Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Worship Arts
Worship is an expression of our gratitude to God for who He is. It is more than just something we do, but rather it is who we are. Worship Arts is a program designed develop a clear understanding of the character and skills necessary for effective worship leadership.
Upon completing the Bachelor of Worship Arts degree, students will be able to lead worship in a biblically grounded and theologically informed manner utilizing skills gained in music, video, graphic arts, and ministry.
You will gain hands-on experience through participation in music, ministry, sound, video production, and graphic arts. What’s more, you will complete a senior ministry internship where you will work closely with leaders in a church along with your advising supervisor. In addition, there are opportunities to serve through mission trips and/or apply for the Contemporary Music Program in Nashville, TN.
Discover courses designed to hone your skills, harness your God-given gifts, and make planning, preparation, and work itself an act of worship.
Faith & learning at MVNU
As an intentionally Christian University, we integrate our faith into everything we do at MVNU. From prayer before class to exploring real-world moral and ethical dilemmas, we’ll teach you what it means to shine forth.
MVNU offers a number of fantastic travel and study afar programs designed to broaden your perspective, introduce you to new and exciting domestic and international cultures, and enhance your resume.
Students may also choose to apply for the Contemporary Music Program in Nashville, TN.
Need a little help with finances? We’ve got you covered. Explore scholarships, grants, and other resources to help you pay for your education.
This program is designed for those students seeking to serve as a worship pastor in a local church setting. There is opportunity to take additional music courses to gain an additional Associates Degree in Music if graduate school is of interest. There is also the option to take additional ministry courses if there is interest in Ordination after graduation.
Direct and facilitate contemporary worship including music, art, technology, and more.
Lead corporate worship, direct choirs and ensembles, and plan special music in a church setting.
Worship Arts Director
Create environments designed for spiritual encounter as you lead people into worship and praise.
Christian Ministry Core
Learn from faculty members who know how to balance theory and practical application for a relevant, empowering, Christ-centered learning experience.
Learn from faculty members who are talented musicians and excellent instructors. They reflect a wide range of abilities as accomplished vocalists, pianists, instramentalists, conductors, and clinicians.
Dr. JoAnn Koh-Baker
Professor of Music
Dr. John Packard
Professor of Music and Department Chair
Dr. Robert Tocheff
Professor of Music
Professor Carrie Vail
Assistant Professor of Music
Graphic Design Communication/Media Core
Learn from faculty members who are supportive, encouraging and experts in their fields.
Professor Margaret Allotey-Pappoe
Professor of Graphic Design and Department Chair
Professor Jayme McMillan
Assistant Professor of Communication
Professor Joseph Rinehart
Assistant Professor of Communication, Department Chair, Director of Broadcasting
Hands-on learning across campus
Receive hands-on learning across campus, including ministry classes in the Hyson Campus Center.
Guided by outstanding faculty with a commitment to faith-based liberal arts education, students are able to develop their God-given talents and abilities in music.
We know it is important for creative students to have their own space. You will find spaces that inspire and have all the resources you need on campus.
As a Worship Arts major you will gain hands-on experience with video production, directing and editing in the studio found on the second floor of Founders Hall.
You will complete a senior ministry internship where you will work closely with leaders in a church along with your advising supervisor. In addition, there are opportunities to serve through mission trips and/or apply for a Contemporary Music Program in Nashville.
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