Worship Drama Certificate

The Worship Drama Certificate is a 31 credit hour program designed to introduce you to the primary skills necessary to be involved in drama in a local church. For more advanced studies see Theater Diploma.

Career and Ministry Opportunities

  • Church Staff – Drama Director
  • Lay Ministry – Drama Director, Actor
  • Other – Community Theater

Program Goals

Upon graduation, the student will

  • Have a general knowledge of the Bible and its doctrines.
  • Understand how to develop a growing relationship with God, in Christ, through the Spirit.
  • Understand the principles of good communication.
  • Have the skills to act in or direct a simple dramatic production.

Core Bible and Theology - 12 credit hours

Communication – 19 credit hours

COM-210 Communication Theory

3 credit hours

Study the basic concepts, models and theories concerning the role of communication in human behavior. Connect theory to practice in a variety of contexts: interpersonal, group and organizational communication.

COM-230 Storytelling

3 credit hours

Study the history and application of storytelling. Practical instruction in the art of storytelling as it relates to numerous fields. Learn how to become more imaginative and confident storytellers and communicators in a wide variety of settings.

COM-240 Voice and Interpretation

3 credit hours

Study modern acting techniques to gain greater control over your body and voice. Learn to clearly communicate character to the audience. Prerequisite: COM-101.

COM-190 Communication Practicum

2 credit hours

Apply communication in a real-world setting. Build practical skill and gain experience through work in a professional setting. Church or para-church ministry settings will be given priority.

Theater – 8 credit hours

COM-101 Introduction to Theater

2 credit hours

An introduction to the dramatic arts by examining the history, terminology and basic techniques of the theater.

COM-250 Principles of Acting

3 credit hours

An introduction to the art and practice of acting in performance. Learn the primary acting skills and techniques of dramatic performance. Prerequisite: COM-101.

COM-320 Play Directing

3 credit hours

Study the basic theories and techniques of stage directing. Develop a basic understanding of the directing process. Prerequisite: COM-101.