Diploma of Music (Contemporary Performance) (Diploma)

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The award
Diploma

How long you will study
2 trimester

Domestic course fees
AUD 8600 per trimester

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, June, September

International course fees
AUD 9800 per trimester

All study options

About Diploma of Music (Contemporary Performance) at JMC Academy

Standing centre stage, crowd roaring, bass pumping, the lights come up… Making it as a musician doesn’t have to be a fantasy – make it your reality...

With connections to APRA and Berklee College of Music, JMC is known to be a launchpad into the entertainment industry for up-and-coming musicians and performers. Contemporary Music Performance at JMC is about more than just nailing your performance. It is about creating an understanding of how to arrange and compose music, mastering the tech you will use in the industry, and promoting yourself to be heard, loud and proud.

This course will give you the skills you need to stand out in this highly competitive space, and the opportunity to put your skills into practice and showcase your talent at multiple performance venues and events throughout your time at JMC.

During your time with us you'll get the opportunities to participate in international masterclasses, study tours, and music and songwriting camps. Join up for any one of the following trips: The International Songwriters Camp at Haarlem Conservatory in the Netherlands, the Nandos Music Exchange in London, or LA.

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.

Learn how to stand out in this rapidly expanding space and be taught by experienced and famous musicians at Diploma level. Explore live sound and recording, use industry standard software like Pro Tools, Logic and Sibelius, and perform live at music venues and events throughout your course.

Explore some of the basic concepts and principles of contemporary music, and investigate the processes involved with developing a repertoire for live performance. Masterclasses led by industry professionals and international artists will expose you to a complete range of performance techniques. You’ll also have the chance to perform regularly at iconic live venues.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardDiplomaHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 trimester
    Course startsFebruary, June, SeptemberDomestic course feesAUD 8600 per trimesterInternational course feesAUD 9800 per trimester

Notes about fees for this course

Domestic: 8,600 AUD per trimester

International: 9,800 AUD per trimester

Entry requirements

Evidence of minimum completion of Year 10, or equivalent, with an appropriate VET qualification and/or relevant industry work experience.

Written application (with compulsory 200 word statement to assess functional literacy).

An interview to identiy potential difficulties that may impact on learning.

Demonstrated commitment with satisfactory communication skills sufficient to indicate reasonable likelihood of successful completion of Diploma studies.

A portfolio of work or performance audition (if applicable).

Demonstrated (above average) creative aptitude or expertise pertinent to field of interest.

Applicants must also satisfy all other entry requirements for admission.

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