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About Visible

Creative. Christian. College.

Visible launched in Memphis, Tennessee in 2000. Our focus as a creative Christian community is bigger than any single church or artist. We believe music is important in the world and the global Church. We believe creative Christians have enormous impact as leaders in culture and developing the Church worldwide. Because of this, we create and partner with intimate, intentional artist communities throughout the world that emphasize training and higher education around five key concepts: the global kingdom of God, spiritual transformation, professional experience and leadership, academic fidelity to the Word, and the visible way of hospitality.

Together. Inspired. Drive. Focus. Welcome.

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The Mission

Visible Music College inspires and equips students in Christian character, skill, and wisdom for effective service in the arts, industry, and the Church.

The Vision

Visible Music College is a global Christian community serving the Church and cultures with our collective energy and creativity, fostering an environment of worship and innovation through artistic endeavors for the glory of God and to the benefit of everyone.

Our Story

What Our Students Say

Our community is vitally important to us. Hear from fellow students and community members about what you might experience at Visible Music College.

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My experience with Visible Music College has been amazing.... From music production to concerts and leading worship.... They desire for each student to retain and put into practice what they are learning. This has been huge for me. Most schools are happy to leave it to their students to retain the information based on lectures and assignments. Visible Music does everything they can to help each student better understand their craft and succeed.

Community Leader
Sophomore
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They are incredibly detailed in their course studies for each student and will cater to the levels of ability that each student has - whether further along or right at the level in which they are being instructed/taught!

Student
Sophomore
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Such excellence and care for students. Their financial department is accommodating and their faculty is highly qualified and efficient communicators. Really loved my time with Visible.

Student
Graduate
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Visible Music College is a unique college experience for anyone seeking to pursue a career in music. It has an awesome campus and the professors are very knowledgeable. It's located in the middle of downtown Memphis and has access to many music related opportunities. The job placement rate for graduates is very high.

Student
Junior
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Online school is never easy, but Visible made each course easy to access and relevant to the major the student is in. There are always professors and instructors ready and willing to help with any question a student may have!

Student
Sophomore
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It's a school unlike any I've tried applying for. It meets every requirement I had in choosing a school. The school is small and more personable while still maintaining a high quality education. With it not only being music affiliated but also ministry centered, it's the only place I want to go.

Student
Sophomore

Our Timeline

Visible Music College was started by Ken Steorts who, while touring with his band Skillet, saw many young Christian musicians with great promise, but had little instruction, guidance, or purpose.

2000

The Vision becomes Real

Visible Community School of Music and Worship Arts opened a one-year program at Grace Covenant Church Lakeland, TN

2001

Non-Profit Status

Became 501c3 stand alone non-profit organization as Visible School; Visible Media Group starts making records

2005

Accredited and Moving Forward

Accredited with TRACS - The Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools

2008

First Bachelor's Degree Students Graduate

First 3 Bachelor graduates; Germany campus partnership launches

2014-2018

New Degrees and Opportunities

In 2014, Chicago campus opens. In 2016, the Dallas campus opens; Masters degree programs launch. In 2017, Student Studio housing opens in Memphis. In 2018, our California campuses open with Bethel Conservatory of the Arts and the Online Campus opens with multiple partners

2011

New Name and a New Campus

Move to 200 Madison Avenue Downtown on own campus property. During this time, the brand new record label called Madison Line Records begins in place of Visible Media Group.

Present

Students and Alumni reach for the Stars

From performing on national TV shows like NBC’s The Voice to indie darlings Carolina Story, national tours with Mosaic worship or CCM stars like Terrian Bass, Visible alumni are on the charts, in the studio, and making a huge impact of leadership in the church.

Timeline