The Worship Leadership Advanced Diploma is a 129 credit hour program in our School of Worship that is equivalent to a college worship degree. It is designed to lay a solid foundation for leading a worship program in a local church.
For our one year program go to our Worship Leadership Certificate.
Worship Degree Career and Ministry Opportunities
- Church Staff - Worship Leader, Worship Pastor, Worship Director, Choir Director
- Lay Ministry – Worship Musician, Choir Member, Deacon/Elder of Worship
No Debt Worship Major
Our tuition is $200 per credit, so your annual cost (based on 24 credits) is only $4,800. All students receive a Vanguard Scholarship of $100 per credit, reducing your annual tuition to only $2,400.
The total cost for the Worship Leadership Advanced Diploma is $12,900 + fees and books.
A Worship Degree is only available at a private christain college so compare our tuition to the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of over $30,000. We believe we are the most affordable option for college level worship training.
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.
- Be well rounded in General Studies.
- Understand music theory.
- Have the skills necessary to lead a church worship ministry.
General Education – 44 credits hours
Health requirement: Introduction to Worship Dance - 3 credit hoursTechnology requirement: Introduction to Worship Technology - 3 credit hours
Bible Core Classes – 18 credit hours
General Music – 18 credit hours
Music Theory I – 3 credit hours
Ear Training I – 1 credit hour
Music Theory II – 3 credit hours
Ear Training II – 1 credit hour
Music Theory III – 3 credit hours
Ear Training III – 1 credit hour
Music History I – 3 credit hours
Music History II – 3 credit hours
Performance – 28 credit hours
Voice Class – 2 credit hours
Guitar Class – 2 credit hours
Piano Class – 2 credit hours
Ensemble Credits – 4 credit hours
select from any MUS-240 or MUS-250 class
Contemporary Worship Ensemble – 1 credit hour
Choral Conducting – 3 credit hours
Instrumental Conducting – 3 credit hours
Applied Study I – 2 credit hours
Applied Study II – 2 credit hours
Applied Study III – 2 credit hours
Applied Study IV – 2 credit hours
Senior Recital - 3 credit hours
Worship – 18 credit hours
Introduction to the Visual Arts – 2 credit hours
Introduction to Theater – 2 credit hours
Worship Band Techniques - 3 credits
Worship Music History - 2 credits
Worship Service Planning – 3 credit hours
Worship Administration – 2 credit hours
Worship Internship – 4 credit hours
Leadership – 3 credit hours
Church Leadership – 3 credit hour