Student life at RAC includes daily access to attentive mentors, collaborative projects and events, and a torrent of career opportunities.
Quality over quantity, always. Our classes are made up of no more than 22 students, ensuring you receive exceptional access to our teaching staff.
Teachers don't disappear when class ends. You'll have daily access to faculty members to refine personal projects or graded assignments.
We hold five workshops per semester so you can participate in bonus activities like music creation and sampling the sounds of the city.
Concerts are held each semester to teach you how to prep, run, and perform in live shows. They're also a great chance to connect with local artists.
No other school offers students a streamlined multi-city learning experience. You'll have the option to spend time in both Montreal and Toronto during your year as a student.
To strengthen our community and bolster lasting partnerships, we organize on-campus open mics, jam sessions, collaborative sessions, movie nights, and much more.
Classes are just the beginning. Your development into a sound and music professional comes from our focus on improving your skills, projects, and career.
See it, do it, get feedback
Half of our 800 hour sound & music production curriculum—plus an additional 120 workshop hours—focus on guided applications of production concepts and techniques. We’re firm believers in hands-on learning.
An extra push when you need it
We offer group tutoring sessions and comprehensive class notes for every course. We also offer private tutoring to students that attend class, participate in events, and still need an extra push.
Perfect your skills at school
To grow as a music creator, you need time and space outside of class time to practice new techniques and fine-tune projects. That’s why we offer designated lab and studio time for both independent work.
Accelerate your projects
We offer daily feedback to accelerate your projects and your growth as a music creator. With feedback from our faculty, you’ll improve at a significantly quicker rate than through trial-and-error alone.
Recipes for success
Bad workflows are momentum killers that make it seemingly impossible to turn your ideas into finished products. Our exclusive frameworks help you get more ideas across the finish line.
A home at RAC for life
As a student or grad, you can use our state-of-the-art studios, labs, and theatres in Montreal and Toronto for your own projects. Work independently or collaborate with others in the RAC community.
A torrent of opportunities
Every week, we share new job offers from Montreal and Toronto's sound and music production industries. In the past year alone, we've posted more than 500 positions ranging from entry-level to experienced.
Kickstart your career
Browse a custom map of more than 1,000 sound and music production companies across Canada. When you find something that catches your eye, book a session with us to collaborate on your job application. We’ll help you put your best foot forward.
An extra semester to grow
Upon your graduation, we invite you to apply for an internship at Recording Arts Canada. Immerse yourself in projects that transfer everything you’ve learned into real-world scenarios.
Ready to launch your professional career in under a year?
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).
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.
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.
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