Bachelor of Arts in Creative Leadership

Make a Difference.

We designed the Creative Leadership program to train and equip leaders and creatives for kingdom influence in the areas of pastoral ministry and media. Visible will empower you as a ministry leader, content creator, and artist to be creatively entrepreneurial, bringing innovation to the church and the industry. You’ll be mentored and affirmed in your leadership and calling in the kingdom of God. You’ll be inspired to minister and create as an imitator of Christ. You’ll be trained in accurate and agile love for the word of God in ministry and story. Visible will equip you to design and implement impactful content for churches, organizations, and companies and provide high-quality, hands-on training in relational ministry and influential media.

When you graduate with a Creative Leadership degree from Visible, you will be a confident, well-rounded, spiritually and emotionally healthy leader, influencer, and creative. You will form innovative, healthy, creative communities and initiatives in the church and the industry. You will be equipped to have a kingdom impact for churches, ministries, social media platforms, film and TV, and more!

Ministry

You will be prepared as a leader for building teams, pastoring, teaching, traveling ministry, and other related ministry work within the church. You’ll develop in ministry styles and models with a strong emphasis on biblical and leadership training. 

Content Creation

You will be prepared for a career in graphic design, film production, web design, and other media-based technologies for the church and the industry. You’ll learn to devise, build on, and lead ministry-centered programs concentrating on a biblical foundation, story-telling, organizing, and producing in different areas of new media and content design.

``I have been able to dive deeper into understanding art and media and how to leverage those things for the kingdom. With classes like Theology and Media, Digital Film making, and Story and Cinema, I have been learning how God views media and art, how we can use it to glorify him, with hands-on experience. I have been introduced to high-quality professors that have a lot of experience and are still working in the fields they are teaching.``
- Sam

Degree Plan

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Admission Requirements

First-Time Freshmen Transfer Students
  1. Must give credible witness of a personal salvation experience and a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
  2. Complete and submit an application form.
  3. Submit two references: one Pastoral and one Personal. References must not be related to the student.
  4. Read, sign, and return the Visible Code of Conduct and Statement of Faith.
  5. Complete and pass an Audition and Student Life Interview.
  6. Submit an official high school transcript with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  7. Students under 24 must complete and pass the Wonderlic test or submit an ACT score of 18 or higher, or old SAT combined score of 940 or higher, or 1410 or higher on the new SAT.
  8. Applicants to the Bachelor of Arts in Modern Music program must place into Theory 1 after completing the Theory Placement Test taken during the Audition OR successfully complete a Remedial Theory course prior to enrollment in Theory courses.
  1. Must give credible witness of a personal salvation experience and a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
  2. Complete and submit an application form
  3. Submit two references: one Pastoral and one Personal. References must not be related to the student.
  4. Read, sign, and return the Visible Code of Conduct and Statement of Faith.
  5. Complete and pass an Audition and Student Life Interview.
  6. Proof of high school diploma or equivalent.
  7. Must have previous college credit (12 credit hours minimum) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) on your most recent college transcript.
  8. Applicants to the Bachelor of Arts in Modern Music program must place into Theory 1 after completing the Theory Placement Test taken during the Audition OR successfully complete a Remedial Theory course prior to enrollment in Theory courses.

Matt Coss

Creative Leadership Department Chair

I’m Matt — a worship leader, teacher, and songwriter from Memphis, TN. My wife, Natalie, and I are passionate about building a family and community where worship and songs meet the world’s hunger—through corporate worship, collaborative songwriting, leadership training, biblical teaching, and deep conversations. We have the heart to serve God through deep community and intentional discipleship and mentorship, sharing God’s goodness and building His kingdom here… on earth as it is in Heaven. Thanks for checking out who we are and what we’re about. MattCoss.com

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