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Reviews 27 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: The only hard part is that the schedule is set with the classes and the film projects are very demanding for time

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Course are great and all related to film

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Since the school is very specific to film, I am not wasting my time with courses that I will not use

3 College Freshman

Online Courses: Dont really havew online sourse

4 College Freshman

Student Body: We have quite a diverse student body and we all get along well

3 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: Nothing is cheap anymore and this is all overwhelming with how expensive it is. There are no scholarships or aid available through the school, only federal.

4 College Freshman

Career Services: They find interships in the industry for graduates.

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: Everything in this program is specific to film and they ahve the best teachers and equipment.

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: Everything taught in these classes are the skills needed in the film industry.

3 College Freshman

Campus Resources: Its a private , very small school. They focus on the film industry so thats what they do best. There arent really any resources as there is no real campus.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources: It's a very small school, not a campus at all. There is a DVD library that will keep you occupied all year long.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: Classes aren't flexible but the work load is a lot lighter than other schools.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Students develop a real affinity for the teachers that care. There were some tight bonds that formed in our class.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The professors were very passionate about film, though not all of them were really pros in the industry.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It's all about the internship you take. I can't recommend going to LA enough.

5 Recent Alumnus

Student Body: Not a lot of ethnic diversity in my class, but other than that good.

5 Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid: Worth the price. Jill was our financial aid coordinator and she was wonderful. Sadly she's no longer there.

4 Recent Alumnus

Career Services: Admittedly, I'm surprised that everyone (~35 of us) got an internship upon graduation. There was essentially one coordinator with actual connections, how is he supposed to personally place us all in preparation for our entire future???

My advice: try for an internship in LA. About 10 of us went to LA after graduating. Only two went back to MI after their internships, the rest of us all have jobs in the industry. Almost everyone who stayed in MI gave up on film.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: The workload in the first trimester is easy, mostly reading. It becomes more hands-on as you enter the second trimester and third trimester is heavy on different sets. They discouraged having a part-time job but I was able to work ~10 hours/week very easily.

Curriculum is very general. You won't find any of those USC Spielberg-for-a-whole-semester! classes here, which was disappointing for me. I would've liked to dive into a specific director or editor or genre for a few months.

That being said, it's definitely enough to get you by. If you're actually going to pursue a film career, you'll learn everything you need once you're out in the field, so don't bother yourself with 4 years of school if you don't need to.

The faculty was wonderful when I was there, though I know there was some tension in the administration in 2014. It's a very close-knit community because the class size is so small.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: Wish there were more specific classes. For the most part the teachers know what they're talking about. Wouldn't mind a few more pros on staff though.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: There isn't a library. There isnt a disability center or testing center. They have pretty good selection of film equipment. The don't have lots of activities. Even if they had. Activities you won't have time to do it.

3 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: It worth it because of the class side and closeness you get with professors, but the speed of the classes goes so fast and lots of it is done on your own you feel like you could have saved the money and done it on your own.

5 College Sophomore

Student Body: high school grades, students with jobs & kids. Adults from26-40 years old.

5 College Senior

Campus Resources: Hands on Learning – I chose Compass because their program is hands on reminiscient of apprenticeship programs of the past. Our teachers are people who have or are working in the industry (film production). We learn all aspects of the profession so that we can graduate, walk onto a film set and know what we are doing. We know the basics of set protocol, vocabulary of the industry and the basics of the equipment we will encounter. At the end of classroom, we have a two month internship where we work in the industry with professionals. Best program I've seen for this type of training.

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3 College Senior

Student Body: Most of our student body is males between 18 and 25. There are a few older students and only a very few women. I understand, however, that registration for next year is nearly half women! It sounds like they are trying to get a greater diversity. There are a few "minorities" which is how many there would be in a class of only 50 students. An okay mix, but could be better.

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