MWS3101 Music Composition I

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. David Yauk

Course Description:

This course focuses on the foundational skills needed to compose biblically-based compositions for the contemporary church. Focussing on principles opposed to styles, this course exposes students to the basics of songwriting including rational for being a Christian songwriter, theological considerations, song forms, lyrical devices (rhyme, simile, metaphor), and what makes a melody singable, accessible and memorable.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Each movement of God throughout the ages has been characterized by fresh expressions of timeless truth. There is a need in the church today to have educated and trained songwriters and artists who are capable of expressing their faith in a variety of styles and genres. History demonstrates that the medium of music is often one of the most effective ways to articulate and characterize the faith of a generation. This course will equip and challenge young artists and songwriters with the skills they need to compose effective songs with others that accurately articulate and communicate the truths and themes of the Christian faith.

Why This Course Is Important:

When God moves, songs follow. Be it Hillsong, Vertical Church, or Passion, the contemporary worship landscape is bursting with new songs of faith expressing the greatness and majesty of God. Some people think songwriters are born but we beg to differ. Like any skill, songwriting is a skill that can be developed. With Missional University’s Music Composition courses you will unlock the secrets of songwriting and give language to the intuitive things that make songs work. God is rising up a legion of songwriters for the church to give expression to the truths of His Word. Take the next step in your calling and equip yourself with the skills needed to see your fullest potential realized and released!