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 the University of Sydney.

Philosophy for Science Course I: The Language and Logic of Science

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at 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, in order that it produce the phenomena we observe?” This Language and Logic of Science course is part one of a four part Philosophy for Science series which elaborates... [More]
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Screenwriting Course: From Concept to Feature Film Script

Film. Focus on cinema. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses at the University of Sydney. For anyone contemplating being a screenwriter, a career in filmmaking or just interested in a greater appreciation of how films are put together, this course is a must. An excellent screenplay story is at the heart of every great film and this course will teach you how to write one. You will learn the fundamentals of writing for a market to the writer’s relationship... [More]
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Children's Book Illustration Course

Visual Arts. Express yourself. Express your creativity the smart way with Visual Arts courses at the University of Sydney. This creative and practical course introduces participants to all aspects of children’s book illustration, from drawing, composition and picture planning to an overview of the publishing industry and ‘tricks of the trade’. The course will take a close look at the relationship between illustrator and editor, and the collaborative process of making picture books.... [More]
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A Day in Herculaneum Course

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 the University of Sydney. Like Pompeii, the small town of Herculaneum was destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in August AD 79. The town with its shops, temples and houses was sealed under 20 metres of volcanic sludge until archaeologists brought about half of the town to light. In the 1980s the skeletal remains... [More]
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Creative Writing Course: Masterclass

Creative Writing. Express yourself with the written word. Develop your creative style the smart way with Creative Writing courses at the University of Sydney. 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... [More]
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Art and Philosophy of the Spirit Course

Religion. Learn about systems of faith and worship. Learn about beliefs, cultural systems, and world views the smart way with Religion courses at the University of Sydney. Our contemporary definition of ‘spirit’ is based on the convergence of three streams of knowledge: the impact of Eastern spiritual systems on the West in the 19th century and the parallel re-emergence of the Western stream of esoteric knowledge; followed by a 20th century global culture shaped by Internet... [More]
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Writing the Novel Course: Getting Started

Creative Writing. Express yourself with the written word. Develop your creative style the smart way with Creative Writing courses at the University of Sydney. This creative writing course is designed for writers who are looking to extend their skills in the Novel form. It is ideal for people just beginning a novel or who have completed some early drafts or preliminary work. This creative writing course is designed to give your novel impetus and to look at its sub-text, deep... [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 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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Writing the Real Course
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Travel Writing Course I: Sun, Sea and Script

Creative Writing. Express yourself with the written word. Develop your creative style the smart way with Creative Writing courses at the University of Sydney. 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... [More]
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Travel Writing Course I: Sun, Sea and Script
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Art Basics Course

Visual Arts. Express yourself. Express your creativity the smart way with Visual Arts courses at 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 and... [More]
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