||Arts and Sciences
||Bachelor of Fine Arts
||125 semester credits
||Contemporary Music Industry
The Music Majors are designed to prepare students for careers in music, particularly in the field of music ministry and music education. A general Bachelor of Arts in Music is also available to students who wish to explore the area of music without committing to a specific vocational objective.
The Music department offers majors which prepare students to enter a variety of careers relating to musical arts. These majors include general music, music ministry, music education and contemporary music industry.
Bachelor of Arts in Music
The general Music degree prepares students broadly in the field of music. Music as a discipline encourages the development of analytic skills, and the ability to create through the synthesis of theory and technique. These skills will apply to a variety of occupations, depending on the creativity of the graduate. Graduates will be prepared to enter graduate programs in musicology, sacred music, and others, or to apply their musical skill and knowledge in a variety of professional settings.
Graduates with a degree in Music will be able to:
- Evaluate musical genres based upon their stylistic characteristics.
- Create music utilizing an undergraduate proficiency level of music theory.
- Translate notes into sound, and sound into notes utilizing their training.
- Integrate the study of music and the Christian faith.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Music Industry
The BFA degree builds on the general music knowledge and skills for all majors in the department to specifically prepare students to use technology to produce and record musical performances. Students will choose between a track focusing on the role of a producer of musical performance, or of a recording engineer in refining and reproducing quality musical products for a commercial market. Students may also choose to apply these skills in producing quality worship and performance experiences in the Church. The Christian value system and perspective, particularly as it relates to the modern recording/performance environment and the music industry, will be integrated throughout the academic program.
In addition to the outcomes for the BA in Music, graduates with a degree in Contemporary Music Industry will be able to:
- Create a live musical event or a recording project.
Recording Technology Track
- Apply recording technology in the production of a live musical event or recording project which meets industry standard.