Bachelor of Music with specialisation in Songwriting

JMC Academy

Course details

CRICOS course code: 058463A

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

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.

The Bachelor degree is designed to help you create strong, focused songs that perfectly blend your lyrical ideas with powerful melodies. You will learn key concepts in form, structure, melodic development, harmony, top-lining, and writing for ensembles using acoustic and electronic instrumentation. Through weekly one-on-one mentoring sessions as part of your major ‘Directed Songwriting’ study, you will work on a substantial folio of original songs, and produce, record or perform them to showcase your writing talent. You will also complete a large project as part of your final folio, which can include a live recital alongside recorded work.

Master songwriting in the digital domain, refine your recording skills, explore music distribution and marketing strategies, and learn the importance of co-writing and collaboration. And while talent will get you far, to be successful it is vital to be ‘tech savvy' and skilled with industry-standard software – Pro Tools, Logic and Ableton Live for recording and producing; digital score-writing software Sibelius for arranging and notation, and Musition and Auralia for enhancing your understanding of Music Theory and Ear Training. The Bachelor degree also explores channels of music distribution, monetisation and copyright, and on graduation, you will have completed a rich portfolio of your own songs as a showcase of your talent.

Technology & Facilities

JMC’s firm commitment to providing you with the best technology in the trade can be seen in our fully fitted songwriting suites, designed for recording in high-quality and for mastering production techniques. Each songwriting suite features software like ProTools, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, and Native Instruments, along with MIDI keyboard controllers (keyboard and pad), high-quality monitors, and an array of Rode Condenser mics and instrument microphones. Rehearsal studios and performance spaces, including the auditorium, are fully equipped with digital pianos, drumkits, multi-channel P.A. systems, and guitar and bass amplifiers.

Duration

JMC Academy’s standard Bachelor degree can be completed in 3 years. However, you can graduate in only 2 years if you enrol in JMC’s accelerated Bachelor degree program. Part-time study is also available to domestic students.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
22,600 Per Year
Read moreFee per trimester: 11,300; Total tuition fee: 67,800
Sep 2022
Jun 2023
2 years / 3 years
Read more2 years / 3 years

Full time
Melbourne (Bank Street) Campus
169-171 Bank Street
South Melbourne Victoria 3205
Australia
22,600 Per Year
Read moreFee per trimester: 11,300; Total tuition fee: 67,800
Sep 2022
Jun 2023
2 years / 3 years
Read more2 years / 3 years

Full time
Melbourne (Park Street) Campus
208 Park Street
South Melbourne Victoria 3205
Australia

Entry criteria

  • Successful completion of a senior secondary school certificate
  • English proficiency: minimum IELTS 6.0 overall (with no single band score below 5.5) or equivalent (Contact us for more information)
  • Interview
  • Must be at least 18 years old at course commencement
  • Audition or Folio

Address

JMC Academy
Sydney Campus
561 Harris Street
Ultimo New South Wales 2007
Australia
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