Worship Arts

Male singing

Foundational Understanding of Worship.

The Worship Arts program synthesizes three strands of study at Cornerstone University - music, bible and media.  This program affords you the opportunity to become:

  • Well-equipped for fruitful ministry in the local church.
  • Skilled musicians and leaders

Worship Arts students recognize that people are starving for the greatness of God. They are growing in their capacity to create opportunities for a gathered church to encounter Him. They are passionate about His Word and possess strong interpersonal skill and a creative spirit.

What can I do with a major in Worship Arts?

  • Church Music Director
  • Worship Leader
  • Worship Musician
  • Youth Music Ministry

How can I complete my degree program in four years?

Download a sample degree plan for a major in Worship Arts.

4 Year Worship Arts Degree Plan

Where are internships and partnerships available for students in the Worship Arts program?

Jennifer Rogan '16 | Major: Worship Arts with a Vocal Emphasis

"During the summer of 2014, I had the opportunity to intern at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota under Matthew Westerholm, the Pastor of Worship and Music at the Downtown Campus. I observed the spiritual, musical and administrative practices of a successful worship leader and gained experience using multimedia, as well as planning services. Not only was my experience relevant to my major, but it was spiritually forming and helped me in discerning the Lord's plan for my life."

Matthew Lewis '15 | Major: Worship Arts | Intern at Berkley Hills Wesleyan Church in Grand Rapids, MI

"As a senior, I had the opportunity to intern with the Worship Director at Berkley Hills Wesleyan Church. Learning through experience is an invaluable asset and allowed me to apply what I have learned to real situations. It is also very beneficial in creating a resume that employers can look over and be confident that you know not only the theories of your job but also the practicalities of it. I am very appreciative that Cornerstone pushes its students to learn through experience as a supplement to what they learn in class."

With a major in Worship Arts, what classes will I take?

Church Music, Methods and Materials

Live Sound

Music and Worship