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Online Undergraduate Certificate in

School: Creative Expression  // Study Area: Creating Compelling Stories

⚜   Rarely Offered in Christian Universities, Bible Colleges or Seminaries

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The Undergraduate Certificate in Songwriting equips students to write and produce music in a variety of musical styles and genres. Students develop skills in evaluating Western and non-Western music, folk music and contemporary oral music traditions to fuel creative, original musical fusions. Building on a theology of worship that spans both corporate worship and embodied worship in everyday life, students develop skills in writing music that reflect the Christian message as well as creating compositions as a catalyst for missional living.

Christians musicians today are in a unique position to use the influence of music to serve in the mission of God. While many focus on writing music for the church, missional musicians employ their songwriting skills as a means of developing relationships with non-Christians, thereby enhancing their opportunities to both demonstrate Christ's love and to share the good news of the gospel. Christian musicians may serve in many different sociocultural settings - where they interact interculturally. The Undergraduate Certificate in Songwriting offers students the opportunity to serve in the mission of God where they are or around the globe through composing music.

Program Features

  • Integrated practicums allow you to gain valuable real-world experience
  • Learn from academic practitioners from around the world
  • Credits earned in this certificate program can apply to a Missional University Bachelor degree program

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Course Length

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Credits Required

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Program Cost

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What Will I Study?

We offer the most comprehensive approach to serving through composing music in the mission of God.

Optional Additional Courses

When Can I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates each year to give you flexibility in your education, life and work schedules.






A Career in Communicating Creatively

Is this Your Mission?

Artistic Administrator, Audio Engineer & Composer, Audio Mixer, Campus Music Director, Choir Director, Choral Conductor, Church Music Director, Composer, Composer/Sound Designer, Conductor, Contemporary Music Director, Director of Music Affairs, Director of Music Development and Outreach, Director of Music Ministries, Film Composer, Game Sound & Composer, Instrumental Music Director, Lead Sound Designer, Lyricist, Music & Liturgy Director, Music Arranger, Music Clerk, Music Composer, Music Coordinator, Music Copyist, Music Director, Music Editor, Music Instructor, Music Lead, Music Missionary, Music Producer, Music Program Coordinator, Music Reviewer, Musical Theater Composer and Lyricist, Music Performance Manager, Music Production Teacher, Music Researcher, Music Theory Teacher, Repertory Representative, Resident Music Director, Sanctuary Music Director, Singer, Songwriter, Sound Designer, Sound Technologist, Virtual Game Trailer Music Composer, Worship Leader.



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How Much Will it Cost?

We offer tuition based upon country of residence.  According to the Human Development Index, all countries around the world fall into one of four categories:
  • (Tier 1) - Very High Human Development
  • (Tier 2) High Human Development
  • (Tier 3) Medium Human Development
  • (Tier 4) Low Human Development
Our tiered global tuition makes higher education affordable for everyone world wide.


100% Tuition


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3 credit course


80% Tuition


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3 credit course


60% Tuition


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3 credit course


40% Tuition


per credit hour


3 credit course

Tiered tuition based on country of origin and scholarships available.  Find your country of residence here for more information.
Tuition may be further reduced by participating in the Sponsorship Program.