Cleveland State University is creating a home for its new film school in the heart of downtown Cleveland.
William Dube, director of communications and media relations at CSU, confirmed to WKYC that an agreement was reached, approved, and signed by the Board of Trustees this week.
The agreement is between CSU and Ideastream. The school will lease the sixth floor of the Idea Center at Playhouse Square for its School of Film, TV, and Interactive Media.
This, as the 2017 Cleveland International Film Festival showcases hundreds of films from around the world at Tower City.
"It's been really great to see over the course of the last 20 years, how this community is working to turn itself into a town that can support people that are working in the film industry year-round. A big piece of that puzzle is Cleveland State University and that new film school," said Patrick Shepherd, Associate Director of the CIFF.
The funding for the film school will come from state funds that the school received last year. The plan is to have the school open for the 2018-2019 academic year.