to understanding... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Introduction to Postmodernism - Foucault and Derrida

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Philosophy Course: An Introduction to Existentialism

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Join us for a beginner’s course in Existentialism – consider and discuss human existence in a social and supportive environment. Existentialism is concerned with the drama of human existence. In this course we explore: the quest for a meaningful life, realisation of human potential, ‘authentic’ life, existential ‘angst’, human freedom, and the absurdity of existence. This course introduces all of these... [More]
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Philosophy Course: An Introduction to Existentialism

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Gallipoli Course: The Gallipoli Campaign, 1915

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Harvey Broadbent Harvey Broadbent AM is a well-known writer, lecturer, broadcaster, documentary film and TV producer. In January 2016 he received the prestigious award of Member of the Order of Australia for his life time’s work in researching and writing history and producing historical documentaries. The citation reads 'For significant service to the literary arts as an author and publisher, to the television industry as a producer, and... [More]
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Gallipoli Course: The Gallipoli Campaign, 1915

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Religion Course: World Religions

Religion and spirituality. Learn about systems of faith and worship. Join us for a crash course on religion. What is religion and why is it important? Is it about God? What is God, and does God exist? How should we study religion? Learn about how to grapple with such questions, and learn about some of the major religions of the world as well. From scientific, philosophical, historical, and sociological perspectives, this course introduces these themes, and covers several ‘Western’... [More]
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Religion Course: World Religions

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Creative Writing Course

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. Designed to give you the practical skills to approach your creative writing projects with confidence, this creative writing course is built around particular topics integral to the writing process such as: voice, place evocation, characterisation, structure, sentence-craft and editing. Using exercises to get started, we will look at the basic elements of creative writing (fiction, nonfiction and poetry) and at ways to... [More]
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Creative Writing Course

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Creative Writing Course

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Creative Writing Course

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Writing the Real Course

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. 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 with imagination, discipline and lyricism. The course explores the distinctions between fiction and nonfiction and the meanings of real and truthful. It encourages writers to understand... [More]
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Writing the Real Course

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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

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A Weekend of Watercolour Course

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A Weekend of Watercolour Course

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Art Basics Course

Visual arts. Open to everyone. 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, you will learn perspective, how to draw illusions, create powerful designs, utilise value and imply texture, understand colour schemes and the colour wheel and practice drawing the face. This art basics course will allow you to develop techniques through a variety of... [More]
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Art Basics Course

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Art Basics Course

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