Bachelor of Music with specialisation in Music Production

  • 2 Years (6 trimesters)
  • Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

  • Undergraduate

The Bachelor degree is designed to help you create strong, focused compositions and productions that capture your creative musical ideas across a variety of styles. It will help you understand the principles of recording and music production, Film and TV music, inventive applications of music technology, principles of top-lining, and writing and arranging for a variety of ensembles using acoustic and electronic instrumentation.

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Diploma of Music with specialisation in Music Production

  • 8 Months (2 trimesters)
  • Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

  • Undergraduate

Combining technical principles with pure creative expression, this hands-on course will help you begin to find your style as a creative composer, sharpen your production skills and create compositions that use inventive sounds and concepts.
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Our Lecturers

Will Day

Senior Lecturer, Music

Will Day

Senior Lecturer, Music

Toni Lozanovski

Audio Lecturer

Toni has been involved with music since his early teens, playing guitar in various bands from rock, metal and acoustic folk.

Since graduating in 2006 Toni has produced and released music under various artists’ names, has been signed to Ministry Of Sound Australia, and is currently signed to Vicious Recordings.

He has remixed tracks for such artist as Avicii, Sebastian Drums, The Potbelleez, P-Money, Sidney, Samson, Jurgen Paape, Enur, Peyton, Sesa, Milk & Sugar, Dirty Vegas and many more.

Toni Lozanovski

Audio Lecturer

Toni has been involved with music since his early teens, playing guitar in various bands from rock, metal and acoustic folk.

Since graduating in 2006 Toni has produced and released music under various artists’ names, has been signed to Ministry Of Sound Australia, and is currently signed to Vicious Recordings.

He has remixed tracks for such artist as Avicii, Sebastian Drums, The Potbelleez, P-Money, Sidney, Samson, Jurgen Paape, Enur, Peyton, Sesa, Milk & Sugar, Dirty Vegas and many more.

Shannon Brown

Senior Music Lecturer

Former tenor and Musical Director for the internationally acclaimed group The Ten Tenors, Shannon toured full-time for six years, performing an average of 250 shows per year across five continents.

Recorded a Platinum-selling album 'Here's To The Heroes' at Abbey Road Studios with the London Symphony Orchestra and launched the album performing at the Royal Albert Hall.

Shannon has recorded with Sting’s guitarist, Dominic Miller. American drummer, Vinnie Colaiuta. ‘Songwriters Hall of Fame’ lyricist, Don Black OBE, and Academy Award & Golden Globe winner, John Barry OBE.

Shannon has worked with Australia’s Guy Sebastian and Paulini Curuenavuli. John Foreman OAM, Chong Lim AM, James Morrison AM & Producer, Ken Laing AM. He has toured with Country star Jasmine Rae and been the Musical Director for the 2013 winner of The Voice, Harrison Craig.

Shannon continues to work with Australia’s Got Talent Winner, Mark Vincent, as his Musical Director for over 11 years.

Shannon Brown

Senior Music Lecturer

Former tenor and Musical Director for the internationally acclaimed group The Ten Tenors, Shannon toured full-time for six years, performing an average of 250 shows per year across five continents.

Recorded a Platinum-selling album 'Here's To The Heroes' at Abbey Road Studios with the London Symphony Orchestra and launched the album performing at the Royal Albert Hall.

Shannon has recorded with Sting’s guitarist, Dominic Miller. American drummer, Vinnie Colaiuta. ‘Songwriters Hall of Fame’ lyricist, Don Black OBE, and Academy Award & Golden Globe winner, John Barry OBE.

Shannon has worked with Australia’s Guy Sebastian and Paulini Curuenavuli. John Foreman OAM, Chong Lim AM, James Morrison AM & Producer, Ken Laing AM. He has toured with Country star Jasmine Rae and been the Musical Director for the 2013 winner of The Voice, Harrison Craig.

Shannon continues to work with Australia’s Got Talent Winner, Mark Vincent, as his Musical Director for over 11 years.

Mitch Pattugalan

Music & Audio Lecturer

As a songwriter & producer, Mitch Pattugalan works closely with artists to create quality releases and recordings, writing & producing songs in a range of genres from his studio in Brisbane. With experience in many facets of the music industry including record production, songwriting, audio engineering, film score composition, live performance & artist mentoring, Mitch aims to impart his musical, studio & on-stage knowledge to his aspiring students in the creative industries. An R&B artist in his own right, he writes and performs his own music under the alias, Maximo.

In recent years, the vocalist & keys player has spent time recording at Platinum Sound Studios in New York, as well as in Los Angeles at Ableton’s Loop Summit for Music Makers. Locally, he continues to work on various music & film projects with emerging & established talents alike. After designing Maximo’s unique live show - which integrates sampling, triggering & live-looping alongside a full rhythm section – Mitch took up an opportunity to tour nationally as a musical director in this capacity, culminating in a showcase at the Electronic Music Conference in Sydney.

He is currently teaching at JMC Academy in Brisbane, where he has lectured in the Music & Audio departments since 2014, and was the Course Co-ordinator of the Certificate III in Screen & Media in Brisbane (2017-19).

Mitch Pattugalan

Music & Audio Lecturer

As a songwriter & producer, Mitch Pattugalan works closely with artists to create quality releases and recordings, writing & producing songs in a range of genres from his studio in Brisbane. With experience in many facets of the music industry including record production, songwriting, audio engineering, film score composition, live performance & artist mentoring, Mitch aims to impart his musical, studio & on-stage knowledge to his aspiring students in the creative industries. An R&B artist in his own right, he writes and performs his own music under the alias, Maximo.

In recent years, the vocalist & keys player has spent time recording at Platinum Sound Studios in New York, as well as in Los Angeles at Ableton’s Loop Summit for Music Makers. Locally, he continues to work on various music & film projects with emerging & established talents alike. After designing Maximo’s unique live show - which integrates sampling, triggering & live-looping alongside a full rhythm section – Mitch took up an opportunity to tour nationally as a musical director in this capacity, culminating in a showcase at the Electronic Music Conference in Sydney.

He is currently teaching at JMC Academy in Brisbane, where he has lectured in the Music & Audio departments since 2014, and was the Course Co-ordinator of the Certificate III in Screen & Media in Brisbane (2017-19).

Kemo Bunguric

Head of Music (Sydney)

Kemo’s teaching methods and influence reflect his own passion and extensive skills in composition, arranging and music technology, especially since he is a piano accordion virtuoso and an Australasian Accordion Champion.

By the age of 13, Kemo had learned early on how important it was to market one’s self as a musician, a concept which he aims to instil in his students. Kemo ensures that his students understand how to develop themselves as well-rounded musicians and teaches them the importance of being progressive within the industry.

Kemo Bunguric

Head of Music (Sydney)

Kemo’s teaching methods and influence reflect his own passion and extensive skills in composition, arranging and music technology, especially since he is a piano accordion virtuoso and an Australasian Accordion Champion.

By the age of 13, Kemo had learned early on how important it was to market one’s self as a musician, a concept which he aims to instil in his students. Kemo ensures that his students understand how to develop themselves as well-rounded musicians and teaches them the importance of being progressive within the industry.

James O'Brien

Music Lecturer

James graduated with a Bachelor of Music (performance) from the Queensland Conservatorium in 2001 and immediately began work as a touring musician successfully traversing the jazz and popular music worlds. With modern piano trio Misinterprotato, James toured around Australia, the U.S., Canada and Japan and contributed to the group's first two releases through the Melbourne based Jazzhead label.

As singer and songwriter in Brisbane-Melbourne based indie-pop group The Boat People, James has released three albums, toured the U.S. 8 times (including two trips to SXSW), the U.K. twice and supported many outstanding Australian and International acts including Powderfinger, Crowded House and The Shins. The Boat People have had 8 songs playlisted on national radio station Triple J and in 2007 James signed a publishing deal with Ivy League/Mushroom which has seen his songs used extensively in television and film.

In 2012, James co-wrote and sung the breakout single "Half of It" for producer duo YesYou which received high rotation radio play on Triple J. James currently works as touring bass player with avant-folk group Machine Translations and songstress Kate Miller-Heidke. With his new group Darling James, he produced and music directed the "8 First Dates" event at the 2014 Melbourne Fringe which featured guests Ainslie Wills, Angie Hart (Frente), Jae Laffer (The Panics) and many others. Darling James are about to release their debut single and recently opened for legendary Australian group, The Church.

James O'Brien

Music Lecturer

James graduated with a Bachelor of Music (performance) from the Queensland Conservatorium in 2001 and immediately began work as a touring musician successfully traversing the jazz and popular music worlds. With modern piano trio Misinterprotato, James toured around Australia, the U.S., Canada and Japan and contributed to the group's first two releases through the Melbourne based Jazzhead label.

As singer and songwriter in Brisbane-Melbourne based indie-pop group The Boat People, James has released three albums, toured the U.S. 8 times (including two trips to SXSW), the U.K. twice and supported many outstanding Australian and International acts including Powderfinger, Crowded House and The Shins. The Boat People have had 8 songs playlisted on national radio station Triple J and in 2007 James signed a publishing deal with Ivy League/Mushroom which has seen his songs used extensively in television and film.

In 2012, James co-wrote and sung the breakout single "Half of It" for producer duo YesYou which received high rotation radio play on Triple J. James currently works as touring bass player with avant-folk group Machine Translations and songstress Kate Miller-Heidke. With his new group Darling James, he produced and music directed the "8 First Dates" event at the 2014 Melbourne Fringe which featured guests Ainslie Wills, Angie Hart (Frente), Jae Laffer (The Panics) and many others. Darling James are about to release their debut single and recently opened for legendary Australian group, The Church.

Dr Vincent Perry

Senior Music Lecturer

Dr Vincent Perry

Senior Music Lecturer

Dion Connelly

Music Lecturer

With a diverse music career spanning 22 years, Dion has worked professionally as a drummer, live sound & studio engineer, music director, tour manager, theatre producer and educator. He has toured throughout the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand in theatres and clubs, including London’s infamous jazz venue ‘Chelsea 606’. Festival highlights include Belgrade Music Festival (Serbia), Mathews Street Festival (Liverpool), Brecon Jazz Festival (Wales) and Australia’s own Blues on Broadbeach.

Originally from the UK, Dion gained extensive experience in tour management, theatre sound & lighting and musical leadership by producing ‘Jackson Live in Concert’ theatre show, which toured UK national theatres and venues throughout Europe from 2009 to 2015.

An experienced educator for 17 years, Dion brings international and multi facet music industry experience to his lectures and is passionate about developing student skills and connecting these to the current music industry.

Dion Connelly

Music Lecturer

With a diverse music career spanning 22 years, Dion has worked professionally as a drummer, live sound & studio engineer, music director, tour manager, theatre producer and educator. He has toured throughout the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand in theatres and clubs, including London’s infamous jazz venue ‘Chelsea 606’. Festival highlights include Belgrade Music Festival (Serbia), Mathews Street Festival (Liverpool), Brecon Jazz Festival (Wales) and Australia’s own Blues on Broadbeach.

Originally from the UK, Dion gained extensive experience in tour management, theatre sound & lighting and musical leadership by producing ‘Jackson Live in Concert’ theatre show, which toured UK national theatres and venues throughout Europe from 2009 to 2015.

An experienced educator for 17 years, Dion brings international and multi facet music industry experience to his lectures and is passionate about developing student skills and connecting these to the current music industry.

Chris Pickering

Head of Music (Melbourne)

Chris Pickering studied Jazz Drums at The Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and played drums and guitar in a few well-known Australian groups before embarking on a solo career as a singer-songwriter in 2005. Since that time, he has recorded and released four full-length albums and four EPs of critically acclaimed original material, and in 2009 relocated to Nashville, Tennessee. Based there as a professional musician until 2013, he gained solid support and recognition from the Nashville songwriting and performing community, and toured and performed all over the United States and parts of Europe.

He is now based in Melbourne and has been Head of Music at JMC Melbourne Campus since 2014, since which time he has also gained a Masters in Music from Melbourne University. He still performs regularly in Melbourne and around Australia with his band and with other musical projects, when time permits.

Chris Pickering

Head of Music (Melbourne)

Chris Pickering studied Jazz Drums at The Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and played drums and guitar in a few well-known Australian groups before embarking on a solo career as a singer-songwriter in 2005. Since that time, he has recorded and released four full-length albums and four EPs of critically acclaimed original material, and in 2009 relocated to Nashville, Tennessee. Based there as a professional musician until 2013, he gained solid support and recognition from the Nashville songwriting and performing community, and toured and performed all over the United States and parts of Europe.

He is now based in Melbourne and has been Head of Music at JMC Melbourne Campus since 2014, since which time he has also gained a Masters in Music from Melbourne University. He still performs regularly in Melbourne and around Australia with his band and with other musical projects, when time permits.

Chloe Harrison

Ensemble Coordinator

Previously hailing from Sydney, Chloe Harrison is now a Melbourne-based singer-songwriter, producer, composer, and voice actor.

Chloe started her career young, starting voice acting at 6 years old, working on hundreds of advertising campaigns for TV, radio, and cinema, as well as two seasons of an animated series that was aired internationally. She later moved towards music, starting work as a session singer.


After completing her undergraduate degree in Composition and Production, she started her own production company, in the first year recording 3 albums, 4 EP’s and several singles for independent artists in both Sydney and Rural NSW. She then embarked on her post-graduate studies in composition, while lecturing, performing, and working as a producer.

More recently, she has moved into working as a composer, sound designer, and voice actor for video games, while continuously working on her own original music.

Chloe Harrison

Ensemble Coordinator

Previously hailing from Sydney, Chloe Harrison is now a Melbourne-based singer-songwriter, producer, composer, and voice actor.

Chloe started her career young, starting voice acting at 6 years old, working on hundreds of advertising campaigns for TV, radio, and cinema, as well as two seasons of an animated series that was aired internationally. She later moved towards music, starting work as a session singer.


After completing her undergraduate degree in Composition and Production, she started her own production company, in the first year recording 3 albums, 4 EP’s and several singles for independent artists in both Sydney and Rural NSW. She then embarked on her post-graduate studies in composition, while lecturing, performing, and working as a producer.

More recently, she has moved into working as a composer, sound designer, and voice actor for video games, while continuously working on her own original music.

Cameron Bower

Senior Music Lecturer

Cameron Bower is a composer, producer, songwriter and improvising musician from Brisbane. His principle projects include work with Big Dead (2010 -) and Milk Buttons (2015 -) and is the artistic director and principle composer for New Music/Jazz ensemble Cowbird (2016 -).

As a composer he works within a world of improvised and composed forms, electronic and rock music, synthesising his tendency towards jazz and improvised music with the formal structures of contemporary classical idioms and techniques. As a producer he works in electronic/ambient and alternative rock contexts.

Cam teaches composition, piano and guitar as part of the Browning Street Music and Dance Teachers cooperative and works as a Sessional Academic at QUT and JMC lecturing on topics from music theory and composition to history and aural studies.

Cameron Bower

Senior Music Lecturer

Cameron Bower is a composer, producer, songwriter and improvising musician from Brisbane. His principle projects include work with Big Dead (2010 -) and Milk Buttons (2015 -) and is the artistic director and principle composer for New Music/Jazz ensemble Cowbird (2016 -).

As a composer he works within a world of improvised and composed forms, electronic and rock music, synthesising his tendency towards jazz and improvised music with the formal structures of contemporary classical idioms and techniques. As a producer he works in electronic/ambient and alternative rock contexts.

Cam teaches composition, piano and guitar as part of the Browning Street Music and Dance Teachers cooperative and works as a Sessional Academic at QUT and JMC lecturing on topics from music theory and composition to history and aural studies.

Brad Jackson

Music Lecturer

A recording engineer, producer and musician, Brad has had extensive experience in a number of different roles throughout his career over the past 15 years.

Ten of those years were spent running a successful recording studio in St Kilda, where he had the opportunity to work with artists such as The Screaming Jets, James Reyne, award winning film composer Burkhard Dallwitz, as well as countless independent bands/artists.

Brad also has extensive experience on stage as a guitarist, bass player, singer, keyboardist and drummer. He has performed and recorded with a number of original acts, and has played countless gigs in the seedy underbelly known as the Melbourne cover gig scene.

These experiences have given Brad a wealth of knowledge to pass on to a future generation of upcoming musicians. In 2013 he took the opportunity to do just that and began lecturing at JMC Academy where he passes on his knowledge of what happens when music meets technology.

Brad Jackson

Music Lecturer

A recording engineer, producer and musician, Brad has had extensive experience in a number of different roles throughout his career over the past 15 years.

Ten of those years were spent running a successful recording studio in St Kilda, where he had the opportunity to work with artists such as The Screaming Jets, James Reyne, award winning film composer Burkhard Dallwitz, as well as countless independent bands/artists.

Brad also has extensive experience on stage as a guitarist, bass player, singer, keyboardist and drummer. He has performed and recorded with a number of original acts, and has played countless gigs in the seedy underbelly known as the Melbourne cover gig scene.

These experiences have given Brad a wealth of knowledge to pass on to a future generation of upcoming musicians. In 2013 he took the opportunity to do just that and began lecturing at JMC Academy where he passes on his knowledge of what happens when music meets technology.

A live audition is not a requirement of entry. What we do need to see is a demonstrated passion and/or experience in production and/or composition. This may involve simply being able to show samples of your work (lyrics, chord charts, or past recordings). Our staff will let you know if you need to prepare anything when you’re booking an interview.

No. For those with little or no theory background, we’ll teach you what you need to know from the ground up. We also offer a program during orientation week which provides a crash course to help you get started if theory isn’t your strong point.

This depends on where your passion lies. Do you love performing and getting on stage in front of an audience, or do you prefer composing, creating, and telling stories through music? If you love making new music and composing new works in the studio then the production stream might be for you. As a Producer, you’ll still have the opportunity to participate in an ensemble and collaborate with other musicians, but you’ll also dig deep into contemporary production techniques and create plenty of new, original music.

At JMC we use 3 main DAW’s - Logic, ProTools, and Ableton Live. The software you use will depend on the work you are doing. Students also use Sibelius, Musition, and Auralia across the program. Our songwriting and production suites have a multitude of high-quality virtual instruments installed, and there are numerous pieces of hardware such as synthesizers, drum machines and microphones that you can also access as part of your production work.