Bachelor of Arts in Worship Arts with an Emphasis in Worship Management

The demands of a successful career in contemporary worship ministry and the broader Christian Music industry intersect with the rigor of GCU's engaging Bachelor of Arts in Worship Arts degree. The emphasis in worship management appeals to learners who have a desire to work at the business end of the Christian music industry.

Learners are able to connect with the worship industry on both the local and global level at GCU's thriving campus for the arts.

The theological depth of this worship management program enables scholars to lead in ministry with integrity and skill. At the same time, the spiritual depth at GCU's College of Theology deepens a scholar's ability to develop Christ-like character inwardly. Learners here are equipped to minister with wisdom and sensitivity in Christian worship environment.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Worship Arts with an emphasis in Worship Management program are offered a strong foundation in biblical and theological knowledge. They are skilled in worship leadership, musical performance, musical production and business management.

The business curriculum is built within a framework of Christian ethics. A blend of industry experts, academics and worship leaders cover the course material in this integrative program, to provide learners with a comprehensive set of knowledge and expertise in this arena.

Topics of interest include:

  • Project management
  • Business planning
  • Budget development and control
  • Talent management
  • Event promotion
  • Capstone Worship Arts management internship

What is Worship Arts?

Worship Arts extends beyond worship leadership within local churches. It includes production, performance, visual media and the business side of the contemporary Christian music industry.

Worship management components:

  • Touring operations for Christian music artists
  • Managing worship ministry for both large and small ministries
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Contract law
  • Human resources
  • Project management
  • Marketing (with an emphasis on advertising and promotion)

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:

Main Campus

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On-campus program disclosures      

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.