Bachelor of Media Arts

Coming Fall 2018!

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

This program will combine theory with practice to:

  • Equip students with a deep understanding of the centrality of worship and how encountering the living God inspires effective communication through storytelling;
  • Equip students with skills to communicate effectively across multiple-media platforms;
  • Prepare students for leadership positions in electronic media settings in both Christian ministries and media industries; and
  • Introduce students to new technologies and vision for the future of media.

Learning Outcomes

A graduate of this program will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamentals of communication theory and storytelling as reflected through the Christian worldview and expressed through multiple-media platforms;
  • Demonstrate skills that support the worship experience through effective multiple-media platforms locally and globally;
  • Demonstrate competency in delivering content through multiple-media platforms locally and globally;
  • Demonstrate an ability to assess critically mediated content and its impact on society;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of business principles for effective, viable and sustainable media operations;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of leadership principles that support and inspire media personnel; and
  • Develop skills of the storytelling process in next generation technologies.
Curriculum
Total Hours 127
  • 15
  • 38
  • 63
  • 5
  • 6
  • 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
  • Major 63 Hours
    • BIBT 1302 History and Theology of Christian Worship 3
    • BIBT 2303 To the Jew First 3
    • BMIS 3302 Intercultural Communication 3
    • MEDA 1301 AV & Lighting I 3
    • MEDA 1302 AV & Lighting II 3
    • MEDA 1303 Media and Society 3
    • MEDA 2301 Media Writing I 3
    • MEDA 2302 Media Writing II 3
    • MEDA 2303 Visual Communication 3
    • MEDA 3301 Media Law and Ethics 3
    • MEDA 3302 Entrepreneurial Leadership 3
    • MEDA 3303 Redemptive Film 3
    • MEDA 3304 Web Development and Social Media 3
    • MEDA 3305 Production Methods I 3
    • MEDA 3306 Production Methods II 3
    • MEDA 4301 Post Production I 3
    • MEDA 4302 Post Production II 3
    • MEDA 4303 Producing Broadcast Television 3
    • MEDA 4304 Senior Media Internship 3
    • MEDA 4305 Senior Media Capstone Project 3
    • MEDA 4306 Culture, Communication & Technology 3
  • Experiential Learning 5 Hours
    • BIBM 2101 Practicum Prep 1
    • MEDA 3201 Media Ministry Practicum 2
    • MEDA 3201 Media Ministry Practicum 2
  • Electives 6 Hours
    • MEDA Elective 3
    • BIBL Elective 3