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.
You will learn the art of film production, producing, and screenwriting through action. You'll study your art under seasoned Hollywood professionals, who know what it takes to succeed artistically and commercially in the mainstream. The hands-on curriculum reaches its zenith with the Feature Film Program, Senior Projects, and the Los Angeles internship quarter, and you'll graduate with the skills and experience you need to make an impact in the industry.
What makes JPCatholic even more unique is that we combine this outstanding professional education with a liberal arts core curriculum. You'll have the opportunity to dive deeply into a core curriculum that includes a study of Sacred Scripture, Catholic theology, philosophy, literature, art, and music.
As a Film student at JPCatholic, you'll have the opportunity starting freshman year to explore many aspects of filmmaking. As you develop your skills and interests, you can choose a specific area of emphasis to specialize your skill set.
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
JPCatholic Film Program
Director Case Study: JPCatholic's Class on Christopher Nolan
Prof. Nathan Scoggins: Why do stories impact us? | Crash Course in Storytelling
RED Scarlet-W Kit Tutorial
Nicolas Alayo: Growing with Other Artists | Why We Create
Director's Notebook: Senior Thesis Project "Unspoken"
Chris Riley | Faculty Insights
Using MoCap to Composite a Robot | Compositing Class
How to Get Christian Themes Greenlit | Impacting Culture Speaker Series
JPCatholic’s professors have a wealth of experience, and many still actively work in the industry.
Professor of Story
Professor of Film Producing & Distribution
Adjunct Professor of Animation
Professor of Film Production & Chair of Communications Media
Professor of Film
Professor of Film Production
Visiting Professor of TV Writing
Adjunct Professor of Screenwriting
Shun Lee Fong
Adjunct Professor of Media Law
Adjunct Professor of Film Production
Adjunct Professor of Film and TV Production
Adjunct Professor of Post Production
“Going to JPCatholic was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my entire life - not only for the educational piece but also because of the people I encountered going there. They are my rocks, my support system, they are my family.”
Class of 2010
Media Production Specialist - Santa Rosa Academy
“The quality of education here at JPCatholic is something to marvel at. This is a place where working industry professionals teach you how to excel on a professional and personal level. It is an incredible experience and I wouldn't trade it for the world.”
Class of 2015
“Besides equipping me with production skills, JPCatholic really prepared me for the work I’m doing by teaching me to depend on God and by showing me the value of asking questions and by challenging me to get hands-on experience.”
BS in Communication Media (2009)
MBA in Film Producing (2011)
Production Coordinator - Metanoia Films
“Through the content we create, we challenge people to look past their world view, and give them something enjoyable and meaningful to consume at the same time.”
BS in Communication Media (2010)
MBA in Film Producing (2012)
Development Executive - Yellow Line Media