Pathway – BA (Hons) Theology & Worship Studies
Music for Worship
The Music for Worship pathway is designed to strengthen and consolidate vocal and instrumental skills, specifically for use in the context of musical worship. The pathway is suitable for those wishing to grow in musical proficiency, and who perhaps have some previous experience of singing and/or playing in worship. Through weekly group classes, students will strengthen their vocal skills and their ability to lead worship using their voice. Students will grow in vocal confidence, technical skill, improvisation, presentation, and worship leadership, all applied across a range of music styles and worshipping traditions. Students will also take instrumental skills, with the option to focus on either keyboard or guitar throughout the three years. Learning will take place in weekly group classes and students will become proficient in providing musical accompaniment for worship on their chosen instrument.
Students on the Worship Curation pathway will learn how to oversee the worship event in full, moving beyond the confines of musical sets or presiding over liturgy. Drawing on the alternative worship movement, students will work both individually and collaboratively to create dynamic and engaging spaces for encounter with God. Learning will take place through lectures, guided reading, field trips, case studies, and practical worship projects.