VISION STATEMENT

Visible Music College is a global, spiritual community of musicians, technicians, business professionals, and educators serving the Church and society with our collective energy and talent, fostering an environment of creativity, worship, and innovation in artistic endeavors for the glory of God.

MISSION STATEMENT

Visible Music College trains and equips musicians, technicians, and business professionals in craft and Christian character, for effective service in the music industry and in the Church.

SPIRITUAL | PROFESSIONAL | ACADEMIC.

Visible Music College is at the intersection of spiritual, professional and academic. Our three bachelor degree programs offer a rigorous education in the music business, music production, and music performance, equipping our students for effective service in the music industry and the Church. We believe that Christian musicians, producers, managers and industry professionals must be well developed equally in these three areas to find success in life, career, and ministry. Our intentionally small artist communities are focused on balanced spiritual, professional and academic growth.

GLOBAL

Unique in Higher Education Launched in Memphis, Tennessee in 2000, the vision of Visible Music College is unique in higher education. The focus is on creating small, intentional artist communities throughout the world that emphasizes growth in three key areas: spiritual, professional and academic. Visible expanded to Chicagoland in 2014 and Dallas in 2015 as part of the president and founder Ken Steorts’ 2020×2020 vision – 20 sites in 20 cities serving 2,020 students by 2020. From Sarah Simmons (NBC’s The Voice) to indie darlings Carolina Story, Visible alumni are on the charts, in the studio and making an impact in the church.

Academic Overview

Visible Music College is an integrated training experience that challenges students to grow spiritually, professionally, and academically during an accredited bachelor degree program. Each degree program includes a core of Bible, Theology, and Ministry courses. The integrity of the student’s spirituality is foundational to professional development, as Scripture informs how to relate to the Creator and His creation–particularly how one ought to respond to the Creator’s invitation to thoughtful, creative, and prayerful engagement in the music industry and the Church. Both the spiritual and professional development is emphasized through the rigorous college-level curriculum. Philosophically, the “why” (spirituality) precedes the “what” (profession) and the “how” (academics). All three growth areas are represented in the college’s name: Visible Music College

  • Spiritual
  • Professional
  • Academic

The integrated training is experienced through immersion and investment.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Bachelor

Visible Music College

The Modern Music program offers relevant training in skill and character for musicians, artists, and leaders who want to succeed in modern music, either serving in the ch ... [+]

MODERN MUSIC

The Modern Music program offers relevant training in skill and character for musicians, artists, and leaders who want to succeed in modern music, either serving in the church or performing in today’s music industry. The program and curriculum are designed to give the student both the academic knowledge necessary for a career in popular music and the vocational experience and spiritual growth needed to succeed in the field of ministry and life.

Whether you sing, lead worship, play guitar, horns, strings, drums, or any musical instrument, Visible Music College has a place for you – in the band! Our unique program puts you into a band in your first semester of college, playing the best music in the world, learning band dynamics, signing contracts, recording, and playing live your first year.... [-]

USA Memphis
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
Visible Music College

The Music Business program is designed to be both academic and practical: our goal is to prepare students for vocational readiness from a Biblical perspective in all fiel ... [+]

MUSIC BUSINESS

The Music Business program is designed to be both academic and practical: our goal is to prepare students for vocational readiness from a Biblical perspective in all fields of music business (publishing, management, tour promotion, marketing and record label operations). Music business students will develop fundamental business skills (in areas like communication, marketing, finance, etc.) and learn about the music industry at macro- and micro-levels.

The program also features preparation and work in contractual and legal matters, the management of artists and event/tour promotion and planning. All disciplines find their practical outworking in an ongoing relationship with Madison Line Records, the non-profit record label founded by Visible Music College.... [-]

USA Memphis
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
Visible Music College

The Music Production program is designed to prepare audio engineers and producers for vocational readiness from a Christian perspective. The program is designed to introd ... [+]

MUSIC PRODUCTION

The Music Production program is designed to prepare audio engineers and producers for vocational readiness from a Christian perspective. The program is designed to introduce the student to the tools and techniques used to produce music in the modern recording studio, while nurturing the student’s passion to serve the church or industry with Christian character. The student will gain an in-depth knowledge of current technology, recording techniques and music production skills. Music Production students will be responsible for engineering all student recordings and handling live sound at any events for Visible Music College. Skills and knowledge acquired in the program equip students to work as producers, engineers, or to create a new studio business, and focuses on using industry-standard programs (Logic and ProTools). ... [-]

USA Memphis
September 2020
Full-time
Campus