Visionaries Wanted!

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.

Advertising Curriculum





Core Curriculum


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


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.


Industry Standard Equipment

Our creative arts programs emphasize hands-on experience when it comes to learning your craft— that’s why we give you access to cutting-edge, quality equipment starting your freshman year. You’ll have access to all the tools you need to make your vision a reality, as well as other media resources to help you thrive in your project-driven curriculum.


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 L.A.

As upperclassmen, media students have the opportunity to live in Burbank for a quarter, located right up the street from the Warner Bros. studio lot. These 8 weeks open up a host of new opportunities for internships, networking, and experiencing life in the entertainment capital of the world.


Study Abroad

JPCatholic offers a unique model of study abroad with a variety of destinations. Each trip is an interactive academic experience that starts with ten weeks of classroom instruction on-campus here in Escondido and culminates in a week or two of travel led by the professor. Destinations may be international or domestic, and each course is specially designed to provide a unique cultural and educational experience to the student.


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.


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.


Meet the Faculty

Max Hulburt

Max Hulburt

Professor of Animation & Design

Jacqueline Nicolini

Jacqueline Nicolini

Professor of Art

Dr.Derry Connolly

Dr. Derry Connolly

Professor of Business

Dr.Jerry Jackson

Dr. Jerry Jackson

Professor of Business

Chris Clark

Chris Clark

Adjunct Professor of Design