What is it?

The MA in World Arts prepares students to serve across cultures in arts development, research, and consulting. See here for more information about world arts.

Program Highlights

Learn from caring, field-experienced professors.

Work alongside multicultural artists researching the arts of their community.

Spark artistic creations with artists to respond to their community’s needs.

Gain practical experience in facilitating arts development activities.

Specialize in one of five concentrations.

Take advantage of flexible courses that are easily applicable.

Prospective Careers

  • Arts Journalism
  • Non-profit Organization or Ministry
  • Community Development
  • Ethnodramatology
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Orality Consulting
  • Trauma Healing Consulting
  • Arts Consulting

What will it help me do?

  • Work alongside singers, musicians, actors, dancers, storytellers, and visual artists in multicultural settings, researching the arts of their community
  • Spark artistic creations with artists to respond to their community’s needs
  • Connect arts to locally expressed community goals in community development, health education, justice issues, language and arts preservation, literacy, Scripture engagement and translation, worship expression, and other areas
  • Prepare for careers in arts journalism, community development, ethnomusicology, orality, trauma healing, and more

Who is it for?

Students with artistic skills and sensibilities, curiosity about culture, a commitment to serious research, and a drive to see others create 

Program Format

2-Year MA Program

All Courses Available by Distance

Practical Application in Classes

Semester-long and Intensive Courses

Comprehensive Exam or Thesis

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