Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
    Oct 02, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Music - Worship Arts

For students who are interested in pursuing a career that will allow them to use their musical gifts and talents in ministry, CCU offers the Bachelor of Music - Worship Arts degree. This degree combines elements of Biblical principles of leadership and music production and engineering with a true music degree program, so that students are philosophically, practically, and spiritually equipped for effective leadership and administration of a music/worship ministry within the Body of Christ. The Worship Arts degree also offers excellent preparation for graduate school or seminary.

The Worship Arts program focuses on the development and practice of worship throughout history and of the contemporary church. While not promoting a particular style of worship, it equips students to be knowledgeable and capable in most forms of Protestant worship. Particular attention is paid to working with all instruments including voices, along with a distinct performance and internship requirement.

The Bachelor of Music - Worship Arts requires completion of the following 128 credits:
General Education Core (48 credit hours)
Music Core (40 credit hours)
Worship Arts Core (33 credit hours)
Electives Core (7 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (48 credit hours)

Biblical Studies (12 credit hours)

Take the following four courses (some courses are cross-listed and only one prefix needs to be taken):

Communication (9 credit hours)

Take each of the following three courses:

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Philosophy (3 credit hours)

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Social Sciences (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

* Please see the First- Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information information about this required course.

Primary Instrument (7 credit hours)

Each student will take 6 credit hours in the instrument on which they auditioned and have been accepted.  Each student will take 1 credit hour on a secondary instrument in order to prepare them for leading worship or helping others to participate in leading worship.  If students select MUS 361 - Performance Project , then they will take MUA 127 - Applied Worship  in place of 1 credit hour of primary instrument. 

Electives Core (7 credit hours)

Free Electives (7)

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