Welcome to RAC Online

Join the world's only sound and music production college led by a Grammy-winning producer. From home.

This is not your typical online learning experience. Daily access to teachers, 4 hours per day of live classes, a collaborative project-based curriculum, and essential feedback are all packed in to our online program.

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Sound & Music Production Program Overview


920 hours of training

400 hours of theory, 400 hours of practical training, and 120 hours of workshops over the span of one year

24/7 access for life

24/7 access to course material and school chat, and lifetime access to all 200 archived lessons upon graduation

Mentoring & feedback

Online 1-on-1 mentoring, feedback bookings, and access to professional feedback reports

Text, audio & video chat

Private communications app connecting classmates and teachers for lessons, jam sessions, and virtual open mics

Production resources

Project guides, production templates, and contests that promote collaboration and creativity

Career support

Weekly job posts, business planning, career counselling, and lifetime alumni support

Intensive 1-year training program

We designed this program to equip you with the real-world knowledge, experience, and opportunities you need to start your career.

  1. Acoustics
  2. Music & Computers
  3. Audio Consoles & Controllers
  4. Signal Processing
  1. Recording Techniques
  2. Electronics & Technology
  3. Aesthetics of Music
  4. Sound Design
  1. Live Sound & Entertainment
  2. Post-Production
  3. Studio Production Techniques
  4. Music Industry

Full program cost

$18,455 CAD

($13,145 USD)

Campus access

Students are welcome to visit RAC Montreal & RAC Toronto at any time during the program and may be eligible to transfer to a physical campus.

Diploma and certificate options

Canadian students qualify for a college diploma from RAC Montreal. Financial aid may be available and tuition is tax-deductible.

Non-Canadian students that are unable to obtain study permits may take the online program and receive a certificate upon successful completion.

Next session: September 2020

Ready to launch your professional career in under a year?

Online program

If you prefer to study from home and earn a college diploma from RAC Montreal (Canadian students) or a certificate from RAC Montreal (non-Canadian students).

Apply to RAC Online

On-site program

If you prefer to study and earn a college diploma at RAC Montreal or Toronto. Note that on-site students are participating in our online version until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

Apply to RAC Montreal or Toronto

How do we compare to a university program?

Our program consists of 920 hours of specialized training—800 hours of curriculum and 120 hours of additional workshops—and it all happens in less than a year.

A four-year university program, by contrast, typically consists of 675 hours of major courses and another 675 hours of irrelevant elective courses. That's 245 hours less relevant training than our program, and it takes four times longer to finish it.

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Applicants have our full support.

Apply now and we'll personally reach out to offer:


1-on-1 feedback session with an RAC mentor

Functional skills & career plan assessment

Financial aid simulation with our registrar's office

Support throughout the admissions process

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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