OBU is committed to graduating men and women whose ministry through music and the arts will be creative and faithful to God’s mission through the church, while honoring the church’s past, present, and future. This degree is OBU's enhanced church music major.
Worship Arts majors will, in addition to the University’s CORE curriculum and general music course work, complete courses in the these areas:
Worship Arts Base requirements, including: Foundations for Ministry through Music, Church Music Education 1, Song Writing and Arranging for Worship, Congregational Worship, Worship Arts Administration and Leadership, and Technology and Media for Worship
Students then choose from among four applied skill areas:
Vocal Emphasis, including: Vocal Diction 1 & 2, Instrumental Perspectives, Choral Conducting 1 & 2, and Church Music Education 2
Instrumental Emphasis, including: Directing the Rhythm Section, Concert Choir, Instrumental Conducting 1 & 2, Vocal Perspectives, Instrumental Seminar
Keyboard Emphasis, including: Worship Service Playing for Piano, Choral or Instrumental Conducing 1 & 2, Instrumental or Vocal Perspectives, Piano Seminar
Guitar Emphasis, including: Directing the Rhythm Section, Choral or Instrumental Conducting 1 & 2, Instrumental or Vocal Perspectives, Guitar Seminar
The Bachelor of Music in Worship Arts degree also includes an Internship customized to each student’s interests.
Additional course work from the Pruet School of Christian Studies includes:
Spiritual Formation, Biblical Exegesis, Theology of Christian Worship, and one Christian Studies elective. Students may opt to add two elective courses to complete a minor in Christian Studies.