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 is the Catholic University for Creative Arts and Business Innovation. We’re committed to our mission – to Impact Culture for Christ. We’re shaping leaders and creators for the 21st century with artistic excellence, with inspiring and unparalleled innovation, building up an authentic Catholic community, and fostering an encounter with the transforming love and truth of Jesus Christ.
It’s a radical approach to higher education; and our confidence comes from our identity in Christ, our fidelity to His Church, and our unwavering commitment to one another.
But we can’t do it alone. We’re looking for visionaries like you to join us.
If you’re serious about your faith, and passionate about developing your creative gifts to impact the culture for Christ, take a look at what we offer — and envision your future at JPCatholic.
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 LA
Summer of senior 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.
“Even by sophomore year, my knowledge and production has far surpassed where I thought I would have been at this point in my academic career. The professors are wonderful!”
Class of 2015
"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
"One of the things I loved so much about these classes is that Prof. Eskey integrated acting with the Theology of the Body and essentially what it means to be human."
Class of 2014
“The program is everything I wanted in a gaming degree - the classes are very small and tight-knit, and everything is hands-on, cutting-edge, flexible and all tied into a truly Catholic education.”
Class of 2014, Founder of Guardian Studios
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