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Bachelor of Arts in Church Music (B.A.C.M.)

Program Mission

The Bachelor of Arts in Church Music program is designed to equip students for career in ministry, education and performance, providing opportunities for all students to study and perform music as an important part of their liberal arts education, and furthermore, to prepare students for spirit-empowered service which contributes to the mission of the evangelical church.

Program Goal

The Bachelor of Arts in church Music program enables students to:
                1.Understand the role music plays in ministry and worship;
                2.Apply principles of the Christian faith in different musical and life settings;
                3.Develop performance techniques, which may include the study of voice, instruments, or
                   worship leadership

Degree Requirements

               A minimum of 120 semester units
               1. General education requirements (36 units)
               2. Biblical-theological requirements (18 units)
               3. Music requirements (66 units)

The last 30 units must be taken at IRUS.

A minimum full-time course load is 12 units per semester. A maximum full-time load is 18 units per semester; however, students may petition for additional units if their cumulative average is 3.0 or higher.
Official classification is based on the number of units completed toward graduation as follows: 1st-year students 0-29; sophomores 30-59; juniors 60-89; seniors 90 or more.
The following are the course requirements for the B.A.C.M.

Course Requirements

1. General Education (36 Units)

      GE101: Research & Writing ·········································    3
      GE105: Korean I ·········································    3
      GE201: Introduction to Philosophy ·········································    3
      GE202: Science & Creation ·········································    3
      GE203: World Civilization ·········································    3
      GE205: Korean II ·········································    3
      GE210: Introduction to Psychology ·········································    3
      GE215: Ethics ·········································    3
      GE301: Cultural Anthropology ·········································    3
      GE303: World History I ·········································    3
      GE304: World History II ·········································    3
      GE496: Speech & Communication ·········································    3
      Total Units: ·········································   36

2. Biblical & Theological Studies (18 Units)

      BN100: New Testament Survey I ·········································    3
      BN101: Old Testament Survey I ·········································    3
      BT100: Systematic Theology I ·········································    3
      BT320: Christian World View ·········································    3
      BT407: Reformed Theology I ·········································    3
      BP110: Introduction to Missions ·········································    3
      BP150: Personal Evangelism ·········································    3
      BP210: Christian Education ·········································    3
      BP320: Biblical Leadership ·········································    3
      BP340: Worship ·········································    3
      BP405: Spiritual Theology ·········································    3
      Christian Services I-VI ·········································    3
      Total Units: ·········································   18

3. Music Studies (Required) (54 Units)

      CM100 Harmony I ·········································    3
      CM120 Diction I ·········································    2
      CM130 Accompanying I ·········································    2
      CM140 Instrument Pedagogy I ·········································    2
      CM160 Choir I ·········································    2
      CM170 Vocal Pedagogy I ·········································    2
      CM180 Sight-singing & Ear-training ·········································    2
      CM200 Harmony II ·········································    2
      CM211-218 Individual Instruction 1-8 ·········································    2(16)
      CM220 Diction II ·········································    2
      CM230 Accompanying II ·········································    2
      CM240 Instrument Pedagogy II ·········································    2
      CM260 Choir II ·········································    2
      CM270 Vocal Pedagogy II ·········································    2
      CM280 Music Arranging ·········································    2
      CM300 Performance ·········································    2
      CM310 Song Literature ·········································    2
      CM320 Western Music History ·········································    2
      CM340 Counterpoint ·········································    2
      CM400 Hymnology ·········································    2
      CM100 Harmony I ·········································    2
      CM420 Church Music History ·········································    2
      CM480 Senior Recital ·········································    2
      Total Units: ·········································   51

4. Music Studies (Electives) (12 Units)


      CM150 Class Piano ·········································    2
      CM230 Opera Workshop ·········································    2
      CM250 Choral Conducting I ·········································    2
      CM330 Computer Music ·········································    2
      CM350 Choral Conducting II ·········································    3
      CM350 Choral Conducting II ·········································    2
      CM360 Popular Music History ·········································    3
      CM370 Praise & Worship Leader ·········································    3
      BP340 Introduction to Worship ·········································    3
      Selective Total Units: ·········································   12

Total Degree Units: 120 units