B.M. in Worship Arts
What will I study as a worship arts major?
You'll take classes like spiritual formation and worship, designing and leading worship, pop theory, digital recording and sound production. Every week you'll take private lessons with top studio and church musicians, play in bands, and participate in seminars featuring nationally known worship leaders.
Some of your courses include:
Worship Foundations (MUSC 185)
Concert Music (MUSC 200)
Attendance at specified number and types of concerts each semester. Notes: Four semesters required for graduation. Grade Mode: A.
Congregational Music (MUSC 383)
Bible and Theology Coursework
As part of Biola’s commitment to a biblically centered education, most undergraduate students complete 30 credits of biblical and theological studies as a part of their degree program. Learn more about our Bible and theology core.
Career Outlook and Preparation
What can you do with a Bachelor of Music in Worship Arts?
- Worship leader in the local church
- Recording and touring artist
- Ministry leader
- Private lesson instructor
- Choir/orchestra director
- Creative arts pastor
- Music missionary
- Sound and recording engineer
5% job growth
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for music directors and composers is projected to be as fast as average between 2021 and 2031.
BLS projections are not specific to Biola University students or graduates.
Biola provided me with the strong musical and biblical foundation I needed to pursue my career as a Christian artist and worship leader. The passion and talent that exists among the students is unmatched and helps inspire a close-knit community of creatives excited about impacting the world for God's glory. In addition to the education and experiences I received, the connections I made with other students and faculty at Biola have helped me advance in my ministry career since graduation.
Music in Worship (Voice and Piano), B.S. '11
My time at Biola prepared me for the adventures of ministry. My classes and professors equipped me to serve the church in several capacities. I’ll always be thankful for the Biola community and the environment it provided to pursue my calling as an artist and worship leader.
Music in Worship (Guitar), B.S. '12
Biola is a community like none other. During my time there I was surrounded by friends, staff and faculty that challenged me to take risks and trust the Lord with every aspect of my life. I am extremely grateful to have had a college experience that not only shaped my musicianship, but instilled a passion for Jesus and living fearlessly for Him.
Music in Worship, B.S. '11
Program-Specific Admissions Requirements
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Tuition and Financial Aid
Attaining a degree from Biola is more affordable than you might think — dramatically lower than the “sticker price” in most cases — with 100% of incoming undergraduate students receiving some form of financial aid.
Associate Professor, Guitar and Commercial Music
- D.M.A. in Studio/Jazz Guitar Performance, University of Southern California
- M.M. in Studio/Jazz Guitar Performance, University of Southern California
- B.M. in Guitar Performance, Biola University
- B.M in Music Education, Biola University
Adjunct Faculty, Worship Arts
- D.W.S., Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies (Orange Park, FL)
- M.A. Worship Leadership, Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA)
- B.A. Music Education, Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA)
Artist in Residence, Worship Arts