Big dreams? You’re in the right place at CRAS
Since 2009, CRAS graduates have been involved in more than 173 GRAMMY winning albums and engineered live sounds for artists from the Beach Boys and Billy Joel to Decendents and Death Cab for Cutie.
Everywhere you turn, our former students are capturing attention as well as Gold and Platinum certifications, Oscars, Grammys, Tonys, AMAs, CMAs, and EMMYs. You can too.
CRAS graduates are well-known for winning top industry honors because they start climbing the success ladder with a leg up on experience, connections—and confidence.
How good are they? Check this out: The far-reaching impact of CRAS graduates includes credits for more than 3,800 film, television and documentary projects. In 2018 alone, our alumni worked on eight of the award-winning films featured at the Oscars. Other CRAS graduates are out there recording, editing and mixing broadcast sound for leading companies like ESPN, FOX Sports and CBS Radio.
CRAS speeds the path to success
It’s no secret that CRAS offers one of the most highly rated programs in the nation for audio recording, sound engineering, and music production. Our curriculum is laser-focused on everything you need to know for a successful career in music, video game sound, broadcast audio, live sound, and audio for film and TV. You’ll learn practical skills and techniques, critical listening and thinking, and facility operations and protocols along with expert knowledge that creates a problem-solving attitude.
CRAS-educated engineers don’t flinch when they are facing a new piece of equipment or breakthrough technology. They are the ones who dive right in, return to basics, and translate that understanding into learning and mastering every fresh challenge. In a world where technology continues to evolve at lightning speed, that level of confidence translates into pure employee gold. CRAS manages to blend a thorough understanding of past technologies with an ongoing passion for creativity and innovation. After completing a comprehensive curriculum that includes a 12-week internship, our graduates are leaps and bounds ahead of other candidates.
Just 11 months to career launch
Audio is a technical skill that demands hands-on experience. With CRAS, you won’t have to waste years of time and money on general education and theory before getting behind a board and working in a real studio. The CRAS educational experience is real world because we want your first gig after graduation to feel easier than school—not tougher. We want to send you out with strong, broad wings for a sure, steady ascent on your chosen course.
CRAS enables you to complete one of the nation’s most comprehensive, interactive educational experiences in five exciting audio career paths without building a mountain of debt. Best of all, you’ll be spending those 11 months immersed in your craft, connecting with peers and industry leaders, and building a rock-solid foundation that can pave the way to a truly stellar career. Award winners are people who never stop learning and growing, which can make the bonds you forge at CRAS even more important after graduation.
Ready to start your career in audio engineering in less than 11 months? Request information or apply today!
Imagine yourself a year from now, confidently accepting your first job offer and doing the work of your dreams. Too good to be true? Not for CRAS graduates. CRAS stands in a class of its own for bringing together expert faculty, small classes for individual attention, and 24/7 access to high-end gear and the latest technologies.
Yes, CRAS has a Financial Services Office for assistance with loans, grants, scholarships, and G.I. Bill benefits. But that’s where our comparison to a college or university ends. You’ll never walk into a studio that feels like it was equipped in the ‘70s, scramble to get a few hours a week using the facilities, or waste years of time and tuition on general ed and theory. Every resource at CRAS is dedicated to one craft. And that single-minded approach includes every instructor, guest lecturer, and fellow student. Everyone you will meet and engage with at CRAS not only shares your passion but will become valuable industry contacts.
CRAS helps you succeed—in the classroom and the industry
Our laser-focused curriculum is designed to provide everything you need to know for a successful career in music, video game sound, broadcast audio, live sound, and audio for film and TV. You’ll graduate with practical skills and techniques, critical listening and thinking, and enough tech and gear savvy to become the go-to problem solver at any studio. And at CRAS, the proving ground for your classroom education appears before you enter the job market.
Your final 12 weeks with CRAS will be spent completing an internship—one that you tailor around your career goals. The internship of your choice gives you a chance to apply everything you’ve learned to a studio environment, gain a working knowledge of operations and protocols, and come out with a level of confidence that only the real world can offer. In fact, the CRAS internship advantage is the only one of its kind in the audio education field. Not every internship turns into a job offer but they always give you a leg up in the job market by expanding your experience, self-assurance, connections, recommendations, and referrals.
The sky is the limit with a CRAS education
Little wonder that CRAS alumni are so highly valued as employees and so often associated with award-winning projects. Our graduates have won Gold and Platinum certifications, Oscars, GRAMMYs, Tonys, Billboard Music Awards, RIAA Awards, AMAs, CMAs, and EMMYs. They worked on eight of the award-winning films featured at the 2018 Oscars and were involved with six GRAMMYs in 2020. Since 2009, they have been involved in more than 173 GRAMMY-winning albums and engineered live sounds for the music industry’s biggest names. CRAS alumni work for leading broadcast companies from ESPN to CBS Radio and have credits for more than 3,800 film, television and documentary projects.
Ready to join the CRAS family, explore your passion and change your entire life in just 11 months? Request information or apply today!