Master of Arts in Church Music (M.A.C.M.)
The Master of Arts in Church Music degree program is designed to prepare the student philosophically, practically, and theologically for a career in many aspects of church music ministry. By integrating studies in theology and music, this program will help the student develop and enhance his/her skills as church musician.
The Master of Arts in church Music program enables students to:
1.Apply principles of the Christian faith in different musical and life settings;
2.Understand church music practice including worship, hymnology, church music history,
church music administration and the relationship between church music and culture.
3.Develop their musical skills in composing, conducting, and performing; and
4.Evaluate current issues in church music.
Students receive the M.A.C.M degree when they complete:
A minimum of 48 semester units
1. Biblical & Practical Theology (18 Units)
2. Music Requirements (30 Units)
The last 24 units must be taken at IRUS.A minimum full-time course load is 9 units per semester. A maximum full-time load is 15 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 0-24; sophomores 25-48.
The following are the course requirements for the M.A.C.M.
1. Biblical & Practical Requirements (18 Units)
|OT505 Introduction to the Old Testament||·········································||3|
|NT505 Introduction to the New Testament||·········································||3|
|ST 501 Prolegomena & Theology Proper||·········································||3|
|ST 505 Anthropology & Christology||·········································||3|
|HT 502 Medieval Church & Reformation Period||·········································||3|
|PT 502 Missions||·········································||3|
|PT 511 Christian Education||·········································||3|
| HT701 History of American &
Korean Presbyterian Church
|ST701 Christian Ethics||·········································||3|
|PT505 Cross-Cultural Ministry||·········································||3|
|Selective Total Units:||·········································||18|
2. Music Studies (Required) (21 Units)
|CM500 Church Music History||·········································||3|
|CM520 Survey of Music Theory||·········································||3|
|CM521-524 Individual Instruction 1-4||·········································||2(8)|
|CM530 Ensemble I||·········································||2|
|CM600 Seminar in Music History||·········································||3|
|CM680 Graduate Recital||·········································||2|
|Selective Total Units:||·········································||21|
3. Music Studies (Electives) (9 Units)
|CM550 Praise and Worship||·········································||3|
|CM570 Choral Conducting I||·········································||2|
|CM580 Choral Conduction II||·········································||2|
|CM630 Ensemble II||·········································||2|
|CM650 Vocal Pedagogy I||·········································||2|
|CM660 Vocal Pedagogy II||·········································||2|
|PT503 Introduction to Worship||·········································||2|
|Selective Total Units:||·········································||9|
Total Degree Units: 48 units