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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% 64%
  • Companies Investing in Video for 2018 81% 81%
  • Mobile Video Growth by 2021 66% 66%
  • Online Video Traffic in 2018 83% 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 Arts5 days ago
Quick reminder to please complete your FAFSA (fafsa.gov) for the upcoming school year.

To qualify for the most possible funding, Compass College has a preferred deadline date of Feb. 28, and it's coming up quickly! If you are unable to complete your FAFSA by this date, you're still encouraged to apply.

Contact lynne.h@compass.edu with any questions regarding financial aid and the FAFSA.

PC: Dan Golden
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts6 days ago
Actors, we have 8 student films auditioning tonight from 4-8 PM. We'd love to see you stop by! Check out our website for castings calls and more details.
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts2 weeks ago
Weather Alert: Compass College will be closed on Friday, February 8th, 2019 due to current weather conditions.
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts2 weeks ago
Auditions are kicking off tonight! Senior film students are casting for their upcoming Senior Thesis project. Auditions will be taking place today and Thursday, visit our website for more details: http://compass.edu/student-thesis-auditions/
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts2 weeks ago
Casting Call! Actors, we are hosting auditions this week for Thesis and next week for 5 Min. Films. Make sure to stop by!

Senior Thesis | Tuesday (5th) & Thursday (7th)
http://compass.edu/student-thesis-auditions/

5 Min. Films | Wed. (13th) & Thursday (14th)
http://compass.edu/casting-call-5-minute-student-films/
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts3 weeks ago
Weather Alert: Compass College will be closed on Friday, February 1st, 2019 as this winter storm continues.
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