Orange Academy

Orange Academy online noncredit courses offer high-engagement learning opportunities in a low-stress academic environment for adults and high school students to pursue a passion or interest. All courses are taught and supported by Syracuse University faculty and instructors.

There are no exams, graded papers or prerequisites for Orange Academy courses, giving you the opportunity to advance your knowledge in a welcoming and undemanding setting.


  • Noncredit course offerings in a wide range of disciplines lets you choose something that sparks your interest.
  • Most courses are 4- or 8-weeks in length.
  • Weekly virtual class meetings allow you to engage directly with your professor and fellow classmates.
  • Eligibility: Ages 14+ (Select programs are for ages 18+)
  • Seats are limited. Enroll today!

Course Structure & Time Commitment

Most courses are 4- or 8-weeks in length, noncredit and are transcripted with ‘CA’ for Completed Attendance. After successfully completing the course, you will earn a certificate from Syracuse University and will have the option to purchase a noncredit transcript.

In class: These low-stake and low-cost courses include one 90-minute virtual weekly synchronous class where you will connect with your instructor and fellow classmates. While there are no quizzes, exams, or graded papers, there will be the opportunity for faculty and instructors to provide feedback on your progress, skill development and overall learning.

Outside of class: You will be assigned additional readings, videos and assignments to do each week on your own which help inform the discussion in the following week’s class session. You can expect to have between one and three hours of work per week in addition to the 90-minute weekly synchronous (live) class session.

Fall 2021 Courses

Fall 2021 – Session 1: September 20 – October 15, 2021

Applications due September 8, 2021.

Workshop NameWeekly Meeting TimeStatus
Film Production: From Script to Set
Explore how to approach film production, starting from analyzing a script to the visual strategy for fiction.
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30 PM ESTClosed

Fall 2021 – Session 2: October 25 – November 19, 2021

Applications due October 11, 2021.

Workshop NameWeekly Meeting TimeStatus
Historic Cases in Forensic Science
Explore a selection of fascinating historic cases, spanning over 3,000 years, in light of the scientific technologies used to unravel their secrets.
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM ESTOpen
Introduction to Brand Development
Gain an understanding of the definition of a brand and its value to an organization.
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30PM ESTOpen
Introduction to Project Management
Learn an effective process-orientated planning strategy to guide you through the successful implementation of projects from inception to completion.
Thursdays, 6:00-7:30PM ESTOpen
Social Media Strategies
Explore how organizations can leverage social media and blogging as a part of their business processes, and examine the many roles, skills and attributes required of social media managers.
Mondays, 7:00-8:30 PM ESTOpen
The Business of Sport
Explore the managerial process including the functions of management and the roles, skills, and attributes required of sports managers and be introduced to problems and challenges faced by sport managers.
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 PM ESTOpen


  • Course cost: $244
  • Returning pre-college student cost: $195

We do not offer aid or scholarship for Orange Academy Online courses.

Ready to Apply?

Now accepting applications for Orange Academy Fall 2021!