Program Requirements for
Music Worship Arts

The BA in Music Worship Arts stream offers a holistic program for students pursuing careers in music ministry. Serving both the church and society, this degree enables you to have a solid basis musically, biblically and practically to expertly lead in worship music with self-assurance and theological awareness...

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† Required Credit Hours

Major Program Requirements

Core Requirements

  • BSTH 101 Old Testament Scripture († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 102 New Testament Scripture († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 201 Hermeneutics († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 270 Introduction to Christian Theology († 3 Credit Hours)
  • INDS 101 University Studies in Christian Perspective († 3 Credit Hours)
  • INDS 475 Christianity and Culture († 3 Credit Hours)
  • Two of († 6 Credit Hours)
    • ENGL 101 Introduction to Literature I (3 Credit Hours)
    • ENGL 102 Introduction to Literature II (3 Credit Hours)
    • ENGL 171 Literature and Composition (3 Credit Hours)
  • One of († 3 Credit Hours)
    • HIST 101 History of Western Civilization in Global Perspective I (3 Credit Hours)
    • HIST 102 History of Western Civilization in Global Perspective II (3 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 171 Introduction to Philosophy († 3 Credit Hours)
  • Language elective courses* († 6 Credit Hours)
    • ASLN, FREN, GREE, HEBR, LING 101, LING 102
    • (*See the Academic Calendar for requirement exemption eligibility)
  • Natural Sciences elective course († 3 Credit Hours)
    • BIOL, CHEM, ENVS, GEOG 101, GEOG 102, MATH
  • Social Sciences elective course († 3 Credit Hours)
    • BUSI, ECON, HEAL, IDVP, PSYC, SOCI

Total Core Requirements 42 Credit Hours


Major Requirements

  • ARTM 310  Digital Technology and Sound Engineering († 3 Credit Hours)
  • CHRI 346 History of Christian Worship († 3 Credit Hours)
  • CHRI 347 Theology of Christian Worship († 3 Credit Hours)
  • MUSC 101 Workshop in Musicianship I* († 3 Credit Hours)
  • MUSC 202 Music History and Appreciation († 3 Credit Hours)
  • MUSC 303 Workshop in Musicianship II († 3 Credit Hours)
  • MUSC 335  Conducting († 2 Credit Hours)
  • MUSC 369 Internship in Music and Worship Arts († 2 Credit Hours)
  • MUSC 371 Workshop in Worship Music Leadership († 3 Credit Hours)
  • MUSC 431 Songwriting & Arranging († 3 Credit Hours)
  • MUSC 491 Worship Leadership Project (performed in final year of study) († 0 Credit Hours)

*Students may be exempt from this course if a higher level of theory proficiency is demonstrated by aptitude test or a certificate demonstrating achievement.

  • 4 credit hours from (according to area of study)*:
    • MUSC 1V1, 2V2, 3V3, 4V4 Applied Music: Voice († 1 Credit Hour Each)
    • MUSC 1P1, 2P2, 3P3, 4P4 Applied Music: Piano († 1 Credit Hour Each)
    • MUSC 1G1, 2G2, 3G3, 4G4 Applied Music: Guitar († 1 Credit Hour Each)

*Completion of applied within first 2 years of study recommended

  • 16 credit hours from (according to area of study):
    • MUSC 1B1, 2B2, 3B3, 4B4, 4B5, 4B6, 4B7, 4B8 Music Ensemble: Tyndale Band (2 Credit Hours)
    • MUSC 1S1, 2S2, 3S3, 4S4, 4S5, 4S6, 4S7, 4S8 Music Ensemble: Tyndale Singers (2 Credit Hours)
    • MUSC 1C1, 2C2, 3C3, 4C4, 4C5, 4C6, 4C7, 4C8 Music Ensemble: Tyndale Community Choir (2 Credit Hours)
    • MUSC 1J1, 2J2, 3J3, 4J4, 4J5, 4J6, 4J7, 4J8 Music Ensemble: Tyndale Jazz Combo (2 Credit Hours)
    • MUSC 1R1, 2R2, 3R3, 4R4, 4R5, 4R6, 4R7, 4R8 Music Ensemble: Tyndale Chamber Orchestra (2 Credit Hours)

Total Major Requirements 48 Credit Hours


Electives
Total Elective Requirements 30 Credit Hours


Total Degree Requirements
Core, Major & Elective Requirements
Total Degree Requirements 120 Credit Hours


Notes:

  • At least 45 out of 120 credit hours must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level.
  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.00 and a minimum of 120 credit hours.

Minor Program Requirements

Music & Worship Arts Minor

  • CHRI 346 History of Christian Worship († 3 Credit Hours)
  • CHRI 347 Theology of Christian Worship († 3 Credit Hours)
  • MUSC 101 Workshop in Musicianship I († 3 Credit Hours)
  • MUSC 1V1 Applied Music: Voice († 1 Credit Hour)
  • MUSC 202 Music History and Appreciation († 3 Credit Hours)
  • MUSC 369 Internship in Music and Worship Arts († 2 Credit Hours)
  • One of († 2 Credit Hours)
    • MUSC 1B1 Music Ensemble: Tyndale Band (2 Credit Hours)
    • MUSC 1C1 Music Ensemble: Tyndale Community Choir (2 Credit Hours)
    • MUSC 1J1 Music Ensemble: Tyndale Jazz Combo (2 Credit Hours)
    • MUSC 1R1 Music Ensemble: Tyndale Chamber Orchestra (2 Credit Hours)
    • MUSC 1S1 Music Ensemble: Tyndale Singers (2 Credit Hours)
  • One of († 1 Credit Hour)
    • MUSC 1P1 Applied Music: Piano (1 Credit Hour)
    • MUSC 1G1 Applied Music: Guitar (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUSC__  † 6 Credit Hours

Total Music and Worship Arts Minor Requirements 24 Credit Hours

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