Impact Culture for Christ at John Paul the Great Catholic University


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. Located in San Diego county, our curriculum combines hands-on instruction in creative media and business with an enriching Catholic liberal arts education. Experience small class sizes, mentorship from industry professionals, and a community of Catholics who are passionate about cultivating their creative gifts.

Creative Arts

Our programs in creative arts and media offer a very hands-on curriculum where you start creating projects in your freshman year. Our small size enables you to receive mentorship from professors who have worked at companies such as Disney, Pixar, Warner Bros., Sony Online Entertainment, CBS, Paramount Studios, and more. You also have the opportunity to participate in our Los Angeles quarter senior year, providing even greater access to internships and networking. At the core of our ethos is the desire to use our creative gifts for the betterment of culture, where each story is a gift to the audience, and every piece of work leads the viewer to truth, beauty, and goodness.

Business Innovation

Our Business programs put a strong focus on entrepreneurship and creativity. Our coursework takes you beyond theory into practical application of business principles, with the opportunity to focus your studies on Leadership & Management, Marketing & Sales, or Creative Entrepreneurship. During your senior year, our Business Launchpad gives you the opportunity to actually build a company with mentorship from faculty. Our Business Incubator then provides free office space for student companies, with on-going support and advice from industry professionals.


If you’re passionate about impacting culture for Christ through creative media or business innovation, then it will be a great asset to understand the deep roots of the culture in which we live. At JPCatholic we integrate all our majors with a rich curriculum in humanities, theology, and philosophy. For students interested in diving deeper into the intellectual history of Western Civilization, we offer a Humanities Major and Minor. Areas of emphasis within Humanities include Theology & Philosophy, Creative Writing, and Illustration.

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We’re offering Catholic Digest readers a special offer to consider JPCatholic. If you request a free viewbook at this link, we’ll give you a full $50 Application Fee Waiver if you choose to move forward and apply.

OUR INSPIRATION: “Those who perceive in themselves this kind of  divine spark which is the artistic vocation…feel at the same time the obligation not to waste this talent but to develop it, in order to put it at the service of their neighbor and of humanity as a whole.” Pope Saint John Paul II, Letter to Artists


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