Welcome to Hillsong College USA
Hillsong College USA is located in Phoenix, Arizona, and offers you a unique training experience centered at our Mesa Campus. Within a vibrant community right at the heart of Hillsong Church, learn life, leadership and ministry alongside leaders who are changing the world.
Living in Phoenix
Climate & Seasons
The Phoenix climate compliments its beautiful scenery with warm temperatures and consistently sunny weather nearly year-round. With quite low humidity, there are times when you’ll need a sweater or jacket for an early morning or late evening in the winter months. But overall, dressing light and cool will keep you comfortable even in the dry, hot summer season.
Driving and Transportation
The college campus is located right on the grounds of our Mesa Campus – minutes from the downtown Mesa strip and a 15-30 minute drive to downtown Phoenix. The easy-to-learn, gridded streets and convenient highway system will get you where you need to go quickly.
If you are considering College Housing, you may be a 15-minute drive to the campus. Owning a vehicle of your own or living with someone you can ride with will make travelling to and from the college campus more convenient.
The average gas prices in Phoenix currently range from $3.00 to $3.30 per gallon.
Lifestyle and Recreation
The main campus of Hillsong Phoenix and home to Hillsong College USA is found in Mesa, Arizona. Mesa and it’s downtown strip offer a number of restaurants, small shops, and museums. The Hillsong Phoenix Glendale Campus also provides easy access to Glendale and the West Valley – featuring sports games, concerts, and a variety of national parks.
Our Hillsong College USA campus features a diverse community, riveting lectures and tutorials, as well as various methods to get involved in our Hillsong Mesa campus. Here is a glimpse of what you can expect as a student.
Student Weekly Involvement
Hillsong College is committed to the local church and our school calendar reflects such. The church calendar does shift from season to season so this may look different at depending on the year.
If you are an incoming first year student, your school day will run Monday through Thursday from about 8:30am until 5:00pm. These are times are estimated and do not reflect the actual intervals you’ll be sitting in class. You’ll have time throughout your days for lunch, catching up with students and trainers, and to enjoy the surrounding areas.
In addition to weekly lectures, tutorials are specifically designed for students who are focusing on the same area of study and are of similar ages. You’ll be free to ask questions, discuss different opinions, dive deeper into lecture content, and even get a jump start on your upcoming assessments.
Workshops are for our Worship Music students. These hands-on learning environments will allow you to practice the very things you’ve been learning in discussing in lectures and tutorials and provide the constructive feedback you need to advance in your craft.
As a student, you’ll be assessed in an area of church involvement which we call ‘practicum’. You’ll have the chance to put your course learning to practical use while being a critical member of a team within Hillsong Church. Outside of your practicum, you will have the chance to explore and help out with many areas of church life.
If you are a part of another local church in the Phoenix area, you may be able to complete your practicum and church involvement there .
Hillsong College uses a grading system more suitable for a vocational learning environment which is not GPA-based but rather competency-based. Upon assessment of a specific assignment or involvement, students will receive either a ‘Not Yet Competent’ or a ‘Competent’ mark. Upon receiving a 'Not Yet Competent' mark, students are giving the opportunity to implement feedback and resubmit the assessment until they are marked 'Competent'.
Couples and Families
At Hillsong College, we believe that strong families build strong churches. We invite you to take your family on the journey!
Housing for couples and families with children may be an option based on availability. If you’re interested in these housing options, please email [email protected] with a brief description of your family’s needs.
Schooling Options for Children
Hillsong College USA is located in the metropolitan are of Mesa, Phoenix. As your family considers the move to Mesa, click here for a list of a range of highly-regarded schools for your children in the area.
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