The Catholic University for
Creative Arts and Business Innovation

At John Paul the Great Catholic University, we believe in the power of beauty to transform culture. We’re shaping the next generation of artists and innovators with academic excellence, unparalleled creativity, and an authentic community centered on Jesus Christ.


Acting
Acting
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Animation
Animation
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Game Development
Game Development
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Business
Business
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Journalism & TV
Journalism & TV
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New Evangelization
New Evangelization
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Creative Writing & Screenwriting
Creative Writing & Screenwriting
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Impacting Culture Blog Relaunch

Thoughts from JPCatholic on Culture, Art, and Entertainment Media

JPCatholic is excited to announce the official launch of our newly redesigned blog "Impacting Culture." Our professors and community contribute original content to the site by examining issues of media, culture, and theology. Viewers can find interesting posts such as faculty interviews on current events, movie reviews, scripture reflections, and updates on alumni achievements. Be sure to sign up for a weekly email of the best posts, so you don't miss any great content.

LATEST NEWS

JPCatholic President Named Business Leader of the Year

After the university moved to Escondido in 2013 under the leadership of Dr. Derry Connolly, the founder and president of the school, JPCatholic has made a noticeable impact on the city of Escondido itself. It is because of this impact that Dr. Connolly received the Business Leader of the Year award from the Escondido Chamber of Commerce for 2017. Read More

Fr. Richard Huston, First Chaplain, Dies

Fr. Richard Huston passed away on May 14th at the age of 91. He was a priest of the Diocese of San Diego and served as JPCatholic's Chaplain for our first decade. He considered his ministry to our students as one of the major blessings of his priesthood. Read More

Graduating Students Senior Projects

In this year's Senior Projects, students take on a range of genres include quirky comedy, documentary, psychological thriller, and post-apocalyptic sci-fi. Click to learn more! Read More

UPCOMING EVENTS

CLT Exam - September 16th, 2017

The Classical Learning Test is an alternative to the SAT and ACT, accepted at some universities including JPCatholic. Our University is also a testing location for high school students in the area who are interested in taking the exam. For more information and to register for the upcoming test date, please visit the CLT website here

Fall Orientation Begins – September 29th, 2017

Orientation for incoming students will be held Sep. 29th - Oct. 3rd. Classes begin on Oct. 4th. Learn More

PAST EVENTS

Graduation 2017 – Sept 1st, 2017

John Paul the Great Catholic University held its 9th annual commencement on Friday, September 1, 2017. Read More

Senior Project Screening – Aug 31st, 2017

Our undergraduate senior students students showcased their final projects at Regal Cinema, Escondido on August 31st. Big congratulations to the graduating Class of 2017.