Worship matters.

Worship arts students at Cornerstone University are trained to lead others in response to God's greatness. Our four-year degree program integrates three areas of study: music, Bible and media. It prepares you to become well-equipped for fruitful ministry in the local church, grow as a skilled musician and excel as a leader who possesses strong interpersonal skills.

Please note that program acceptance requires participation in a first semester jury exam.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Music
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Career Opportunities

    A bachelor's degree in music prepares you for a range of career options and graduate programs.

    • Church music director
    • Worship leader
    • Worship musician
    • Youth music ministry

    Program Classes

    From personable faculty to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.

    See our sample degree plan for the list of classes you'll take as a worship arts major.

  • High School Honors Band

    Here, we recognize and celebrate the musical gifts and accomplishments of high school students. Students interested in participating in Cornerstone's Soli Deo Gloria Honors Band may apply or be nominated for acceptance. Selected students will rehearse and perform a concert with members of Cornerstone University Symphonic Winds.

    Global Internships

    All traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. This experience helps you explore your calling and gain practical career skills.

    With guidance from the Center for Career & Life Calling, our students land internships at trusted businesses and nonprofits around the world.

    • Caledonia Christian Reformed Church
    • Central Wesleyan Church
    • Christ Memorial Church
    • Highpoint Church's Naperville Campus
    • Tabernacle Community Church
  • Communication and Music Student Outcomes

    96%

    of traditional undergraduate Communication, Media and Music Division students from the class of 2018 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

    Importantly, our recent graduates also shared that they love their work. Of respondents, 84 percent reported a genuine interest in what they are doing.

    Job Outcomes

    Cornerstone alumni are tireless in their passion to influence our world for Christ as servant leaders. You can find CU graduates building lives that matter at workplaces based in West Michigan and beyond.

    • Frontline Community Church
    • Grandville Baptist Church
    • Heart for the World Church
    • Lighthouse Community Church
    • New Life Baptist Church
    • Urban Transformation Ministries

College Is About More Than a Degree

At Cornerstone, knowledge is about more than memorizing facts. Here, you will develop a deeper understanding of people, life and God. You will conquer challenges, grow in wisdom and make more memories than you can count.

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