Worship Arts Minor

Minor Requirements

21 credit hours

Core Requirements (12 hours)

Complete the following:
A course designed to help the student systematically acquire basic information and interrelated skills that will be of value in future musical endeavors as performer, teacher, or composer, in all genres of music. Students will study music notation, interval recognition, elements of pitch and rhythm, scale and chord construction and beginning concepts in harmony. Corequisite: MUSI 131 Sight Singing and Ear Training I.
A lab experience designed to develop proficiency in singing prepared melodies, melodies at sight, rhythmic patterns, and in taking basic melodic dictation. Corequisite: MUSI 121 Theory I.
Introductory work with technological resources basic to work in the music field. Includes hands-on experience with MIDI and sequencing, music notation programs and desktop publishing, digital sound formats, audio recording, and basic Web authoring. Students will also explore basic self-promotion skills such as marketing and portfolio development.
The purpose of this course is to teach students how to plan, prepare and execute worship in various settings. Students will be exposed to different styles of worship services and different components and ordinances used in Christian worship services. We will also explore different technologies used in planning and leading worship. An internship or service project is included as a requirement of this course.

An ensemble to give students practical experience in how to prepare and lead worship in various settings. Students will practice different styles of worship music and other components used in Christian worship services, and will actively lead worship in Chapel and other services. A diverse approach to worship music will be presented. (two semesters)

Applied Studies (3 hours)

Complete the following:

Complete either MUSI 125 Voice Class or MUSA 105V/305V Elective or Secondary Vocal Lesson. (minimum 1 credit)

Complete either MUSI 250 Class Guitar or MUSA 105I/305I Elective or Secondary Instrumental Lesson. (minimum 1 credit)

Technology Elective (3 hours)

Choose one of the following:
Students will learn basic techniques of songwriting, including lyrics and song structure. Students will write their own songs, which they will then produce and record. Prerequisite: CINE 243 Introduction to Audio or MUSI 180 Introduction to Music Technology or THEA 130 Stagecraft or by instructor’s permission.
Do you ever wonder what happens backstage during a theatre production or concert? Come learn the magic of how scenery is built, colors are mixed, and lights move. Through a series of hands-on projects, this course is designed to introduce students to the diverse skills, equipment, and professional practices used in staging theatre productions. Learn to set up a sound system and light a stage. Explore scenic materials, hardware, rigging, and construction techniques. Learn how to correctly coil cables and ropes, tie knots, fold drapes, and safely use all the tools in a typical scene shop. The course culminates with teams participating in Tech Olympics. Additional course fee is required.
This course introduces students to the design process for theatrical productions. There are a number of different variations of this course. Each variation picks a different topic through which to examine how the design process can be a tool for analyzing and understanding a script. Through a series of hands-on projects, students will explore the skills needed to work through the design process from conceptualization to implementation. While focused primarily on live theatre, the course will also explore how the topic applies to music, cinema, art installations and related industries. Examples of different variations of this course include: Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Costume Design, and Projection Design. Repeatable for course credit. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisite: THEA 130 Stagecraft or instructor permission.

Theology Elective (3 hours)

Choose one of the following:
A study of biblical principles of evangelism, nurturing, and teaching. This study encompasses the Christian educational responsibilities of the local church and parachurch agencies.
Using selected books and portions, the Old Testament will be studied with attention given to historic contexts, major religious themes, and literary forms of the Bible.
In this first part of a two-part sequence, students begin their journey into the breadth and depth of Christian theology, studying what Christians have believed and practiced. Emphasis is placed on major themes, figures, texts, and on students connecting their Christian practice with the intellectual traditions of the Church.
This course introduces students to the Christian faith and to the diverse experiences of Christians within the world context. The course will proceed along the levels of history (where and when did Christianity flourish) and theology (what have Christians believed), as well as society and culture (what has Christian practice looked like). Prerequisite include any one of the following: THEO 100 Bible Survey; THEO 101 The Bible; THEO 201 Old Testament; THEO 301 New Testament.
Using selected books and portions, the New Testament will be studied with attention given to historic contexts, major religious themes, and literary forms of the Bible.