2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Worship Arts Major (BA)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Majors: Worship Arts, Biblical Studies 

Major Mission: The Worship Arts major is designed to facilitate the spiritual and artistic mentoring of students, with the goal of offering to local ministries anywhere in the world, a high standard of biblical, artistic, and professional worship leadership.

Major Outcomes: 

Core Music Outcomes

1. Technical Skill: The student will demonstrate basic musicianship skills in sight-singing, dictation, conducting, voice and piano.

2. Faith Integration: The student will describe and demonstrate the integration of a Biblical worldview in the life and career of an artist.

3. Synthesis: The student will apply historical and theoretical understanding to the analysis, performance, and creation of musical forms, processes, and structures found in representative examples from the western music tradition.

Worship Arts Outcomes: In addition, the student will:

4. Design diverse corporate Christian worship liturgies.

5. Demonstrate leadership skills in the mentoring and administration of a worship arts ministry

6. Demonstrate the highest possible level of performance on a primary instrument and functional skills in a secondary performance area

Requirements: In order to fulfill the baccalaureate requirements in worship arts, the students must:

  1. Complete all credit requirements for general college and specific major.
  2. Fulfill all departmental requirements as outlined in the MWPA Handbook.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in an applied area.
  4. Participate and maintain a 3.5 average in a large ensemble for eight semesters.
  5. Maintain a 3.0 average in a chosen proficiency.
  6. Satisfactorily complete all internships and practicum.
  7. Perform and obtain a satisfactory evaluation from the MWPA faculty for the student senior project.
  8. Attend all required MWPA forum (WPA 100) performances and events.

Worship Arts Major Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

LBC 101Engaging Faith & Life

3

THE 105Prelude to Biblical & Theological Studies

3

LAN 101College Composition and Research

3

ENS ____Ensemble (primary)

1

ENS ____Ensemble (NC)

0

MAP ____Applied Music Lesson

1

MUS 101Music Theory I

3

MUS 101LMusicianship I Lab

1

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

WPA 102Intro to Music, Worship, & the Performing Arts

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Spring Semester

BIB 106Interpreting the Bible

3

LAN 104Public Speaking

3

MAT ____MAT Core

3

ENS ____Ensemble (primary)

1

ENS ____Ensemble (NC)

0

MAP ____Applied Music Lesson

1

MUL 121Contemporary Voice Lab

1

MUS 102Music Theory II

3

MUS 102LMusicianship II Lab

1

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

Total Credit Hours:15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

CSV 201Christian Service I

0

BIB 103Creation & Covenants: OT I

3

HIS 224History of Christian Song

3

LIT ____LIT Core (100/200 Level)

3

ENS ____Ensemble (primary)

1

ENS ____Ensemble (NC)

0

MAP ____Applied Music Lesson

1

MUL 101Piano Lab I

1

WOR 401Biblical & Theological Issues in Worship

3

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

CSV 202Christian Service II

0

BIB 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

THE 223Christian Narrative I: Creation & Fall

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

PHE 129Rhythmic Movement

1

ENS ____Ensemble (primary)

1

ENS ____Ensemble (NC)

0

MAP ____Applied Music Lesson

1

MUS 201LMusicianship Lab III

1

MUL 102Piano Lab II

1

MUS 212Contemporary Theory & Arranging

3

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

Total Credit Hours:17

Junior Year

Fall Semester

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

THE 224Christian Narrative II: Redemption

3

HUM 240Music History I

3

ENS ____Ensemble (primary)

1

ENS ____Ensemble (NC)

0

MAP ____Applied Music Lesson

1

MUS 211Introduction to Composition

3

MUL 111Guitar Lab I

1

PRO 101Introduction to Electronic Media

3

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

WPA 301Worship & Performing Arts Internship I

0

Total Credit Hours:18

Spring Semester

BIB 204Early Church: NT II

3

BOT 210Psalms

3

HUM 340Music History II

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

ENS ____Ensemble (primary)

1

ENS ____Ensemble (NC)

0

MAP ____Applied Music Lesson

1

MUL 112Guitar Lab II

1

MUS 202LMusicianship IV Lab

1

MUS 312Rhythm Section Methods

3

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

WPA 302Worship & Performing Arts Internship II

0

Total Credit Hours:17

Senior Year

Fall Semester

BNT ____ Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

3

THE 302Biblical & Theological Issues in Worship

3

HUM 212Media: Conveyor of Cultural Ideas

3

HUM 330Survey of American Pop

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

ENS ____Ensemble (primary)

1

ENS ____Ensemble (NC)

0

MAP ____Applied Music Lesson

1

WOR 499Senior Project

1

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

WPA 400MWPA Cross Cultural Externship

0

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring Semester

THE 320

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective (400 Level)

3

SCI ____SCI____ Science with Lab 4 credits

4

ENS ____Ensemble (primary)

1

ENS ____Ensemble (NC)

0

MUS 231Songwriting

3

WOR 402Administrative Process in Worship Arts

3

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

WPA 450Worship and Performing Arts Practicum

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Arts & Sciences Elective (400 Level): Choose from: HUM 422 or HUM 440.