View video about Renaissance Academy (requires Windows Media Player)Welcome to the Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University. Its name invokes historical times of great intellectual and creative energy. Its programs make possible in the present lifelong personal revitalization through learning, creativity, and social engagement. Founded in January 2001, the Academy is the Universityís and regionís premier lifelong learning program for adults. It is based on the premise that learning should never cease, that keeping the mind intellectually, creatively and culturally active fundamentally enriches and invigorates our lives. Among the Renaissance Academyís offerings are affordable, non-credit single lectures, short courses, day trips, computer classes, film series, life enrichment classes, writing workshops, music lessons, travel abroad programs and other special events providing academic substance in an interactive format that encourages the exchange of ideas and provides both intellectual stimulation and personal enjoyment. There are no exams or grades, just learning for the joy of learning with friends, neighbors and peers! To those of you who have been with us before, and to those who have yet to discover the joys of participating in the Renaissance Academy, we extend an enthusiastic invitation to join us
Value and accessibility underlie the excellence of our programs. Affordable course fees provide access to programs conveniently located at the FGCU campus, FGCU Naples Center, Palmira Renaissance Center Club, Tower Pointe at Arbor Trace, Marco Island, Cape Coral and our newest locations, Olde Cypress Country Club in Naples and Cypress Cove and South Ft. Myers High School in Ft. Myers. Finally, take advantage of the opportunity to become a Renaissance Academy Member and realize significant savings on course fees while reaffirming your commitment to life-long learning.