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Check out these brief videos that allow you to dive deeper into what makes Compass College of Film and Media unique. If you’ve seen enough to know you’re ready to get started, just click the button bellow to complete the free application.
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Green Screen Lab

Our green screen lab is a really fun experience for our students as they experiment with varying backgrounds and foregrounds in their projects.

Compass Equipment

The equipment you get to use during your film and media education is an important consideration. Knowing that you have the experience you need to be successful in your career is essential. Watch this brief video about our equipment or view the full list of items available in our equipment cage.

Red Workshop

Take a look at how we train our students to use industry-leading camera equipment during their freshman year. This has quickly become a student favorite.


Compass places a lot of importance on crafting your technical film skills, but even more important is nurturing the souls of our students. Learn more about LifeGroup and how we use a weekly meeting to connect and grow.

Compass Classes

Our approach to education goes far beyond a classroom. Practical, hands-on training is the best way to learn film and media arts. Hear from one of our faculty members about how we approach things differently.

Compass Events

Throughout the year, Compass College hosts a number of events for students, local film makers, and the broader community. Hear from President Jay Greer, about the events you can look forward to as a student at Compass College.

Graduation and Showcase

The culmination of all your hard work and training leads to an exciting graduation celebration. Learn more about what you have to look forward to after pouring 4 years of yourself into this program.

Meet The Faculty

At the heart of your experience at Compass is the interaction between you and the faculty. With a 10:1 student to faculty ratio, you’ll be spending a lot of time being mentored by these faculty.

Ken Boersma - Student Affairs

Student Affairs is an important department that helps our students success. Ken, the director, has been in higher education for a long time and wants to share with you how he hopes to support you in the years to come.

Major Film Projects

Throughout our programs, students are given projects of various lengths and genres. Learn more about the required projects and where they fall in the program timeline.

Industry Pros on Compass

Over the past 20+ years that Compass has been educating filmmakers, we have developed relationships with exciting individuals in Hollywood, Atlanta, and New York. Not just great filmmakers, but filmmakers who live their lives from a place of faith. Hear what these pros have to say about Compass’ approach to integrating faith into their program.

Student Resources

Being on your own for the first time can be both exciting and challenging. Compass offers resource people to help students work through homework, spiritual and life questions, and offer tutoring if needed. We also provide a fully stocked library of films and TV shows. Meet our student resource staff members: Christina, Jack, and Stephanie.

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It only takes 3 minutes of your time to finish our online application.
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Send in your transcripts and a simple biography video of yourself.
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Once accepted, submit your $150 deposit to secure your spot.

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Email: info@compass.edu
41 Sheldon Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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