Compton is a new school formed in 2017.

Our charter is to help people build viable creative businesses and lead sustainable creative lives.


We’re the business school for creative people.

By creative we mean not just the traditional arts but media, entertainment, music, design and communications.

This is an important time in creative industries, when digital technologies are –

  • Shrinking distances
  • Removing barriers
  • Enabling collaboration
  • Empowering audiences

There have been changes too in the way people think about creative work.
A new generation sees –

  • Creativity as collaborative (not genius working alone)
  • Audiences as partners (not couch potatoes)
  • Entrepreneurs as heroes (not villains)

For this new generation, a new kind of school is required. One that understands the work they do and the opportunities they have.

Compton is that school.

‘Technology alone is not enough — it’s technology, married with the liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing’
– Steve Jobs