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.

History Course: Ancient Persia

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Learn about the complex history of Persia (modern Iran and beyond). Inhabited for 100,000 years ago, Persia developed complex urban society under the Elamites. The Medes were the first to politically unify the region in 625 BC. Cyrus the Great subsequently founded the Persian Empire in 550 BC. His heirs would expand Persian power to incorporate much of the ancient Middle East, creating a multi-ethnic Commonwealth that lasted 200 years. The... [More]
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History Course: Ancient Persia

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Learn about the complex history of Persia (modern Iran and beyond).</p><p>Inhabited for 100,000 years ago, Persia developed complex urban society under

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Gallipoli Course: The Gallipoli Record and Legacy

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Harvey Broadbent Harvey Broadbent AM is a well-known writer, lecturer, broadcaster, documentary film and TV producer. In January 2016 he received the prestigious award of Member of the Order of Australia for his life time’s work in researching and writing history and producing historical documentaries. The citation reads 'For significant service to the literary arts as an author and publisher, to the television industry as a producer, and... [More]
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Gallipoli Course: The Gallipoli Record and Legacy

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>{block name:“Tutor - Harvey Broadbent”}</p><p>The Gallipoli Campaign and Gallipoli ‘mythology’ is an enduring part of the cultural mythologies of both

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Drawing Course for Beginners

Drawing. Draw out your inner artist. This drawing course covers the basics of drawing techniques through a practical study of form, shading, colour and perspective. You’ll 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 By the end of this course, you should be able to: recognise the nuances of subtle pencil... [More]
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Drawing Course for Beginners

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Drawing”}</p><p>This drawing course covers the basics of drawing techniques through a practical study of form, shading, colour and perspective. You’ll gain the skills

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Drawing Course for Beginners

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Drawing”}</p><p>This drawing course covers the basics of drawing techniques through a practical study of form, shading, colour and perspective. You’ll gain the skills

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Drawing Course for Beginners

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Drawing”}</p><p>This drawing course covers the basics of drawing techniques through a practical study of form, shading, colour and perspective. You’ll gain the skills

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History Course: Medieval France

History. See the future. It’s in the past. This course explores the development of the nation-state of France during the medieval years, from AD 987 – 1328. We will explore the gradual move to a more secular society, the growth of science, and the influence of science on the arts. Aims This course aims to explore the changes in French society from the 10th to 14th century, providing you with insight into the cultural trends and movements of that place and time in history. Outcomes... [More]
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History Course: Medieval France

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>This course explores the development of the nation-state of France during the medieval years, from AD 987 – 1328. We will explore the gradual move to a

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Creative Writing Course: Masterclass

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. 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 fiction, it looks at creative writing of all kinds, including memoir and poetry. The program introduces... [More]
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Creative Writing Course: Masterclass

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Creative Writing”}</p><p>This practical and inspiring course is for anyone who wants to kick-start, or deepen, their writing. Take a break to share daily writing

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Religious History Course: The Temple in Jerusalem

History. See the future. It’s in the past. This course examines the biblical, non-biblical and archaeological records of the First, Second and apocalyptic Third Temples in Jerusalem. The First and Second Temples were structures located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem, the current site of the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque. They functioned as the religious, cultural and political centre of ancient Israelite religion. The First Temple, built by King Solomon,... [More]
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Religious History Course: The Temple in Jerusalem

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>This course examines the biblical, non-biblical and archaeological records of the First, Second and apocalyptic Third Temples in Jerusalem.</p><p>The

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Archaeology of Ancient Greece Course

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Learn about Ancient Greece while exploring the brilliant collection of antiquities at the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney. You will handle genuine archaeological artefacts, engaging in a detailed analysis of material culture displayed in the museum gallery. The course is run by one the museum’s staff archaeologists, ensuring you enjoy a comprehensive and up-close experience of the best collection of antiquities from Ancient... [More]
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Archaeology of Ancient Greece Course

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Learn about Ancient Greece while exploring the brilliant collection of antiquities at the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney.</p><p>You will

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The Poetry Workshop

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. Description: What a Poem Is; What a Poem is For; and How You Make One A poem is a sculpture of voice. It’s what a poet’s heart says to her mind, and her voice finds a body for. Each good poem is shapely god; keeping its own secrets, it tells us our own. Poetry, in a sense, is what happens—to the writer and the reader—when we insist on more from language than we do in daily life and prose. A poem, says Marie Howe, is a small... [More]
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The Poetry Workshop

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - Creative Writing”}</p><p><strong>Description: What a Poem Is; What a Poem is For; and How You Make One</strong></p><p>A poem is a sculpture of voice. It’s what a poet’

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Ancient Sicily Course: Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The island of Sicily preserves a rich heritage from antiquity. Inhabited from the Palaeolithic Era, the location of Sicily saw it as a crossroads of the Mediterranean and numerous colonies were established by the Greeks and Phoenicians. Superb cities developed, many preserving remarkably examples of Greek religious architecture. Conflict between the Greeks and the Carthaginians in the third Century BC saw Rome become involved and the... [More]
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Ancient Sicily Course: Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>The island of Sicily preserves a rich heritage from antiquity. Inhabited from the Palaeolithic Era, the location of Sicily saw it as a crossroads of

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Travel Writing Course I: Sun, Sea and Script

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. 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 to travel. Where the journey takes you is up to you! Outcomes By th end of this course, you should be... [More]
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Travel Writing Course I: Sun, Sea and Script

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

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Travel Writing Course I: Sun, Sea and Script

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

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