||Arts and Sciences
||Bachelor of Arts
||125 semester credits
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 Arts in Music Ministry
Graduates of this program will be competent to serve as the Minister of Music or Worship pastor in a local church, and to effectively develop and lead all aspects of a church music program.
In addition to the outcomes for the BA in Music, graduates with a degree in Music Ministry will be able to:
- Design an effective plan to serve the musical needs of the church.