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Learn how CRAS can give you a step up in the Film & TV sound industry.
Welcome to CRAS, the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences. We are an audio recording, sound engineering, and music production school. Our audio engineering and music production school is one of the top rated programs in the US.
CRAS is a unique and potent combination of great facilities, technology and faculty. At CRAS we teach the skills and concepts you need, so you’ll be ready to start your career in film & tv the day you graduate. All enrolled students receive the Laptop Recording Package, 24/7 access to school facilities, and a lot more!
Do you know which education benefit you are eligible to receive? Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences (CRAS) works in partnership with the Veterans Administration to assist veterans and their eligible dependents with the GI Bill® Education Programs.Learn More
“The thing that makes CRAS grads unique is that they are most prepared for the adventure ahead. They are open to hang through the variety of experiences that come right as you begin your career. Our entire staff is exclusively made of CRAS grads and they have gone to work on albums from everyone from icons like Adele, Post Malone, Travis Scott to rock acts like Anthrax and Avenged Sevenfold. I’m continually impressed by their dedication and sense of adventure.”
— Cameell Hanna (Manager, Serenity West Recording)
“Through the years, CRAS has consistently sent us students that have been experienced, knowledgeable, and ready to seamlessly jump into the fast paced workflow of our studios.”
— Jeff Guillot (Director of Global Business Development, Deyan Audio)
“I find that CRAS students are the most prepared in handling the technical and professional demands of recording studios. CRAS' consistency in updating their curriculum and training their students on the latest gear is why they've been my go-to for the last decade.”
— Roxy Flo (Director of Business Development, Fever Recording & Clear Lake Recording)
“AMVs most recent hire came from CRAS. I worked closely with Rachel finding the right person that we both felt would be best suited. He is doing just fine and a welcome addition to the team. I would highly recommend looking at CRAS when looking for employees, finding people in this business can be extremely difficult, but knowing there is a school like CRAS offering this kind of technical training is certainly a great tool for companies to have.”
— Ian Vysick (Audio Development Specialist, All Mobile Video)
“CRAS and PSAV have a strong partnership, offering graduates and alumni a career path in the live event technology industry. CRAS students are eager to take their education and experience and put it to work, while continuing their training and development in all aspects of live event technology with a global employer.”
— Marty Matyas (Senior Recruiter, PSAV®)
“I think CRAS is top notch and I see the difference in caliber of students not just on the technical side but professional!”
— Destiny Rael (Studio Manager, Firehouse Recording Studios)
“I have taken on lots of interns from CRAS. I think they give the best education of any of the schools I have worked with. CRAS sends people that are ready to work and know the gear. They are good students and good people.”
— Jim Kaufman (Owner, American Voodoo Records; Musician)
“I have been taking CRAS interns since 2003, back when I was working on Pirates of the Caribbean. They are dedicated and get the job done. They are really into learning and working at the highest level of audio production.”
— Allison Clark (Music Supervisor/Production, Seven Pin Studios)
“The only interns we take are from CRAS. The program is intensive, the students have Pro Tools skills, and they rise to the occasion when given the opportunity.”
— Kathleen Wirt (Owner, 4th Street Recording)
“Our CRAS interns have been terrific. We have had over 15 in the past 2 years and we are excited to have them. We have also hired 10 - 12 CRAS alumni who have futures in this business and are very talented. My CRAS alumni employees are very key individuals in this company.”
— Ruben Veloso (President, CCI Digital)
“Omnisound Studios has benefited from CRAS students for many years now. The level of preparedness and knowledge that these student interns arrive with makes it an easy transition to getting them not only involved but plugged into the recording process here in Nashville.”
— Chris Holloway (OmniSound Studios, Nashville)
“I've been working at Chalice Recording Studio for over 10 years. From my experience, some of the best interns that were referred to us came from CRAS. They are motivated, hardworking and well informed about the real world of the recording industry. The intern coordinators are friendly and extremely helpful as well.”
— Valerie Pilinsky (Chalice Studios, Los Angeles)
“As an owner of a busy studio in Chicago I have reached out to various recording schools offering a chance for their students to intern, assist and hopefully engineer at our facility. CRAS students have always been tops on my list. They are prepared and knowledgeable and fit into our pace of everyday recording. This is important as we don't have time or energy to retrain students for the real world of studio recording.”
— Rick Barnes (RAX Trax)
“CRAS has always been one of the best schools to work with when recruiting interns. Not only is their staff of counselors and advisers friendly, but they are always following up and on their game! Westlake appreciates how easy they make it to recruit interns, as much as we appreciate the quality of interns that they refer.”
— Alexandra Burdick (Westlake)
“CRAS is a place that offers a very well rounded education for anyone with an interest in audio. It teaches you everything from the basic fundamentals that you need to get somewhere in the industry. Not only is the staff extremely good at what they do, they teach you things in a hands on world filled with some of the best equipment that you will run into in the following stages of your career.”
— John Mullers (Flux Studios, NYC)
“I am always happy to bring on a CRAS graduate at my studio. I know prior to offering any training that they have some real studio experience, are knowledgeable in signal flow and have an understanding of how to use and maintain the studio equipment.”
— Jesse Rothman (Penthouse Recording Studios, NYC)
Applying for VA benefits
To apply for VA benefits. https://www.va.gov/
Under the Education section click on Apply for education benefits
Click on Find your Education Benefits form
Follow the steps until you submit the application
It will take 3-6 weeks to get your Certificate of Eligibility in the mail
Transfer of benefits
If the service member is going to transfer the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, please complete the transfer of entitlement request here: https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect/. Once the transfer is approved, the student will need to apply for the benefits.
Continue to step 1 (apply for benefits)
Apply for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)
Click here to apply for Voc Rehab.