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.

Novel Writing Course

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. Ever thought of writing your own novel? Ever had an idea that would make a wonderful novel, but didn’t know where to start? Well, your novel-writing journey begins here! This course will teach you every skill you need to convert that promising idea into a full-fledged novel, with a thorough, step-by-step grounding in the fundamentals of novel-writing. Learn how to write dynamic and compelling characters, settings both... [More]
Back to Top
Novel Writing Course

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Creative Writing”}</p><p>Ever thought of writing your own novel? Ever had an idea that would make a wonderful novel, but didn’t know where to start? Well, your

...

History Course: Hadrian the Builder

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Join us on a grand tour of the Roman Empire as we follow in the footsteps of Hadrian the builder. The emperor Hadrian who reigned 117-138AD, was both a tireless traveller and an enthusiastic builder. In Rome, and during his travels throughout the provinces of the Roman Empire, Hadrian initiated numerous building projects that even today constitute an impressive architectural legacy. We follow Hadrian to Athens (where he built his new... [More]
Back to Top
History Course: Hadrian the Builder

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Join us on a grand tour of the Roman Empire as we follow in the footsteps of Hadrian the builder. </p><p>The emperor Hadrian who reigned 117-138AD, was

...

We Are What We Remember: The Ever-Evolving Transmission of Jewish History Course

Jewish culture. Learn about Jewish culture with us. In partnership with the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and 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 The aim of this course is to explore the impact of Jewish collective memory on the current and future status of worldwide Jewry.... [More]
Back to Top
We Are What We Remember: The Ever-Evolving Transmission of Jewish History Course

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Jewish Culture”}</p><p>{block name:“Partner - Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies”}</p><p>{block name:“Course Heading - Aims”}</p><p>The aim of this

...

Writing the Real Course

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. This writing course offers you a rich immersion in creative nonfiction, practical tuition and instruction in composition and style, along with plenty of opportunities to write and be inspired. You’ll learn how to approach nonfiction with imagination, discipline and lyricism. The course explores the distinctions between fiction and nonfiction and the meanings of real and truthful. It encourages writers to understand... [More]
Back to Top
Writing the Real Course

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Creative Writing”}</p><p>This writing course offers you a rich immersion in creative nonfiction, practical tuition and instruction in composition and style, along with

...
Writing the Real Course

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Creative Writing”}</p><p>This writing course offers you a rich immersion in creative nonfiction, practical tuition and instruction in composition and style, along with

...

A Weekend of Watercolour Course

Painting. Picture yourself painting. 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 the confidence to paint pictures you will be proud to show your family and... [More]
Back to Top
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

...
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

...
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

...

Philosophy course: Knowing, Believing, and (Avoiding) ‘Truthiness’

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. What should you believe in? How do you know? In today’s climate of ‘truthiness*’: fake-news, post-truth, propaganda, denialism, conspiracy theories, and skepticism about expertise – can epistemology provide clarity? Epistemology is the philosophical study of knowledge and is usually discussed in reference to belief, truth, and justification. This course is an introduction to epistemology, with a focus on... [More]
Back to Top
Philosophy course: Knowing, Believing, and (Avoiding) ‘Truthiness’

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Philosophy”}</p><p>What should you believe in? How do you know? In today’s climate of ‘truthiness*’: fake-news, post-truth, propaganda, denialism, conspiracy theories,

...

Religion Course: World Religions

Religion and spirituality. Learn about systems of faith and worship. Join us for a crash course on religion. What is religion and why is it important? Is it about God? What is God and does God exist? How should we study religion? Learn about how to grapple with such questions and learn about some of the major religions of the world. We shall examine Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, and Chinese and Indian religions. From scientific, philosophical, historical and... [More]
Back to Top
Religion Course: World Religions

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Religion and Spirituality”}</p><p>Join us for a crash course on religion. What is religion and why is it important? Is it about God? What is God and does God exist?

...

Art and Philosophy of the Spirit Course

Religion and spirituality. Learn about systems of faith and worship. 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 culture shaped by Internet technology. In separating the spiritual from the religious, this course investigates a global, culturally... [More]
Back to Top
Art and Philosophy of the Spirit Course

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Religion and Spirituality”}</p><p>Our contemporary definition of ‘spirit’ is based on the convergence of three streams of knowledge: the impact of Eastern spiritual

...

Self-Publishing Course: Print and eBooks

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. Ever thought of publishing your own book? Publishing is an exciting process and can be just as creative an endeavor as writing. From cover art to advertising, from font faces to formatting and beyond, this course will enable you to publish and sell your print book or eBook on platforms like Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and more. The topics covered include editing, proofreading, cover design, book design, print formatting,... [More]
Back to Top
Self-Publishing Course: Print and eBooks

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Creative Writing”}</p><p>Ever thought of publishing your own book? Publishing is an exciting process and can be just as creative an endeavor as writing. From cover art

...

Ireland Course: The Celts to the Celtic Tiger

History. See the future. It’s in the past. This course explores the Emerald Isle from its Celtic, Viking and Norman history to its geography, language and culture. Learn about the pivotal figures that shaped Ireland’s history, the influence of the Irish diaspora on the world and the rise and fall of the Celtic Tiger. Outcomes By the end of this course, you should be able to: demonstrate a general understanding of the history and geography of Ireland discuss the geo-political... [More]
Back to Top
Ireland Course: The Celts to the Celtic Tiger

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>This course explores the Emerald Isle from its Celtic, Viking and Norman history to its geography, language and culture. Learn about the pivotal

...
Show more courses