Located in Southern California, JPCatholic is the Catholic university for creative arts and business innovation. We combine hands-on instruction in media and business with an enriching Catholic liberal arts education. Experience small class sizes, mentorship from industry professionals, and a community of creative Catholics who believe in the power of beauty to transform culture.

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Project Based Curriculum

At JPCatholic, you don’t just learn theory — you put it into practice. Whether it’s building a business in our Incubator or casting SAG talent for your film project, you’ll learn what it takes to bring your vision to life. You’ll graduate JPCatholic being able to create at a high level with professionally polished projects.

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Small Campus Environment

With a student body around 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 companies like Disney, Sony PlayStation, and Warner Bros.

Did you know? Around 20% of our student body was homeschooled.

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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.

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Authentically Catholic Environment

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.

Did you know? We’re recommended by the Newman Guide as a faithful Catholic college.

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Located in Sunny California

We’re 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.

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John Paul the Great Catholic University, 155 W Grand Ave, Escondido, California 92025, United States

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Students who request a viewbook using this link will receive a full $50 Application Fee waiver if they choose to apply later! Get App Fee Waiver

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We are excited to share with home school students and their families about opportunities for creative careers!

Featured Resource

Our Free Online Crash Course in Storytelling is a great resource for homeschool students who have a passion for writing and creativity.

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