Academic Departments

Courses in Media Arts and Worship

MW101 The Art of Media and Worship
A biblical, theological, and worshipful introduction to the imagination and creativity. This course provides a cursory history of the church's relationship with the arts, explores a theology of beauty, and seeks to develop a spiritual discipline of creative response to God's truth and beauty in students' particular areas of art and/or worship. (3 hours)

MW102 Media Arts Apprenticeship
A supervised, field-based apprenticeship, comprising the development and enhancement of media-related communication skills and/or worship design and implementation in a ministry context. Disciplines may include, but are not limited to, writing, acting, audio production, and video and film production, as well as worship design and implementation. Students will construct a professional portfolio as part of the apprenticeship. Enrollment is limited to MA/MW and ThM Media Arts emphasis students. Students must complete 30 credit hours of DTS coursework before enrolling in MW102. (2 hours)

MW103 A Christian View of Art
How can a Christian evaluate artistic expression? What is beauty? These questions and others are answered in this study of biblical-exegetical foundations of creativity and art, the development of a Judeo-Christian theology of art, and biblical-philosophical analyses of artistic expression, with emphasis on the visual arts (painting, sculpture, and film). Students must complete 15 credit hours of DTS coursework before enrolling in MW103. (3 hours)

MW104 Jesus and the Media: (by independent study)
(3 hours)

MW201 Introduction to Audio Broadcasting
(3 hours)

MW202 Creative Audio Production for Ministry
(3 hours)

MW301 Creative Writing in Ministry
(3 hours)

MW302 Writing for Publication
(3 hours)

MW303 Advanced Creative Writing
(3 hours)

MW304 Theology and Contemporary Literature
An exploration of modern and postmodern attitudes toward the 'spiritual/transcendent/God� found in selected American literature. Students will read a variety of writings from notable authors, as well as selected essays in critical theory, as a means of engendering dialogue from a theological perspective on how American fiction over the last fifty years has interacted with the religious and spiritual currents that pervade culture. (3 hours)

MW401 Graphic Design for Ministry
A study of the principles of graphic design and the mechanics of layout and composition to produce finished projects for both print and digital publications aimed toward solving communication problems in a ministry setting. Students will also give attention to the creation of a digital, graphic-design portfolio. (3 hours)

MW501 Video Production for Ministry
(3 hours)

MW502 Media Presentations
A study of the principles of graphic design and the mechanics of layout and composition to produce finished projects for both print and digital publications aimed toward solving communication problems in a ministry setting. Students will also give attention to the creation of a digital, graphic-design portfolio. (1 hour)

MW601 Media Arts & Worshp Practicum I
(1 hour)

MW703 Seminar in Worship Arts
(3 hours)

MW801 Rdg Scripture to Change Lives
(3 hours)

MW802 Dramatizing Scripture
(3 hours)