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.

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]
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Art and Philosophy of the Spirit Course

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History Course: The Legacy of Islamic Civilisations 632-1924

History. See the future. It’s in the past. This course will take you on a journey through the history of Islamic civilisations; beginning with the Dark Ages in the 7th Century, through the Renaissance in the 16th century, until the beginning of the 20th century when the Ottoman Caliphate was abolished in 1924. The Dark Ages was a particularly interesting period, with Islamic civilisations flourishing and stretching from China in the East to Spain in the West. In what ways can... [More]
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History Course: The Legacy of Islamic Civilisations 632-1924

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Philosophy Course: Formal Logic and Arguments

Philosophy. Study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. This course offers a basic introduction to symbolic logic and deductive arguments, truth-tables and truth-trees. Formal logic is a powerful tool that can be used to evaluate an argument’s validity for proper form. Deductive arguments are found in philosophy, ethics and other disciplines where precision and rigour are required. Join us to learn how to translate arguments from English into propositional... [More]
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Philosophy Course: Formal Logic and Arguments

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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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Art History Course: Michelangelo meets Sinan

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Join us for an exploration of early modern Ottoman art compared with the artwork of the Renaissance in Italy. We will particularly focus on the works of Michelangelo and of Sinan, looking at the artists' thematic representations in their major works, including the Last Judgement and Rustern Pasha Mosque. We will also look at how the work of each artist inspires spiritual and inward contemplation, and establishes a connection between the... [More]
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Art History Course: Michelangelo meets Sinan

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History Course: Ravenna Mosaics and Historical Memories

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Join us for a day visiting the remarkable town of Ravenna, filled with mosaic treasures and historical memories. A small town on the Adriatic sea, Ravenna is famous today for the shimmering Byzantine-style mosaics in its World Heritage-listed buildings. This unassuming town has a long and fascinating history. In this course, you will examine the unique mosaics of Ravenna while delving into the town’s equally unique history – from Roman... [More]
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History Course: Ravenna Mosaics and Historical Memories

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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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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 This course aims to explore the impact of Jewish collective memory on the current and future status of worldwide Jewry. Outcomes By... [More]
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We Are What We Remember: The Ever-Evolving Transmission of Jewish History Course

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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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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

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