let's talk about the vocals & worship leading course.

 
 
 

There’s no reason why the church can’t be known for producing the most talented and most anointed vocalists.

If your dream is to see the voice and call to worship that God has given you reach its full potential, we're the people and the place for you. Our technical, practical and spiritual approach to training will develop you into a brilliant and holistic musician.

At C3 Creative Arts College we'll train and develop you into the most talented vocalist and anointed worship leader you can be. We produce singers who are excellent in their craft, exemplary in character and full of the presence of God. We commit to this holistic training so that independent of the performance type (a gig in a pub or leading worship at church), you will bring life, truth and an excellent creative performance. If you're more interested in developing your musicianship, we have the perfect course for you! Just click this link to check out our performance music and worship leading course.

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study one, two or three years.

First year.

10611NAT / Certificate IV of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry Specialising in Vocals & Worship Leading

C3 College's first year vocals & worship leading course is a premium learning experience focused on developing you as a musician and worship leader whilst working with other musicians and vocalists. You will have opportunities to lead worship in chapel, perform contemporary and classic songs in our performance season and be trained by talented, excellent and anointed lecturers.

Who is this course for?

For anyone who wants to be an anointed and excellent musician. You want your musicianship to be at an exceptional level. You want to minister the power of God when you lead worship, for people to encounter God's presence as you sing.

Give me the facts.

Here's a quick break down of the first year:

  • Approximately 20 hours per week of classes
  • Classes from Tuesday - Friday
    • Tuesday & Thursday are your core days, you'll be studying leadership and theology
    • Wednesday & Friday will be intensive days in your specialised major
  • Chapel starts at 8am every morning
  • You're also required to serve 3 hours of internship per week (on a Sunday service)

You will be developed in your:

  • Worship leading
  • Instrumental technique
  • Ensemble performance skills (based around style studies)
  • Music theory

Your training will include:

  • Performance experience in worship services
  • Live gigs
  • Instrumental private tuition

Second year.

10612NAT / Diploma of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry Specialising in Vocals & Worship Leading

A course that with more focused training on developing you as a music director and worship leader, as you will be considered more capable and reliable for ministry opportunities.

Who is this course for?

This course is for those who want to take their musical effectiveness to the next level. Students will graduate from needing to be told what to sing to being able to make a creative and meaningful musical contribution. We focus on learning how to be spontaneous and improvisational in how we perform our music. We treat music like a language, and create opportunities for musical  “conversations”. We provide opportunities for our students to spontaneously sing in the Holy Spirit, and to experience being a conduit for God to move in people’s lives.

Give me the facts.

A quick break down of the second year:

  • Approximately 20 hours per week of classes
  • Classes from Tuesday - Thursday
    • Tuesday & Thursday are your core days, you'll be studying leadership and theology, and also have some classes in your specialised major
    • Wednesday will be intensive days in your specialised major
  • Chapel starts at 8am every morning
  • You're also required to serve 3 hours of internship per week (on a Sunday service)

You will be developed in your:

  • Music theory and ear training
  • Extended ensemble technique and performance skills (based around style studies)
  • Music technology
  • Improvisation technique
  • Improvisational worship leading
  • Music directing a worship band
  • Worship team development skills

Your training will include:

  • Performance experience & leading in worship services
  • Assistant directing experience in a range of performance settings
  • Introduction to chart writing technology (Sibelius)
  • Vocal private tuition

Third year.

10613NAT / Advanced Diploma of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry Specialising in Vocals & Worship Leading

C3 College's third year vocals & worship leading course culminates your development as a musician and worship leader with an intense focus on your musicianship and leadership capacity. You will be empowered as a music and worship director in various ministry settings. In addition to your leadership training, your major assessment will be a solo performance.

Who is this course for?

We don't let just anyone into this course and that's because we want people who are serious about fulfilling the call God has on their life to be creative leaders and ministers. There is a greater expectation and responsibility placed upon our third year students as we prepare you for the professionalism of the music industry and the realities of ministry. If you're serious and committed, this is your course.

Give me the facts.

A Quick break down of third year:

  • Approximately 16 hours per week of classes
  • Classes from Tuesday - Thursday
    • Tuesday is your core day, you'll be studying leadership and theology
    • Wednesday & Thursday will be intensive days in your specialised major
  • Chapel starts at 8am every morning

You will be developed in:

  • High level musicianship
  • Advanced music and performance skills (based around style studies)
  • Advanced improvisation skills
  • Advanced music theory and ear training
  • Music and team leadership
  • Music arranging
  • Leading a worship team
  • Music directing

Your training will include:

  • Experience in music directing
  • Team leadership in student performances
  • Producing and performing in a major live vocal showcase (with supervision)
  • 22 hours of private tuition

So how much does it cost?

To find out more information about our fees which change from year to year, click the link below.


So how many years should I study?

It's a good question. One that we don't recommend making without chatting to us. Luckily we love having a chat. Whether it's extravagant conversations, like how we can be involved in making your dream happen or discussions with more detailed, administrative queries, like figuring out the best schedule for you. Whatever questions you have, we want to talk them through with you.

subjects & timetables

subjects you'll study over three years will include:

Performance Technique / Ensemble Performance / Worship Leading

Music Analysis & Chart Transcription / Improvisation / Vocal Arranging

Performing in a Large Production / Vocal Physiology / Chart Writing Technology (Sibelius)

Advanced Performance (Jazz and Funk) / Advanced Improvisation

Advanced Ensemble Leading / Major Performance Project with Supervision Hours

Music Directing a Large Production  / Private Tuition

timetables.

Please note that timetables are subject to change term by term (and often do), but these are a great guide to help you with what to expect.

accreditation & applications

C3 College operates as a division of C3 Church Sydney Ltd, an ASQA Federally registered training provider (RTO #6292; CRICOS Provider Number 01880K) and students accepted into the programs may be eligible for Austudy/Youth Allowance and International Student Visas. Essentially this means we are legit, fully accredited and if you are an Australian studying with us, you may qualify for student benefits from the Australian government.

Accreditation.

1 year full-time equivalent
Certificate IV of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry Specialising in Vocals & Worship Leading (10611NAT)

2 years full-time (year 1 above or equivalent, plus 1 additional year)
Diploma of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry Specialising in Vocals & Worship Leading (10612NAT)

3 years full-time (years 1 and 2 above or equivalent, plus 1 additional year)
Advanced Diploma of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry Specialising in Vocals & Worship Leading (10613NAT)

To know more details about our accreditation click here

Application requirements.

We have two primary intakes for our creative arts courses. These intakes begin in February & July each year.

For creative arts students, we need you to:

→ Apply online (you can do this by clicking here now)
→ Send this online pastoral reference to your pastor
→ Submit an audition ←

Once we have received these important elements, your application is then reviewed by C3 College’s executive board for approval.
If approved, you will receive a letter of offer from us congratulating you on your successful application and what your next steps will be in your journey towards becoming a c3 college student.