Centre for Continuing Education

Art history

Art history

Art history. Explore humankind’s amazing cultural heritage.

COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol.

Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available.


Art history explores the major masterpieces produced over our history, and the philosophical and moral contexts of their eras. Art history courses at the Centre for Continuing Education will take you on fascinating journeys through the major artistic trends of different periods, giving you a much wider appreciation of art both old and new.

Backed by the University of Sydney, our experienced educators are all experts in their fields. You’ll find the classes lively and informative, with plenty of absorbing case studies of individual works of art and the societies from which they have sprung.

Art history courses at the Centre for Continuing Education are highly recommended for anyone with an interest in human art and culture over the ages. Study objects of art and their historical development the smart way with art history courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

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Art History Course: Michelangelo meets Sinan

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