Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jul 15, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Worship Arts Major

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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 (45 credit hours)
Music Core (38 credit hours)
Worship Arts Core (43 credit hours)
Electives Core (2 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (45 credit hours)

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

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

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Philosophy (3 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):

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

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

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Social Sciences (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

Primary Instrument (5 credit hours)

Each student will take 4 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.  

Required Biblical or Theological Elective (3 credit hours)

Choose one three-credit course with a BIB or THE prefix.

Electives Core (2 credit hours)

General Electives - two credit hours.

Additional Information

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor of Music in Worship Arts

The faculty recommends students in the B.M. in Worship Arts to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 120 credits, including all general education, electives and Worship Arts major program requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework, and a GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses specified for the major.
  3. Completion of 180 hours of ministry/community service and 180 chapel credits. Transfer students are required to complete 45 hours of ministry/community service and 45 chapel credits each year of attendance at CCU. For further details on ministry/community service, see the Life Directions Center (LDC)  section of this catalog. For further details on chapel credits, see the Student Life  section of this catalog.
  4. Meet the CCU Residency requirements 
  5. Completion of eight semesters of MUA 175 - Music Convocation .  
  6. Acceptable performance on exit exams, as required by the faculty.
  7. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  8. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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