Centre for Continuing Education

Arts and humanities

Arts and humanities

Arts and humanities. Enrich your life.

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.


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.

History Course: The Legacy of Islamic Civilisations 632-1924

History. See the future. It’s in the past. 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. This course will take you on a journey through the history of Islamic civilisations; beginning with... [More]
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History Course: The Legacy of Islamic Civilisations 632-1924

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The Poetry Workshop

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. 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. Description: What a Poem Is; What a Poem is For; and How You Make One A poem is a... [More]
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The Poetry Workshop

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Iran Study Day: The Glory of Ancient Persia

History. See the future. It’s in the past. 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. Few countries can boast of such an illustrious past as Iran (ancient Persia). Join us for this... [More]
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Iran Study Day: The Glory of Ancient Persia

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Watercolour Course for Beginners

Painting. Picture yourself painting. 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. Have you ever thought you might enjoy watercolour painting? It’s such a wonderfully soft and expressive... [More]
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Watercolour Course for Beginners

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History Course: A Day in Herculaneum

History. See the future. It’s in the past. 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. Like Pompeii, the small town of Herculaneum was destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in August AD 79.... [More]
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History Course: A Day in Herculaneum

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Philosophy and Film Course: The Philosophy in 'Inception'

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. 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. Join us as we explore the philosophy behind Christopher Nolan’s... [More]
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Philosophy and Film Course: The Philosophy in 'Inception'

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Religion Course: Does God Exist?

Religion and spirituality. Learn about systems of faith and worship. 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. Join us for a day-long workshop on the existence of God. Does God exist? How... [More]
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Religion Course: Does God Exist?

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Creative Writing Course: Masterclass

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. 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. This practical and inspiring course is for anyone who wants to kick-start, or deepen,... [More]
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Creative Writing Course: Masterclass

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Novel Writing Course

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. 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. Ever thought of writing your own novel? Ever had an idea that would make a wonderful... [More]
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Novel Writing Course

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Self-Publishing Course: Print and eBooks

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. 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. Ever thought of publishing your own book? Publishing is an exciting process and can be... [More]
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Self-Publishing Course: Print and eBooks

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Creative Writing”}</p><p>{block name:“Block - COVID 19 updates”}</p><p>Ever thought of publishing your own book? Publishing is an exciting process and can be just as

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