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Audio Engineering + Sound Production is a hands-on production-based course that is directly in sync with the audio industry. It explores the fundamentals of sound and music production, the operation of both studio and live sound equipment, and event audio production.

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Combining the fundamental audio principles with practical application and training on a range of tech both traditional and contemporary, this course ensures you graduate with the ability and flexibility to undertake a wide range of industry projects.

Specific roles may include:

Music Producer, Studio Engineer, Environmental Acoustics Engineer, Recording Engineer, Freelance Engineer, Studio Manager, Studio Owner, Audio Programmer, Front of House Engineer, Pro Tools Operator, Sound Effects Editor, Music Editor, Dialogue Editor, Location Sound Engineer, Mastering Engineer, Sound Designer, Stage Technician, AV Specialist, Radio Content Producer and much more...


The in-depth practical work gave me an edge in the real world. Lecturers are knowledgeable and experienced with a real passion for the subject matter, making learning much easier.

Aldo Sampaio - Audio Director, Ubisoft (Montreal), Audio Engineering & Sound Production Alumni

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Glenn Ferguson
Head of Department (Sydney)

Master of Recording Arts, Macquarie University
AVID Certified Pro Tools Instructor (HD11)

Glenn has recorded a variety of acts from rock bands to jazz artists; Welsh choirs to brass bands. He also has extensive location recording experience including gigs at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney Town Hall, Newcastle Town Hall, Enmore Theatre and Cessnock Town Hall to name a few. Personally inspired by Rick Rubin, Glenn encourages his students to develop their own unique ‘sound’ to ensure they establish a competitive, sustainable career in the industry. Glenn commenced lecturing at JMC Academy in 1996 and has held the position of Department Head since 2006. This experience, coupled with 20 years of industry experience and academic accomplishment has made Glenn a master specialist in his field. Having worked in a variety of recording situations, from world class SSL equipped studios, to temporary setups in farmhouses, schools and garages, Glenn has built a broad repertoire of skills. 

Nick Franklin
Audio Lecturer

Bachelor of Creative Technology (Audio Engineering + Sound Production), JMC Academy

Nick is a music producer and recording engineer that owns and operates Rolodex Sound in Sydney, Aus. Nick's career in audio engineering and sound production began working under industry veteran mastering engineer Rick O'Neil at the southern hemisphere's largest mastering studio Turtlerock Mastering.

Nick then went on to become house engineer at Linear Recording where he worked with artists such as Peking Duk, Daniel Johns (Silverchair), Miley Cyrus, Client Liaison and Deep Sea Arcade.

Nick now produces, mixes and masters in a freelance capacity and develops emerging artists and bands.

Chris Doherty
Audio Lecturer

Formerly an in-house Engineer at Sydney's Studios 301, Chris has worked closely with clients from a diverse field ranging from local musicians to high profile international touring acts. Some of Chris's credits include: John Frusciante (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Coldplay, Josh Klinghoffer (PJ Harvey), Snoop Dogg, Cold Chisel, Black Eyed Peas, You Am I, John Butler Trio, Jimmy Barnes, Delta Goodrem, Grinspoon, Jet, End Of Fashion, Dallas Crane, Bertie Blackman, Monsieur Camembert, Abby Dobson, Borne, The Cops, Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil), Dragon, Diesel, Sneaky Sound System, Paul Mac, ACO, SSO, Marais Project Baroque Ensemble, Cactus (Film Mix) December Boys (score recording) Kokoda (score recording), Nim’s Island (Film), Two Twisted TV Series, The Apprentice, Various TVCs (Qantas, CH 9 Idents, Toyota and more).

Tom Hogan
Audio Lecturer

Masters of Music (Creative Audio Production), Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Tom Hogan is a composer and sound artist, writing and performing music for theatre, film and dance around Australia. His recent theatre and installation designs include You'll Be Sorry When I'm Dead for Tarryn Gill (2014), The Mesh for Arthur Productions (2014), Cough for Unhappen (2014), The Westlands for True West (2013), Small & Tired for Belvoir (2013) and many more.

Tom mysteriously moonlights as performance poet Scott Sandwich. He created the ongoing online project 'Obscure Music History'. and his performance and film works have been featured nationally, as well as in galleries in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Benin and Lithuania.



Dan Bodnarcuk
Head of Department, Melbourne

Bachelor of Creative Industries (Audio Engineering and Sound Production)
Diploma of Secondary Teacher (Technology & Vocation Education and Training)

A musician, composer and sound engineer, Daniel is the owner and operator of boutique record label, Singplay. Daniels ongoing body of work includes compositions, performances and engineered material for local and international release, featured on iTunes, Radio and Film.

Daniel’s teaching philosophy is centered on establishing a bond between Education and Industry. Daniel is an AMEB trained musician, holding a degree in Audio Engineering and Sound Production, and is currently studying his Masters of Education.