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. All campers, faculty and staff commit to safe behavior through a social contract
    5. All campers must follow FMA Covid Compliance Policy (Click here for more information)
    6. 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 testing and Covid negative status within 48 hours of arrival
      1. And/or evidence of vaccination (both doses as appropriate)
    2. To undergo testing at random and/or planned intervals during program
      1. To be completed by University sanctioned professional personnel
    3. If positive test results – to agree to quarantine in place if in residential housing.
      1. Or be released to parents care if University medical guidance allows
    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 historic Fenn Tower

Along with spectacular views of downtown Cleveland, Fenn Tower accommodations include:

  • 24-hour community desk
  • Game Room with billiards
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Theater room
  • Fitness center
  • Study areas
  • Mailroom
  • On-site dining location
  • Computer lab and conference rooms
  • On-site community assistant staff
  • Cable television and high speed internet
  • Fully furnished units: extra long twin 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.