Center for the Worship Arts

HEATHER R. DAUGHERTY, Director of the Center for Worship Arts; Assistant Professor of Worship Arts, 2006—
BA, Olivet Nazarene University, 2000; MDiv, Boston University, 2004.

Center for Worship Arts General Information

Mission Statement

The Center for Worship Arts seeks to help students develop informed minds, inflamed hearts, and engaged hands to minister through the arts in a variety of contexts.

Worship Arts BA

As a professional major, the Worship Arts Major will be supplemented by one of eight required concentrations: Drama Ministry, Faith and Film, Creative Expressions, Religious Studies, Songwriting, Worship Leadership, Performance, or Worship Media. A student majoring in Worship Arts will take the required core of classes, and then choose one of eight concentrations.

General Education

49-52 hours

Foundations Tier

18-19 hours

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

MAT

1044

Applied Mathematics for Business

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

Varsity athletics do not count toward this requirement.

Intercultural Literacy (Choose one)

(2-3)

 

COM

2020

Principles of Intercultural Communication (2)

 

 

COM

2060

American Sign Language I (3)

 

 

FRE

1000

French Language and Culture (3)

 

 

GER

1000

German Language and Culture (3)

 

 

SPA

1000

Spanish Language and Culture (3)

 

 

HEB

2010

Beginning Hebrew (3)

 

 

GRK

2010

Beginning New Testament Greek (3)

 

 

ECO

3300

International Economic Development (3)

 

 

SOC

2100

Peoples and Cultures of the World (2)

 

 

PHL

3141

Phenomenology of Religion (3)

 

 

MUS

2440

World Music and Culture (2)

 

 

MIS

3700

Religion and Culture (3)

 

Human Sciences Tier

6 hours

Institutional (Choose one)

(3)

 

ECO

2000

Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

 

 

ATH

3010

Introduction to Anthropology (3)

 

 

POL

2020

American Political Institutions (3)

 

 

SWK

1200

Introduction to Social Work (3)

 

 

HIS

1400

World Civilization I (3)

 

 

 

 

or

 

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II (3)

 

 

 

 

(whichever is not used to satisfy the World Civilization Context in the Contexts Tier)

 

 

HIS

2010

U.S. History I (3)

 

 

 

 

or

 

 

HIS

2020

U.S. History II (3)

 

Behavioral (Choose One)

(3)

 

COM

2020

Interpersonal Relations (3)

 

 

PSY

2010

General Psychology (3)

 

 

SOC

2010

General Sociology (3)

 

Natural Sciences Tier

6-7 hours

 

Laboratory Science (Choose one)

(3-4)

 

SCI

1500

Life Science (3)

 

 

SCI

2000

Introduction to Environmental Science (3)

 

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science (3)

 

 

SCI

2200

Physical Geology (3)

 

 

SCI

2510

Earth and Space Science (3)

 

 

PHY

1040

The Physics of Sound (3)

 

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

Contexts Tier

21 hours

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

World Civilization (Choose one)

(3)

 

HIS

1400

World Civilization I (3)

 

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II (3)

 

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

Philosophy (Choose One)

(3)

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy (3)

 

 

PHL

3070

Ethics (3)

 

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

REL

4100

Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

Major

45 hours

WAS

1010

Introduction to the Worship Arts

(1)

WAS

2010

Spiritual Formation: The Heart of Worship Leading

(2)

WAS

3010

The Story of Worship

(3)

WAS

3015

The Shape of Worship

(3)

WAS

3020

Telling the Story

(3)

WAS

4020

The Contextualization of Worship

(2)

WAS

4010

The Practice of Worship Arts

(3)

WAS

4030

Issues in Systematic Theology: The God We Worship

(3)

WAS

4040

Administration and Program Development in Worship Ministry

(2)

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology

(3)

THE

4280

New Testament Theology

(3)

BUS

2300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

(3)

MUS

1620

Vocal Fundamentals

(1)

MUS

3100

Elementary Conducting

(2)

MUS

2060

Aural Theory I

(2)

MUS

2070

Aural Theory II

(2)

COM

2450

Drama as Ministry

(3)

COM

2720

Film Criticism

(1)

WAS

3025

Worship Arts Practicum

(1)

WAS

4000

Worship Arts Senior Internship

(1-2)

Suggested Music Electives: MUS 2010, MUS 2020, Piano I, II, III, IV

Worship Arts Areas of Concentration

Drama Ministry Concentration

22 hours

COM

2250

Performance Studies

(3)

COM

2350

Creative Drama

(3)

COM

2950

Script Analysis

(1)

COM

3900

Script Writing

(3)

COM

3140

Acting: Theory and Practice

(3)

COM

2230

Oral Interpretation

(3)

COM

4040

Play Directing

(3)

COM

4030

Design and Production for the Stage

(3)

Faith and Film Concentration

18 hours

COM

2100

Introduction to Mass Communication

(3)

COM

3700

Narrative Film Theories and Techniques

(3)

COM

3750

Film History

(3)

COM

3850

Mass Communication Ethics

(3)

ITI

3800

Graphic Design and Imaging I

(3)

ITI

3820

Introduction to Multimedia

(3)

Creative Expressions Concentration

21-22 hours

ENG

3480

Creative Writing: Nonfiction

(3)

ENG

3850

Christian Fiction (3)

(3)

 

 

or

 

ENG

3860

C.S. Lewis and the Inklings

(3)

COM

2080

Video Production Practicum

(1)

COM

2350

Creative Drama

(3)

COM

3170

Voice and Articulation

(3)

COM

3300

Television Studio and Production

(3)

COM

4000

Advanced Public Speaking

(3)

 

 

or

 

PRA

3105

Principles of Preaching

(2)

ART

2200

Mixed Media

(3)

Religious Studies Concentration

22 hours

BIB

2990

Introduction to Biblical Exegesis

(3)

PRA

3000

Evangelism and Missions

(3)

CHI

 

Upper Division Church History

(3)

CHI

3060

History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene*

(3)

THE

4090

Theology of Holiness

(3)

PRA

3310

Pastoral Care and Counseling

(2)

CED

3080

The Educational Ministry of the Church

(3)

PRA

3105

Principles of Preaching

(2)

*Students who are not members of the Church of the Nazarene may take any upper division CHI.

**We strongly encourage students to take Upper Division Bible in both Old and New Testaments.

Songwriting Concentration

24 hours

MUS

1300

Finale

(2)

MUS

2010

Theory I

(2)

MUS

2020

Theory II

(2)

MUS

3010

Theory III

(2)

MUS

3020

Theory IV

(2)

MCM

3100

Introduction to Songwriting

(2)

MCM

3300

Songwriting

(2)

MUS

1600

Piano I

(1)

MUS

1610

Piano II

(1)

MUS

2600

Piano III

(1)

MUS

2620

Piano IV

(1)

MUS

4010

Orchestration

(3)

MUS

4020

Choral Arranging

(3)

Suggested Electives:

MCM

2010

Commercial Theory

(2)

 

MUB

2220

Music Publishing

(3)

 

ENG

3480

Creative Writing: Nonfiction

(3)

 

Worship Leadership Concentration

24 hours

MUS

1600

Piano I

(1)

MUS

1610

Piano II

(1)

MUS

2600

Piano III

(1)

MUS

2620

Piano IV

(1)

MUS

3110

Advanced Conducting

(2)

MUS

2010

Theory I

(2)

MUS

2020

Theory II

(2)

MUS

2520

Choral Literature and Pedagogy

(2)

MUS

3060

Aural Theory III

(2)

MUS

3070

Aural Theory IV

(2)

MUS

 

Ensemble (Choose one): Choral Union, Wind Ensemble, Trevecca Symphony Orchestra, Gospel Choir

(2-3)

WAS

4500

Field Education in Worship Arts

(3)

Suggested Electives:

MCM

1846

Commercial Ensemble

MUS

2300

Brass Methods

MUS

2310

Woodland Methods

MUS

2320

String Methods

MUS

2330

Percussion Methods

MUS

2410

Music History I

MUS

4010

Orchestration

Additional hours of Choral Union and Gospel Choir

Performance Concentration

24 hours

MUS

2010

Theory I

(2)

MUS

2020

Theory II

(2)

MUS

3060

Aural Theory III

(2)

MUS

3070

Aural Theory IV

(2)

MCM

1625

Vocal Fundamentals II

(1)

MUS

 

Applied Lessons

(8)

MUS

 

Ensembles

(7)

Suggested Electives: Additional Lessons and Ensembles

Worship Media Concentration

20 hours

ITI

1900

Business Information Technology

(2)

ITI

3800

Graphic Design and Imaging I

(3)

ITI

3810

Graphic Design and Imaging II

(3)

ITI

3820

Introduction to Multimedia

(3)

ITI

3880

Video and Web Broadcasting

(3)

ITI

4820

Animation and Motion Graphics

(3)

ITI

4180

Television and Studio Production

(3)

Electives

0-8 hours

Total

120-121 hours

Worship Arts BA Four-Year Plan: Creative Expressions Concentration

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

WAS

1010

Introduction to the Worship Arts

(1)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

MUS

1620

Vocal Fundamentals

(1)

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

 

Total 15

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

SCI

 

Lab Science

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

WAS

2010

Spiritual Formation: The Heart of Worship Leading

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

 

Total 16

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

WAS

3010

The Story of Worship

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

MUS

2060

Aural Theory I

(2)

COM

2010

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

 

Total 16

Semester 4

WAS

3015

The Shape of Worship

(3)

WAS

3020

Telling the Story*

(3)

MUS

2070

Aural Theory II

(2)

ART

2200

Mixed Media*

(3)

 

 

Institutional Choice

(3)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

Total 17

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

MAT

1044

Applied Math for Business

(3)

WAS

4030

Issues in Systematic: Worship*

(3)

WAS

4010

The Practice of Worship Arts*

(3)

COM

3300

Television Studio Production

(3)

MUS

3100

Elementary Conducting

(2)

WAS

3025

Worship Arts Practicum

(1)

 

Total 15

Semester 6

 

BUS

2300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

(3)

COM

2720

Film Criticism*

(1)

COM

4000

Advanced Public Speaking**

(3)

 

 

Intercultural Literacy

(3)

ENG

3480

Creative Writing: Nonfiction*

(3)

WAS

4040

Administration and Program Development*

(2)

Total 15

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology*

(3)

WAS

4020

The Contextualization of Worship*

(2)

COM

2450

Drama as Ministry*

(3)

COM

2080

Video Production Practicum

(1)

COM

3170

Voice and Articulation*

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 8

 

THE

4280

New Testament Theology*

(3)

COM

2350

Creative Drama*

(3)

REL

4100

Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

WAS

4000

Worship Arts Senior Internship

(1)

ENG

3850

Christian Fiction**

(3)

 

Total 13

*Classes offered in alternate years

**ENG 3860 May also be taken

Total Plan of Study:

122 hours

Worship Arts BA Four-Year Plan: Worship Media Concentration

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

WAS

1010

Introduction to the Worship Arts

(1)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

MUS

1620

Vocal Fundamentals

(1)

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

 

Total 15

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

SCI

 

Lab Science

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

WAS

2010

Spiritual Formation: The Heart of Worship Leading

(2)

COM

2950

Script Analysis

(1)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

 

Total 15

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

WAS

3010

The Story of Worship

(3)

COM

2250

Performance Studies*

(3)

MUS

2060

Aural Theory I

(2)

COM

2010

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

 

Total 17

Semester 4

WAS

3015

The Shape of Worship

(3)

WAS

3020

Telling the Story*

(3)

MUS

2070

Aural Theory II

(2)

COM

3900

Scriptwriting*

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

Total 16

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

MAT

1044

Applied Math for Business

(3)

WAS

4030

Issues in Systematic: Worship*

(3)

WAS

4010

The Practice of Worship Arts*

(3)

COM

3140

Acting: Theory and Practice*

(3)

MUS

3100

Elementary Conducting

(2)

WAS

3025

Worship Arts Practicum

(1)

 

Total 15

Semester 6

 

BUS

2300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

(3)

COM

2720

Film Criticism*

(1)

COM

2350

Creative Drama*

(3)

COM

2230

Oral Interpretation*

(3)

 

 

Intercultural Literacy

(3)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

WAS

4040

Administration and Program Development*

(2)

Total 17

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology*

(3)

WAS

4020

The Contextualization of Worship*

(2)

COM

2450

Drama as Ministry*

(3)

COM

4040

Play Directing*

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

Total 14

Semester 8

 

THE

4280

New Testament Theology*

(3)

 

 

Institutional Choice

(3)

REL

4100

Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

WAS

4000

Worship Arts Senior Internship

(1)

COM

4030

Design and Production*

(3)

 

Total 13

*Classes offered in alternate years

Total Plan of Study:

122 hours

Worship Arts BA Four-Year Plan: Faith and Film Concentration

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

WAS

1010

Introduction to the Worship Arts

(1)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

MUS

1620

Vocal Fundamentals

(1)

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

 

Total 15

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

SCI

 

Lab Science

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

WAS

2010

Spiritual Formation: The Heart of Worship Leading

(2)

ITI

1900

Business Information Technology

(2)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

 

Total 16

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

WAS

3010

The Story of Worship

(3)

COM

2010

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

MUS

2060

Aural Theory I

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

 

Total 16

Semester 4

WAS

3015

The Shape of Worship

(3)

WAS

3020

Telling the Story*

(3)

MUS

2070

Aural Theory II

(2)

COM

2100

Introduction to Mass Communication*

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

Total 16

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

MAT

1044

Applied Math for Business

(3)

WAS

4030

Issues in Systematic: Worship*

(3)

WAS

4010

The Practice of Worship Arts*

(3)

ITI

3800

Graphic Design and Imaging*

(3)

MUS

3100

Elementary Conducting

(2)

WAS

3025

Worship Arts Practicum

(1)

 

Total 15

Semester 6

 

BUS

2300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

(3)

COM

2720

Film Criticism*

(1)

COM

3750

Film History*

(3)

ITI

3820

Introduction to Multimedia*

(3)

COM

3850

Mass Communication Ethics*

(3)

WAS

4040

Administration and Program Development*

(2)

Total 15

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology*

(3)

WAS

4020

The Contextualization of Worship*

(2)

COM

2450

Drama as Ministry*

(3)

 

 

Intercultural Literacy

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

Total 14

Semester 8

 

THE

4280

New Testament Theology*

(3)

 

 

Institutional Choice

(3)

REL

4100

Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

WAS

4000

Worship Arts Senior Internship

(1)

COM

3700

Narrative Film Theories*

(3)

 

Total 13

*Classes offered in alternate years

Total Plan of Study:

120 hours

Worship Arts BA Four-Year Plan: Music Performance Concentration

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

WAS

1010

Introduction to the Worship Arts

(1)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

MUS

1620

Vocal Fundamentals

(1)

MUS

 

Applied Lessons, Lower Division

(1)

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

 

Total 16

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing and Thinking

(3)

SCI

 

Lab Science

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

WAS

2010

Spiritual Formation: The Heart of Worship Leading

(2)

MUS

 

Applied Lessons, Lower Division

(1)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

MCM

1625

Vocal Fundamentals II

(1)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

 

Total 17

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

MUS

2010

Theory I

(2)

WAS

3010

The Story of Worship

(3)

MUS

 

Applied Lessons, Lower Division

(1)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

MUS

2060

Aural Theory I

(2)

COM

2010

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 4

WAS

3015

The Shape of Worship

(3)

WAS

3020

Telling the Story*

(3)

MUS

2070

Aural Theory II

(2)

MUS

2020

Theory II

(2)

MUS

 

Applied Lessons, Lower Division

(1)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

Total 15

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

MAT

1044

Applied Math for Business

(3)

WAS

4030

Issues in Systematic: Worship*

(3)

WAS

4010

The Practice of Worship Arts*

(3)

MUS

3060

Aural Theory III

(2)

MUS

3100

Elementary Conducting

(2)

MUS

 

Applied Lessons, Upper Division

(1)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

WAS

3025

Worship Arts Practicum

(1)

 

Total 15

Semester 6

 

BUS

2300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

(3)

COM

2720

Film Criticism*

(1)

MUS

3070

Aural Theory IV

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

MUS

 

Applied Lessons, Upper Division

(1)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

WAS

4040

Administration and Program Development*

(2)

Total 15

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology*

(3)

WAS

4020

The Contextualization of Worship*

(2)

COM

2450

Drama as Ministry*

(3)

 

 

Institutional Choice

(3)

MUS

 

Applied Lessons, Upper Division

(1)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

Total 16

Semester 8

 

THE

4280

New Testament Theology*

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

REL

4100

Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

WAS

4000

Worship Arts Senior Internship

(1)

 

 

Intercultural Literacy

(3)

MUS

 

Applied Lessons, Upper Division

(1)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

 

Total 14

*Classes offered in alternate years

Total Plan of Study:

124 hours

Worship Arts BA Four-Year Plan: Religious Studies Concentration

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

WAS

1010

Introduction to the Worship Arts

(1)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

MUS

1620

Vocal Fundamentals

(1)

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

 

Total 15

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

SCI

 

Lab Science

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

WAS

2010

Spiritual Formation: The Heart of Worship Leading

(2)

BIB

2990

Introduction to Biblical Exegesis

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

 

Total 17

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

WAS

3010

The Story of Worship

(3)

CHI

3040

Ancient/Medieval Church History

(3)

MUS

2060

Aural Theory I

(2)

COM

2010

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

 

Total 17

Semester 4

WAS

3015

The Shape of Worship

(3)

WAS

3020

Telling the Story*

(3)

MUS

2070

Aural Theory II

(2)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

Total 16

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

MAT

1044

Applied Math for Business

(3)

WAS

4030

Issues in Systematic: Worship*

(3)

WAS

4010

The Practice of Worship Arts*

(3)

PRA

3105

Principles of Preaching

(2)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

MUS

3100

Elementary Conducting

(2)

WAS

3025

Worship Arts Practicum

(1)

 

Total 16

Semester 6

 

BUS

2300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

(3)

COM

2720

Film Criticism*

(1)

 

 

Intercultural Literacy

(3)

CHI

3060

Nazarene History and Polity

(3)

CED

3080

Educational Ministry of the Church

(3)

WAS

4040

Administration and Program Development*

(2)

Total 15

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology*

(3)

WAS

4020

The Contextualization of Worship*

(2)

COM

2450

Drama as Ministry*

(3)

THE

4090

Theology of Holiness

(3)

PRA

3000

Evangelism and Missions

(3)

 

Total 14

Semester 8

 

THE

4280

New Testament Theology*

(3)

PRA

3310

Pastoral Care and Counseling

(2)

REL

4100

Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

WAS

4000

Worship Arts Senior Internship

(1)

 

 

Institutional Choice

(3)

 

Total 12

*Classes offered in alternate years

Total Plan of Study:

123 hours

Worship Arts BA Four-Year Plan: Songwriting Concentration

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

WAS

1010

Introduction to the Worship Arts

(1)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

MUS

1620

Vocal Fundamentals

(1)

MUS

1600

Piano I

(1)

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

 

Total 16

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

SCI

 

Lab Science

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

(3)

WAS

2010

Spiritual Formation: The Heart of Worship Leading

(2)

MUS

1610

Piano II

(1)

MUS

1300

Finale

(2)

MCM

1625

Vocal Fundamentals II

(1)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

 

Total 17

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

MUS

2010

Theory I

(2)

WAS

3010

The Story of Worship

(3)

MUS

2600

Piano III

(1)

MCM

3100

Introduction to Songwriting

(2)

MUS

2060

Aural Theory I

(2)

COM

2010

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

 

Total 16

Semester 4

WAS

3015

The Shape of Worship

(3)

WAS

3020

Telling the Story*

(3)

MUS

2070

Aural Theory II

(2)

MUS

2020

Theory II

(2)

MUS

2620

Piano IV

(1)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

Total 16

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

MAT

1044

Applied Math for Business

(3)

WAS

4030

Issues in Systematic: Worship*

(3)

WAS

4010

The Practice of Worship Arts*

(3)

MUS

3010

Theory III

(2)

MUS

3100

Elementary Conducting

(2)

MCM

3300

Songwriting

(2)

WAS

3025

Worship Arts Practicum

(1)

 

Total 16

Semester 6

 

BUS

2300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

(3)

COM

2720

Film Criticism*

(1)

MUS

3020

Theory IV

(2)

 

 

Institutional Choice

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

WAS

4040

Administration and Program Development*

(2)

Total 16

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology*

(3)

WAS

4020

The Contextualization of Worship*

(2)

COM

2450

Drama as Ministry*

(3)

MUS

4020

Choral Arranging**

(3)

MUS

4010

Orchestration**

(3)

 

Total 14

Semester 8

 

THE

4280

New Testament Theology*

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

REL

4100

Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

WAS

4000

Worship Arts Senior Internship

(1)

 

 

Intercultural Literacy

(3)

 

Total 13

*Classes offered in alternate years

**Fall-odd years

Total Plan of Study:

124 hours

Worship Arts BA Four-Year Plan: Worship Leadership Concentration

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

WAS

1010

Introduction to the Worship Arts

(1)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

MUS

1620

Vocal Fundamentals

(1)

MUS

1600

Piano I

(1)

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

 

Total 16

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

SCI

 

Lab Science

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

WAS

2010

Spiritual Formation: The Heart of Worship Leading

(2)

MUS

1610

Piano II

(1)

MUS

 

Choral Union

(1)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

 

Total 16

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

MUS

2010

Theory I

(2)

WAS

3010

The Story of Worship

(3)

MUS

2600

Piano III

(1)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

MUS

2060

Aural Theory I

(2)

COM

2010

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

 

Total 15

Semester 4

WAS

3015

The Shape of Worship

(3)

WAS

3020

Telling the Story*

(3)

MUS

2070

Aural Theory II

(2)

MUS

2020

Theory II

(2)

MUS

2620

Piano IV

(1)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

Total 15

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

MAT

1044

Applied Math for Business

(3)

WAS

4030

Issues in Systematic: Worship*

(3)

WAS

4010

The Practice of Worship Arts*

(3)

MUS

3060

Aural Theory III

(2)

MUS

3100

Elementary Conducting

(2)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

WAS

3025

Worship Arts Practicum

(1)

 

Total 15

Semester 6

 

BUS

2300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

(3)

COM

2720

Film Criticism*

(1)

MUS

3070

Aural Theory IV

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

MUS

2520

Choral Literature and Pedagogy**

(2)

MUS

3110

Advanced Conducting

(2)

MUS

 

Ensemble

(1)

WAS

4500

Field Education in Worship Arts

(1)

WAS

4040

Administration and Program Development*

(2)

Total 16

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology*

(3)

WAS

4020

The Contextualization of Worship*

(2)

COM

2450

Drama as Ministry*

(3)

 

 

Institutional Choice

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

WAS

4500

Field Education in Worship Arts

(1)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

Total 17

Semester 8

 

THE

4280

New Testament Theology*

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

REL

4100

Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

WAS

4000

Worship Arts Senior Internship

(2)

 

 

Intercultural Literacy

(3)

 

Total 14

*Classes offered in alternate years

 

**Spring-odd years

 

Total Plan of Study:

124 hours

Worship Arts BA Four-Year Plan: Worship Media Concentration

Freshman Year

Semester 1

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

WAS

1010

Introduction to the Worship Arts

(1)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

MUS

1620

Vocal Fundamentals

(1)

PRA

1010

Perspectives in Christian Ministry

(1)

 

Total 15

Semester 2

 

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

SCI

 

Lab Science

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

WAS

2010

Spiritual Formation: The Heart of Worship Leading

(2)

ITI

1900

Business Information Technology

(2)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

 

Total 16

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

 

PHL

2010

Introduction to Philosophy

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

WAS

3010

The Story of Worship

(3)

ITI

4180

Television Studio Production

(3)

MUS

2060

Aural Theory I

(2)

HPE

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

 

Total 16

Semester 4

WAS

3015

The Shape of Worship

(3)

WAS

3020

Telling the Story*

(3)

MUS

2070

Aural Theory II

(2)

COM

2010

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

ITI

3880

Video Art and Web Broadcasting*

(3)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

Total 17

Junior Year

Semester 5

 

MAT

1044

Applied Math for Business

(3)

WAS

4030

Issues in Systematic: Worship*

(3)

WAS

4010

The Practice of Worship Arts*

(3)

ITI

3800

Graphic Design and Imaging*

(3)

MUS

3100

Elementary Conducting

(2)

WAS

3025

Worship Arts Practicum

(1)

 

Total 15

Semester 6

 

BUS

2300

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

(3)

COM

2720

Film Criticism*

(1)

ITI

3810

Graphic Design and Imaging II*

(3)

ITI

4820

Animation and Motion Graphics*

(3)

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

WAS

4040

Administration and Program Development*

(2)

Total 14

Senior Year

Semester 7

 

THE

4270

Old Testament Theology*

(3)

WAS

4020

The Contextualization of Worship*

(2)

COM

2450

Drama as Ministry*

(3)

 

 

Intercultural Literacy

(3)

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

 

Total 14

Semester 8

 

THE

4280

New Testament Theology*

(3)

 

 

Institutional Choice

(3)

REL

4100

Life of the Christian Minister

(3)

WAS

4000

Worship Arts Senior Internship

(1)

ITI

3820

Introduction to Multimedia*

(3)

 

Total 13

*Classes offered in alternate years

Total Plan of Study:

121 hours

Minor in Worship Arts

Worship Arts Minor

18 hours

WAS

1010

Introduction to the Worship Arts

(1)

WAS

2010

Spiritual Formation: The Heart of Worship Leading

(2)

WAS

3010

The Story of Worship

(3)

WAS

3015

The Shape of Worship

(3)

WAS

3020

Telling the Story

(3)

WAS

4020

The Contextualization of Worship

(3)

WAS

4010

The Practice of Worship Arts

(3)

Worship Arts Course Descriptions

WORSHIP ARTS

WAS 1010 Introduction to the Worship Arts (1)

Designed as the portal for all Worship Arts majors, this introductory class defines and explores foundational questions in the Worship Arts including the purpose of worship, the role of the worship leader and the place of worship in the local church and her mission. This course will serve as a prerequisite for all other WAS courses. Fall.

WAS 2010 Spiritual Formation: The Heart of Worship Leading (2)

Focuses on developing a foundation for understanding and nurturing the spiritual life of a worship leader. Course work will involve the study of classic spiritual disciplines and the writing of one's personal worship journey.

WAS 3010 The Story of Worship (3)

Explores the biblical and historical practices of worship from the patriarchal period to postmodern times. Special attention is given to exploring historical shifts in how Christian people have understood God, the church, salvation and the church-culture intersection with respect to worship. Fall.

WAS 3015 The Shape of Worship (3)

An interactive examination of the unifying elements and the dynamic diversity of worship. Attention is given to the theology and practice of sacraments, the Christian calendar and its use in worship, the relationship among the different elements of corporate worship and the overall design of the worship service.

WAS 3020 Telling the Story (3)

Designed to aid students in exploring many of the dynamics of communication that take place in the context of worship. Topics will include voice and articulation; non-verbal communication; interpersonal communication and the voice and choice of art in worship.

WAS 3025 Worship Arts Practicum (1)

A supervised practicum designed to give students the opportunity to observe and experience the role and responsibilities of a worship arts pastor in a local church. In addition to on-site observation, students will participate in on-campus guided small groups for reflection, mentoring and spiritual formation.

WAS 4000 Worship Arts Senior Internship (1-2)

A cumulative integration of the students learning and experience in a worship ministry assignment. Students will participate in worship leadership in a congregational setting. During this internship, students will create a Senior Project that will be carried out within the context of worship in their ministry assignment. Students will participate in on-campus guided small groups for reflection, mentoring and spiritual formation.

WAS 4010 The Practice of Worship Arts (3)

An exploration of skills and considerations involved with leading worship. Topics include learning how to lead people into the presence of God; becoming an "invisible" worship leader; learning the relationship between form and freedom in worship; building a comprehensive music culture; creating congregation friendly arrangements and singing keys; rehearsal planning and execution for a praise band, choir and instrumental section; and developing a philosophy of technology and sound dynamics.

WAS 4020 The Contextualization of Worship (2)

Fosters the understanding that there are a wide variety of contemporary cultural expressions of worship. With this in mind, students will gain skills in identifying practical theological questions and interpreting contexts, as well as pastoral and practical insights that will guide them in creating God-centered worship. Attention will be given to new ministries, church plants, and the renewal of existing congregations.

WAS 4030 Issues in Systematic Theology: The God We Worship (3)

A study of the nature of theology as a systematic, logical and disciplined activity within the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. This course will consider theological method and the doctrine of God, understanding that worship ultimately informs and shapes our understandings of God.

WAS 4040 Administration and Program Development (2)

An examination of leadership and administration skills for worship ministry, the development of a budget and calendar, and working with a larger church staff.

WAS 4500 Field Education in Worship Arts (1-3)

A cumulative integration of the students learning and experience in a worship ministry assignment. Students will focus on and participate in worship leadership and the pastoral duties of a worship ministry pastor. Students will participate in on-campus guided small groups for reflection, mentoring and spiritual formation.