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.

Religion Course: Does God Exist?

Religion and spirituality. Learn about systems of faith and worship. Join us for a day-long workshop on the existence of God. Does God exist? How should we decide? And what is God anyway? Learn about the pros and cons for the best arguments for and against God’s existence, and learn about how debates on the topic do and should occur. We shall also tackle the false dichotomy, which indicates that either theism or naturalism obtains, introducing key models from outside the mainstream... [More]
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Religion Course: Does God Exist?

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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

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Travel Writing Course I: Sun, Sea and Script

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. Pack your passport and pen and come to along to this class, which is ideal for anyone who has ever wanted to turn their travel stories into saleable tales. The goal of this course is to reveal the varied possibilities available for the aspiring travel writer. Whether the journey is far or near, this workshop will enable you to travel. Where the journey takes you is up to you! Outcomes By the end of this course, you should be... [More]
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Travel Writing Course I: Sun, Sea and Script

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Beyond Borders Course: The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Jewish culture. Learn about Jewish culture with us. In partnership with the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies Course materials developed by The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning - a project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. For specific enquiries regarding the program, please contact Hinda Young on 0432 567 917. This course provides a strong, text-based historical overview from the late nineteenth century through to today. Material is designed to... [More]
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Beyond Borders Course: The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

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Philosophy Course: Free Will, Fate, and Determinism

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. This philosophy course considers the various puzzles concerning the definition, nature and existence of free will, and the two alleged threats to free will: determinism and fate. Join us for a discussion on determinism as the main threat to freedom. Arguments for and against whether free will exists will be considered. This course will refer to the films, Minority Report and The Adjustment Bureau... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Free Will, Fate, and Determinism

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Gallipoli Course: The Road to Gallipoli

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 Road to Gallipoli

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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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Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction Course

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. Do you harbour a love of the fantastic? Is science fiction your obsession, or fantasy, grim fairy tales, Gothic, steampunk, slipstream, and more? Is your climate change/urban fantasy/ghost story novel begging to be written—or finished—if only you knew how? Have you got a bunch of amazing ideas but are not quite sure how to get them on the page? If so, you’re in good company. Designed to give you the practical skills to... [More]
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Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction Course

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History of Archaeology Course

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Learn about the history of archaeology while handling museum artefacts from the University of Sydney’s Nicholson museum. In this course, you will gain an understanding of archaeology and how it has developed as an academic discipline over three centuries. Epochs of archaeological enquiry from antiquarianism through to a modern experimental scientific approach are considered. The work of great archaeologists of the past are also examined,... [More]
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History of Archaeology Course

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Art Therapy Course

Visual arts. Open to everyone. Art is widely recognised as an important tool for helping people feel better. Using a mix of simple art activities, writing and discussion, you’ll experience a unique way to explore, restore and transform your life in this introductory art therapy course. Be enriched as you experiment with paint, pastels and clay in a playful and supportive environment. Learn to navigate your life with art from your heart. Aims This experiential course aims to give... [More]
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Art Therapy Course

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