Bachelor of Science in Communications Media



Every organization has a story to tell.  With the media landscape becoming increasingly fragmented and noisy, it is a complicated task to reach an audience with a compelling story through the clamor of competing words, sounds, and images that people experience everyday. JPCatholic’s Advertising program prepares you for that challenge.  You’ll learn how to get to the core of your business’ fundamental story, how to translate that story into a comprehensive marketing strategy, and how to execute that strategy through persuasive communication.


Our curriculum is a mix of theory and hands-on experience taught by industry-experienced faculty.  You’ll have the ability to see the big picture marketing strategy as well as the media and design tools to reach your audience with a compelling message.  You’ll learn how to integrate various media including social, mobile, interactive, TV, outdoor, print and emerging technologies.  Lastly, it all comes together in a comprehensive year-long advertising campaign senior project.





Grow in faith and understanding, with a rich sequence of coursework in Scripture, Theology, and Philosophy.


Prepare yourself for the industry with foundational skills in marketing, management, and entrepreneurial thinking.


Study the human condition by actively engaging in an exploration of art, literature, culture, politics, economics, and more

what makes us different?

Our Authentically Catholic Community

Our campus is a place where students can grow both professionally and spiritually. We’re a unique community of artists and innovators, centered around our faith in Jesus Christ and the beauty of the Catholic faith. Immerse yourself in an abundance of opportunities for spiritual growth, including Daily Mass, Confession, Adoration, Rosary, Retreats, and Service Projects.


Our Small Campus Environment

With a total student body under 300, JPCatholic offers a warm, tight-knit campus community. Foster lifelong friendships, form creative partnerships, and surround yourself with a supportive environment that encourages your growth in both virtue and artistic excellence.

Our small classroom sizes offer the chance for one-on-one mentorship from industry professionals who still work in their field.


Graduate in 3 Years

Our unique academic model prepares students for the real-world pace of professional life in the industry, with a focus on hands-on projects, internships, and portfolio preparation. The program is structured on a year-round quarter system, and you graduate with your Bachelors Degree in just 12 quarters. Each quarter is 10 weeks long, with about 3 weeks of break between each quarter.


Alumni Success

JPCatholic alumni have found success in a variety of paths, ranging from Hollywood to independent media organizations, and from large corporations to nonprofits to their own entrepreneurial start-ups. View our placement rate and alumni jobs by clicking below.


Located in San Diego County

John Paul the Great Catholic University is centered in north county San Diego, just a 35-minute drive from downtown in America's Finest City. Southern California is famous for its fantastic weather, beautiful beaches and mountains, and bustling metropolitan areas. Our campus is just 15 miles from the beach, a short trip by car or train. And with Los Angeles and Hollywood within striking distance, students have even more opportunities for internships and networking.


Quarter in LA

As an upperclassmen, media students have the opportunity to study at a satellite campus in Burbank, located right up the street from the Warner Bros. studio lot. These 10 weeks open up a host of new opportunities for internships, networking, and experiencing life in the entertainment capital of the world.


Meet the Faculty

  • Prof. Koller is a leading digital media advertising and marketing executive with over 20 years of experience working within the world’s top ad agencies.
  • He is the founder and advisor of Ambiant, a digital technology company focused on building and executing the future of marketing.
  • He has created innovative advertising solutions for clients such as Infiniti, Mazda, Aston Martin, Sony Pictures, NBC, Paramount, Microsoft, as well as many other corporate clients and start-ups.
  • Prof. Hulburt received his MFA in Animation and VFX from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
  • He worked for CBS Interactive -, creating motion graphics and animations in addition to live video and graphics production at E3 and ComicCon.
  • He work as a 3D artist for 'Junior Giants Foodiecats,'. He specializes in 3D modeling and texturing with additional skills in rigging, lighting, animation, and rendering.



Adjunct Professor of Marketing and Advertising

Professor of Animation and Design

  • Prof. Sjogren is a Broadcast Designer at Drive Studio, located in Carlsbad, CA.
  • He has almost a decade of experience in branding, design and animation.
  • Drive Studio is a design and production resource specializing in network branding, identity creation, show packages, promotion and new media outlets.
  • With a unique emphasis in designing and directing brands for international audiences, Drive Studio offers complete 'design through production' resources for the broadcast design and production industry.



Professor of Art

Adjunct Professor of Game Art and Design

  • Prof. Jackson has executive management positions at both small and large privately owned and publicly traded consulting firms, and has overseen the growth and transformation of firms involving hundreds of staff and $100s million of revenue.
  • He is an engineer by education, and pioneered the use of innovative technologies to treat water, wastewater, and hazardous wastes.



Professor of Business

Professor of Business


Professor of Film Production

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