JPCatholic’s Illustration program forms artists to create imagery that brings powerful ideas and narratives to life for a variety of professional pursuits. Using both traditional and digital media techniques, students will learn to develop and refine methods of conceptualization and image-making while acquiring an effective use of visual language. JPCatholic uniquely combines this hands-on education with a rigorous Humanities core curriculum. The Humanities Core in literature, art, and music enables students to bring depth into their visual creations through engagement with the greatest creative artists throughout history.
Talented Illustrators have many expansive opportunities today beyond the traditional work needed in the editorial and publishing world. Illustrators are key in the worlds of apparel design, advertising, marketing, industrial and product design, gaming, and more. JPCatholic’s program will enable you to become a skillful illustrator capable of dynamically adapting to the opportunities presented in the marketplace.
DIGITAL ART & DESIGN
THEOLOGY & PHILOSOPHY
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
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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 have worked at Pixar, Warner Bros., Disney, and Hanna-Barbera Studio
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.
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.
Summer of senior year, media students can have the opportunity to spend the quarter in Burbank, living at student housing 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
Professor of Art
Professor of Animation & Chair of Animation and Gaming
Eric Van Hamersveld
Adjunct Professor of Cinematic Visual Effects
Adjunct Professor of 2D Animation
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