Highlighted Courses

Podcast Studio (C132)

An exploration of podcasting as a form of journalism. Students will be introduced to the various types of podcasts and podcast outlets. They will work with classmates to research a podcast concept and then regularly produce and publish it. Components of marketing and attracting subscribers will also be discussed. Computer expertise is not required.


Film History (C202)

A study of film from its early conceptual stages to its familiar modern format. Also included will be film’s influence on society and the biblical response.

Audio Engineering I (MU223)

Exploration of sound, acoustics, and sound systems, including system processors and signal processing; building a live mix; and producing live sound for worship, theater, concert, and corporate events.

Introduction to Audio Editing, Pro Tools II (MU354)

The study of sound editing techniques using Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) like Pro Tools as it applies to modern media: film, television, radio, etc.

All Major Courses

In addition to GE and Bible requirements, these are the major courses:

Audio Production Core Courses

  • MU221 Digital Music Technology I (2)
  • MU223 Audio Engineering I (3)
  • MU251 ProTools 101/110 (3)
  • MU354 Intro to Audio Editing, Pro Tools 201/210 (3)
  • MU355 Introduction to Audio Mixing, Pro Tools III (3)
  • MU404 Recording Techniques (3)
  • MU426 Audio Engineering II (3)
  • MU460E Senior Project (2)
  • MU498 Internship in Audio Production (2)
  • Electives 12-14
  • Total units required for major 64-66
  • *To meet the minimum 122-unit requirement to graduate.

Music Courses

  • MU108 Music Fundamentals (2)
  • MU330 Concert Attendance (4 semesters) (0-0.5)
  • MU334 Music Leadership and Administration (2)
  • MU406 Popular Music Since 1900 (3)
  • MU482 Senior Seminar (2)
  • Choice of Ensemble (2 semesters) (1-2)
  • Music Electives (4)

Communication Electives

  • Four of the following (12)
    • C132 Podcast Studio (3)
    • C202 Film History (3)
    • C211 Introduction to Mass Communication (3)
    • C371 Interpersonal Communication (3)
    • C382 Persuasion (3)
    • C472 Rhetorical Criticism (3)
  • Total units required for major (49-51)
Minor in Music

A minor in music provides grounding in the basics of music and worship, along with individual training and ensemble performance opportunities. Music is so much a part of church life that the music minor is highly recommended to all who are involved in the church in any capacity. It also provides a well-rounded education for any major.

See the current academic catalog for complete details. Generally, for a minor in Music, the following courses are required:

  • MU131 Piano Foundations I & II
  • MU141A Music Theory I
  • MU141B Aural Skills I
  • MU160/360 Individual Instruction
  • MU271 Basic Conducting
  • MU295 Music & Art for Musicians
  • MU310 University Singers or Orchestra
  • MU330 Concert Attendance
  • MU333 Worship and Songs of the Church
  • Music Electives
Learning Outcomes

This inter-disciplinary degree requires courses in sound production and electronic communication to prepare students for careers that incorporate sound, film, production, music, etc. in many aspects of the entertainment industry, as well as in churches.

  • Demonstrate mastery of an industry-standard audio production software.
  • Demonstrate mastery of audio recording and production techniques.
  • Demonstrate mastery of audio post-production techniques.
  • Engage in discussion as both speaker and listener through interpreting, analyzing, and summarizing; contribute to discussions in a way that is readily understood by listeners; present an opinion persuasively; and analyze the shape and goals of a discourse.