Animation & Games Professional Development Courses

JMC Academy has the pleasure in offering a variety of complimentary Professional Development courses in Animation and Game Development software.

To assist in developing and expanding high school Media, Studio Art, Visual Communications, and IT teachers' skills, these professional development courses run throughout the year and are offered in Beginner and Intermediate levels, at no extra cost to you. 

All courses are also taught by industry teachers, and is therefore a course for teachers, by teachers. 

To book a place in Brisbane, Sydney, or Melbourne*, please email the below address of your closest JMC Academy campus with the course(s) you would like to attend, and which date(s).

Brisbane: brisbane@jmc.edu.au
Sydney: sydney@jmc.edu.au
Melbourne: melbourne@jmc.edu.au
*Courses at Sydney campus TBA.

Places are strictly limited so don't miss out as courses are sure to fill up fast!

Autodesk Maya
In the Beginners workshop, teachers will be introduced to Maya, and will learn the different areas of the software in the first foundation workshop. The Intermediate workshop, teachers will learn character animation in Maya using a variety of tools and workflows, and if for those who already have existing animation skills. If you complete the Beginners workshop, you will be prepared to take on the Intermediate workshop.

The Beginners workshop will introduce teachers to Unity, an all-in-one toolset that has taken the industry by storm. Explore the feature set and experiment with laying out your own level. The Intermediate workshop is people with existing programming or Unity experience, and will learn to develop your own custom functionality in Unity. 

Adobe After Effects
The Beginners workshop will teach the basics of Adobe After Effects, including getting familiar with the interface and testing your first composition. For those who have an understanding of compositing software, the Intermediate workshop teaches will learn new 3D features for working with visual effects shots in After Effects.


171 Bank Street, South Melbourne
All workshops run from 10am to 2:30pm.

Autodesk Maya (Beginner)
Tuesday 17 May 2016
Tuesday 30 August 2016

Autodesk Maya (Intermediate)
Monday 23 May 2016
Tuesday 6 September 2016

Unity (Beginners)
Wednesday 18 May 2016
Wednesday 31 August 2016

Unity (Intermediate)
Tuesday 24 March 2016
Tuesday 7 September 2016

After Effects (Beginner)
Thursday 19 May 2016
Wednesday 1 September 2016

After Effects (Intermediate)
Wednesday 25 May 2016
Wednesday 8 September 2016


75 Grey Street, South Brisbane
All workshops run from 10am to 2:30pm

Adobe After Effects (Beginner)
Thursday 19 May 2016