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.
JPCatholic's MBA in Film Producing Program exists for one reason: to Impact Culture for Christ through compelling mainstream entertainment. Our curriculum features a unique mix you won't find anywhere else: marketing and finance, film and TV script development, film production, Hollywood networking seminars, and the chance to apply all of your knowledge in your capstone project. The program takes place within a dynamic Catholic environment where you can prepare for the challenges of the industry under the guidance of accomplished industry veterans.
Creative Producing and Story Development
The Creative Producing classes focuses on developing stories that are marketable and have the power to draw mainstream audiences closer to truth. The program will empower you with the ability to make crucial creative decisions in the most fundamental and important aspect of film-making: the story.
Execute on Complex Creative Projects
You'll have the opportunity to master the details around executing on a complex film, TV or new media projects. Students will spend time on set gaining experience producing a real media production. You'll master the craft of producing by blending the creative and the managerial, while orchestrating all the various skills to make a story come to life on screen.
SEE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
JPCatholic’s MBA program stands apart from so many MFA degrees because of its business underpinning. Our program includes critical courses in management, budgeting and scheduling, finance, marketing, distribution, and media law. You will focus on understanding the complex dynamics in the entertainment field – moving from script to green-light, to pre -production and production, to post and finally to distribution.
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.
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
In your fifth and final quarter, you will have the opportunity to get a significant internship during our LA Quarter. These 10 weeks open up a host of new opportunities for internships, networking, and experiencing life in the creative capital of the world. In addition to your internship, you’ll take our Hollywood Mentor Series seminars in Los Angeles and meet with experienced and talented professionals in intimate small group settings. We’ll introduce you to professionals who share your desire to Impact Culture for Christ through compelling entertainment.
previous hollywood mentors
Producer, Founder of The Hollywood Prayer Network
Writer-producer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Producer, Sodium Entertainment
Former Senior Vice President for programming, CBS
Producer, X-Men, X-Men 2, Fantastic Four, Star Trek IV
Production Supervisor, 2012 Oscar-winning film The Artist
Manager of Digital Production, Rhythm & Hues Studios
Former Vice President of Production, Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group
Director of Human Resources, Alcon Entertainment
Chief Operations Officer, Alcon Entertainment
Chief Financial Officer, Alcon Entertainment
Vice President of Development, Alcon Entertainment
Producer, Cortez Bros.
Creator, Golan the Insatiable
Former Director of Development, David Foster Productions
Meet the Faculty
Professor of Film
Professor of Business
Professor of Film
Professor of Film Producing and Distribution
Professor of Film Production
"I use my JPCatholic education every single day - writing scripts, doing script breakdowns, scheduling and budgeting projects, organizing cast and crew for shoots, working with editors to make sure the final product is just right. Because of JPCatholic, I'm getting paid to do what I love."
Class of 2013
Writer/ Project Manager of Ferari Films, Inc.
"JPCatholic provided me with two fantastic things: a network of great, talented, driven friends and mentors, and a number of classes that gave me some hard skills and the knowledge of how to organize and work creatively with people."
Class of 2011
Partner at Yellow Line Media
"JPCatholic's MBA staff really cared about me and helping me achieve my goals. With their guidance and empowerment, I was able to develop my skills and ambition for not only a career in the entertainment industry, but my vocation to impact the world as my best self."
Class of 2017
EStudioNetwork Coordinator at Netflix
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