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The Recording Connection Audio Academy offers a Bachelor-equivalent programme at tuition rates typically 75% lower than most traditional academies. Take a look at our offerings and tuition prices compared with other schools.

Audio Engineering and Music Producing Program:

If paid in full: £7,433
If you finance: £8,170

Advanced Program:

£6,826
 

IN TODAY’S WORLD, EDUCATION HAS EVOLVED

Traditional Recording Schools have become outdated. With tuition costs and fees totalling anywhere between £10,000 and £80,000, these traditional music producing and sound engineering academies are losing touch with today’s economic realities.  By contrast, here’s a bit of sanity for you.

The tuition for Recording Connection’s Audio Programme includes everything: the recording studio where you will be learning, your mentor, all of your books and materials, and your own copy of Pro Tools—all of it is included in one price.  When we say everything, we mean everything.

There are NO hidden costs or fees associated with our accredited recording and sound engineering programmes. And you don’t pay a cent until you are accepted and decide our programme is right for you.

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Here’s What Every Music Professional Knows

The particular choice of words may differ, but every music pro shares a similar view on the best way to learn how to record or produce music.

“The best place to learn how to be an audio engineer or music producer is where music gets made—in the recording studio.”
  
“If you want to make money in the music business you’ve got to know your way around the recording studio”

“If you want to get yourself in debt, go to a traditional college.  If you want to make or produce music, get yourself inside a recording studio.”

 

The New Reality…

A few years ago, when there was plenty of money and student loans to go around, the high tuition of typical audio academies was easier to handle. But those days are long past. We live in a new reality, one that says you need to make smart economic decisions.

Only the strong survive, and only the smart succeed. It is senseless to start your professional life with tens of thousands of pounds in debt. That’s just one reason why the Recording Connection is a viable alternative to traditional learning.

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Recording Connection – Where Dreams Live

We are here to encourage and support your dreams. That’s because we know that if your dream is to become an sound or audio engineer or music producer, the UK Recording Connection is the most sensible choice you can make. We are the one UK Recording Academy that offers you a better approach to arriving at your dreams.

Don’t let thousands of pounds in student debt kill your dreams.  Having debt looming over your head as you try and start a career is simply not smart; it can turn your dream into a nightmare. Of course, there are valid reasons to take out student loans, but you must keep your student debt at a manageable level at least. By so doing, not only will you sleep better at night, but you will be free to concentrate on developing your career in the music business without the added burden.

Most students in traditional audio academies will graduate with a degree or certificate, but with no job, no connections and plenty of debt. To make matters worse, they will gain no connections. The won’t know anyone inside the music business; all they know are other students (a.k.a. their competition!). The truth is, degrees do not lead to job in this business.  What does lead to jobs are connections—the type of connections you’ll make as a Recording Connection student apprentice studying in a real recording studio.
Can the UK Recording Connection guarantee you a job? Obviously not, but what we do guarantee is this: We will put you in the place where most audio engineering jobs are found: in a real recording studios. And we’ll do it FOR 75% LESS MONEY.

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Let’s be clear about this:

We are not a fly-by-night organization; we are a fully accredited music recording academy updated for the 21st century. We offer a low cost, economical, straightforward alternative to the usual recording academy by placing our students inside actual recording studios. 

You will learn everything you would learn at a traditional audio or sound academy by following our structured music course curriculum—except, with us, you will save a lot of money.  What is more, by learning in a professional recording studio, you will be learning in a far more beneficial and productive environment than a university classroom. Anywhere there is a recording studio, there is a UK Recording Connection Audio Academy programme ready to start training you.

Things to Contemplate

The Real Cost of Tuition

While you assess the cost of audio engineering, music producing or recording schools, don’t forget to include the cost of interest accrued over 10 – 25 years. With interest, a tuition cost of £15,000 will actually cost you up to £60,000, not including living expenses, books, materials, and moving costs.  That’s a huge burden to take on at the beginning of your career.

  • With Recording Connection, however, there are no hidden costs; interest accrued on £7,433 is comparatively low; and there are no moving expenses because you’ll be learning in the city where you live.

  • The Real Cost of Campus Education

    It’s not just the money that puts the traditional university education at a disadvantage.  It’s also the relevance of what you learn and how you learn it.  On a university campus, you’ll be studying with 50 or 60 other unemployed students.  What’s more, your professor is not making a living in the music business, either. (Otherwise he/she wouldn’t be teaching at a university.)

  • At the UK Recording Connection, you will receive private, individual instruction from a working music professional—no other students around. Your only competition is yourself and how much effort you choose to put into your education.

  • The Real Cost of Zero Connections

    It’s not unusual for most students to graduate from traditional recording academies with no real connections within the music business. This causes them to take day jobs they’d rather not be doing (e.g., waiter, bartender).

  • At the UK Recording Connection, your education will take place inside a real recording studio, the place where music pros hang out and where jobs are offered (when available). Remember: in the music business, who you know isn’t just half the battle—it’s actually the whole war.

  • The Real Cost of a Degree

    In today’s world, and especially in the music industry, university degrees mean less and less.  If you are going to a traditional audio or sound academy to get a degree, it won’t take long before you realize that degree is absolutely meaningless, and rather expensive to boot. Hiring isn’t based on a university degree…not in the music business.

  • Recording Connection offers no degrees (as we said, for music, they are meaningless). We do provide a certificate of completion, but our real value is in the on-the-job training you will receive in a professional UK recording studio, and the chance to make as many connections as possible. Music degrees mean nothing, but the experience and connections you will gain at the UK Recording Connection could mean everything.

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    Note to Parents and Students:

    Don’t misunderstand us: we’re fans of traditional education. If a degree is important to you and your family, we urge you to pursue a degree in a field where the degree will be useful, such as Medicine, Accounting, Law, Business, or Psychology.

    However, if you’re looking to higher education as a means to gainful employment in a field you love—the highly competitive music business, for example—then Recording Connection is your smartest choice.
    With the UK Recording Connection, you can arrange your schedule so you study part time, nights, and weekends, which will allow you to keep your existing job or even pursue a degree at a traditional university, if you wish. You can also attend the UK Recording Connection Audio Academy full-time.

    The Real Cost of Recording Connection

    We are glad you are considering our programme, and we offer several payment options outlined below to fully disclose how much our recording and sound education will cost—including interest.

    OPTION 1: PAY IN FULL

    TUITION: £7,433 which includes books, materials and software, including Pro Tools. This option is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, because it gives you our best deal, saves you thousands in interest charges, and helps you graduate with no student debt.
     

    Option 2 – Internal Financing 1-Year Plan

    Select this option if you cannot pay the £7,433 up front and you wish to spread monthly payments over one year. A down payment of £2,042.36 will be required to start. An additional administration loan fee of £756.43 plus interest is applied to the student’s account if monthly payments are made.

    Annual Percentage Rate: 10.99%
    Finance Charge: 414.78
    Amount Financed: 6,883.51
    Number of Payments: 12
    Amount of Each Payment: 608.19
    Total of Payments: 7,298.29
    TOTAL TUITION: £9,340.65 GBP

    * Please note that figures are based on current USD to GBP exchange rates are subject to change at the time of contract writing.
     

    Option 3 – Internal Financing 2-Year Plan

    Select this option if you cannot pay the £7,433 up front and you wish to spread monthly payments over two years. A down payment of £2,042.36 will be required to start. An additional administration loan fee of £756.43 plus interest is applied to the student’s account if monthly payments are made.

    Annual Percentage Rate: 10.99%
    Finance Charge: 813.33
    Amount Financed: 6,883.51
    Number of Payments: 24
    Amount of Each Payment: 320.70
    Total of Payments: 7,696.84
    TOTAL TUITION:£9,739.20 GBP

    * Please note that figures are based on current USD to GBP exchange rates are subject to change at the time of contract writing.
     

    Option 4 – 3-Year Plan

    Select this option if you cannot pay the £7,433 up front and you wish to spread monthly payments over three years. A down payment of £2,042.36 will be required to start. An additional administration loan fee of £756.43 plus interest is applied to the student’s account if monthly payments are made.

    Annual Percentage Rate: 10.99%
    Finance Charge: 1,225.54
    Amount Financed: 6,883.51
    Number of Payments: 36
    Amount of Each Payment: 225.26
    Total of Payments: 8,109.05
    TOTAL TUITION: £10,151.41 GBP

    * Please note that figures are based on current USD to GBP exchange rates are subject to change at the time of contract writing.
     

    Option 5 – 4-Year Plan

    Select this option if you cannot pay the £7,433 up front and you wish to spread monthly payments over four years. A down payment of £2,042.36 will be required to start. An additional administration loan fee of £756.43 plus interest is applied to the student’s account if monthly payments are made.

    Annual Percentage Rate: 10.99%
    Finance Charge: 1,651.51
    Amount Financed: 6,883.51
    Number of Payments: 48
    Amount of Each Payment: 191.44
    Total of Payments: 8,535.02
    TOTAL TUITION: £10,577.38 GBP

    * Please note that figures are based on current USD to GBP exchange rates and are subject to change at the time of contract writing.

     

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