Associate of Worship Leadership

Program Objectives

The Associate of Worship Leadership degree seeks:

  • To graduate competent musicians for the local or global church and music marketplace;
  • To produce biblically formed and theologically informed musicians;
  • To equip gifted songwriters who compose for the Church and marketplace;
  • To prepare skilled video, audio, and innovative media technicians;
  • To place graduates in appropriate ministry and music industry contexts.

Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Associate of Worship Leadership degree will be able to:

  • Organize & successfully administrate all aspects of contemporary congregational worship;
  • Demonstrate the technical, music and leadership skills necessary for effectively leading contemporary congregational worship;
  • Analyze problems in their field (worship leadership) and develop collaborative solutions or strategies to resolve those problems;
  • Communicate with musicians, artists, technicians, and local church pastors through effective teaching, writing, and listening skills;
  • Evaluate their personal strengths and weaknesses honestly in the light of biblical wisdom and regular pastoral accountability;
  • Pastor and build biblical community among their local church musicians, artists, and technicians;
  • Serve, contribute to, and creatively execute the worship vision of local church pastors and leaders.

Once admitted to The King’s University, an audition is a required component for acceptance into the AWL degree program. 

*AWL Acceptance space is limited.  AWL Degree is currently offered on-ground only.

*Application must be submitted to the admissions department and acceptance to the university is a requirement prior to the audition.  Click here to begin your application process! 

Audition Requirements

For more information, contact worshipstudies@tku.edu.

Curriculum
Total Hours 67
  • 9
  • 22
  • 36
  • 0
  • Christian Foundations 9 Hours
    • BIBM 1301 The Spirit Formed Life 3
    • BIBT 1304 Christian Worldview 3
    • BIBL 1300 Introduction to Bible 3
  • General Education 22 Hours
    • ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
    • ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
    • COMS 2303 Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication 3
    • Behavioral Science Elective 3
    • Science Elective 4
    • BIBH 1302 History & Theology of Christian Worship 3
    • PHIL 2305 Christian Ethics & Performing Arts 3
  • Major 36 Hours
    • MUSW 1301 The Worship Leader as Pastor 3
    • MUSW 1302 The Worship Leader as Team Builder 3
    • MUST 1301 Music Theory I 3
    • MUST 1302 Music Theory II 3
    • MUSW 2303 The Worship Leader As Architect 3
    • MUSW 2304 The Worship Leader as Lead Worshipper 3
    • MUSB 2201 Songwriting I 2
    • MUSB 2202 Songwriting II 2
    • MUSB 1201 Audio 2
    • MUSW 3201 Tools & Technology for Worship 2
    • MPEW 1101 TKU Worship Ensemble 2
    • 4 hours from the following
    • MPVM 1101 Applied Music Lesson Primary (Voice) 1
    • MPIM 1103 Applied Music Lesson Primary (Piano) 1
    • MPIM 1105 Applied Music Lesson Primary (Guitar) 1
    • MPIM 1107 Applied Music Lesson Primary (Drums) 1
    • 4 hours from the following
    • MPVM 1102 Applied Music Lesson, Secondary (Voice) 1
    • MPIM 1104 Applied Music Lesson Secondary (Piano) 1
    • MPIM 1106 Applied Music Lesson Secondary (Guitar) 1
    • MPIM 1108 Applied Music Lesson Secondary (Drums) 1
  • Music Proficiency 0 Hours
    • MUST 1000 Music Theory Proficiency Exam 0
    • MPVM 1000 Applied Music Proficiency Exam (Voice) 0
    • - OR -
    • MPIM 1000 Applied Music Proficiency Exam (Instrument) 0