Bachelor of Media Arts

If you are passionate about discovering new and creative ways to communicate the gospel and to help others experience the transformative presence of God, the Bachelor of Media Arts (BMA) is for you. Explore the power of effective storytelling through multimedia platforms, and gain audio, video, and lighting production skills that support the worship experience of today’s local churches. Developed in partnership with key worship and media leaders from Gateway Church along with other media industry professionals, the BMA will equip you to serve wherever God leads, whether in ministry or in the marketplace.

Program Objectives

The Bachelor of Media Arts program combines theory and practice to:

  • To lead students to understand the centrality of worship and how encountering God inspires effective storytelling;
  • Equip students with skills to communicate effectively across multiple-media platforms;
  • Prepare students for leadership positions in digital media settings in ministry, non-profit and marketplace industries;
  • Equip students with skills to leverage emerging media technologies.

Learning Outcomes

The TKU media arts graduate will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamentals of communication theory and storytelling as reflected through the Christian worldview;
  • Demonstrate skills that facilitate live events using production tools locally and globally;
  • Demonstrate competency in delivering content through current and emerging multiple-media platforms locally and globally;
  • Critically assess mediated content and its impact on society, and;
  • Apply business and leadership principles for effective, viable, and sustainable media organizations.
Curriculum
Total Hours 127
  • 15
  • 38
  • 5
  • 57
  • 12
  • Christian Foundations 15 Hours
    • BIBM 1301 Spirit Formed Life 3
    • BIBT 1301 Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements 3
    • BIBL 1300 Introduction to Bible 3
    • BIBT 1304 Christian Worldview 3
    • BIBL 2302 Life of Jesus 3
  • General Education 38 Hours
    • UNIV 1101 Student Success Strategies 1
    • ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
    • ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
    • COMS 2303 Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication 3
    • History Elective 3
    • Math Elective 3
    • Behavioral Science Elective 3
    • Humanities Elective 3
    • Humanities Elective 3
    • Science Elective 4
    • BIBM 3302 Leadership Development 3
    • PHIL 2301 Christian Ethics 3
    • PHIL 3305 Philosophy and Christian Thought 3
  • Experiential Learning 5 Hours
    • BIBM 2101 Practicum Prep 1
    • MEDA 3201 Media Ministry Practicum 2
    • MEDA 3201 Media Ministry Practicum 2
  • Major 57 Hours
    • BIBT 2303 To the Jew First 3
    • BIBT 3310 History and Theology of Christian Worship 3
    • MEDA 1303 Media and Society 3
    • MEDA 1304 AV & Lighting 3
    • MEDA 2303 Visual Communication 3
    • MEDA 2304 Media Writing 3
    • MEDA 3301 Media Law and Ethics 3
    • MEDA 3303 Redemptive Film 3
    • MEDA 3304 Web Development and Social Media 3
    • MEDA 3310 Live Production 3
    • MEDA 3311 Media Entrepreneurial Leadership 3
    • MEDA 3312 Videography 3
    • MEDA 3313 Script and Screenwriting 3
    • MEDA 4303 Producing Broadcast Television 3
    • MEDA 4304 Senior Media Internship 3
    • MEDA 4305 Senior Media Capstone Project 3
    • MEDA 4308 Religion, Race and Gender in American Media 3
    • MEDA 4310 Video Editing 3
    • Biblical Studies Elective (any non-required BIBL course) 3
  • Media Electives 12 Hours
    • Choose any 4 of the following courses: 12
    • BMIS 3302 Intercultural Communication
    • MEDA 3308 Acting for Stage and Screen
    • MEDA 3309 Advanced Film & Television Concepts
    • MEDA 4306 Culture, Communication & Technology
    • MEDA 4309 TV, Video and Film Theory
    • MEDA 4311 Advanced Video Editing