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WE EMPOWER STORYTELLERS

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
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 Arts2 days ago
We had fun exploring the artwork downtown for #Project1GR this week! It was exciting to see #KaleidoscopicGR installed after watching Amanda Browder and her team of volunteers sewing the pieces together on campus.

What a fun way to experience artwork from both the outside and inside of a covered walkway!

#amandabrowder #contemporaryart #publicart #fabriconbuildings #downtowngr #grmi #grandrapids #westmichigan #puremichigan #experiencegr
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts3 days ago
We at @compass_college are excited to welcome our new president, Jay Greer. Come by his office to meet him as we begin a new school year. #ownthescreen #filmschool #compasscollege #welcomejay #newpresident
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts5 days ago
Brand new AV setup in our classrooms! Nothing like learning at 4K resolution on 82inch TVs. #ownthescreen #compasscollege #samsungtv #4ktv #filmschool
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts2 weeks ago
September 11 is a day most of us will never forget. Compass College continues to remember those who have been impacted by it and we stand in solidarity with you as peers who work for a better future for our great nation.
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#911memorial #september11 #sept11 #ownthescreen
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts3 weeks ago
Excited to start off a new school year at Compass! Here's a short peek at our students as they begin their journeys as filmmakers. Enjoy the holiday weekend! #ownthescreen #newschoolyear #filmschool #compasscollege #shotonred
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Compass College of Cinematic Arts3 weeks ago
New Student Orientation was a two day event this year with fun activities and a surprise for students before classes started.

Check out their downtown adventures!

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