Bachelor of Arts in Music

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is intended for students who desire music studies on a less intensive track of study with a greater emphasis on biblical and historical studies. The goal of the degree is to train each student to be a well-rounded musician who will be equipped with an appreciation of musical style and an understanding of music history, music theory, and theology. 

Course Title Course Number Hours

Music Core

Theory and Musicianship I THY 1104 4
Theory and Musicianship II THY 1204 4
Theory and Musicianship III THY 2104 4
Theory and Musicianship IV THY 2204 4
Music History I: Antiquity-Renaissance MHS 2102 2
Music History II: Baroque-Classical MHS 2202 2
Music History III: Nineteenth Century to Present MHS 2302 2
Platform Leadership for the Musician WOR 1100 0
Biblical Foundations of Worship WOR 1102 2
Conducting I CON 3622 2
Chapel Choir (two semesters) ENS 2228 1
Auditioned Ensemble1 (six semesters) ENS 1xx8 3
Piano Proficiency (students may need to complete Piano Foundations I-IV in preparation for PIA 1500) PIA 1500 0
Voice Proficiency (students may need to complete Class Voice I-II and VOI 1501 to satisfy VOI 1500) VOI 1500 0
Performance Lab (eight semesters)  PFL 1100 0
Applied Study
8 semesters of 1 credit each of one of the following (must enroll concurrently in Master Class)
Applied Instrument (must be a standard orchestral instrument or classical guitar) INS 1101, 1201, 2101, 2201, 3101, 3201, 4101, 4201 8
Applied Organ  ORG 1101, 1201, 2101, 2201, 3101, 3201, 4101, 4201 8
Applied Piano PIA 1101, 1201, 2101, 2201, 3101, 3201, 4101, 4201 8
Applied Voice VOI 1101, 1201, 2101, 2201, 3101, 3201, 4101, 4201 8
Senior Recital or INS 4010, ORG 4010, PIA 4010, or VOI 4010 0
Senior Worship Program WOR 4000 0
Electives    
Select two practicum courses:  Select two:  
Practicum: Contemporary Leadership and Resources WOR 3321 1
Practicum: Leading Small Vocal Ensembles in Worship WOR 3341 1
Practicum: Leading Small Instrumental Groups in Worship WOR 3351 1
Practicum: Administration and Finance in Ministry WOR 3381 1
Practicum: The Arts in Worship WOR 3471 1
Practicum: Artistic Outreach and Productions WOR 3481 1
Practicum: Media in Worship WOR 3491 1
Select two courses: Select two:  
Arranging COM 4112 2
Song Writing for Corporate Worship COM 4232 2
Commercial Styles COM 4242 2
Conducting II: Choral CON 3632 2
Conducting II: Instrumental CON 3642 2
Instrumentation THY 4112 2
Congregational Worship Music WOR 2102 2
Culture, Philosophy, and Worship WOR 3222 2

History, Life, and Thought

Western Civilization I HIS 1113   3
Western Civilization II HIS 1213   3
Baptist History and Heritage HIS 2213   3
World Religions HIS 2103   3
Early Western Civilization Seminar IDE 1103   3
Late Antiquity Seminar IDE 1213   3
Medieval Age Seminar IDE 2113   3
Renaissance and Reformation Seminar IDE 2203   3
Enlightenment Seminar IDE 3103   3
19th Century Seminar IDE 3203   3
Early 20th Century Seminar IDE 4103   3
Late 20th Century to the Present Seminar IDE 4203   3
English I - Grammar and Syntax ENG 1103   3
English II - Literary Interpretation ENG 1203   3
English III - Rhetoric and Composition ENG 2103   3
Reasoning REA 1102   2
Introduction to Fine Arts FNA 2103   3
Natural Science NAS 4203   3
Contemporary Social Issues SOS 4113   3
       

Biblical and Theological Studies

Old Testament I OTS 2113   3
Old Testament II OTS 2213   3
Old Testament III OTS 3113   3
New Testament I NTS 3123   3
New Testament II NTS 3223   3
New Testament III NTS 4123   3
Systematic Theology I THE 3033   3
Systematic Theology II THE 4033   3
Systematic Theology III THE 4043   3
Personal Evangelism EVA 2201   1
International Mission Trip MIS 3201   1
Chapel CHP 1000   (six semesters)
       
  Total   129

 

1The student will choose from the following auditioned ensembles: Chamber Ensemble, Combo Lab, Guitar Ensemble, NewSound, Orchestra, Southwestern Singers, Southwestern Master Chorale, String Ensemble, and Wind Ensemble.

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