A sound investment

Save almost $9k on tuition and get more relevant training hours than a typical university program.

Full program cost (Montreal)



Full program cost (Toronto)



International fee



By the numbers


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Training hours

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More training in less time

We squeeze 245 more training hours into one year than most university majors offer in four.

Lower cost of education

Our program costs almost $9,000 less than the average Canadian university program.

Faster workforce integration

Start earning in your field three years sooner than your colleagues studying at university.

Full benefits

920 hours of training

800 hours of curricular training and an additional 120 hours of supplementary workshops—all focused on sound and music production—far exceed the 675 hours of specialized training offered in a typical university major.

Lower cost per hour

The hourly cost of training at RAC is $20.05 (Montreal) and $20.47 (Toronto). If you factor in additional tutoring and feedback sessions, the rate drops even further. By contrast, many university and college programs charge upwards of $40 per hour.

Lifetime alumni support

Your tuition also covers the cost of lifetime alumni support, including job search, career counselling, and other potential benefits like grad promotion, course upgrades, and studio access (based on availability).

Built for the industry

Most colleges and universities are academic buffets. We put all our focus into a single program that better prepares you for the industry in one year than a generic university program does in four.

Our diploma means something

Companies around the world recognize and respect grads of Recording Arts Canada. Many sound and music industry employers in Canada are themselves RAC graduates.

No other costs

Unlike other schools that tack on additional fees, Recording Arts Canada covers everything with its tuition: textbooks, tutoring, studio bookings, supplementary workshops, career counselling, school merchandise, and even your graduation dinner.

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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