Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences (CRAS)

2300 E Broadway Rd, Tempe, AZ


The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences (CRAS), located in Phoenix, Arizona, was founded in New York City as the recording studio Songshop in 1980. Songshop began offering training in recording which grew in popularity and was expanded to offer industry internships as part of its offering. In 1987 the whole of the enterprise was moved to Phoenix, Arizona, and changed its name to The Academy of Recording Sciences. The following year the school was again renamed The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences to better reflect the schools mission.


The CRAS Master Recording Program II has 30 weeks of classes and 12 internship hours which upon completion will provide the student with a diploma and several professional certifications. Internship placement is nationwide and offers students an opportunity to work alongside professionals and witness firsthand the work, skills and experience necessary to succeed.

In addition the MRP II diploma, CRAS offers certification courses for a variety of professional hardware and software systems. CRAS, unsatisfied with the certification exams offered by the various companies went about producing its own materials and exams to offer students more in depth and accurate knowledge of the various tools.

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students interested in enrolling at CRAS should complete and submit the online application. Once completed an admissions officer will contact the student for a phone interview. If accepted the student will then meet with a Student Planning Coordinator to work on the details of admittance, including fees, start date and possible relocation. Financial aid is available. Students interested in financial aid must contact the financial aid office and work with a counselor to determine eligibility.

Programs Offered

The following is a list of programs offered at Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. Acutal programs offered may be different than the list of programs below.. For a comprehensive list of programs available students may visit the school's website or call the school at (480) 858-9400.

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Audio and video production program takes on average twelve months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition estimate is $20,000*
  • Cost of required books or supplies: $2,840*
  • Last year, more than 400 students completed this program
  • Takes about 12 months to complete

More details and school listings are available through our audio and video production schools information page.

*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average annual "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around -. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The financial details shown on this page are an approximation. The actual costs may differ, please contact Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences for more information.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships69%$4,651
Receiving Student Loans86%$8,570

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