Praise and Worship Certificate

First Year Certificate

24 credit hours

Semester 1

NPW 2510Praise and Worship Choir I

1

NPW 2710Worship Band Practicum I

2

NPW 2530Applied Instrumental/Vocal Instruction I

1

NPW 2100Music Theory I/Aural Theory I

2

NPW 2050Worship Training Series: Worship in the Bible

2

NPW 2200Essentials of Vocal Production

1

NPW 3220Band Arranging

1

NPW 2010SALT (Serve, Attend, Lead, Train)

0

MUS 1600Class Piano I

1

Semester 2

NPW 2515Praise and Worship Choir II

1

NPW 2715Worship Band Practicum II

2

NPW 2535Applied Instrumental/Vocal Instruction II

1

NPW 2105Music Theory II/Aural Theory II

2

NPW 2430Notation

1

NPW 2320Songwriting I

2

NPW 3700Media Production

1

NPW 2055Worship Training Series: Worship in the Christian Church

1

NPW 3440Sound Production: Digital Performer

1

NPW 2010SALT (Serve, Attend, Lead, Train)

0

MUS 1640Beginning Class Guitar

1

Second Year Certificate

36 credit hours (First Year Certificate plus 12 additional hours)

Semester 3

NPW 2550Praise and Worship Choir III

1

NPW 2720Worship Band Practicum III

1

NPW 2540Applied Instrumental/Vocal Instruction III

1

NPW 2880Rehearsal Techniques

1

NPW 4010Worship Training Series: Concentrated Study of the Psalms

1

NPW 3230Modern Orchestra

2

NPW 2010SALT (Serve, Attend, Lead, Train)

0

Choose specialized courses — 5 hours

Worship Pastor Options
NPW 4420Organizational Leadership

1

NPW 2410Worship Training Series: Leading Worship

1

NPW 2210Conducting I (choral emphasis)

1

NPW 3415The Art of Working In and Through Denominations

1

WAS 4040Administration and Program Development in Worship Ministry

2

WAS 4020The Contextualization of Worship

2

Songwriter Options
NPW 3430Hymnology

1

NPW 3320Songwriting III

1

NPW 3445Foundations of Music Publishing

1

MCM 2780The Working Musician

2

Christian Artist Options
MCM 4600Senior Performance for Music Majors

0

MCM 2780The Working Musician

2

BUS 2300Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

3

NPW 2440Principles of Sound, Recording, and Related Technology I

1

NPW 3445Foundations of Music Publishing

1

Semester 4

NPW 4840Internship

0-2

*Required Proficiencies

NPW 3600Keyboard Proficiency

0

NPW 3605Guitar Proficiency

0

*Students completing the first-year certificate are required to complete one of the two required proficiencies. Students completing the two-year certificate are required to complete both required proficiencies.