Theology and the Arts

Throughout history, art has reflected cultural change and development. Great paintings, sculptures, and musical compositions have represented trends in theology and religion as viewed from the artist's cultural context. From Bach's St. John Passion to Bosch's The Last Judgment, the arts display the fusion of theology and culture.

Perhaps you have an academic interest in culture, art, and theology, or you may be a practicing artist who wants a theological and biblical foundation for your work. Either way, Fuller's Theology and Arts emphasis is for you. Studying under faculty members who are pioneers in this area, you will examine the convergence of the arts and culture with theology, both historically and currently. You will have the opportunity to interact directly with the arts in a variety of course contexts, including Orvieto, Italy, and the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

How will you explore and influence the connections between the arts and theology?

Arts at Fuller

See what Tim Haydock (MAT, 2009) says about Theology and the Arts.
Theology and the Arts Masters Degree Emphasis at Fuller Theological Seminary - Video

Featured Faculty

Emphasis Faculty

Kutter Callaway*
William Dyrness
Maria Fee*
Todd Johnson
Robert Johnston
Barry Taylor*
David Taylor
Ed Willmington*

*adjunct or affiliate faculty

Curriculum Requirements

To earn an emphasis in Theology and the Arts**, students must fulfill the emphasis requirements (20 units) listed below:

Required Courses (12 units):

TC581 Worship, Theology, and the Arts Touchstone

TC591 Theology and the Arts Capstone Cohort

TC592 Theology and the Arts Project Cohort


Choose Two (8 units):

Any Theology and Culture course (TC)

Any Worship Studies course (WS)

Scheduled Courses

Required Courses (12 units):

TC581, TC591, TC592

There are no scheduled courses at this time.

Course Number Course Title Faculty Term Location
TC581 Worship/Theology/Arts Touchstone Johnson, Todd E. and Taylor, W. David Fall 2014 Pasadena
TC581 Worship/Theology/Arts Touchstone Johnson, Todd E. and Taylor, W. David Fall 2014 Colorado
TC581 Worship/Theology/Arts Touchstone Johnson, Todd E. and Taylor, W. David Fall 2014 Texas
TC591 Theology/Arts Capstone Cohort Fee, Maria E. Fall 2014 Pasadena
TC591 Theology/Arts Capstone Cohort Fee, Maria E. Fall 2014 Menlo Park

Chose two (8 units):

Any TC course, Any WS course

The following scheduled courses fulfill this emphasis requirement.

Course Number Course Title Faculty Term Location
TC500 Theology and Culture Drane, John W. Fall 2014 Fuller Online
TC512 Theology and Media Culture Taylor, Barry R. Fall 2014 Pasadena
TC515 Understanding Popular Music Taylor, Barry R. Summer 2014 Pasadena
TC530 Theology and Film Callaway, Kutter D. Summer 2014 Fuller Online
TC530 Theology and Film Callaway, Kutter D. Summer 2014 Colorado
TC530 Theology and Film Johnston, Robert K. Fall 2014 Pasadena
TC549 Theology and General Revelation Johnston, Robert K. Fall 2014 Pasadena
WS515 Worship Leadership: Formation and Skill Willmington, Edwin M. Fall 2014 Pasadena
WS518 Worship Ministry/Lord's Day Eldridge, Michael D. Fall 2014 Fuller Online

Emphasis courses are scheduled on a rotation and may not be available every quarter. For descriptions of courses that fulfill this emphasis, please visit the Academic Catalog.

**New emphasis structure is effective for Fall 2014. For information on your current emphasis track, contact your academic advisor.

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