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Your student is going to love it here. Why? Because we are a school built by creatives, for creatives.

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The BFA Program

Our 4-year program prepares our graduates for success in the more creative side of film.

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Tuition + Fees

Compass works hard to keep the cost of our education as low as possible.

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Housing

Although we are a commuter campus, we can connect you with property managers and potential roommates.

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Faith @ Compass

Compass believes in shaping the entire student, not just their professional skills.

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The AAS Program

Our 2-year program prepared our graduates to get started in the film and media industry.

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Financial Aid

We accept all federal and state financial aid, as well as private and thrid-party aid at Comapss.

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Alumni

We are so proud of the hard work and dedication of our alumni – no matter if they are freelance oe working in a major studio.

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Staff + Faculty

We have a great group of staff and faculty who are highly qualified and deeply caring.

Take a Look At our 2020 Viewbook

Watch the virtual tour

Get to see inside compass from the comfort of our living room.

Follow 2018 alumnus, Zach Righetti, as he takes you through the Compass College campus and shows you where all the film and media magic happens.

A Compass film degree is extremely affordable.

Compass College has maintained the lowest cost of any accredited, private film college in the US. That means your student gets the highest possible value out of their education.

Cost per credit hour: $540

Technology fee: $300 per semester

 

Description Living with Guardian Living on Own
Tuition and Fees $16,800 $16,800
Room and Board $1,600 $7,200
Books and Equipment $500 – $4,000 $500 – $4,000
Transportation $1,800 $1,800
Personal $900 $900
TOTAL Estimate $21,600 – $25,100 $27,200 – $30,700
*Based on taking 30 credits per year. The numbers above are based on estimations and assumptions about your cost of living. They serve as a guide, but students can pay more or less depending on the decisions they make regarding their standard of living.

Cost per credit hour: $556

Technology fee: $300 per semester

Textbook fee: $200 per year

 

Description Living with Guardian Living on Own
Tuition and Fees $17,480 $17,480
Room and Board $1,600 $7,200
Books and Equipment $500 – $4,000 $500 – $4,000
Transportation $1,800 $1,800
Personal $900 $900
TOTAL Estimate $22,280 – $25,780 $27,880 – $31,380
*Based on taking 30 credits per year. The numbers above are based on estimations and assumptions about your cost of living. They serve as a guide, but students can pay more or less depending on the decisions they make regarding their standard of living.

FAQ

We love questions. Why? It gives us the opportunity to show you just how great compass is.

The questions in this FAQ section are just a sampling of the ones our students and their parents have. If you have something that you are burning to ask, schedule a call at your convenience. We would be happy to chat with you.

What kind of jobs are there?

The film and media industry is vast and it only keeps growing. Take a moment and watch all of the credits at the end of your favorite movie. Each of those names represent a paying job.

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Do you have career services?

Our career services department is very active in providing our alumni with job opportunities, resume reviews, and interview prep. Our initial employment rate is 84%.

Why Are You In Grand Rapids, MI?

We get this one a lot, but we see this as a strength. The passion and work ethic we see in our midwest students gets noticed in the industry. We love our roots and we’re here to stay.

Do you offer internships?

Absolutely! The BFA program requires a 130 hour internship, but AAS student have the option of taking an internship too. It is a great way to get your name out there and see what you like to do.

 

Will students network with real pros?

Compass has a very exciting network of industry professionals that we introduce our students to. From guest lectures, to 1-on-1 meetings, all of our students have access to pros in the industry.

How Is Faith Included In the Program?

All of our students will take 2 classes during their program, are able to attend the optional LifeGroup and Bible Studies, and are mentored by our team of faculty.

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