We Empower Storytellers

To Tell Their Stories on Every Screen in the World.


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

Learn From Industry Pros

Learn From
Industry Pros

Build Connections

Valuable Connections

The Student

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.

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


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!



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 Arts1 day ago
With students in our Senior Thesis classes working hard on their film edits, we wanted to share some quick behind-the-scenes photos from their film sets.

More photos to come!

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Compass College of Cinematic Arts3 days ago
Complete and file your application before April 30th, 2019 and be automatically considered for a first-year scholarship!

Contact Chuck in our Admissions Department for more details.

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Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts1 week ago
We are one month away from the Compass College Spring Open House! Check out some fun behind-the-scenes photos from our Winter Open House including walking the red carpet and a hands-on workshop.
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts1 week ago
Faculty members are grabbing some great photos on set. We love seeing our students working hard on their films, keep up the good work everyone!

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Compass College of Cinematic Arts2 weeks ago
Here at Compass, the belief that storytelling is a powerful tool runs deep in our institution's identity. Our students are encouraged to not only create powerful stories but also to live them out.

Our Spiritual Formation office helps students to find their place in God's story and encourages them to use their art and share that story with others.

Want to know more? Check out this video:
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts2 weeks ago
5 Minute Film Projects kicked off this weekend with "The Break In" and "Chili Dinner" taking the lead. These are the first of eight freshman film shoots happening this month and the students are off to a great start!

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