So you want to create visual content?
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.
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
Alumni and faculty have been recognized time and again for their films. 3 Emmy Awards and 30 Telly Awards show how committed they are to their craft.
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.
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2. Watch the Tour
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.
3. Apply Free Online
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.
Turn Your Passion Into A Career.
Start with our Virtual Tour.