Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences
Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences

Audio Engineering Colleges

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If you’re looking to study audio engineering, you have two choices. You can go to a regular 4-year school and major in audio engineering, spending a good amount of your time and tuition money on other courses like English, math and history.

If you’re not so interested in the Roman Empire, but would love to know how to record the soundtrack, effects, dialog and music for The Empire Strikes Back, you may Be CRAS!™

CRAS is unique among audio engineering colleges in that is totally hands-on, all the time. In our labs and studios, CRAS students get to learn in an environment that is not just similar to, but is exactly like the ones they will encounter in the field. This real world experience not only educates, but also instills a level of confidence that allows CRAS students to excel in their dream job in audio.

CRAS is also unique amongst sound engineering schools in that its faculty is made up of industry pros. This elite group of educators shares their industry expertise with students in small classes which are kept to a maximum of 12 students per class, ensuring that every student gets both hands-on experience and face time with both the equipment and the instructors.

This approach to music education provides our students with training they’ll actually retain, and has allowed many of our graduates the opportunities to work with some of the biggest names in the music industry, from Justin Bieber and Usher to Taylor Swift and more. Studying at CRAS will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.

CRAS classes are small and intimate. There is a maximum of 12 students per class so they fill up quickly. That’s only 800 students per year. So if you think you have “it” and are ready to follow your dream of a career in sound engineering, you can stop searching for audio engineering colleges... you’re ready to Be CRAS™.

CRAS grads make it in the Music Industry...
CRAS Graduates have engineered, mixed and or produced numerous albums that have been recognized throughout the music and recording industry.
Platinum and Gold Awards - click here
Career Opportunities
Recording engineer
- Music
- Soundtracks
Game audio designer
- Video games
- Apps
- Mobile audio
Live sound engineer
- Concerts
- Stage monitors
Radio production
- Location remotes
- Live radio
Corporate media tech
- Hotels
- Conference centers
- Boardrooms
TV/video scoring engineer
- Background music
- Voice over/narration
- Foley engineer
- Dialog replacement
- Sound effects
Manufacturer’s specialist
- Product rep
- Product specialist
Environmental sound design
- Malls
- Airports
- Public spaces
Live stage/theater sound
- Musicals
- Drama
- Lectures
And more!