- Listing Type: Colleges & Universities
- Top Majors: Film and Television
- Degrees Awarded: 4 Year
- Type: Private
- Campus Setting: Urban
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Loans, Other, Payment Terms
- Gender: Coed
- Country: United States
- Religious Affiliation: Protestant
- CEEB: 5933
- IPED: 459417
- Call: 616-988-1000
Compass College of Cinematic Arts (CCCA) originated as a production company in 1997 under the name Compass Arts, a ministry that provided an integral voice in the public square.
Compass College of Cinematic Arts is a premier, faith-based film college. Its accelerated program is set in a unique, conservatory-like environment. Through high-end training and a special mentoring process, young artists - future writers, designers, producers, directors, and executives - bring forth a distinctly creative and technical skill set, a strong work ethic, and a Christ-centered focus that fosters entrepreneurial success and serves as an asset on film and television shoots, and in executive studio and corporate settings.
Compass students learn the art of filmmaking from script to screen. In addition to learning video and film production, the students are exposed to tradigital (social, digital, and traditional) marketing content and design elements, such as graphics, continuity, art production, sound, and music. They also learn the business of the film industry, which includes creating business plans, management, marketing, contracts and negotiation, budgeting, pitching projects, and distribution. CCCA is the only 60-credit hour film program in the nation whose students write a full-length feature screenplay.
Compass graduates earn Associates of Applied Science degrees in Film and Media Production and go on to work in various areas of the entertainment industry, including on productions for major feature films and episodic television programs and for top media companies. Some alumni also embrace their entrepreneurial skills by forming independent production companies or by joining marketing departments and agencies to serve corporations, small businesses, and churches in meeting their visual and digital marketing needs.
At Compass you will. You will become better. You will acheive your dreams if you work hard.