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. You will receive - at the core of your music production studies - weekly one-on-one private mentoring sessions to work on your production skills, songwriting, and work on developing a folio of original material and production work.
Touching on composition, arranging techniques, industry studies, music analysis, recording techniques and production skills – the Diploma incorporates the use of industry-standard software such as Pro Tools, Logix and Sibelius to create original music. Whether you’re a relative beginner or an experienced producer and you know your way around your DAW of choice, learn how to brainstorm ideas, enhance your understanding of music theory, overcome writer’s block, and express yourself more effectively in sound, words and music.
Why Study Music Production at JMC?
Technology & Facilities
Getting some time in the studio is a crucial part of your study at JMC and during the course you’ll be working with live and virtual instruments to craft your music. Designed for recording high-quality live performances, our songwriting suites and production studios feature ProTools, Logic, Ableton Live and Native Instruments, along with a variety of MIDI controllers, synthesisers, and top of the range microphones. JMC also has over 30 (national) fully fitted rehearsal studios and performance spaces equipped with digital and acoustic pianos, drum kits and an array of amplifiers.
When undertaken full-time, the Diploma of Music can be completed in 8 months (2 trimesters).
Upon successful completion of the Diploma qualification, students are eligible to continue their studies into the Bachelor Degree with advanced standing of two trimesters.
Students who have successfully completed 4 trimesters of the Bachelor programme may successfully graduate with an Associate Degree qualification.