B.A. in Music

General Description and Program Goal

World Mission University offers a Bachelors degree in Music requiring 136 semester hours of credit. The program requires four academic years of course work including General Education courses, Bible/Theology courses and music courses to prepare graduates to use their musical talents to serve the Church and society. Graduates will be qualified to serve as directors of music, worship leaders and to prepare students for graduate study in music.

The goals of the Bachelor of Arts in Music program are to:

    - To prepare students for graduate study in music, and
    - To equip students for music ministry.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this program, students will be able to:

    - Articulate a biblical foundation for music;
    - Demonstrate growth in spiritual and personal life as a Christian musician;
    - Integrate Christian faith and music; and
    - Demonstrate the basic theoretical understanding and practical skills for music.

BAM Concentrations

Instrument
Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this concentration, students will be able to:

    - Evidence techniques of vocal and instrumental accompanying, and
    - Demonstrate sufficient technical and musical skills for specific instrument.

Praise Ministry
Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this concentration, students will be able to:

    - Demonstrate the ability to perform in ensembles, and
    - Demonstrate sufficient technical and musical skills in a praise ministry.

Voice
Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this concentration, students will be able to:

    - Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of vocal literature, and
    - Demonstrate sufficient technical and musical skills requisite for voice.

General Education

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Music requires a minimum of 45 course credits earned in General Education. General Education courses include courses in communications, humanities, natural sciences, computer, and the social sciences.

Audition

A personal audition is required of all applicants. A video recording may be submitted in lieu of an audition for applicants who do not live in Southern California. Auditions are administered on the World Mission University campus. Audition appointments are scheduled by the Director of Music after a Supplementary Application has been processed.

Graduation Requirements

The Bachelors degree program in Music requires the completion of a minimum of 136 semester hours of credit, a passing grade on a comprehensive bible examination, and the demonstration of Christian Character. Credits can be a combination of transfer credits and completed course work at WMU with a Grade Point Average of C (2.0). At least 45 credits must be in General Education. A minimum of 46 units must be completed at WMU and the remaining 90 units may be satisfied through transfer credit.

In addition to the course work, to graduate the student must demonstrate competence in at least seven of ten ministry skills listed on the Ministry Skills Assessment Form (see Student Ministry Handbook) and examined on his/her knowledge of the Bible by a written examination. The examination shall be taken at any regularly scheduled testing period. The student will be allowed to retake the examination as needed.

A successful completion of a graduate recital is required in order for the student to graduate.

Course Titles and Level

All courses are at the Bachelor degree level. Courses are numbered 100-400. Course descriptions are provided in this catalog.

Degree Requirements: 136 credits