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Review Our Polices and Procedures

Accessibility

If you have accessibility needs, please contact dawn pierce in writing at dpierce@ithaca.edu as soon as possible.

Age Eligibility

Individuals must be 18 years of age to participate.

Application Fee

There is a non-refundable $25 application fee.

Cancellation

For Level One, participants can receive a full refund, minus the $250 enrollment deposit, if cancelled in writing to the Artistic & Faculty Director by January 10. We do not issue refunds after that date, including for individuals who may register after that date.

For Level Two, participants can receive a full refund, minus the $250 enrollment deposit, if cancelled by April 13. We do not issue refunds after that date, including for individuals who may register after that date.

Opera Studio cancellation policies and procedures will be posted at a later date once the application process opens.

COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols

Participants must abide by all campus COVID-19 health and safety protocols in effect at the time of the summer residential workshop. In addition, depending upon the level of community transmission, it is possible that participants will be required to test, at their own cost, prior to traveling to Ithaca.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Participants must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and may not participate unless fully immunized (2 weeks after final dose, and including the booster shot if recommended by CDC). Participants will be required to present proof of vaccination upon arrival. Again, please note that you must be fully immunized by the time you arrive for the residential workshop. Refunds are not provided to individuals who fail to provide proof of vaccination.

Financial Aid

Ithaca College is unable to provide financial aid for our certificate program or Opera Studio at this time. Tuition remission for Ithaca College employees and dependents does not apply to these programs.

Housing and Meals

Housing is available in our residential halls. Participants will be housed in a single room; however will have a shared bathroom and kitchen. Included in the housing fee is a $30 daily meal pass that can be used Monday - Friday for breakfast and lunch in select locations on campus (weekend and evening meals are at your own expense).

Parking

Parking is available for participants on campus, but is restricted to designated lots. Participants should be prepared to walk to and from residential hall areas, dining areas, and workshop settings.  

Payment

For the opera direction certificate, a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $250 is due at the time that you confirm your enrollment. Please see our Fees and Application page for due dates.  

Opera Studio payment policies will be posted at a later date once the application process opens.

Professional Certificate

Completion of both Level One and Level Two leads to a non-credit bearing professional certificate issued by Ithaca College. It is possible to complete Level One in the first year and Level Two the following summer; however both Levels must be completed within two consecutive years for the certificate to be awarded. Ithaca College does not guarantee that the same Master Teacher will be available in subsequent years of the program.'

There is no professional certificate associated with Opera Studio.

Travel and Transportation

Please review our travel and transportation page for graduate and professional studies programs.