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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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

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Drawing Course for Beginners

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Greek Myth Course: Gods and Heroes

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The ancient Greeks used a wide range of stories to examine the nature of the world and the human condition. In this course, we explore some of the most important myths of the ancient Greeks including: the creation of the world, the labours of Herakles, the quests of Perseus and Theseus, and the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts. The vivid imagination of the Greeks has left us a rich artistic heritage and we explore how the ancient Greeks... [More]
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Greek Myth Course: Gods and Heroes

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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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Philosophy Course: Philosophy of Consciousness

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. What is consciousness and how is it produced by the brain? This course provides an introduction to the philosophical issue of consciousness. We will discuss topics including: the current state of knowledge on what consciousness is; how it functions to produce the ‘reality’ of ourselves; and how it mediates our understanding of the world around us. We will also discuss the impact of quantum theory on... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Philosophy of Consciousness

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Philosophy Course: Spinoza

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. Spinoza was one of the towering philosophers of the 17th century, described by Bertrand Russell as "the noblest and most lovable of all the great philosophers". His work investigates some of the deepest questions of philosophy. He made significant contributions to understanding the human mind, the emotions, moral philosophy and politics. In this introductory course, we will focus on Spinoza’s ideas and... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Spinoza

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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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A Weekend of Watercolour Course

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Jewish Culture Course: Shemot II (Exodus) - Revelation to Revolution

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. This course involves a deep exploration of the second half of the book of Shemot (Exodus) in the Torah (The Five Books of Moses)... [More]
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Jewish Culture Course: Shemot II (Exodus) - Revelation to Revolution

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How to Get Your Book Published Course

Creative writing. Express yourself with the written word. Learn how to get your book published! Have you already written your book, or are currently writing it and are wondering what to do next? This course will take you through a systematic, step-by-step process that will help you find publication for your book, regardless of its genre. The course will cover coming up with a publication strategy, editing and proofreading your final draft to maximise its chances of acceptance,... [More]
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How to Get Your Book Published Course

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Jewish Culture Course: From Sinai to Seinfeld - Jews and their Jokes

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. This course treats Jewish jokes as text. It contains irresistible jokes from the Israelite relationship with God, to the growing divide... [More]
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Jewish Culture Course: From Sinai to Seinfeld - Jews and their Jokes

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