The Master of Arts in Media Arts and Worship degree program is designed to equip worship leaders, writers, and artists who desire to integrate a sound biblical and theological education with training and experience in the arts and/or leading worship.

Join a community of men and women dedicated to the beauty of the Gospel expressed through the beauty of human creativity.

The Curriculum

The 2-year MA programs at DTS have a common core of Bible and theology coursework along with specific training in culture formation, arts, and worship tailored to deepen your existing skills and augment them with new ones.

Immersive Learning

Learn alongside a community of artists and thinkers in unique immersion courses that expose you to film, literature, architecture, and new people and experiences.

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Medieval Art and Spirituality (MW5201)

Students, accompanied by a DTS professor, interact with art, practices, key people, and theological ideas as they visit medieval cities such as Venice, Milan, Florence, Orvieto, Assisi, Siena, and Rome.

calvin writing festival

Calvin Festival: Writing and Writers (MW5202)

Students interact with critically acclaimed writers and their writing. The course takes place in conjunction with the biennial Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Calvin Symposium: Worship in the church (MW5203)

In MW5203, students participate in worship experiences and interact with worship arts professionals in conjunction with the annual Calvin Symposium on Worship held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

sundance film festival

Theology at Sundance Film Festival (MW5204)

Students have the opportunity to dialog with the film industry (movies and people) from a theological perspective. Students will attend Sundance Film Festival, one of the most significant film festivals in the world.

Media Arts class as the South by Southwest conference

South by Southwest SXSW Conference (MW5205)

This course is a cultural immersive experience at the annual SXSW Conference and Festivals held in March in Austin, Texas. The course focuses on increasing the student’s understanding and appreciation of divine revelation in culture.

Sandi Glahn and Reg Grant and a group of students in Europe

British Authors Biblical Themes (MW5206)

This course engages students in a ten-day immersive experience on location in the United Kingdom interacting with biblical themes in the writings of classic British authors with a view to using narrative in their communication of truth.

Stories from our community

God has given our graduates incredible gifts that they express through music, writing, dance, speaking, app building, and other expressions of God’s love for creativity.

Professional Actor Reaches Out to Hollywood and Church

Serving in the Arts

Christian Radio Host Rebecca Carrell as the Prodigal Daughter

Program Details

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