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.

Photography Essentials Course

Photography. Focus your creativity. This two-day course offers a wide range of learning outcomes, from the absolute basics of photography, to an intermediate level of camera craft. This course is designed for beginners with digital single lens reflex cameras (DSLR), mirrorless cameras and advanced point and shoot cameras. The first day is spent running over the camera functions and lens features, looking at different types of camera, lenses and their uses, focal length, resolution... [More]
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Photography Essentials Course

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Photography Essentials Course

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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 the end of this course, you should be... [More]
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Travel Writing Course I: Sun, Sea and Script

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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]
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History Course: Hadrian the Builder

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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]
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Novel Writing Course

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History Course: The Ottoman Renaissance, 1413-1575

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Join us for a fascinating exploration of the artistic and cultural traditions of the Ottoman Renaissance. The course primarily focuses on the development of Ottoman mosque and monumental tomb architecture, and also includes other decorative arts including Iznik ceramics, calligraphy, and the arts of the book. We will also engage in several contemporary discussions of architecture and its intersection with both state ideology and cultural... [More]
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History Course: The Ottoman Renaissance, 1413-1575

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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]
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A Weekend of Watercolour Course

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A Weekend of Watercolour Course

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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]
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Religion Course: World Religions

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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]
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Self-Publishing Course: Print and eBooks

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Self-Publishing Course: Print and eBooks

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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]
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Ireland Course: The Celts to the Celtic Tiger

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History Course: The Villa of the Papyri and its Treasures

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Still largely buried under 20 metres of volcanic sludge from the AD79 eruption of Vesuvius, this sumptuous Roman villa may yet yield incredible artistic and literary treasures. When it was tunnelled into during the 18th century, 62 fine bronzes and 22 marble statues were discovered and removed. The contents of an ancient library with over 1,800 charred papyrus scrolls were also recovered. What might still be there and what if Vesuvius were... [More]
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History Course: The Villa of the Papyri and its Treasures

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