Bachelor of Music (Contemporary Performance)

Armed with talent and a music degree in contemporary performance from JMC Academy you’re well on your way to becoming a star.

Learn from skilled industry professionals and explore everything from song writing to musical arrangement and performance training.

Gain in-depth experience in professional recording studios during your entire course while learning production and business skills.

Whether you want to work behind the scenes as a composer or be on stage as a musician, this course can help you get there.

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JMC Academy
Career Opportunities
  • Composer
  • Recording Artist
  • Music Director
  • Songwriter

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.


ATAR score of 65 or equivalent, minimum 17 years of age an audition & an interview


NSW - Sydney

QLD - Brisbane

VIC - Melbourne

Work placement

No placement; practical skills are gained through Industry Integration Program

Course length
Full-tim: 2 years
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Assignments & Exams
Start date

3 start dates per year.

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Payment options

Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

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Year 12 or equivalent, with:

  • ATAR score of 65 or above or OP score of 16 or below
  • Written application
  • Minimum of 17 years of age
  • Interview
  • Audition

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Your chosen instrument
  • Song writing
  • Musical arrangement
  • Improvisation
  • Performance for stage, screen & studio
  • Solo & band sessions
  • Music technology
  • Business principles
  • Live sound and production

Industry Integration Program

You will gain hands-on skills through JMC Academy's Industry Integration Program, which replicates the way the entertainment industry operates.

The program involves students from different departments working together to achieve a final result.

Course structure

29 units


  1. Sound production

  2. Music history I

  3. Music theory I

  4. Ensemble I

  5. Instrument I

  6. Music business I

  7. Arranging I

  8. Music technology I

  9. Ensemble II

  10. Instrument II

  11. Improvisation & rhythm

  12. Songwriting I

  13. Music technology II

  14. Ensemble III

  15. Instrument III

  16. Arranging II

  17. Music cultures

  18. Music technology III

  19. Ensemble IV

  20. Instrument IV

  21. Screen music

  22. Specialist project

  23. Songwriting II

  24. Ensemble V

  25. Instrument V

  26. Music history II

  27. Arranging III

  28. Music business II

  29. Instrument VI

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme.

This means you don’t need to pay upfront for the course if you:

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

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