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 your orientation program.

Wednesday 2nd September 2020

All of Wednesday's activities will take place online

10:00am -11:00am: JMC Welcome Event. Click Here to Register

11:30am - 12:30pm: Course Information sessions with your Head of Department
In this session, 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 into 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: Wellness and Stress Management
Chloe Harrison will be running a short session on wellness and stress management. You will also get to hear from our Counsellors.

3:15pm - 4:15pm: Software Set Up Support Sessions for Audio, Film + TV, Visual Communication (Design), 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.


All day activities 
Student Services help
Help setting up access to your learning portal, Plato

Thursday 3rd September 2020

Due to the different health restrictions in each state, we are having some activities online and some on campus. Please check Plato for what your campus will be doing.

10:30am - 12.00pm: Course Information Session 2
Here you will be involved in an activity with the staff and students from your campus.

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Software set up support session for Audio, Film + TV and Games & Animation Students

1:00pm - 3:00pm: Music Theory Session (Music + Songwriting students only)

3.30pm - 4.30pm: 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


5:00pm - 6:00pm: 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. 

Zoom link: 

All day activities 
Student Services help
Help setting up access to your learning portal, Plato