We're defined by what makes us different.

Our ambitious approach to education comes from the belief that you deserve a life-changing student experience.

More learning in less time

We squeeze more training hours into one year than most university majors offer in four.

Our 800-hour project-based curriculum keeps you career-focused and learning fast.

Private sessions included

One-on-one training and studio time elevate your learning experience.

Benefit from daily feedback, tutoring, and studio bookings whenever you need an extra hand (or even if you want to level-up your personal projects).

Tons of extra workshops

We supplement our curriculum with niche workshops and hands-on studio sessions.

Throughout the year, you receive 120 hours of extra workshop time to hone your sound and music production strengths.

Montreal-Toronto Exchange

Alternate between both our campuses without skipping a beat.

You're invited to move between Montreal and Toronto during your year with us. Often, our students find that participating at both campuses supports creative growth and increases career opportunities.

Weekly events

Bond and collaborate with peers by immersing yourself in our weekly events.

On your way to and from class, open mics, jams sessions, song workshops, and much more build skills and lasting friendships.

Tuition covers everything

Know exactly what you’re paying when you apply. 

Tuition includes everything from your textbooks to your grad dinner! And not to mention, scholarships and financial aid are available to those who qualify.

Lifetime alumni support

Grads receive professional support, free retakes, and studio access.

Our reputation depends on the success of our alumni. As a grad, you'll have access to career search tools, interview prep sessions, and skill refreshers (based on availability).

World-class studios

Each campus has a Dolby-certified 5.1 theatre and cutting-edge gear.

Access the type of gear that would make even a professional blush. Get well acquainted with the classic Neve in our Toronto campus and Avid S6 in Montreal.

A faculty of industry pros

We're a team of active industry professionals led by a Grammy-award-winning curriculum developer.

Our faculty brings their real-world music production knowledge into the classroom and studio. They equip you with the practical guidance needed to kickstart your career in sound and music.

Next session: May 2021

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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Alumni in the industry

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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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