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Individual Courses

Creating Loops & Beats

Tools: Logic Pro X, Reason, Ableton Live, Push, Maschine.
About: A course to raise your creative ceiling, eliminate the frustrating limitations of self teaching and youtube videos.
How: Acquire a fundatmental understanding of the amazing tools found in today’s most powerful music creation apps with the help of talented production professionals.

Electronic Music Production

Tools: Logic Pro X, Reason, Pro Tools.
About: A course on contemporary in-the-box production techniques; understanding what you are doing, not just blindly turning virtual knobs.
How: Creating from scratch an instrumental track, recording vocals, processing, and mixing-in-the box.

Studio Production

Tools: State of the art Recording Studio, Live Room and Control Room.
About: This course is all about recording techniques & working with other artists, as producer and/or session player.
How: You will participate in live recordings of vocals, drums, guitars, and other overdubs. Learn proper miking techniques, signal flow, and how work with live musicians in a recording session.

Mixing

Tools: State of the art recording studio, Surround Sound 5.1 Mixing System.
About: This course is all about advanced mixing approaches. Master the art of blending a dozens of tracks together to create the ultimate mix. 
How: Getting to work in a real, world class studio, not just working with your laptop. This course is a study of EQ, signal processing, effects, compression and many other tools used in a mix.

Mastering

Tools: State of the art recording studio, Pro Tools, Logic Pro X Mastering Suite, various plug-ins.
About: This course is all about creating broadcast ready music.
How: Using powerful tools and a critical listening environment (The Control Room) you will learn how to optimize levels, compression, EQ, and other effects using various plug-ins and processors, in order to deliver the best possible final product and create continuity from track to track in an EP or album release.

Post Production

Tools: State of the art recording studio, Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, THX and Dolby certified mix theatres.
About: This course is about the world of creating and sculpting sound for film, video, and games.
How: By using a dedicated post-production studio, foley stage, props and DAWs you will learn about Foley, Dialogue Replacement, Sound Effects Design, and Surround Sound Mixing.

Music Business

Tools: Access to Music Industry Marketers, Agents, Publishers, and Reps. 
About: This course covers Industry contracts; from streaming to online music libraries, royalties, rights and understanding current Intellectual Property (IP) law; defining, developing, and promoting your brand.
How: Creating your EPK (Electronic Press Kit), maintaining a large presence on social media channels, monetizing your work, and identifying appropriate revenue streams.

Programs & Courses

RAC offers a number of one year programs of study, as well as individual courses including a catalogue of free content.

 

Accredited Diploma Programs

Full-time, approx. 1-year duration


 




Specialized Certificate Programs

Part-time (evenings & weekends), approx. 1-year duration


 


Electronic Music Production

Learn how to produce superb electronic music, manage your recording sessions, and take control of your artistic vision. This program gives you significant training with cutting edge music production technologies and in RAC's superbly equipped world class recording studios. This program will also prepare you to work with other musicians, artists, composers and producers working in other genres of music. Learn to innovate, inspire, and synthesize styles, methods and music genres. 


DJ Performance & music production technology

Develop your craft as a DJ while also learning how to produce your own music, manage your recording sessions, and take control of your artistic vision. Learn to steer the overall creative process and branding of a particlar musical product. This program gives you significant training on cutting edge music production technologies and in RAC's superbly equipped world class recording studios. It also prepares you to work with other musicians, artists, composers and producers that cross many musical genres, and help you demonstrate your relevance in other music markets. 


Vocal Performance

Significantly develop your vocal performance skills, while also learning how to produce your own music, manage your recording sessions, and take control of your artistic vision. This program provides training on cutting edge music production technologies and in RAC's superbly equipped world class recording studios. It also prepares you to work with other musicians, artists, composers and producers. 


Guitar Performance

Accelerate your development as a guitarist, performer and artist while also learning how to produce your own music, manage your recording sessions, and take control of your artistic vision. This program gives you significant training with cutting edge music production technologies and in RAC's superbly equipped world class recording studios. It also prepares you to work with other musicians, artists, composers and producers that cross many musical genres, and help you demonstrate your relevance in other music markets. 


Bass Performance

Develop your bass performance skills while also learning how to produce your own music, manage your recording sessions, and take control of your artistic vision. This program gives you significant training with cutting edge music production technologies and in RAC's superbly equipped world class recording studios. It also prepares you to work with other musicians, artists, composers and producers that cross many musical genres, and help you demonstrate your relevance in other music markets. . 


Drum & Percussion Performance

Develop your drum performance levels while also learning how to produce your own music, manage your recording sessions, and take control of your artistic vision. This program gives you significant training with cutting edge music production technologies and in RAC's superbly equipped world class recording studios. It also prepares you to work with other musicians, artists, composers and producers that cross many musical genres, and help you demonstrate your relevance in other music markets.  


Piano & Keyboard Performance

Develop your Piano/Keyboard performance levels while also learning how to produce your own music, manage your recording sessions, and take control of your artistic vision. This program gives you significant training with cutting edge music production technologies and in RAC's superbly equipped world class recording studios. It also prepares you to work with other musicians, artists, composers and producers that cross many musical genres, and help you demonstrate your relevance in other music markets. 

Individual Courses

There are three stages available for each course, and each can be taken individually or packaged with other courses.


 


Creating Loops & Beats

Logic X, Reason, Ableton Live, Push


Electronic Music Production

Contemporary in-the-box production techniques


Studio Production

Recording techniques & working with other artists


Mixing

Advanced mixing approaches


Mastering

Creating radio ready music


Post Production

Introduction to the world of foley


Music Business

Standard industry contracts, royalties, & rights; Promoting your brand, publicity, social media channels, & video presentation

Free Content

Catalogue of tutorials & seminars held by industry masters including Grammy-winning producers


 


Tips & Techniques

Learn how to produce electronic music using the latest technology and tools, both in-the-box and with RAC's fully equipped world class recording studios.


Workshop Seminars

Learn how to produce electronic music using the latest technology and tools, both in-the-box and with RAC's fully equipped world class recording studios.


In The Studio Series

Learn how to produce electronic music using the latest technology and tools, both in-the-box and with RAC's fully equipped world class recording studios.


Intro to [...]

Jumpstart your education with this 10-week series introducing many of the subjects covered at RAC.

 

 

 

Our advanced Electronic Music Production program is the only program where students create, publish, and market their own EP within the core curriculum.

 

 

Students obtaining an RAC education can expect to:

 
  • Receive specialized training on their chosen instrument (major).
  • Receive 360 degree training through the core music production curriculum.
  • Build an immediate network of potential collaborators and colleagues.
  • Exclusive access to RAC Workshops with industry gurus and Grammy-winning masters.
  • Produce and coordinate three live concerts.
  • Join our creator network called RAC Collective.
  • Have access to studios, A&R, distribution, and marketing services in the future.