You’ve taken the first step towards furthering your knowledge and skills with JMC Academy. Before you start your studies, it’s important to orient yourself and prepare for the challenges ahead and to connect you with the campus community and the support that we offer. And.....this is also about having some fun! Here's the schedule for our online orientation program.

Wednesday May 27th

10:00am -11:00am: JMC Welcome Event

11:30am - 12:30pm: Course Information sessions with your Head of Department

You will find out about the structure of your course, requirements, how to navigate your online learning portal and you will meet your Head of Department and the other students

1:30pm - 2:30pm: Transition in to Tertiary Study Workshop

If you haven’t studied in a while this will refresh your skills whilst building your confidence, and if you are stepping up to Higher Education for the first time this is the perfect introduction! 

2:30pm - 3:00pm: Mindfulness Sessions

Take some time out to hear from our counselors discussing mindfulness.

3:15pm - 4:15pm: Software Set Up Support Sessions for Audio, Film + TV, Animation, Game Design and Music students

5:00pm-7:00pm: Evening activities! 

  • Film Screening Here is a chance to view and be inspired by the work of our JMC students
  • Muraltastic Experience a collaborative painting game in the spirit of the surrealists.  
  • Game Jam


All day activities

  • Student services help
  • Help setting up access to your learning portal, Plato
  • Online chat with current students

Thursday May 28th

10:30am - 11:30am: Course Information Session 2

Here you will be involved in an activity with the staff and students from your campus.

1:00pm - 2:00pm: International Student Induction

International Students will be advised on the following information regarding:

  • Student visa regulations
  • Working in Australia
  • Accommodations
  • Overseas Health Cover
  • And a Q&A session to answer any of your questions


2:00pm - 4:00pm: Music Theory Session (music + Songwriting students only)

3:00pm - 4:00pm: Software set up support session for Audio, Film + TV, Game Design and Animation Students

4:00pm - 5:00pm: Software setup support session for Music students

7:00pm - 9:00pm: JMC GOES LIVE

JMC Goes Live has been inspired by the online music festival, Isol-Aid - a gathering space where artists play 20-minute sets streamed live via their Instagram accounts. At the end of their set, each musician tag-teams the next artist to play spreading the sense of community, and good feels and this is what we aim to produce for our current and alumni students from JMC. We believe this to be a great experience for the artists and organizers in exploring different (but relevant) platforms, gaining exposure and confidence and for students to connect nationally. 

All day activities

  • Access to online Mindfulness sessions
  • Student Services Help
  • Help setting up your access to your learning portal, Plato
  • Online chat with current students