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.

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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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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Creative Writing Essentials Course

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. Have you always wanted to write? Have you started a novel and are looking for some tips to get you to the next level? Are you looking to transform your love of reading into a creative practice? In this course, you will learn both basic and intermediate fiction writing techniques in a supportive and collaborative environment. This course will help you develop your understanding of key elements in narrative development,... [More]
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Creative Writing Essentials Course

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Creative Writing Essentials Course

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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

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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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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

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Drawing Course for Beginners

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Introduction to Philosophy Course I

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. This introductory philosophy course provides an understanding of the history of philosophy and the major contribution it has made to areas of thought such as political theory, ethics, aesthetics and the sciences. It encourages the development of critical thinking and the use of informal logic techniques as you explore some of history’s great thinkers and philosophers including the Greek pre-Socratics,... [More]
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Introduction to Philosophy Course I

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Philosophy Course: Democracy

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Astra Taylor (2019) quipped that 'Democracy may not exist but we will miss it when it’s gone': a timely remark as the discussion grows concerning the ‘crisis of democracy’ in the current world situation. During this course, we will study the philosophical and historical roots of democratic systems; why they emerge and why they falter. We will discuss the core elements that make a democracy ‘democratic’... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Democracy

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Photography Essentials Course

Photography. Focus your creativity. This two-day course offers a wide range of learning outcomes, from the absolute basics of photography, to an intermediate level of camera craft. This course is designed for beginners with digital single lens reflex cameras (DSLR), mirrorless cameras and advanced point and shoot cameras. The first day is spent running over the camera functions and lens features, looking at different types of camera, lenses and their uses, focal length, resolution... [More]
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Photography Essentials Course

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Photography Essentials 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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