The advantages of studying at JMC are seen over and again in the success of our graduates. We teach the critical level thinking that is inherent in the higher education curriculum with production-based, industry-responsive practical knowledge taught by industry professionals. And THAT is what leads to industry-ready graduates who will make it.
Students are guided through their studies by a network of committed academic professionals. Our lecturers are highly experienced, well-connected, accomplished and above all passionate about equipping their students with everything they need for success.
Our global connections bring an abundance of opportunities for our students and lecturers alike. From our partnership with Berklee College of Music, to our work with the Colombia College Hollywood, Tokyo Design Technology Centre, Osaka Animation College, Fontys Academy for Creative Industries and the Haarlem Conservatory of Music in the Netherlands to name a few, our students are able to take advantage of exhange and study tours abroad. Learn more.
Beyond the stream of real and exciting internships and work opportunities that are scheduled throughout the course, all students receive professional training in interview, pitching and presentation techniques and also graduate with a professional portfolio of their work. To find out all about the types of itnernships we offer you can read more here.
Students are able to access a range of effective support systems including orientation, mentoring, counselling, mindfulness training and a complete range of academic assistance/foundational programs. 2017 satisfaction results recorded a national student 'happiness' or student satisfaction rate of 82% (compared with tertiary industry average of 72%). Read more about our extensive service in this area.
Accessibility to lecturers and equipment is essential for an optimum learning experience. Class sizes rarely exceed 25 students to ensure every student receives the attention and learning outcomes expected. In practical classes however, the ratio could be as low as 4 students to 1 teacher and instrumental tuition is an unprecedented one-on-one.
Investment in facility upgrades and new technology is a key priority. Our longstanding relationships with reputable industry suppliers have enabled us to honour our continual facilities upgrade commitment. In keeping with this commitment, in 2018 JMC invested a further $10 million into a new wing for Sydney, a secondary new campus for Brisbane, and plans are underway for the same in Melbourne. Read more about our expansion here
Our courses undergo regular and thorough review to ensure programs are current and that they continue to meet the needs of industry. This process is overseen by renowned members of both industry and academia who form our 'curriculum advisory' committees. Programs are assessed for their focus on emerging industry trends and application of leadership skills. This has resulted in job-ready graduates who are able to handle projects with skill and confidence.
Our unique program enables students from all departments to work together on collaborative projects, providing them with a diverse opportunity in which to apply their skills.
The Higher Education Programs offered at JMC are unique in combining essential critical thinking and theoretical principles, with hands-on production-based work and practical experience, which is critical to this industry. Solution based design thinking is also appplied to learning in the classrooms.
In a constantly developing field, it’s important to keep exploring and innovating. That’s why we’ve partnered with the School of Communication at UTS to build The Sydney Institute of Music and Sound Research. SIMSR is dedicated to developing research in various forms of music and sound and exploring the relationship between them and audiovisual media. SIMSR members are active in researching, publishing and presenting on various aspects of music and sound cultures and in supervising postgraduate research, bringing you the latest advances in music + sound.