Northwestern worship arts students and faculty lead during a chapel service.

The role of worship arts impacts everything from the greeters at the door to the graphics on the screen, from testimonies shared and Scripture presented, to the songs sung and the words spoken from the pulpit or platform.

Interdisciplinary approach

Prepare for a career in planning and leading worship as well as inspiring and empowering other servants of worship. Your courses will give you a solid foundation in biblical theology, Christian history, worship theory and artistic expression in the modern church.  Explore courses and requirements

Real-world worship

In addition to your theological, artistic and practice-based classes, you'll complete a worship arts practicum through our campus chapel program or in an area church or other worship setting.


The worship arts curriculum is taught by professors from multiple departments. Among them are scholars and artists who have led church worship themselves, including ordained pastors, an experienced worship leader who has scripted Bible passages for the stage, and an expert in church music and hymnology.  Explore faculty

Worship Arts fact sheet

James Stoscher

Legacy of worship

James values the time he and fellow worship arts majors spend studying Scripture as he prepares to lead worship at a local church and direct band or choir at a school.

James's story

Johnny Venegas

Created to worship

Northwestern’s authentic and vibrant Christian community allowed Johnny to grow in his faith and equipped him to pursue God’s calling on his life.

Johnny's story

Libby Ven Huizen

Praising the Savior

Libby graduated with nearly two years of experience leading worship—skills she could draw on when interviewing for a full-time position on a church’s staff.

Libby's story