Our new millennium has ushered in an explosion of new media and channels in which to spread the Good News of Christ; Pope Saint John Paul II called us to embrace these new forms of communications to impact the culture in which we live. John Paul the Great Catholic University's New Evangelization emphasis, the unique blend of media, business, and theology will equip you with the tools to make that impact. This program is often called a “practical theology degree,” because students are given not only a formation in theology, but also a practical skill set with which to make a living.
NEW EVANGELIZATION CURRICULUM
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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.
Fall of junior year, 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
FR. ANDY YOUNAN
Professor of Humanities
Professor of Philosophy & Biblical Language
FR. ANKIDO SIPO
Professor of Film Producing & Distributiokn
Professor of Theology
Professor & Chair of Theology & Humanities
The New Evangelization program at JPCatholic has offered me both an intellectual and spiritual formation in my Catholic Faith that has been beyond life-changing. It has strengthened my love for the Church’s mission of evangelization through an extensive study of Sacred Scripture, Eucharistic Adoration, and the Holy Sacraments.”
Class of 2015
“The education and Catholic environment at JPCatholic gave me solid formation and preparation as I get ready for the challenges of the priesthood. Even now in my seminary formation I use the tools that JPCatholic gave me to guide me in my teaching and leadership.”
DEACON SIMON ESSHAKI
Class of 2012
Chaldean Rite Seminarian
"Being part of JPCatholic has given me the opportunity to immerse myself in Catholic theology, while learning how to effectively teach it through relevant media, in the context of innovative business models… all on a campus where the Blessed Sacrament is available 24/7 and Confession and Mass are offered daily."
Class of 2014
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