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Recording Arts Canada

College of Sound and Music Production

Become a certified professional in sound and music production and take your first step towards a post-graduate work permit in Canada.¹

Now accepting applications for September 2021!
Classes are being delivered online until restrictions ease

880+ hours

4 hours a day. 5 days a week. This program was designed to efficiently deliver the essential skills you need to find a career in sound and music production.

12 courses

From sound design and music aesthetics to audio consoles and studio production, our curriculum prepares you for the professional world of sound and music production.

3 semesters

Start in September, January, or May. Graduate and join the workforce within one year.

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Launch your career in less than a year

Our sound and music production program combines essential theory, vital hands-on training, and career support so you can start landing professional opportunities within a year.

Join an award-winning alumni network

From Grammys to blockbuster films to festivals and Triple A video games, our alumni are leaders in creative industries around the world.
1 year at RAC
880+ hours of specialized training
4 years at university
675 hours of major courses
675 hours of elective courses

International tuition

Get more training hours compared to a typical university major, at a fraction of the price.

  • RAC Montreal $21,455 cad

    $15,584 usd

  • RAC Toronto $21,840 cad

    $15,866 usd

Application process

Step 1: Application to RAC

  1. Complete the application form below
  2. Submit the application fee (non-refundable)
    • RAC Montreal: $50 cad
    • RAC Toronto: $100 cad
  3. Submit the required documents

Step 2: Application review

We will contact you when your application is received and discuss your career objectives in more detail. We will also schedule a 1-on-1 to answer any questions you have about the program.

Step 3: Interview & acceptance

The final step is to hold an interview with the program director, who will review your application and notes provided by the admissions department to determine if you are accepted to RAC.

Step 4: Study permit application

If you were not born in Canada, and are not a permanent resident or citizen of Canada, you must obtain a study permit after being accepted to our program. You can learn more about this process here.

Next session: September 2021

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    ¹ To qualify to apply for a post-graduate work permit (PGWP), you must graduate from our Montreal campus. Students at our Toronto campus have two options: (1) they can transfer to RAC Montreal before graduation to qualify to apply for a PGWP; (2) they can work in Toronto during their studies and upon graduation apply for an employer-specific work permit.