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Hello, future filmmaker

Take a look inside Compass

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.

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.

2o+ Years of Educating Filmmakers

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.

You’ve Seen Our Alumni’s Projects

1. Complete the Form
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.
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.

Let’s Get To It!