Music & Worship Degrees

Associate of Arts in Music

About the Program

The Associate of Arts in Music is designed for the student who wants to build a foundation in music skills and knowledge and gain the ability to perform and understand music.

What to Expect

The Associate of Arts in Music student will learn music reading, skills in singing or playing an instrument, basic music history, conducting, and how to participate in an ensemble. The student will also have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of musical elective courses.

 

Biblical Theological Foundation

Degree Requirements

 

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Potential Career Paths

  • Music/Worship ministry associate
  • Part-time choir director
  • Music store personnel
  • Private music teacher

Program Purpose

Designed to provide a foundation of studies in music.

Associate of Arts in Music Program Admission Requirements 

  1. Application
  2. Church/Pastor recommendation
  3. Personal recommendation
  4. Immunization form
  5. Official transcripts requested (from high school and any college attended)
  6. Official ACT or SAT scores

 

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Bachelor of Music in Worship Leadership

B.M. in Worship Leadership Program

The Bachelor of Music in Worship Leadership is designed for the student who desires to pursue church music/worship ministry.

What to Expect

The Bachelor of Music in Worship Leadership student will gain a firm foundation in musicianship skills such as music reading, competency in singing or playing an instrument, conducting, functional piano, and in areas necessary to succeed in worship ministry and theology, leadership, technology, and administration.

 

General Education Foundation

Biblical Theological Foundation

Degree Requirements

 

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Potential Career Paths

  • Worship pastor
  • Minister of music
  • Worship ministry associate
  • Worship technology director

Program Purpose

The Bachelor of Music in Worship Leadership degree is designed to prepare graduates for successful careers as worship pastors, ministers of music, music media and technology ministers, or Christian artists and performers.

B.M. in Worship Leadership Program Admission Requirements 

  1. Application
  2. Church/Pastor recommendation
  3. Personal recommendation
  4. Immunization form
  5. Official transcripts requested (from high school and any college attended)
  6. Official ACT or SAT scores

 

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Bachelor of Music Education

About the Program

The Bachelor of Music Education is designed for the student who plans to pursue a career in teaching music in public or private schools (K-12). The degree is licensed by the Florida Department of Education and leads to licensure as a public school teacher in the area of music.

What to Expect

The Bachelor of Music Education student will gain a firm foundation in musicianship skills, in performance in singing or on an instrument, in music history, piano, conducting, ensemble experience, and in professional music education skills and knowledge. During the program, the student will receive assistance in preparing for certification exams and will take the exams as a part of the degree program.

 

General Education Foundation

Biblical Theological Foundation

Degree Requirements

 

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Potential Career Paths

  • Music teacher in K-12 schools in the State of Florida
  • Music teacher in private schools

Program Purpose

Designed for those students who are preparing to teach music K-12 in the public and/or private school.

Bachelor of Music Education Program Admission Requirements 

  1. Application
  2. Church/Pastor recommendation
  3. Personal recommendation
  4. Immunization form
  5. Official transcripts requested (from high school and any college attended)
  6. Official ACT or SAT scores

 

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Bachelor of Arts in Music

B.A. in Music Program

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is designed for the student who desires a flexible music degree program that includes foundational musicianship skills such as music reading, performance in voice or on an instrument, and also includes a significant number of hours in which the student can choose music courses according to interest or anticipated career path. In addition, the degree program allows for courses in other disciplines, such as ministry, business leadership, or education.

What to Expect

The Bachelor of Arts in Music student will receive significant training in music reading, in performance on the instrument of choice, music history, conducting, and ensemble experience. Students have the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in areas of choice, such as music education, worship ministry, music technology, and instruction on various instruments.

 

General Education Foundation

Biblical Theological Foundation

Degree Requirements

 

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Potential Career Paths

  • Concert artist
  • Church staff member with music responsibilities as well as pastoral responsibilities
  • Private music teacher
  • Studio session player
  • Private school music teacher

Program Purpose

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is designed to provide graduates with a strong foundation in musical knowledge and preparation for music ministry, vocations of various types, and graduate study.

Bachelor of Arts in Music Program Admission Requirements 

  1. Application
  2. Church/Pastor recommendation
  3. Personal recommendation
  4. Immunization form
  5. Official transcripts requested (from high school and any college attended)
  6. Official ACT or SAT scores

 

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Master of Arts in Music & Worship Leadership

M.A. in Music & Worship Leadership Program

The Master of Arts in Music and Worship Leadership is designed for the worship ministry professional who desires additional training and skills in administration, worship technology, and graduate-level experiences in researching areas of interest related to worship ministry.

What to Expect

The Master of Arts in Music and Worship Leadership student will gain graduate-level skills in musical proficiencies, in worship theology and practice, in supervised internships, and in researching and writing at a master’s level.

 

Degree Requirements

 

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Potential Career Paths

  • Worship pastor
  • Minister of music
  • Worship ministry associate
  • College worship ministry instructor

Program Purpose

The Master of Arts in Music and Worship Leadership is a research and practice-oriented degree designed to equip vocational worship pastors, church musicians, and other Christian workers who desire to develop advanced skills in academic research, understanding and application in the theological foundations for worship, worship leadership, musicianship, and professional administration.

M.A. in Music & Worship Leadership Program Admission Requirements 

  1. Application
  2. Church/Pastor recommendation
  3. Personal recommendation
  4. Immunization form
  5. Official transcripts requested (from any college attended)
  6. GRE examination (if undergrad GPA was 2.5 or lower)
  7. Master of Arts in Music and Worship Leadership (MAMWL) applicants must possess a regionally accredited baccalaureate degree in music, music education, contemporary worship, or other musically inclined field of study.  In addition, applicants must demonstrate a baccalaureate level of knowledge and proficiency in music theory, music history, and piano through testing and audition by BCF music faculty.

 

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