Diploma of Music (Contemporary Performance)

Want to make music for a living? A diploma in music from JMC Academy will give you the training you need to get your career started.

In one year you'll learn about music arrangement, composition, and receiving training in new music technologies. Get hands one experience in professional studios and be tutored by a range of industry professionals who will explore a range of different performance techniques.

Whether you want to work as a composer, musician or music director, this course will help you get there.

Have a question or ready to enrol?

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JMC Academy
Career Opportunities
  • Composer
  • Musician
  • Music Director
  • Lyricist

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.


At least 17 years of age, a written application, interview & audition


NSW - Sydney

QLD - Brisbane

VIC - Melbourne

Course length
Full-time: 1 year
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Start date

3 start dates per year.

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Payment options

Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

12-month interest free payment planTerms & conditions apply

Upfront payment

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  • Written application
  • Minimum of 17 years of age
  • Interview
  • Audition

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • History of contemporary music
  • Contemporary music theory
  • Music technology
  • Ensemble studies
  • Instrument studies
  • Music industry studies
  • Arranging music
  • Live sound and production

Course structure

10 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

Payment options

There are 3 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. 12-month interest free payment plan

Pay for your course over time by making weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

This flexible payment plan requires no deposit, and you pay no interest for the first 12 months.

3. Upfront payment

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

Have a question or ready to enrol?

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