Worship Arts

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In accordance with the mission statement of Missouri Baptist University, the academic program, and the worship arts discipline, the Worship Arts major focuses on preparing students for careers in the worship leadership and support within the church or a related setting. To complement specific interests, the following minors are recommended: Music Ministry, Broadcast Media, Music, Religion, Religious Education, and Theatre.

  • Worship Leader
  • Youth Worship Leader
  • Children’s Choir Director
  • Choral Director
  • Conducting
  • Music Director
  • Music Critics
  • Booking agent/Promoter
  • Fundraising Director
  • Symphony/Concert Managing
  • Music Software Programmer
  • Accompanist

Required Communications courses: (9 hours)
COMM 263 Introduction to Audio and VideoCommunications
COMU 323 Principles of Sound
COMT 483A Studio Production I

Required Music courses: (17-18 hours)
[MUTH 103 Fundamentals of Music]
MUTH 101 Introduction to Music Technology
MUTH 111 Sight Singing/Ear Training I
MUTH 113 Theory I
MUTH 121 Sight Singing/Ear Training II
MUTH 123 Theory II
MUED 202 Basic Conducting
MUAV Voice** (2 semesters, based on skill)
MUAP Piano*** (2 semesters, based on skill)
MUHL 153 Appreciation of Music*
OR
MUHL 332 Music History III (Music Majors or Minors only)

Required Religious Education courses: (6 hours)
RRED 273 Foundations for Christian Ministry
RRED 343 Discipleship and Evangelism

Required Theatre courses: (3 hours)
THEA 353 Drama in Ministry

Required Worship Arts courses: (10 hours)
MUWA 463 Worship History and Leadership
WORA 483 Emerging Trends in Worship
MUWA 371+471 Worship Performance Workshop
WORA 381+481 Worship Arts Seminar

Required Internship courses: (3 hours)
REMU 473 Christian Ministry Internship

Total Hours Required for Major: 48-49

*Also satisfies general education requirement

**Voice credit may be Class Voice, Private Voice, or a combination of both.

***Advanced piano students may take proficiency exam for up to four semesters of credit. Piano credit may be Class Piano, Private Piano, or a combination of both.

WORSHIP ARTS MINOR

All students who wish to minor in Worship Arts are required to take the following courses:

Required Communications courses: (3 hours)
COMM 263 Introduction to Audio and Video Communications

Required Music courses: (9-10 hours)
[MUTH 103 Fundamentals of Music]
MUTH 101 Introduction to Music Technology
MUTH 111 Sight Singing/Ear Training I
MUTH 113 Theory I
MUAV Voice** (2 semesters based on skill)
OR
MUAP Piano*** (2 semesters based on skill)
MUHL 153 Appreciation of Music*
OR
MUHL 332 Music History III (music majors and minors only)
Required Religious Education course: (3 hours)
RRED 273 Foundations for Christian Ministry

Required Worship Arts courses: (7 hours)
MUWA 463 Worship History and Leadership
WORA 483 Emerging Trends in Worship
MUWA 371 Worship Performance Workshop
OR
MUWA 381 Worship Arts Seminar

Elective course: (3 hours)
COMT 483A Studio Production I
OR
THEA 353 Drama in Ministry

Total Hours Required for Minor: 25-26

*Also satisfies general education requirement

**Voice credit may be Class Voice, Private Voice, or a combination of both.

***Advanced piano students may take proficiency exam for up to four semesters of credit. Piano credit may be Class Piano, Private Piano, or a combination of both.