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Student experience

In addition to daily lectures, tutorials and labs, students have daily access to private and group workshops, feedback, online course material, and collaborative projects.

Life at Recording Arts Canada

Student life at RAC includes daily access to attentive mentors, collaborative projects and events, and a torrent of career opportunities.

Small class sizes
Quality over quantity, always. Our classes are made up of no more than 22 students, ensuring you receive exceptional access to our teaching staff.
Accessible faculty
Teachers don’t disappear when class ends. You’ll have daily access to faculty members to refine personal projects or graded assignments.
Workshops
We hold five workshops per semester so you can participate in bonus activities like music creation and sampling the sounds of the city.
Concerts
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.
Montreal-Toronto Exchange
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.
Campus events
To strengthen our community and bolster lasting partnerships, we organize on-campus open mics, jam sessions, collaborative sessions, movie nights, and much more.

How you'll develop at Recording Arts Canada

Classes are just the beginning. Your development into a sound and music professional comes from our focus on improving your skills, projects, and career.

Skills development

Hands-on guidance

See it, do it, get feedback. Half of our 880+ hour sound & music production curriculum focuses on guided applications of production concepts and techniques. We’re firm believers in hands-on learning.

Tutoring
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.
Extra practice time
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.

Project development

Professional feedback
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.
Production frameworks
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.
Studio bookings
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.

Career development

Weekly job posts
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.
Job search & prep
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.
Internships
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.

Next session: January 2022

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Ready to launch your professional career in under a year?

Get better, faster than a university student

Our program delivers over 30% more training than a 4-year university major, in a quarter of the time.

Our program consists of over 880 hours of specialized training—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.

1 year at RAC
880+ hours of specialized training
4 years at university
675 hours of major courses
675 hours of elective courses

RAC alumni are crushing it

From Grammys to blockbuster films to festivals and Triple A video games, our alumni are leaders in creative industries around the world.

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 a registrar

Support throughout the admissions process

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