Accredited Online Learning for Worship

Why cifta?

Find out if Cruse Institute for the Arts is right for you

From great teaching, to affordability, to distance learning—there are many reasons to choose CIFTA.

Learn anywhere…

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You won’t have to uproot your life to earn your degree. Our online classes and practical application in affiliate churches allow you to learn where you live.

Learn any time…

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You won’t have to schedule your life around school. The online format at Cruse Institute for the Arts will allow you to schedule your learning around your work and other obligations.

Multiple Learning Tools Using Industry Standards

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Vocal, instrumental, composition and studio concepts are just a few of the classes at CIFTA. Whether you are working on your own or in a virtual classroom, the learning experience is second to none.

Teaching from one of the most respected families & names in worship

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The Cruse Family has a lot to offer. Their forty plus years of “in the trenches” ministry, and their unique anointing for worship is unparalleled. Joining these seasoned worship leaders are some of the most skilled and anointed worship leaders and musicians in the world today.


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Use what you learn in your online courses immediately. Internship classes allow you to learn by doing and develop an understanding of the many aspects of ministry in the local church.

Affordable tuition

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You won’t need to sell your first child to take courses. With an intentionally low tuition, we can ensure that you won’t be paying off school loans for the rest of your life.

Numerous employment options upon graduation

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We know people. Without fail, we get asked just about weekly to provide musicians and worship leaders for churches all over the world. CIFTA can help you find a place to use the skills you hone and develop as a student.

Student Handbook

Information for students and those interested in finding out more about this Christian fine arts institution.

Application for Admission

Do you have a sincere desire to pursue training as a Christian worship leader, artist and musician? If so, apply today!

Course Catalog

See the accredited degree programs and descriptions of the courses we offer at Cruse Institute for the Arts!


PO BOX 92737
Austin TX 78709

Transworld Accrediting Commission International
PO Box 354629
Palm Coast, FL 32135
(951) 901-5586

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