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.

Art and Philosophy of the Spirit Course

Religion & Spirituality. Learn about systems of faith and worship. Learn about beliefs, cultural systems, and world views the smart way with Religion & Spirituality 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... [More]
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Art and Philosophy of the Spirit Course

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History Course: The Decline of the Roman Empire

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. It was at dusk on 15th October 1764 when Edward Gibbon, sitting amidst the ruins on the Capitoline Hill at Rome, first conceived the idea of writing about the decline and fall of the city. His classic work which emphasised the negative effects of autocracy, barbarism and religion, has long... [More]
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History Course: The Decline of the Roman Empire

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Jewish Culture Course: Holy Days, Festivities and Religious Practice

Jewish Culture. Learn about Jewish Culture with us. Learn about Jewish culture the smart way with Jewish Culture courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. In partnership with the Department of Hebrew, Biblical & 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 examines a wide variety... [More]
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Jewish Culture Course: Holy Days, Festivities and Religious Practice

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Jewish Medical Ethics Course: A 21st Century Discussion

Jewish Culture. Learn about Jewish Culture with us. Learn about Jewish culture the smart way with Jewish Culture courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. In partnership with the Department of Hebrew, Biblical & 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. Our Jewish medical ethics course... [More]
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Jewish Medical Ethics Course: A 21st Century Discussion

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Iran Study Day: The Glory of Ancient Persia

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. Few countries can boast of such an illustrious past as Iran (ancient Persia). Join us for this richly-illustrated Study Day in which we examine Iran’s most powerful empires. Among the sites we visit are the awe-inspiring Achaemenid palaces and tombs of Persepolis, Susa, and Naqsh-i Rustam.... [More]
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Iran Study Day: The Glory of Ancient Persia

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A Weekend of Watercolour Course

Painting. Picture yourself painting. Learn to paint the smart way with Painting courses at 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 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... [More]
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A Weekend of Watercolour Course

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A Weekend of Watercolour Course

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Jewish Culture Course: Bereshit Course II (Genesis) – The Story of the First Jewish Family

Jewish Culture. Learn about Jewish Culture with us. Learn about Jewish culture the smart way with Jewish Culture courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. In partnership with the Department of Hebrew, Biblical & 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 involves a deep... [More]
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Jewish Culture Course: Bereshit Course II (Genesis) – The Story of the First Jewish Family

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The Star and the Crescent: The Long Relationship of Judaism and Islam

Jewish Culture. Learn about Jewish Culture with us. Learn about Jewish culture the smart way with Jewish Culture courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. In partnership with the Department of Hebrew, Biblical & 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. Aims This course aims to make you... [More]
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The Star and the Crescent: The Long Relationship of Judaism and Islam

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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 the University of Sydney. 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... [More]
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The Poetry Workshop

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The Poetry Workshop

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Art Therapy Course

Visual Arts. Open to everyone. Learn Visual Arts the smart way with Visual Arts courses at CCE, the University of Sydney. 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... [More]
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Art Therapy Course

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