That’s what all of our students want. They are ambitious, passionate, and creative. We’re sure you can relate. Your dream of using visual storytelling to express yourself is not out of reach. You deserve to have the career you’ve always wanted.
the problem is…
This isn’t an industry you just stumble into. It requires skills, connections, and time to be truly professional in this industry. All things that will take 3x as long to develop on your own.
Compass College of Cinematic Arts has been training film makers in Grand Rapids, MI since 1997. What started as a few informal sessions has turned into a fully accredited associates and bachelors program.
110 Years of Experience
Our faculty have accrued 110 years of collective experience in Film and Digital Media. That’s means their wealth of knowledge transfers to you.
33 Awards and counting
Our faculty has accrued 110 years of collective experience in film and digital media. That means their wealth of knowledge transfers to you.
10:1 Student to Faculty Ratio
Having small class sizes means our faculty get to pour everything they have into your development. It feels less like teaching and more like mentoring.
In order to get access to the Virtual Tour, all you need to do is fill out the form at the bottom of this page. That helps us know a little about you and how we can help you in your college search.
Follow our recent alumnus, Zach, around campus as he tells you what to expect as a student here. Check out the "Deeper Dive" videos to focus in on an aspect of our program that you want to know more about.
If you like what you see in the tour as much as we think you will, then the next step is submitting an application. It only takes 3 minutes to complete and is completely free.