Academy Programs

Learning is a never-ending journey

The Renaissance Academy at FGCU believes that lifelong learning is the gift that keeps on giving. Whether you are new to the program or returning for another season, we promise you a course selection that is sure to please. We offer courses in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte Counties to benefit the SWFL communities. 

New every season

Our program guides come out every season!

Open to the public

We offer courses to the public, you do not have to be a member.

Multiple Locations

Courses can be taken in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte Counties.

Interested in teaching others about your passions? Join the Renaissance Academy as one of our instructors!

Human Resources requires all new instructors wishing to lecture for the Renaissance Academy, to visit here and click on “apply for this job” and then create an account if you have never visited Eagle Jobs before.

Once you have completed the application,  we ask that you email John Guerra, our director, at jguerra@fgcu.edu and bgerson@fgcu.edu to let them know you have completed the application. 

 Course offerings

RA Fall 2019

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HCC Fall 2019

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Can I take the same classes in any county?

While we offer programs in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte Counties; this does not mean that we will offer the same courses in each county. The courses we provide come from highly skilled individuals who are passionate about what they are teaching. We invite you to explore the different categories of course offerings and register for the classes you are interested in. Questions? Contact us (239) 745-4600.

Collier & Lee Categories

We offer courses in Ancient Civilizations, Art, Computer & Technology, Day Trips & Special Events, Photography, Film, Health & Wellness, History, Interior Design, and more.

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Charlotte Categories

We offer courses in Archaeology, Art, Biographies, Day Trips, Discussion Groups, Ecology & Environment, Films, Financial Planning, Music, Science, Technology, Writing, and more. 

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