A CRAS education prepares you to make it in the world of audio production and sound. CRAS students split their time between our two locations in Gilbert and Tempe, Arizona, just outside Phoenix – one of the most beautiful and diverse metropolitan areas in North America.
The CRAS student body is made up of passion-driven people from all over the world. Our faculty and staff are industry pros. Students at CRAS learn hands-on, in our classrooms, labs and studios, on a broad array of cutting edge and vintage technologies, the very same equipment they will find once they’re on the job. Are you ready to [BE]CRAS?
Get Started Guide
If you’re serious about a career in recording, and ready to work towards your future in sound, then CRAS is the place for you. This guide will help you take the first steps towards enrolling.
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Housing and helpful ideas for CRAS students
Students who will be attending the CRAS will be in Arizona for approximately 36 weeks attending classes at both the Tempe and Gilbert locations. A student will start off at one location for 18 weeks and then transfer over to the other location to finish out the remaining 18 weeks.
There is a mandatory orientation on your start date which falls on a Friday at our Gilbert location. At this time you will find out which location you will be attending first.
You will also have your Laptop Basics class which is also mandatory the next day, Saturday at the Gilbert location.
There are a variety of apartments in the surrounding cities of both locations to meet every kind of need imaginable. The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences refers students to Lori Coulter from Apartment & Home Solutions. Lori can be reached at 602-882-6030 (Direct). Please visit http://www.crashousing.com for housing examples and amenities.
City of Tempe
Provides important information about the City of Tempe. This site has everything from Parks and Recreation information to Police Beat statistics.
City of Mesa
Provides important information about the City of Mesa. This site includes community and statistical information.
City of Gilbert
Provides important information about the City of Gilbert.
A direct link to the Arizona Republic newspaper. Did someone say, “Job Search”?
Phoenix New Times
A Great resource for the music and social scene in Arizona.
Visit this website for information about public transportation.
Provides local classified ads and forums for jobs, housing, for sale, personals, and local community services.
A guide to anything and everything you would want to know about Arizona. Apartment finders, travel guide, home essentials, entertainment, car rental/repair. Just click on the city you are interested in. It’s that easy!
Aaron’s Rents and Sells Furniture; a nationwide chain.
Ikea has amazingly inexpensive home furnishings. They are a great alternative to renting furniture. You can order online or visit the store in Tempe.
Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plans. Log onto this website for information on how to obtain insurance while attending school.