Diploma of Music with specialisation in Songwriting

JMC Academy

Course details

CRICOS course code: 058467G

Level of study: Pathways to 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.

Combining technical principles with pure creative expression, this hands-on course will help you start to find your voice, sharpen your craft and create songs that will be remembered. You will receive - at the core of your songwriting studies - weekly one-on-one private mentoring sessions to work on your songwriting, and develop a folio of original songs.

Through composition, arrangement, industry studies, harmonic analysis, lyric construction and technology – the Diploma incorporates an understanding of live sound and recording techniques and the use of industry standard software such as Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton Live and Sibelius to create original music and musical scores. Whether you’re a relative beginner or an experienced songwriter, learn how to brainstorm ideas, enhance your awareness of music theory, overcome writer’s block, and express yourself more effectively in words and music.

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

When undertaken full-time, the Diploma of Music can be completed in 8 months (2 trimesters).

Upon successful completion of the Diploma qualification, students are eligible to continue their studies into the bachelor’s degree with advanced standing of two trimesters.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
22,600 Per Year
Read moreFee per trimester: 11,300; Total tuition fee: 22,600
Sep 2022
Jun 2023
8 months
Read more8 months (2 trimesters)

Full time
Melbourne (Park Street) Campus
208 Park Street
South Melbourne Victoria 3205
Australia
22,600 Per Year
Read moreFee per trimester: 11,300; Total tuition fee: 22,600
Sep 2022
Jun 2023
8 months
Read more8 months (2 trimesters)

Full time
Melbourne (Bank Street) Campus
169-171 Bank 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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