If you are a current or prospective student wondering how your education at Recording Arts Canada is affected by covid-19, please consult the FAQ below or contact us for more information.


How are classes being taught?


All current and upcoming classes, workshops, and feedback sessions scheduled for on-campus delivery are now being delivered online through complimentary live streams and discussion forums. Additional remote learning and collaborative resources are currently being developed and introduced. All scheduled on-site training will be delivered once restrictions are lifted.


How are evaluations going to be conducted?


We have developed interim practicals and examinations to fit online delivery.


How are incoming students affected?


Our incoming fall group, scheduled to start the program on September 11th, may begin online if social distancing measures are extended, but is currently expected to start on-site.


What are my options as an international student?


Current students may participate in our online program. Once on-site training resumes, students with valid study permits will be allowed to re-enter Canada. Though we have not yet received any directive from IRCC regarding study permits, we assume they will be taking the current situation into consideration regarding study permits. We recommend that you apply online for an extension when you have 3.5 months or less remaining on your permit.


Incoming students are expected to begin the program on-site on September 11th. However, in the event that social distancing measures are extended, we are prepared to start the fall semester online.


What about lost access to labs and studios?


Students, including graduating students, will be able to make up missed time in the studios and labs upon reopening of our campuses. In the meantime, we are doing our best to accommodate students' varying internet, hardware and software access.


What do I need to participate in online learning?


Students must have a laptop, a pair of headphones or monitors, a digital audio workstation of any kind, and a reliable internet connection. We are working to provide students with any additional hardware or software needed to fully participate in activities and projects.


Is there additional funding available for students?


The federal government has announced the Canada Student Emergency Benefit which will support post-secondary students in need with $1,250 per month from May 2020 to August 2020. To read more about the benefit, click here.


Recording Arts Canada is a sound and music production college with campuses in downtown Montreal and Toronto. We're registered by Ontario's Ministry of Colleges and Universities and by Quebec's Ministry of Education and Higher Education. Canadian students qualify to apply for financial aid, and international students qualify to apply for post-study work permits.

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