Briercrest College

Bachelor of Arts in Worship Arts

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School:Briercrest College
Faculty:Briercrest College - Christian Ministry
Field of Study:Religious/Sacred Music
Description:The BA Worship Arts is designed to develop the student’s worship leadership and ministry skills while building a framework for understanding worship and the arts in light of historical movements and biblical principles. The program is built upon a foundation of courses in biblical studies, theology, and arts and science.

Successful graduates of the program are prepared to become competent music and worship leaders for churches, para-church ministries, and mission organizations. This program lays a solid foundation for further study at the graduate or undergraduate level, particularly in the areas of music or worship arts pastor, etc.
URL:Bachelor of Arts in Worship Arts at Briercrest College
Length:120 Hour(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,976

1 class = 3 credit hours.
$996 per 3 credit hour course ($332/credit)
$5976 is the cost of 18 credit hours

CMP 315 Management Info Systems: $20.00; COMM 120 or 121 Video production: $200.00; COMM or MUS 203 Recording Arts I: $200.00; COMM or MUS 303 Recording Arts II: $200.00; Ensemble (Resonant):$75.00; Kin 261 Coaching: $20.00; KIN 262 Physical Activity and Wellness: $15.00; KIN 364 Care/Prevention of Athletic Injuries (CPR cert.): $65.00; KIN 380 Motor Development: $20.00; MUS 130 Basic Voice: $66.00; MUS 140 Basic Piano: $66.00; MUS 160 Live production and sound: $100.00; MUS 260 Introduction to Electronic Music: $100.00; MUS 330 Vocal Master Class: $100.00; MUS 340 Musical Theatre: $66.00; MUS 340 Musical Theatre (supplies): $49.00; MUS 345 Lyric Diction: $66.00; MUS 350 Keyboard Improvisation: $66.00; MUS 363 Advanced Electronic Music: $100.00; MUS 410 Vocal and Instrumental Arranging: $100.00; THEA 221 Acting I: $47.00; THEA 222 Acting II: $47.00
These are in addition to the tuition fee for Music, worship arts or kinesiology classes. The fee covers equipment and supplies used throughout the semester. They will be billed to the student’s account after the add/drop deadline.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60 to 100

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants wishing to be accepted into Briercrest College as a full-time or part-time student must: - Have earned a high school diploma with a minimum average of 60 per cent in four academic grade 12 courses, including at least one academic English course. - Be a professing and practicing Christian. - Commit to live by the standards set out the Briercrest College and Seminary

Additional Admission Requirements:
    I. Worship Arts Requirements (12 credit hours) THEO 301 Worship in the Christian Tradition WA 411 Arranging for Worship Teams WA 420 Worship Leadership WA 437 Worship Arts Internship II. Theory Requirements (9 credit hours) MUS 115 Musicianship I MUS 116 Musicianship II MUS 301 Contemporary Musicianship III. History Requirements (3 credit hours) FIN/MUS 216 History of Western Music I IV. Applied Requirements (15 credit hours) Private Lessons requirements (6 credit hours) MUS 098 Piano Proficiency (non-credit) Piano Proficiency (pass/fail) 4 on major instrument, 1 on voice, 1 on another rhythm section instrument (total of 6) Ensemble requirements (6 credit hours) Students commit to ensembles for the whole year, therefore in multiples of 2 2-4 small, 2-4 large (total of 6) MUS 323 Conducting I (3 credit hours) V. Elective (3 credit hours) Choose one of: COMM 120 Video Production I COMM 121 Video Production II COMM/MUS 203 Recording Arts I COMM/MUS 303 Recording Arts II MUS 130 Basic Voice (2 credit hours) MUS 140 Basic Piano (2 credit hours) MUS 160 Live Sound and Production MUS 206 Musicianship III MUS 260 Introduction to Electronic Music MUS 310 Songwriting MUS 324 Conducting II MUS 330 Vocal Master Class I MUS/THEA 340 Musical Theatre Workshop MUS 350 Keyboard Improvisation MUS 362 Advanced Electronic Music MUS 410 Vocal and Instrumental Arranging MUS 430 Vocal Master Class II Private Lessons (1 credit hour maximum) Ensembles (2 credit hours maximum) VI. Cognate Requirements (6 credit hours) Required (3 credit hours) CM 101 Foundations of Church Ministry Elective (3 credit hours) One course selected from: ADM 367 Principles of Leadership and Administration CM 461 Issues in Ministry Leadership COMM/PAST 355 Homiletics PAST 437 Pastoral Theology PAST 438 Practical Theology PAST 466 Soul Care VII. Free Electives (to bring credit hour total to 120 credit hours) PRT 400 Senior Portfolio (non-credit) and SL 1-6 Service and Experiential Learning (non-credit) In addition, all Bachelor of Arts degrees require the completion of Briercrest's core curriculum.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 03, 2017

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