The MA with a major in World Arts prepares students to work cross-culturally alongside singers, musicians, actors, dancers, storytellers, and visual artists, researching the arts of their community. Using these insights, the student will be able to spark artistic creations with artists to respond to their community’s needs in community development, health education, justice issues, language and arts preservation, literacy, Scripture engagement and translation, worship expressions, and other areas.
This program will be of interest to people with artistic skills and sensibilities, curiosity about culture, a commitment to serious research, and a drive to see others create. Depending on prior background and training, as well as the specialization and application courses chosen, graduates will be prepared for careers such as the following:
- Arts journalist
- Community development worker
- Orality consultant
- Trauma healing consultant
- Arts consultant for Bible translation projects, Schools in cross-cultural contexts, Non-governmental organizations, Multi-ethnic churches, Literacy projects, and sending agencies
Students must complete the general core requirements (15 credit hours) and concentration specific requirements (21 credit hours) to complete this 36 credit graduate degree. Concentrations include Applied Arts, Arts & Islam, Arts & Scripture Engagement, and Linguistics. For sample plans of study and more information about this degree please see our current catalog.
Persons interested in this program should apply for Graduate Admission to DIU. If previously enrolled at DIU in anything other than “graduate admission status”, you will need to change your admission status. For more information, contact MA-WA-Coordinator@diu.edu.