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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
AUD 8600 per trimester
How you will study
February, June, September
International course fees
AUD 9800 per trimester
There are few things more exciting than writing your own music and bringing it to life. JMC’s Songwriting course is renowned for its hands-on practicality, a strong focus on individual musicianship, connections to APRA and Berklee College of Music, and for being a launchpad into the entertainment industry for all up-and-coming writers and composers.
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.
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 to: The International Songwriters Camp at Haarlem Conservatory in the Netherlands, the Nandos Music Exchange in London, or the Los Angeles Film School study tour.
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.
Combining technical principles with pure creative expression, this hands-on course will help you find your voice, sharpen your craft and create songs that will be remembered.
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 Pro Tools and Sibelius to create original music.
Whether you’re a relative beginner or an experienced songwriter, learn how to brainstorm ideas, overcome writer’s block, and express yourself more effectively in words and music.
Notes about fees for this course
Domestic: 8,600 AUD per trimester
International: 9,800 AUD per trimester
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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