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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 Arts2 days ago
Behind the scenes of the 2018 Compass Christmas Party. Two days till Christmas break!

#FilmSchool #BTS #ChristmasParty #ChristmasBreak #CompassCollege #OwnTheScreen
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts3 days ago
Three days till Christmas Break! Students took a quick breather from finals this afternoon for the Compass Christmas Party. It was great hanging out with everyone who was able to make it!

Enjoy a few quick snapshots and stay tuned for a fun video later this week.
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts7 days ago
Final projects are underway as students work on wrapping the fall semester.

Christmas break is almost here, you've got this Compass students!
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts2 weeks ago
Learn how a degree from Compass College can impact your life by hearing first-hand experiences from Compass alums and industry professionals.

Check out our website to learn more! www.compass.edu
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts2 weeks ago
We are proud to announce the 2018 Senior Thesis Documentary on the Grand River broadcasted on four PBS stations, spanning three states! Compass seniors worked hard on their final project with faculty member Thomas Phillips, a 3-time Emmy award-winning Video Producer/Editor.

Congratulations everyone!

Click below to view the full documentary and subscribe to our YouTube channel! https://youtu.be/RY02pI4W5lM
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts2 weeks ago
Compass Senior, Cassidy Louwerse, recently returned from the Austin Film Festival as a second rounder in the Screenplay Competition! Congratulations Cassidy!!

Click here to read about her experience at the festival:
http://compass.edu/compass-senior-2nd-round-austin-film-festival/