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In a video-centric world

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!

 

The Compass Advantage

What sticks in learning? Hands-on experience. Students learn by doing. That’s why our curriculum, whether on set or in the classroom, is designed to engage and excite creative minds and prepare your son or daughter for success in the real world.

The compass educational experience is shaped by three foundational values that we believe provide students with the best training possible:

Gain Hands-On Experience

Hands-On
Experience

Learn From Industry Pros

Learning From
Industry Pros

Build Connections

Access to Valuable Connections

The Student

Experience

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the life of a Compass student. See a preview of the exciting city and creative people that will inspire your child and help them develop their 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.

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 your child 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
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Compass College of Cinematic Arts3 days ago
Students showed off the creative lighting techniques they've learned throughout the semester during their Cinematography final exam today. More fun with lights tomorrow!
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Compass College of Cinematic Arts7 days ago
Calling all high school students interested in film or acting! You can make a movie or star in one during our Summer Film and Acting Camps this June 18-22.

Watch the video to hear from students who have attended in past years!

For more information or to register, visit compass.edu/programs/high-school-camps or call 616-988-1000.
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts1 week ago
Thesis students filmed historical reenactments for their documentary about the Grand River last night.

Special thanks to Karin's Horse Connection for providing the horses and location!
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Compass College of Cinematic Arts1 week ago
Juniors are close to wrapping production on their sitcom pilot, "Glowing Up." Check out a few snapshots from set!

Thank you, Stella's Lounge for allowing us to use your space as a location!
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Compass College of Cinematic Arts1 week ago
A happy DP and her RED. 🎥 From the set of the junior sitcom pilot, “Glowing Up.”
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Compass College of Cinematic Arts1 week ago
Media Services Specialist, Aaron Greer, is at the #nabshow this week! He’s excited to learn about the latest and greatest technology available in the industry, and bring some of it back to Compass! Stay tuned for more pictures and videos from his time there.
#Nabshow2018
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