About Concentration

The new Studio Production Concentration offers a broad range of skill development opportunities like song/artist development, arranging, recording, mixing and mastering for aspiring producers, engineers and session musicians. The students will have direct access to our seasoned instructors that will challenge and inspire them. They will learn and put their knowledge to test in our brand new Ableton lab and get familiar with an industry standard workflow and equipment.

“I never thought that I could lead worship with a full band and use my second language to do it. If you would have asked me, I wouldn’t have believed that I would write around 60 worship songs after I took songwriting classes. Also, I think my instructors in guitar, piano, music theory, Ableton, drums, and voice are the best in the world because of their sincere hearts and their excellence in teaching. My life has been transformed by the theology/bible courses; it’s beyond expression. I love FSW!”

—Misa Chenshi Zhang
IHOPU Alumnus from China


Core Curriculum

First Year

  • Growing in Prayer
  • Introduction to the Global Prayer Movement
  • Song of Solomon
  • Foundations of Grace
  • Excellencies of Christ
  • God’s Plan for Redemption
  • How to Study the Bible

Second Year

  • Theology of Night & Day Prayer & Worship
  • Sermon on the Mount
  • Encounter God Series
  • IHOPU Foundations

FSW Core Curriculum

Prayer Room Practicum (PRP)

  • Fundamentals of Worship Ministry
  • PRM Worship Teams

Primary Instrument

  • Voice, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys 1
  • Voice, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys 2
  • Voice, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys 3

Music Theory

  • Music Theory 1
  • Music Theory 2
  • Music Theory 3

Studio Production Concentration

Concentration Specific

  • 10 Electives
  • Intro to Sound
  • Studio Production I
  • Studio Production II
  • Studio Production Mastery


  • Psalms
  • Beauty of God
  • Life of David

*In the event that the student does not assess into Level 1 of Music Theory and/or instrument, they will be placed in our Fundamentals entry-level course to help onboard the student.

**If you come at a higher level of music theory and/or Instrument proficiency, you can assess out of some or all of these core courses which provides you with access to our specialized courses.

Take a Gap Year to Pursue God.

Prioritize time to lay biblical and spiritual foundations that shape how you think, live, and relate with others. It is vital to take a season to set the groundwork for education, career, marriage, parenting, and all God has for you!