Bachelor of Music (Worship)

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Bachelor of Music (Worship)

Duration: 3 years full-time/6 years part-time
Credit Points: 144 credit points
Delivery: On campus
Available to: Domestic students (FEE-HELP available) and international students
English: IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 6.0
Tuition Fee for international students: $11,340 semester/$68,040 total tuition fee
AQF: Level 7

Associate Degree of Music (Worship)

Duration: 2 years full-time/4 years part-time
Credit Points: 96 credit points
Delivery: On campus
Available to: Domestic students (FEE-HELP available) and international students
English: IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 6.0
Tuition Fee for international students: $11,340 semester/$45,360 total tuition fee
AQF: Level 6

The Bachelor of Music (Worship) degree is a new course embedded within the existing Bachelor of Music (see course page for further details). Students gain the technical, artistic and analytical training required to become professional musicians, with the course diverging in its emphasis on theological preparation for a future in Christian ministry. The addition of specific units such as Worship Music in Practice, Worship Music Placement and Theology of Worship equip students with a deeper understanding of biblical directives and theological approaches to worship through music and how to apply this in diverse church settings. Students explore central themes underpinning personal and corporate worship expression in both Old and New Testament. These include God as Creator and Father, tabernacle/temple worship, the figure of King David, the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the church.


Students also apply learnings into music production with a live/digital launch of an EP of original worship music relevant to individual and congregational worship contexts. This industry relevant training encompasses all aspects of pre- and post-production.


Additionally, the course features placement within a congregational setting* under the mentorship of college staff and a church ministry team. Students are given a context for mentoring, practical skill development, ensemble skills, planning, song writing and worship leading, linking with existing or new campus ministry initiatives at Excelsia College, such as Gathering and/or Praise and Worship meetings and events. Graduates will complete the course, prepared to lead worship ministry teams both on campus and in local churches.

* Broader worship music settings available

Music Strand Contemporary | Excelsia College

The Bachelor of Music (Worship) prepares students for future roles in music & Christian ministry contexts. It is grounded in the understanding that professional musicians will commonly engage in ‘portfolio’ careers requiring versatile, flexible, and adaptable skills including multi-instrumental performing, composing, arranging, producing, ensemble directing, teaching, and researching. Future graduates are expected to secure employment as:

  • Worship music leaders
  • Worship music songwriters
  • Performers (accompanists, chamber musicians, band members, session musicians)
  • Composers and arrangers
  • Conductors and musical directors (in school and church settings)
  • Audio engineers (studio and live sound)
  • Teachers (in both private and co-curricular school settings)
  • Music critics, journalists and publicists


Bachelor of Music Worship | EXcelsia College

Y1 Semester 1

Performance I
Large Ensemble Studies I
Small Ensemble Studies I
Harmony & Aural I
Contemporary and Popular Music History
Functional Keyboard
Formation I (Creative Arts)

Y1 Semester 2

Performance II
Large Ensemble Studies II
Harmony and Aural II
Early Music History
Production and Live Audio
Formation II (Creative Arts)

Y2 Semester 1

Worship Music in Practice I

Harmony & Aural III

Romantics & Modernists

Digital Music Production

Elective x 1

Y2 Semester 2

Worship Music in Practice II

Large Ensemble III

Harmony & Aural IV

Theology of Worship

Y3 Semester 1

Worship Music Placement I

Large Ensemble Studies IV

Music Direction I


Advanced Harmony

Elective x 1

Y3 Semester 2

Worship Music Placement II

Small Ensemble II

Musical Direction II

Formation IV

Elective x 1

Electives Units

Second Instrument Study

Song Writing

Small Ensemble Studies

Large Ensemble Studies

Business in the Performing Arts

Music Pedagogy

For detailed descriptions of course units, please download the Music  brochure.

Academic staff for music

Dr Lotte Latukefu | Excelsia College | Creative and performing arts

Head of Creative and Performing Arts

Associate Professor Lotte Latukefu

Sadaharu Muramastu | Lecturer and Tutor | Music | Excelsia College

Lecturer, Large Ensemble (Choral), Musical Direction
Tutor, Conductor

Dr Sadaharu Muramatsu

Entry requirements

NSW Higher School Certificate or its interstate or overseas equivalent, or attainment of tertiary qualification,
or satisfactory completion of at least one year’s full-time load in a tertiary course.

Applicant should prepare to present 2 pieces demonstrating their skill on their major instrument (including voice).

Conducted concurrently with the audition. Applicants will discuss their previous musical experience, personal motivation and aspirations.

In addition to meeting the educational, artistic and academic prerequisites above, international applicants who have not completed an educational qualification in English should provide proof of proficiency in English through internationally recognised tests such as IELTS, or through satisfactory completion of an approved course at one of the College’s partner language colleges.

Overseas students applying for admission to Excelsia College courses must have reached the age of 18 years by the commencement of their studies. Excelsia College will not admit overseas students who have not yet reached 18 years of age.

For more information, visit our international student page.

Applicants must demonstrate that they have been involved in some form of high-level music making for at least 3 years. This could include professional music making, community music making, worship leading.

Please refer to the credit and RPL policies and procedures in the Admissions Framework.

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