Educational opportunities aren't just for the college-aged in Durham. There are always opportunities to study something new here.
Duke Continuing Studies, including the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, as well as the Division of Extended Studies at NCCU, offer enrichment of many kinds. There are professional certifications in a number of fields, undergraduate and graduate classes with schedules designed to aid professionals, and personal growth from courses in science, theology, philosophy, and more.
Those with a special interest in the documentary arts can also find a welcoming community at Duke's Center for Documentary Studies (CDS). CDS offers classes in photography, film, audio, writing, and other creative media that can be used to document experiences and stories. They also offer a certificate program.
Durham Technical Community College's continuing education options include a number of certifications and professional trainings. Fields range from automotive mechanics to bartending and mixology. Durham Tech also teaches personal enrichment classes in subjects like drawing, fiction writing, and beer brewing.
More arts opportunities are offered by the Durham County Library, including knitting, as well as reading groups for kids, teens, and adults. They also host adult humanities programs, with author and artist presentations, discussion groups, special interest clubs, and more.
The Durham Arts Council also hosts an arts school with classes ranging from music to jewelry making to ceramics.