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M.Div. Concentration in Theology and the Arts
Updated 4/17/13 - changes are effective immediately

Requirements of the Concentration

The following requirements enable students to reach the educational outcomes of the Theology and the Arts concentration:

  • Foundational course: TR271 Theological Interpretation of the Arts
  • TR272 Arts Practicum (upon meeting course prerequisites)
  • Three elective courses in Theology and the Arts. Elective courses may be selected from those approved for this concentration, or students may ask a faculty member to include a track in another course that would explicitly address one or more of the concentration educational outcomes. Faculty have discretion to decide that tracking is not appropriate for a given course. If the faculty member agrees, some course readings and/or assignments would be tailored to allow the course to meet a concentration elective requirement. This would be noted on the registration form. Please see the registration bulletin for courses approved for the Theology and the Arts concentration.

Educational Outcomes of the Concentration

In addition to achieving the basic outcomes of the M.Div. degree, a graduate of the Theology and the Arts concentration will:

  • have advanced artistic sensibilities applicable to the arts of ministry: worship, Christian education, preaching, pastoral care, and congregational life;
  • have the ability to conceive of art, in practice and appreciation, as a form of spiritual development for the individual and community within the life of a congregational/ministerial setting; and
  • advance the continuation of the graduate’s artistic practice and/or study for their own spiritual renewal and enrichment


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