Learn five focuses of the recording arts at CRAS:

Resources Resources for Parents

Resources for Parents

For parents, we know that you want the best for your child. CRAS graduates are ready to succeed in a variety of highly competitive audio engineering fields. View our resources for parents to learn more.

Gold & Platinum Albums hanging on one of the Awards walls at CRAS.
Gold & Platinum Albums hanging on one of the Awards walls at CRAS.
CRAS students hang out in the courtyard at the Tempe main campus.
CRAS students hang out in the courtyard at the Tempe main campus.

CRAS is a private technical college offering professional level training for careers in the audio recording industry. The following resources for parents are intended to help answer common questions we hear from the parents of prospective students.

For parents, we know that you want the best for your child. CRAS graduates are ready to succeed in the highly competitive fields of studio recording technology and engineering, live sound engineering, and music production/post-production for film, corporate presentations, television and game audio design. Every year, numerous CRAS graduates are awarded gold and platinum records and win Grammy awards.

Our curriculum is centered around the Master Recording Program II, which is a 42 credit program that includes 36 weeks on campus in Tempe/Gilbert, AZ and 12 weeks interning at a site of the student’s choice throughout the United States. Classes meet Monday through Friday for four hours per day. There are additional hours on scheduled Saturdays and/or Sundays and the facilities are open 24 hours a day for student accessibility.

As an education professional you need to have a high level of assurance with regard to how and where you make your recommendations to students and parents. With that in mind we offer the following statistics. CRAS graduates eighty-two percent of its students and currently possesses a ninety-four percent cohort loan repayment rate – allowing you to recommend CRAS with confidence.

Make sure to check out our FAQ’s if you have any additional questions about attending CRAS. Click here to view our answers to the most commonly asked questions we receive.

The CONSERVATORY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES is licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, 1400 W. Washington, #260, Phoenix, Arizona 85007, (602) 542-5709.

The CONSERVATORY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency under the Provision of Chapter 33, Title 38, US Code and subsequent legislation.

If you have any questions regarding our school or the career opportunities that are available to CRAS graduates. Please call us at 800-562-6383. We look forward to speaking with you.

The Future of Post Secondary Education


There is much in the news these days about the efficacy and value of post-secondary education. Heated discussions about soaring costs, loan programs, repayment rates and other topics are all tied to what should be the ultimate goal — gainful employment and a fulfilling career.

The following links to stories about the “new world” of post secondary educational opportunities speak to how this new way of thinking can open up a whole new window of opportunity for our young men and women. Please take a few minutes to read these informative articles, and as always, feel free to contact us with any further questions.

“How Certificates Can Lift Income” by Motoko Rich
“Are certificates the future of higher education?” by Daniel de Vise
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CRAS – The CONSERVATORY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES is licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency under the Provision of Chapter 33, Title 38, US Code and subsequent legislation.