WORSHIP

60 credit hours


WHY STUDY WORSHIP AT TIU?

Trinity Worship students work closely with a seasoned worship pastor at one of our many partner churches in the Chicago area. This provides you with an opportunity to practice and hone the various skills necessary for ministry within the local church. Ultimately, you will learn how to align your passion for worship ministry with the changing needs of a diverse culture.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO EARN MY DEGREE?

Usually Worship majors finish their degree in 4 years. Requirements total 60 hours, with courses in Music, Christian Ministries/Bible, Worship, and Lessons/Ensembles. 

DID YOU KNOW?

Several courses from our BA in Worship program can also contribute toward the Advanced Placement MDiv at TEDS, giving you a head start on a master’s degree.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The Bachelor of Arts in Worship major will prepare you practically and spiritually to tackle the challenges of worship leadership, ministry and musical knowledge while considering the changing worship needs of today’s local church. This means taking coursework that includes: music, Christian doctrine, intercultural ministry, leadership dynamics, worship planning and instrumental lessons.

COURSEWORK:

Requirements total 60 hours, with courses in Music, Christian Ministries/Bible, Worship, and Lessons/Ensembles. You’ll take interesting courses such as:

  • Songwriting and Arranging
  • Worship Planning
  • Relational Skills for Ministry

Worship Courses

MUSIC
Course Title Credits
MUT 101 Elements of Music 3 hrs
MUT 121 Music Theory in Contemporary Practice 3 hrs
MUT 122 Aural Skills 1 1 hr
MUH 233X
OR
MUH 241
Comparative Arts*
OR
Introduction to Music History and Literature*
3 hrs
MUH 221 History of American Popular Music 3 hrs
MUH 211 Survey of World Music* 3 hrs
MUT 332 Songwriting and Arranging 3 hrs
Recommended:
MUT 363 Instrumentation and Orchestration 3 hrs
MUT 331 Basic Conducting 3 hrs
CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES/BIBLE
Course Title Credits
BRS 231 Christian Doctrine** 3 hrs
CM 172 Introduction to Ministry 3 hrs
CM 260 Introduction to Intercultural Ministry** 3 hrs
CM 372X
OR
CM 373X
Nonprofit Management
OR
Nonprofit Financial Management
3 hrs
CM 342
OR
LR 170X/PSY 170X
OR
LR 173/174
Relational Skills for Ministry**
OR
Leadership Dynamics
OR
Emerging Leadership I/II
3 hrs
CM 381
OR
BI 275
OR
COM 112
Introduction to Preaching
OR
Teaching the Bible**
OR
Speech
3 hrs
WORSHIP
Course Title Credits
WOR 111 Introduction to Worship Studies 1 hr
WOR 121 Introduction to Technology in Worship 2 hrs
MUW 335 Musicianship for Worship 3 hrs
WOR 437X Music in Worship 3 hrs
WOR 438 Worship Planning 3 hrs
MUW 450 Church Music Internship** 3 hrs
WOR 499 Senior Seminar in Worship Studies* 1 hr
LESSONS & ENSEMBLES
Course Title Credits
MUZ 152
OR
MUZ 170
Private Lessons: Guitar
OR
Class: Guitar
1 hr
MUZ 156
OR
MUZ 161
Private Lessons: Piano
OR
Keyboard Skills I
1 hr
MUZ 158
OR
MUZ 160
Private Lessons: Voice
OR
Class: Voice
1 hr
MUZ 250-259
MUZ 350-359
MUZ 450-459
Advanced Level Private Lessons:
Choice of any instrument(s)
in which instruction is offered
4 hrs
Contemporary Worship Ensemble 2+ semesters
Choose one: 2+ semesters
 Concert Choir
 Symphonic Band
 Orchestra
Choose one: 2+ semesters
 Gospel Choir
 Jazz Ensemble
 World Music Ensemble
Note: Must participate in ensembles for a total of 8 semesters
*Satisfies General Education requirement
**May contribute toward TEDS Advanced Placement MDiv

CAREER OUTCOMES:

Worship Pastor Sacred Music Composer/Arranger
Worship Arts Director Church Media and
Technology Coordinator
Christian Songwriter Campus Worship Leader

 

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