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We Empower Storytellers

 

To tell their stories on every screen in the world

 

We Empower Storytellers

To tell their stories on every screen in the world

 

 

The Compass Experience

OWN THE SCREEN

We are a Michigan-based film college for creators, dreamers, and innovators who want to learn how to tell powerful stories on every screen in the world. Our unique hands-on learning approach will equip you for a future in one of the world's fastest-growing industries. In the end, you won't just own a degree, you'll own the screen.

Gain Hands-On Experience

Gain Hands-On
Experience

Learn From Industry Pros

Learn From
Industry Pros

Build Connections

Build
Valuable Connections

The Student

Experience

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at life as a Compass student. See a preview of the exciting city and creative people that will inspire you, fuel your imagination and help you develop your craft.

Schedule

A Tour

Visit a film set, tour the campus, meet our professors, talk to an advisor and experience the creative community for yourself.

How We Measure Success

Graduation Rate
62.5% National Avg. Graduation Rate for Public and Private Schools (NCES, 2015)

Projected Industry Growth Rate
This is 4x the national avg. growth rate of 2.6% (U.S. Dept. of Commerce, 2017)

Initial Employment
74.5% National Avg. Initial Employment for College Grads (Dept. of Labor, 2011)

  • Virtual Reality Growth by 2021 64%
  • Companies Investing in Video for 2018 81%
  • Mobile Video Growth by 2021 66%
  • Online Video Traffic in 2018 83%

* Source: Cisco 2017

Career

Paths

 

Digital video and visual storytelling are changing the way the world works. From learning in the classroom to corporate sales, marketing and training videos, to an array of entertainment choices, career opportunities in a visual world are vast!

 

Alumni

Stories

Compass College alumni are go-getters, storytellers, and professionals working around the world and outshining the competition. They have a reputation for being hard-working, reliable, creative, servant-hearted employees who know their stuff! We’re proud of our alumni, and we’re excited to see you succeed in the industry as well.

Behind The Scenes

Compass College of Cinematic Arts

Compass College of Cinematic Arts offers Associate of Applied Science degrees in Film and Media Production (in as little as 12-months) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Cinematic and Media Arts (in as little as 3 years).Our programs are accelerated, intense, hands-on and guide students through all steps of the film making process: story creation and production through post-production and distribution.The Associate of Applied Science degree production teaches students the entire filmmaking process - from script to screen. Take classes in Producing, Directing, Screenwriting, Art Direction, Post-Production, Cinematography, and more.The Bachelor of Fine Arts program dives deeper into specific tracks in Story, Executive Producing, Post-Production, and Acting. A mandatory industry internship gives students meaningful real-world experience and prepares them for successful employment in the film and digital media industries.Compass College alumni are making a difference around the world. Join them.To learn more about our programs, visit our website at: www.compass.edu or download a copy of our College Catalog at: www.compass.edu/index.php/programs/college-catalog
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts6 days ago
Congratulations to all of the Emmy Nominees!
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We had the privilege of meeting two of the Emmy nominated cinematographers during our visit to the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) on the LA Industry Trip. What an amazing opportunity! Congrats to ASC members Donald A. Morgan and Patrick Cady on their nominations. Thank you to all the ASC panelists for taking the time to meet with our students and share your expertise! #compassla2018 #emmynominated #emmyawards @ ASC Clubhouse
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts1 week ago
Students are having fun in the Aerial Filming Course this semester!
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Video by @zach_righetti, featuring @shayy_0123 | Music: “Think” by Kaleida

#droneclass #ownthescreen #compasscollege #drone #drones
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts1 week ago
This June we spent a fun and action-packed week with the high school students in our Film & Acting Camps. The week flew by as Film Camp students walked through the entire filmmaking process from writing and pre-production to shooting their films and editing. Meanwhile, the Acting Camp students learned techniques for working in front of the camera and put those into practice for their roles in the camp films. What a great group of students and a memorable week!

Enjoy a few snapshots from the camps.

PC:
Jessie Hollett
Amanda Mauer
Jacquie Jones
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts2 weeks ago
When it's 95 degrees outside, a beach day is just 40 minutes from Campus. 🙌🏼🌅 #puremichigan

PC: @absophoto
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts2 weeks ago
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July, filmmakers! 🇺🇸 #4thofjuly

This photo by @dangoldenn comes from the set of the Capstone film, “The Fraudigy.” #CompassCapstone2018
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts2 weeks ago
A snapshot from the set of the Capstone film “Lumber Hacks.”

📷 : Dan Golden
#CompassCapstone2018 #CompassCollege #ownthescreen
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