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Belmont University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17

Major in Worship Leadership (B.A.)

This major provides students the opportunity to focus on worship leadership and provide theological grounding and practical experience for those who will oversee and participate in a wide variety of worship ministries in the church.


Major in Worship Leadership (B.A.) Hours
General Education Core Requirements B.A. 59-63
Prerequisites for Religion Major 1 6
REL 1250, New Testament and Exegesis 3
REL 2350, Christian Doctrine 2 3
Major Requirements 57-61
Core Emphasis 9
REL 1410, Vocation and Christian Life 1
REL 2410, Spiritual Formation 3
REL 2510, Christian Ethics 3
REL 4015, Colloquium 3 2
Area Emphasis 27
REL 2450, Dynamics of the Local Church 3
REL 3430, Pastoral Care 3
REL 3380, Faith and Beauty 3
REL 3550, Faith and Pop Culture or
REL 4380, Theology and the Arts
3
REL 3460, Worship and Preaching 3
REL 4470, The Practice of Worship 3
Biblical Studies Elective (OT or NT; 3000 or 4000 level) 3
Church History Elective (3000 or 4000 level) 3
Worship Leadership Practicum
(REL 3440 plus select ONE concentration from below):
18-21
REL 3440, Religion Field Experience 3
Audio Engineering Concentration 16
AET 1380, Survey of Recording Technology (3)
AET 1450, Critical Listening for Audio Production (1)
AET 2050, Basic Training: Use of DAW (1)
AET 2560, Sound Reinforcement (3)
AET ____, AET Electives (9)
Theatre Concentration 15
TDR 1310-1320; 2310-2320; 3310-3320; 4310-4320 - Performance and Production Labs (3 semesters, 1 credit per semester) (3)
TDR 1120, Fundamentals of Production Design (3)
TDR 2080, Acting I (3)
TDR 2250, Directing I (3)
TDR ____, Theatre Elective (3)
Design Communication Concentration 15
ART 1011, 2D Design Principles of Color (3)
ART 1400, Digital Imaging (3)
ART 1700, Principles of Web Design (3)
ART 2410, Introduction to Design Principles (3)
ART 2430, Typography (3) or ART 2450, Interactive Media (3)
Music Concentration 18
MUH 2000, The Musical Experience (Counted in Gen Ed Core)
MUT 1310, Theory I (3)
MUT 1330, Aural Skills (1)
MUT MA_ MB_ MF_ Private Applied Lessons (3 Semesters) (3)
Ensembles (2 semesters) (2)
MUR 4410, Foundations of Church Music Ministry (3)
MUR 4420, Hymnology (3)
MUR 4440, Music in Worship in the 21st Century: Philosophy and Practice (3)
Video Production Concentration 15
MDS 1450, Intro to A/V Production (3)
MDS 2450, Remote Video Production (3)
MDS 2460, Television Production (3)
MDS 3450, Advanced Video Production (3) or MDS 4450 Producing & Directing (3)
MDS Elective (3000+ Level) (3)
Electives 2-9
Total 128

1 Students who choose a religion minor must substitute required courses in their minor with a course from the same subject area. In other words, a single course may not count for both major and minor requirements.

2 REL 2350, Christian Doctrine is a prerequisite for the following: REL 2410, Spiritual Formation; REL 2510, Christian Ethics; all courses in Religion and Society division, in the Theological and Historical Division, and Biblical Studies Division.

3 Students take REL 4015 in the fall semester before the anticipated date of graduation.