Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates and costs for each program?

Odyssey Online After School: Film Fundamentals
March 9 – April 27, 2021
Weekly Online Sessions – Tuesdays, 4:00 – 7:00 pm 
Odyssey Program Experiential Three Week Summer Camp
June 14 – July 2, 2021
Day Camp:$3600
Odyssey Intensive: Acting and Directing 
Residential: July 12 – July 18, 2021$1500
Day Camp: July 12 – July 16, 2021$1200
Odyssey Intensive: Documentary Production 
Residential: July 19 – July 25, 2021$1500
Day Camp: July 19 – July 23, 2021$1200
Odyssey Intensive: Postproduction 
Residential: July 26 – August 1, 2021$1500
Day Camp: July 26 – July 30, 2021$1200

Do you offer financial aid or scholarships?

While financial aid and scholarships are not available at this time, payment plans can be arranged by emailing

How do you ensure the safety of the students while they are attending the program? 

The safety of your son or daughter is our top priority while they are attending the program. Camp counselors supervise all extracurricular activities, monitor meals, and reside on the same dorm floor as the students. The dorm where your child will be living is divided by gender and students are restricted from visiting rooms of the opposite gender. While on campus, students are required to abide by a curfew and follow the rules and regulations established by the program and Cleveland State University. We will provide emergency contact information to students when they arrive.

  1. All Odyssey campers must adhere to all CSU Covid safety protocols including:
    1. Masks required on campus at all times.
    2. Physical distancing throughout campus.
    3. Everyone will complete a daily health assessment (Click here for more information)
    4. Daily temperature checks prior to entering the film school facility.
    5. All campers, faculty and staff commit to safe behavior through a social contract
    6. All campers must follow FMA Covid Compliance Policy (Click here for more information)
    7. All campers must pass the Safe Sets International Certification on the first day of camp (Click here for more information)
  2. Odyssey campers will find at CSU School of Film & Media Arts and residence halls:
    1. Enhanced protocols for cleaning and disinfecting.
    2. More handwashing and hand sanitizing stations installed.
    3. Sanitizing wipes, cleaners, and other materials widely available.
    4. Enhanced air filtration practices in place. 
  3. Odyssey campers will be required:
    1. To show evidence of vaccination prior & upon arrival to campus if they are staying in the Cleveland State University dorms.
    2. To undergo testing if showing symptoms, to be completed by University sanctioned professional personnel.
    3. If positive test results – to agree to quarantine in place if in residential housing while waiting to be released to parents’ care. All campers with positive test results will be sent home as soon as travel can be arranged.
    4. If found positive, cooperate with contact tracing as requested.

Where do residential students live during the program?

Residential students stay in dorm accommodations located in CSU’s state-of-the-art Euclid Commons.

Along with its easy access to the University campus, Euclid Commons accommodations include:

    • 24-hour community desk
    • Game Room with billiards
    • On-site laundry facilities
    • Study areas
    • Mailroom
    • On-site dining location
    • Computer lab and conference rooms
    • On-site community assistant staff
    • Cable television and high speed internet
    • Fully equipped kitchen 
    • Fully furnished units: Private bedrooms with full sized bed, dresser, closet, desk, and chair

Who are the instructors for the program?

Lessons are taught by School of Film & Media Arts faculty and staff with assistance by current CSU film school students in the role of camp counselors and production assistants. There is one instructor and one film student counselor for every ten campers, plus additional production assistants.

What is the daily schedule for the Odyssey Program summer camps?

Day camp students attend Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm, while residential students enjoy evening and weekend activities. Breakfast and lunch is provided for all campers. The day begins at 9am with breakfast and drop off for day camp students. The morning session occurs from 10am-1pm, followed by lunch at 1pm. The afternoon session takes place from 2-5pm, with pick up for day camp students occurring between 5-5:30pm.

What is your refund/cancellation policy?

Cancellation requests must be received in writing no less than 30 days prior to the first day of the selected program.

Cancellation requests should be emailed to Approved cancellation requests will receive a full refund for the registration fee.

Cleveland State University’s School of Film & Media Arts reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any Odyssey programs due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of the School of Film & Media Arts. In this case, applicants are entitled to a full refund of the registration fee. The School of Film & Media Arts is not responsible or travel fees, or any expenses incurred as a result of cancelled programs.

CSU School of Film & Media Arts Student Ownership Rights

The following guidelines govern works created by students in the School of Film and Media Arts: 

  • Works created by a student as part of their course work in any program in the School of Film and Media Arts are owned by the student(s) who created them unless they have transferred their copyright in writing to the University or other entity except for the following classes of works: (a) works for hire; (b) works for which the University has provided assistance beyond that usually accorded (“extra-ordinary University assistance”); and (c) works done under a sponsorship agreement between the University and an external agency pursuant to Article 23.13 RIGHTS TO AND EQUITIES IN COPYRIGHTABLE MATERIALS of the AAUP Agreement effective at the time the work is created.
  • The creator(s) of each work has(ve) the right to submit their work to contests and award competitions, any exhibition venue or festival of their choosing and/or to seek other distribution outlets if they so desire. 
  • Any profit gained from possible distribution or awards from the work belongs solely to the creator(s) of the work subject to the AAUP Agreement. Any physical awards such as certificates or trophies will be retained by the student.
  • Student works that originate as class projects are made for educational purposes. As such, the University reserves the right to use student works created in the course of their education as possible examples in future courses taught at the University. 
  • The student(s) who owns each work grants the University the right to reproduce, display, or perform copies of the work anywhere and for any reason, including, without being limited to, publicizing the University, without any royalty or other payment of any kind to the student(s), provided that such copies may not be rented or sold by the University. 
  • Each student is responsible for their work. This includes but is not limited to not violating any copyright, right of privacy, or law.  Each student is responsible for obtaining any needed permissions for the use of any copyrighted materials the student includes in his/her work.
  • Any advice or assistance given by any faculty member or other representative of the University to any student in the course of the student’s education, creation of student works, or in relation to the above-listed responsibilities shall not be interpreted as the assumption of such responsibilities or of any liability by such person or by the University.