Worship Arts Program
The Worship Arts major is designed to equip students theologically, spiritually, and technically to be leaders in the worship arts within congregations. Building on a foundation of biblically- and theologically-informed study of the church and its worship, the program leads students in personal spiritual growth in holiness, evangelism, and worship. Students have opportunities to develop their abilities to lead in music, media ministry, drama, the visual arts, and intra-church relationships in today's church. Both a major and a minor are available in Worship Arts.
The foundation for the Worship Arts major is a set of Christian Ministries courses that not only explore the theology of worship but also the practical working out of that theology. Courses include Ministry & Mission in the Contemporary Church, Intro to Worship, and Worship Through the Ages.
The core requirements also include courses that cover the broad range of worship arts with classes in music theory and technology, drama, media, and graphic design.
You can specialize in one of three areas: visual arts, dramatic arts, or music:
- The visual arts include courses such as Photography I, Audio Production, and Television Studio Production.
- Classes in the dramatic arts focus on directing, screenwriting, and design.
- The music track features delving into contemporary music theory and song writing and being a part of Asbury's worship band, "Macklem Drive".