Compass Film and Media

ReCalibrating To the Future

Get Skills. Grow Faith.

COMPASS Film & Media

We equip students to tell stories on every screen.

Compass is a unique Christian environment where creative students learn to flourish in the film and media industry. 

From feature films to news broadcasts, online streaming to marketing, millions of people turn to their screens for information and entertainment each day. For 25 years, we have been educating our students to create impactful stories for every industry.

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Compass Programs

Put Your Mission In Motion

We believe you belong at a school where filmmaking is more than just a way to earn a living, it’s the place where you discover how to put your life’s Mission in Motion.

Certificate Programs

Compass Admissions

Start Your Journey Here

As a visual storyteller, you view the world through a lens uniquely your own. Your mission is to invite the world to see what you see. We believe you belong at a school where filmmaking is more than just a way to earn a living, it’s the place where you discover how to put your life’s mission in motion. 

The path we are creating for our students is guided by four principles: conviction (faith), character (principles), capability (skills), and community (connection). 


How to Apply

Complete The Online Application
Submit An "About Me " Video

Compass Film & Media

Leveraging Community

Compass is on the cutting edge with our ever-changing curriculum and state of the art equipment to address the new paradigm shifts of the visual media industry which includes film, animation, gaming, digital content, marketing, and more. Through our strategic partners and supporters, we leverage opportunities that give our students higher level training and opportunity to connect and collaborate with top leadership in the industry. 

Centered Around FAITH

By building relationships and opening doors, we model God’s love as we help each student develop his or her God-given creative skills.

At Compass, we provide an environment centered around faith (our true north). We offer extracurricular activities such as on-campus Bible studies and personal testimonies of faculty and staff. Through our words and actions, we model a real and relevant relationship with God both on-set and off-set. Companies that work with our students can trust that they will have the highest level of Christian integrity. 

Compass Film & Media


Come be a part of the change that influences culture for good. Our events bring together people who are changing our world through film and media. Experience new technologies and be a part of the change that influences culture. At Compass, we invite you to be a part of the solution, creating Christian Content Creators in front of the screen and behind the screen.


Meet Our Leadership Team

Compass College Faculty and Staff are committed to cultivating an environment where our students receive an investment in their personal and professional lives. As a faith-based film school, we always seek to live out the values of hard work, honesty, mutual-respect, and the renewal of all things.

Joanna Hogan

Joanna Hogan

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Bill McKendry

Co-Founder & Board Member

Matt Brubaker

Interim Chief Operating Officer

Come Join Us Now!

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41 Sheldon Ave. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546


Phone: 616-988-1000