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The College of Arts & Sports seeks to equip men and women to display the Gospel through their unique talents and gifts. Integrating Biblical truths with artistic and athletic expressions generates an influential vehicle for proclaiming the Gospel in celebration across cultural and generational divides.

In a rapidly globalizing society, the universal language of arts and sports is critical in expressing God’s thinking, character, and glory to the nations.

With courses in music, sports and fitness coaching, songwriting, culinary arts, event management, nutrition, and more, the College of Arts & Sports provides training in a variety of disciplines. This training, however, goes beyond method, challenging students to develop Godly characters, a strong social conscience with a focus on God and a deeper understanding of how their individual passions can influence the world for His glory.

Course Credits Type Number
Art Evangelists School 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS 257
Art Evangelists School Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course ATS 258
Art Evangelists Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS 157
Artists in Development 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS 355
Arts and the Kingdom 1 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS 305
Arts Practicum 8 - 12 FLW Course ATS 319
Arts Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS 113
Arts Seminar Field Assignment 1 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS 114
Audio Production 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS 267
Classical Arts Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS 151
Cross Cultural Worship Ministry 3 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS/CHR 308
Dance Company Practicum 8 - 12 FLW Course ATS 217
Event Management Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS 145
Event Management Seminar Field Assignment 1 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS 146
Experience in Missions Leadership 1 - 12 FLW Course ATS 396
Fine Arts Foundations Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course ATS/CMC 252
Fine Arts Foundations I 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS/CMC 251
Fine Arts Foundations II 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS/CMC 353
Fine Arts Foundations Practicum 8 - 12 FLW Course ATS/CMC 354
Freesports Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS 185
Hospitality Administration I 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS 201
Hospitality Management Internship 8 - 12 FLW Course ATS 204
Hotel Operations 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS 206
Human Performance Instructor Certification 1 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS/CNH 198
Missions Strategies 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS 199
Music Conservatory Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS 165
Musicians: Booking Tours 6 - 12 FLW Course ATS 366
Music Ministry Development Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS 163
Music Ministry Development Seminar Field Assignment 1 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS 164
Music Performance Seminar: Contemporary Band 1 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS 168
Music Recording Internship 6 - 12 FLW Course ATS 365
Outdoor Ministry Program I 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS 283
Outdoor Ministry Program II 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS 284
Personal Holistic Development & Nutrition 1 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS 194
Physical Fitness - Basic Certification 1 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS/CNH 196
Principles of Redeeming Cultures 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS/HMT 227
School of Acting 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS 233
School of Acting for the Screen 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS/CMC 231
School of Acting for the Screen Practicum 8 - 12 FLW Course ATS/CMC 232
School of Culture & Art 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS 225
School of Culture & Art Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course ATS 226
School of Dance I 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS 215
School of Dance I Field Assignment 6 - 12 FLW Course ATS 216
School of Dance II 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS 317
School of Dance II Field Assignment 6 - 12 FLW Course ATS 318
School of Event Management 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS 245
School of Event Management Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course ATS 246
School of Event Management Practicum I 8 - 12 FLW Course ATS 347
School of Event Management Practicum II 6 - 12 FLW Course ATS 348
School of Fashion Design 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS 223
School of Freesports & Youth Culture 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS 285
School of Freesports & Youth Culture Internship 8 - 12 FLW Course ATS 286
School of Illustration 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS/CMC 255
School of Musical Theatre (Performance and Production) 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS 237
School of Musical Theatre (Performance and Production) Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course ATS 238
School of Music in Mission Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course ATS 264
School of Music in Missions 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS 263
School of Performing Arts I 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS 213
School of Performing Arts I Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course ATS 214
School of Worship 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS/CHR 261
School of Worship Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course ATS/CHR 262
School of Writing for the Screen 11 - 12 FLW Course CMC 217
Sports Coaching Training Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS 189
Sports Leadership Training Field Assignment 1 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS 186
Sports Leadership Training I 1 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS 184
Sports Ministry School 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS 281
Sports Ministry School Field Assignment 1 - 12 FLW Course ATS 282
Sports Ministry Training 1 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS 181
Sports Ministry Training Field Assignment 1 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS 182
Undergraduate Thesis 1 - 12 FLW Course ATS 499
World of Dance Field Assignment 1 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS 116
World of Dance Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS 115
Worship Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS/CHR 160

The UofN uses two types of credits, FLW (full learning weeks) and LCU (learning component units).

FLW credits are used with traditional residential courses and one of these credits requires a minimum of 50 hours of documented learning activities; these include our normal lectures, small groups, one-on-ones, etc.; and some of these activities are nonformal, in addition to the classroom activities and study assignments.

LCU credits are used for part-time programs like evening courses, intensive seminars, distance learning and other non-residential courses. Each LCU credit requires 25 hours of focused learning activities which can be spread over a period of time.

  • FOUNDATIONAL ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      Core: Bible, Communication, Applied Christian Thinking (32-36)

      (A Core Field Assignment may be substituted for one Core Course)

      Emphasis course sequence: (20-24)

      • ATS xxx Arts and Sports Course
      • ATS xxx Arts and Sports Field Assignment

      Elective Course, Directed Studies, Seminars (0-13)

      Total Credits for Associate of Arts Degree 84

      At least 20 credits are required in the emphasis area; students should consult their College/Faculty Academic advisors on their choice of emphasis courses. Total Field Assignment/Internship credit may vary from 16 to 36 credits.

  • ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN SPORTS MINISTRY >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      Core: Bible (12)

      ATS 281/282 Sports Ministry School & Field Assignment (20-24)

      ATS 184 Sports Leadership Training 1 (1)

      ATS 189 Sports Coaching Seminar (3)

      ATS/CNH 196 Physical Fitness Basic Certification (2)

      Choose from the following: (18-27)

      • ATS 285 Free Sports & Youth Culture
      • ATS 286 Free Sports & Youth Culture Field Assignment
      • ATS 145 Event Management Seminar
      • ATS 181 Sports Ministry Training
      • ATS 182 Sports Ministry Training Field Assignment
      • ATS 187 Power Evangelism
      • ATS 194 Personal Holistic Development & Nutrition
      • ATS/CNH 198 Human Performance Instructor Certification

      Total Credits for Associate of Arts Degree 84

  • ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN EVENT MANAGEMENT >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      Core: Bible (12)

      ATS 271/272 School of Event Management & Field Assignment (24)

      ATS 347 School of Event Management Internship I (12)

      One of the following: (2-12)

      • CHR 301 Leadership Development Seminar
      • CHR 305 Advanced Leadership Seminar
      • CHR 343 Leadership Training School

      Elective Course, Directed Studies, Seminars (0-15)

      Total Credits for Associate of Arts Degree 84

  • ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN PERFORMING ARTS >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      Core: Bible (12)

      ATS 213/214 School of Performing Arts I & Field Assignment (20-24)

      ATS 315/316 School of Performing Arts II & Field Assignment (20-24)

      Elective Course, Directed Studies, Seminars (0-13)

      Total Credits for Associate of Arts Degree 84

  • ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN MUSIC MINISTRY >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      Core: Bible (12)

      ATS 263/264 School of Music in Missions & Field Assignment (20-24)

      One seminar in performance chosen from the following: (6)

      • ATS 161 Musicians Summer of Service
      • ATS 167 Music Performance: Symphony of Nations
      • ATS 168 Music Performance: Contemporary Band

      One seminar or internship chosen from the following: (6-12)

      • ATS 163 Music Ministry Development Seminar
      • ATS 365 Music Recording Internship
      • ATS 366 Musicians: Booking Tours

      Elective Course, Directed Studies, Seminars (6-21)

      Total Credits for Associate of Arts Degree 84

  • ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN VISUAL ARTS >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      Core: Bible (12)

      ATS/CMC 251 Fine Arts Foundations I (12)

      ATS/CMC 353 Fine Arts Foundations II (12)

      ATS/CMC 252 Fine Arts Foundations Field Assignment (8-12)

      ATS/CMC 354 Fine Arts Foundations Internship (8-12)

      Choose from the Following: (0-13)

      • ATS/CNH 152 Arts and Healing
      • ATS 153 Arts, Faith, and the City
      • ATS 155 Graffiti Arts Seminar
      • ATS 305 Arts and the Kingdom

      Total Credits for Associate of Arts Degree 84

  • ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN DANCE >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      Core: Bible (12)

      ATS 215/216 School of Dance I & Field Assignment (12-24)

      ATS 115 World of Dance Seminar (6)

      One course/seminar selected from the following:

      • ATS 317 School of Dance II (6-12)
      • ATS 117 Dance Studies Seminar (6)

      Elective Course, Directed Studies, Seminar (6-19)

      Total Credits for Associate of Arts Degree 84

  • BACHELOR OF ARTS IN EVENT MANAGEMENT >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      Core: Bible, Communication, Applied Christian Thinking (36)

      ATS 271/272 School of Event Management & Field Assignment (24)

      ATS 149 Conference Management Seminar (2-6)

      ATS 347 Event Management Internship I (12)

      ATS 348 Event Management Internship II (12)

      ATS 305 Arts and the Kingdom (5)

      One of the following: (6-12)

      • CHR 301 Leadership Development Seminar
      • CHR 305 Advanced Leadership Seminar
      • CHR 345 Leadership Training School

      Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars (13-28)

      Total Credits for Bachelor of Arts Degree 144

  • BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC MINISTRY >

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      Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      Core: Bible, Communication, Applied Christian Thinking (36)

      ATS 263/264 School of Music in Missions & Field Assignment (20-24)

      ATS/CHR 261/262 School of Worship & Field Assignment (22-24)

      ATS 163/164 Music Ministry Development Seminar & Field Assignment (6-10)

      ATS 365 Music Recording Internship (6)

      ATS 366 Musicians: Booking Tours (6)

      One seminar in Performance chosen from the following: (6-12)

      • ATS 162 Musicians Summer of Service
      • ATS 168 Music Performance: Contemporary Band
      • ATS 167 Music Performance: Symphony of Nations
      • ATS 171 Event Management Seminar

      Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars (2-23)

      Total Credits for Bachelor of Arts Degree 144

  • BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PERFORMING ARTS >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      Core: Bible, Communication, Applied Christian Thinking (36)

      ATS 213/214 School of Performing Arts I & Field Assignment (20-24)

      ATS 315/316 School of Performing Arts II & Field Assignment (20-24)

      ATS 319 Arts Internship (12)

      ATS 145 Event Management Seminar (3-6)

      Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars (18-34)

      Total Credits for Bachelor of Arts Degree 144

  • BACHELOR OF ARTS IN DANCE >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      Core: Bible, Communication, Applied Christian Thinking (36)

      ATS 215/216 School of Dance 1 & Field Assignment (13-24)

      ATS 317 School of Dance 2 (12)

      ATS 115/116 World of Dance Seminar & Field Assignment (8-12)

      ATS 111/112 Summer of Dance & Field Assignment (10)

      ATS 319 Arts Internship (12)

      One field assignment/seminar selected from the following:

      • ATS 318 School of Dance 2 Field Assignment (6-12)
      • ATS 117 Dance Studies Seminar (6-12)

      Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars (2-16)

      Total Credits for Bachelor of Arts Degree 144 

College Dean

Julie Spence

Contact Details

University of the Nations
College/Faculty of Arts and Sports
75 - 5851 Kuakini Highway #27
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
USA

Email

International Committee

  • Mitch Anderson (Pichilemu, Chile)
  • Aaron Barker (Kailua-Kona, HI, USA)
  • Noémie Jean-Bourgeault (Montreal, Canada)
  • John LaDue (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Karen Lafferty (Santa Fe, NM, USA)
  • Faby Ruesga (Hong Kong, China)
  • Belinda Kuhn (Minnesota, USA)
  • Sandy Yearwood (Barbados)

Academic Advisor

Julie Spence - Email