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Academy Courses - Frequently Asked Questions

Who offers Academy Courses?
The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. Since 1870, the Wisconsin Academy has been a place for people to learn from experts and each other. Through our courses, programs, publications, we're working to create a brighter future inspired by Wisconsin ideas.

Can I get education credit for Academy Courses?
No. Our current offerings of Academy Courses are noncredit.

Do I need a computer or internet service to take Academy Courses?
Most Academy Courses are offered virtually over Zoom. To participate in these courses, it is recommended that participants use a tablet or laptop with video camera and audio capabilities with a strong internet connection. 

How can I become an Academy Member to get a discount on Academy Courses?
Anyone can become an Academy Member and receive a 10% discount on all Academy Course registration fees. Members also receive our quarterly magazine, Wisconsin People & Ideas, as well as discounts on contests and ticketed events. If you are already an Academy Member, simply register at the discount member rate. If you would like to add a Membership to your Course registration, select the option with membership and the discount rate. If you have questions about your current membership or need to renew, please contact

What if I need to cancel my Academy Course registration?
If you have to cancel your registration, please provide at least 48-hours notice of cancellation before the first course session begins to receive a refund of course fees (less $25 administration fee). No refunds can be provided after the first course session or for missed courses.

What if an Academy Course is cancelled?

Due to unforeseen events, or insufficient registration, a course may need to be cancelled. Anyone registered for a course that is cancelled will receive advance notification and a full refund of registration fees or can transfer their registration to another course with the same fee (if space is available).

Do I need supplies for Academy Courses?
Some Academy Courses, especially those in the Visual Arts, require supplies. Each course will have its own requirements, so check the course description and download any corresponding supply lists (as PDFs) from course pages or review your registration materials for supply lists.

Who do I contact with a question about an Academy Course?
Questions about courses can be e-mailed to Matt Rezin.
Please note that some course instructors will request you contact them directly with prerequisites or materials to review/discuss.

What Academy Courses have been offered in the past?
To see past Academy Courses offerings, visit our Course Archive.

How can I request other Academy Courses beyond what you currently offer?
If you have ideas for other courses that you would like see us host, please contact Operations Manager Matt Rezin to share your idea!
If you'd like to lead a course, please review our Instructor Information page and contact Matt Rezin if you have a course proposal to work on. 

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1922 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
Phone: 608.733.6633


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3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
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Madison, WI 53703
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