STUDY A DEGREE IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES. START ONLINE THIS JUNE!

MAKE IT WITH JMC AND TURN YOUR CREATIVE PASSION INTO A SUSTAINABLE CAREER.

WHY WAIT? FIND OUT MORE

If you’ve ever wished you could find a way to see what study in an area you’re deeply passionate about looks like here at JMC, then right now could be your perfect chance.

We’re all about helping you grow as a creative and teaching you everything we know to help you land the perfect job you’ve always dreamed of. Like many of us here at JMC, plans have been put on hold, travel has been suspended and Netflix is starting to wear thin.

    Now is the time to jump into your learning at JMC for our June intake. Here’s why:
    • All courses available with an online start commencing 1 June 2020.
    • Take advantage of the government proposed 20% exemption on your FEE-HELP loan fee for June 2020.
    • Learn remotely with only 12 hours of engagement per week.
    • All June starters will receive complimentary access to our exclusive Masterclass digital series with local and international mentors.
    • Enjoy the best of both worlds and supplement your online learning with hands-on training in world-class campus facilities post-isolation.
    • Exit point at Diploma level ensuring you have the skills you need to take to industry post-isolation.
    • Join an Academy with a student satisfaction rate higher than any other private creative institution in Australia*
      *QILT survey data 2019

"The best thing about going to JMC was the environment to learn and create in a team. I met so many people that are now invaluable in terms of opportunities and networking. The lecturers are incredible, and have continued to support me since graduating, going above and beyond to make my transition into the 'real world' as smooth as possible."

Tess Emmerson
JMC Alumni
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courses available in songwriting

Bachelor of music (songwriting)
[CRICOS 081191F]

Diploma of music (songwriting)
[CRICOS 058467G]

Careers in the industry

The architects of the music industry, songwriters create the lyrics and the sounds that we connect with, the music that makes the world go around – so they are in great demand across the entertainment spectrum. JMC’s graduates now work in advertising agencies, compose for film and TV, perform and professionally record their own work, and gig all over the world.

Apply now

Specific roles may include

    • Performing Songwriter
    • Lyricist
    • Freelance Songwriter
    • Composer
    • Resident/Staff Writer
    • Advertising Creative (Jingle Writer)
    • Music Producer
    • Music Publisher
    • Music Teacher

Ours is a world of lyrics and beats, creating music that lasts a lifetime

FAQs

  • I’m a singer and want to become a better songwriter. Should I be doing this course or the contemporary music course?

    This depends on where you would like to focus your career. Would you like to be a performer, or be behind the desk? .... In the music performance course there are units on how to produce your own music which might be worth considering. If you want to know all there is about audio - including how to produce all kinds of music and sound then this is the course for you. Being a musician is an added bonus for this course as the knowledge and skills you have as a musician can be applied to production. Having said that, you don’t need to be a musician to study this course, as basic music theory is included in the curriculum.

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  • Do I still need to audition for Songwriting?

    An audition is not a requirement of entry. What we do need to see, is a demonstrated passion and/or experience in songwriting. This may involve an audition, or simply being able to show samples of composition work (lyrics, chord charts, or past recordings). Our staff will let you know if you need to prepare anything when you’re booking an interview.

  • Do I need to know music theory to be eligible for the Songwriting course?

    No. For those with little or no theory background, we'll teach you what you need to know from the ground up. We also offer a program during orientation week which provides a crash course to help you get started if theory isn’t your strong point.

  • I’m not sure whether to apply for the Contemporary Music & Performance course or Songwriting course. How do I choose the best one for me?

    This depends where your passion lies. Do you love performing and getting on stage in front of an audience, or do you prefer composing, creating, and telling stories through music? If you get stage fright and the thought of performing in front of a live audience makes you feel weak at the knees, then the songwriting course could be a better option for you. As a songwriter, you’ll still have the opportunity to participate in an ensemble, in order to learn how to develop your musical ideas to be performance ready, but you won’t have to have the spotlight on your own performance.

  • I’m a musician but want to learn how to produce music as well. Is this the Audio Engineering & Sound Production the right course for me?

    This depends on where you would like to focus your career. Would you like to be a performer, or be behind the desk? .... In the music performance course there are units on how to produce your own music which might be worth considering. If you want to know all there is about audio - including how to produce all kinds of music and sound then this is the course for you. Being a musician is an added bonus for this course as the knowledge and skills you have as a musician can be applied to production. Having said that, you don’t need to be a musician to study this course, as basic music theory is included in the curriculum.

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  • I’m a musician but want to learn how to produce music as well. Is this the Audio Engineering & Sound Production the right course for me?

    This depends on where you would like to focus your career. Would you like to be a performer, or be behind the desk? .... In the music performance course there are units on how to produce your own music which might be worth considering. If you want to know all there is about audio - including how to produce all kinds of music and sound then this is the course for you. Being a musician is an added bonus for this course as the knowledge and skills you have as a musician can be applied to production. Having said that, you don’t need to be a musician to study this course, as basic music theory is included in the curriculum.

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  • I’m a musician but want to learn how to produce music as well. Is this the Audio Engineering & Sound Production the right course for me?

    This depends on where you would like to focus your career. Would you like to be a performer, or be behind the desk? .... In the music performance course there are units on how to produce your own music which might be worth considering. If you want to know all there is about audio - including how to produce all kinds of music and sound then this is the course for you. Being a musician is an added bonus for this course as the knowledge and skills you have as a musician can be applied to production. Having said that, you don’t need to be a musician to study this course, as basic music theory is included in the curriculum.

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What to expect from the course
  • JMC IS A GLOBAL PARTNER OF THE BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

  • UNIQUE BACHELOR TEACHES CONTEMPORARY METHODOLOGY FOR TOP-LINING, ARRANGING & COMPOSING

  • ADVANCED MUSIC TECHNOLOGY + PRODUCTION STREAM INTEGRATED INTO THE COURSE

  • EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS THROUGH SONGWRITING OPPORTUNITIES IN EUROPE

  • UNIQUE 1-ON-1 INSTRUMENTAL TUITION

Covering the essential tools for writing music to appeal to publishers, record labels and producers across genres and media channels, this course will help you to create your own music and lyrics, develop your instrumental skills, produce demos and perform your own songs.

Designed for recording high-quality demos and mastering performance, our studios feature ProTools, Logic, Ableton Live and Native Instruments, along with MIDI keyboard controllers and monitors, top of the range microphones and over 30 (national) fully fitted rehearsal studios and performance spaces equipped with digital and baby grand pianos, drumkits and an array of amplifiers.

Still have questions?

Request an info pack via email by entering your details on the form to the right, call 1300 410 311 or contact us.

JMC Academy has provided me with the ability to recognise good opportunities, to not shy away from the challenging ones and to be adaptable to changes in the industry.
Amara Primero
Composer, Director and Secondary Teacher, Contemporary Music + Performance Alumni
JMC’s industry professionals will always have an answer. I once asked a lecturer such an obscure question he called someone from a games studio just to answer it. It’s moments like those that I love.
Jordi White,
Game Design Alumni
The in-depth practical work gave me an edge in the real world. Lecturers are knowledgeable and experienced with a real passion for the subject matter, making learning much easier.
Aldo Sampaio, Audio Director, Ubisoft Montreal (Canada), Audio Engineering + Sound Production Alumni
While studying EBM, I not only learnt how to be a manager or producer in a project, but was also accepted into the LA Film School exchange program, which was one of the best experiences of my life.
Sanita Khandharixay,
Lead Production Coordinator on ABC ME's Good Game: Spawn Point, Entertainment Business Management Alumni
I really like the size of the campus. It has a really creative vibe and the classes are intimate, not massive like some other places
Adam AK,
Alumni, Digital Design
When I came here I knew nothing about the DAW software like Pro Tools, Sibelius or Ableton, but from day one, they started teaching it to me straight away.
Jenna Murray,
Student, Songwriting
The network, knowledge and experience that I gained from my music exchange trip to London gave me the ability to produce any song and reach out to a global network of international audiences.
Emanuel Yoong Zhuang, Student, Songwriting