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Worship Arts, B.M

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La Mirada, CA, United States
The Worship Arts program at Biola University emphasizes musicianship, spiritual formation, and Biblical training. You will be prepared for leading music in worship for a variety of settings such as church services, retreats, and conferences.
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Overview

The Worship Arts program at Biola University has 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.

Why Choose Music at Biola?

  • Biola University Conservatory of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
  • Biola's diverse community of passionate and dedicated Christian leaders and artists creates the ideal learning environment for future worship leaders and musicians.
  • Close proximity to Los Angeles and exposure to performances by world-renowned artists in music genres from classical to pop, jazz, and world music
  • Opportunity to perform, write and record original worship songs
  • Graduate with a minor in Biblical Studies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Worship Foundations
  • Concert Music
  • Survey of Western Music: Classical thru Mid-Twentieth Century
  • Survey of Western Music: Medieval thru Baroque
  • Basic Conducting
  • Sight-Singing and Dictation 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    70

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete and submit your official application for admission
  • Submit a non-refundable $45 application fee
  • Complete the required essay
  • Submit an official transcript
  • Submit your scores from the SAT or ACT 
  • The student must be an evangelical believer in the Christian faith (the applicant's statement of faith will be articulated in the personal essay section of the application).

Tuition Fee

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    43512 USD/year
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    43512 USD/year
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  • In-State

    43512 USD/year
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Living costs for La Mirada

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
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