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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 Arts3 days ago
Quick reminder to get your applications in! If you file before the deadline (April 30th, 2019) you will be automatically considered for a first-year scholarship.

Contact Chuck in our Admissions Department for more details at chuck.k@compass.edu.

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Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts4 days ago
2019 Spring Open House
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Thank you to this fun group for hanging out with us on Saturday at the Spring Open House! We loved being able to introduce everyone to our faculty, staff, and students, and share more about the Compass experience.

Take a look at some fun behind-the-scenes photos!
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts4 days ago
It was great meeting students from Grand Rapids University Prep Academy this afternoon! Thank you for coming out to learn more about Compass.
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts1 week ago
It was a great week to get off campus and go on a field trip! Students in the Production Essentials classes stopped by Lowing Light & Grip and had a tour with the owner, Dave Lowing. They also checked out some cool camera equipment available to rent through Braincell Camera.

Thank you for hosting us!
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts2 weeks ago
Check out some behind-the-scenes action from the 5 Minute Film shoots! First-year students were living up the #SetLife and are now working hard on their edits before critiques at the end of the month.
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts3 weeks ago
There is still time to register! We are just over one week away from our Spring Open House. If you are interested in stopping by and checking out Compass College, we'd love to see you there!

Click on the link for more information.
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