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 CCE, the University of Sydney.

Music Appreciation Course: How Do We Listen to Music?

Music. Learn, enjoy, appreciate. Appreciate and learn about music the smart way with Music courses at the University of Sydney. In order to develop our listening skills to their fullest potential, it is necessary to think deeply about listening and our past experiences of music. A full understanding of the range of listening modes requires assessment of a wide variety of musical genres, and an understanding of ‘purpose’ that underlies every composition. Aims This course aims to... [More]
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Music Appreciation Course: How Do We Listen to Music?

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History Course: A Day in Pompeii

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. The town of Pompeii, destroyed in AD79 by an eruption of Vesuvius, is one of the best preserved and best known of Roman sites, but also one of the most misrepresented. Popular accounts of the last days of Pompeii stress the sensational rather than the factual, but this study day will take... [More]
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History Course: A Day in Pompeii

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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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A Weekend of Watercolour Course

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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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Creative Writing Course: Masterclass

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Introduction to Philosophy Course I

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. This introductory philosophy course provides participants with 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... [More]
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Introduction to Philosophy Course I

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Philosophy Course: Philosophy of Time

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Learn about philosophy the smart way with Philosophy courses at the University of Sydney. 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... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Philosophy of Time

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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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The Lost Kingdoms of Ethiopia 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. Ethiopia is one of the most fascinating countries in Africa – it has historic towns, some of which date back to the time of the Roman Empire or the Crusades, magnificent churches and the ruins of palaces. The Ethiopian monarchs claimed descent from Menelik I, whom it was believed was the... [More]
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The Lost Kingdoms of Ethiopia Course

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Drawing Course for Beginners

Drawing. Draw out your inner artist. Learn to draw the smart way with Drawing courses at the University of Sydney. This drawing course covers the basics of drawing techniques through a practical study of form, shading, colour and perspective. You will 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 Upon... [More]
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Drawing Course for Beginners

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Drawing Course for Beginners

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Art Basics Course

Visual Arts. Open to everyone. Learn Visual Arts the smart way with Visual Arts courses at CCE, 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 will learn perspective, how to draw illusions, create powerful designs, utilise value and imply texture, understand colour schemes and the colour wheel and practice... [More]
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Art Basics Course

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