The Recording Arts Center TRAC

School for Audio Engineering & Production

Now Offering Music Summer Camps in San Diego


Offering classes in North County San Diego & Downtown San Diego

Avid Authorized Training Partner

Pro Tools 11, Media Composer 7 Classes Start Soon

For the Love of Music...Get Your Future on TRAC

Associate Degrees, Industry Certifications, and Summer Workshops in Audio, Video and Live Sound. The Recording Arts Center is a dedicated training facility within Studio West, the largest and most estalished recording studio in San Diego County. All TRAC students benefit from learning in a world class faciliy, whether it's working on a Pro Tools workstation in one of our dedicated Training Rooms or learning microphone techniques and getting hands on experience in one of the three state of the art recording studios.

Students participating in the Occupational Associate Degree in Recording Arts will receive a wide range of hands-on training that includes music recording and mixing, commercial production, audio for TV and Film, internet audio, video post-production, and live sound reinforcement. Graduates will be prepared for a wide variety of careers in the audio and video production industries.


The wide range of Industry Certification classes offered at TRAC are perfect for the established professional looking to add formal credentials to their exisiting experience, or for those aspiring to work in the industry who want to learn the tools and techniques of the top pros. As a long time Avid Training Partner, TRAC is pleased to offer a wide range of classes in Pro Tools, Media Composer, and Venue.

New for Summer 2014, TRAC is pleased to announce a series of Summer Workshops for 13-17 year olds interested in songwriting, performance and audio production in all musical genres. This new program, offered in partnership with The Recreational Music Center, is the perfect way for High School students to explore their creativity in a professional environment. Students will get an in depth understanding of what goes on behind the scenes of a world class recording studio and the chance to collaborate on producing and recording songs using all the same facilities that the pros use  everyday.


TRAC adds iZotope RX3, RX3 Advanced, and Insight to Associate Degree Curriculum. Read more...


Congratulations to the Intake 4 TRAC Associate Degree Graduates! Read more...


TRAC Grad mixes #1 on iTunes Reggae Charts!

Congratulations to "OCT12" TRAC Associate Degree Graduates!

Now Enrolling for Summer Courses! With PT110 Included for Summer Registrations Only! Learn more...


Our Degree Students just had the "Introduction to Live Sound" class with instructor Kevin Carey. Learn more...


Now enrolling for the August, 2013 intake of the Recording Arts Degree


Click here to download the latest version of our catalog and here to view our 2013 schedule.

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Why Train in San Diego

The Recording Arts Center is minutes from great beaches and San Diego's finest attractions. An exciting local music scene, award winning restaurants and vibrant nightlife will add to your memorable experience.
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