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.

Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction 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. Do you harbour a love of the fantastic? Is science fiction your obsession, or fantasy, grim fairy tales, Gothic, steampunk, slipstream, and more? Is your climate change/urban fantasy/ghost story novel begging to be written—or finished—if only you knew how? Have you got a bunch of amazing ideas but are not quite sure how to... [More]
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Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction Course

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Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction Course

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Creative Writing”}</p><p>Do you harbour a love of the fantastic? Is science fiction your obsession, or fantasy, grim fairy tales, Gothic, steampunk, slipstream, and

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Ireland Course: The Celts to the Celtic Tiger

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. This course introduces you to the history of Ireland – its beliefs, legends, customs, festival celebrations and storytelling traditions, as well as the small matters of history, geography and religion. Irish history from the past to the present in covered, encompassing luminary figures in... [More]
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Ireland Course: The Celts to the Celtic Tiger

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Egypt's Golden Age Course: The Pharaohs of the 18th Dynasty

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. This course examines the 18th Dynasty (1570-1293 BC) when Egypt acquired an Empire in the Near East and Nubia. We will explore the history of Egypt from the expulsion of the Hyksos down to the end of the 18th Dynasty. This was a period when the country was at its most cosmopolitan, wealthy... [More]
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Egypt's Golden Age Course: The Pharaohs of the 18th Dynasty

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>This course examines the 18th Dynasty (1570-1293 BC) when Egypt acquired an Empire in the Near East and Nubia. We will explore the history of Egypt

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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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Creative Writing Essentials 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. 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.... [More]
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Creative Writing Essentials Course

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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

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Jewish Culture”}</p><p>{block name:“Partner - Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies”}</p><p>Our Jewish medical ethics course draws upon Jewish thought and

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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

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>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

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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

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Painting”}</p><p>Have you ever thought you might enjoy watercolour painting? It’s such a wonderfully soft and expressive medium, quite delicate; but dynamic. Then this

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