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):
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.