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Worship Arts, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Cathedral Choir is John Brown University's most prestigious music ensemble. The Choir's reputation for excellence has led to performance tours all over the U.S. and in Northern Ireland.

Six JBU Chapel Bands are responsible for leading the JBU community in corporate worship three times per week. These bands consist of students of all majors and are primarily led by Worship Arts Majors and Minors. While they may vary in style, JBU Chapel Bands are indefinitely committed to theological integrity, creativity, servant leadership and excellence.

University Women's Chorus is designed for students that enjoy singing a variety of music from different historical periods and genres of choral literature. This choir provides a supportive, fun environment for learning, while also being committed to musical excellence. Above all, Women's Chorus serves as an opportunity for students to worship together in a choral setting. This choir is featured each Christmas season in the annual Candlelight Service, which is the most celebrated performance event in the JBU Music Department. The choir also performs an annual spring concert. Members are required to audition at the beginning of each semester. The chorus rehearses twice a week (Monday and Wednesday) with an additional student-led sectional rehearsal.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling application deadline

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Recital Attendance
  • Musicianship
  • Theory
  • Liberal Arts Foundations for the Musician
  • History of Music
  • Conducting
  • Music Arranging with MIDI

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

Admission Requirements

  • 2.5 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • 20 ACT, 1020 SAT or 66 CLT

We do not use a superscore (taking the best scores if students take the ACT or SAT multiple times) for acceptance. However, once accepted, we do use a superscore for academic scholarships.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25750 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    25750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25750 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Arkansas City

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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