Master of Creative Industries

Master your career...

JMC Academy’s Master of Creative Industries (MCI) puts you in the driver's seat! The unique course will enable you to build on your innovative drive and creative practice by working with you to develop a concept or project that can be taken into the commercial domain upon graduation.

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Tailored to individually help you realise your career outcomes, we’ll connect you with hand-picked, specialised mentors to ensure your profile and work - once developed, becomes known to industry. A multidisciplinary, highly collaborative program, this course will give you the freedom and flexibility to explore, innovate, conceptualise, develop and produce a creative project or practice. 

Your project could be anything from creating a short film, recording an EP or album, building a VR experience, producing a film score, animating a music video, launching a music label to choreographing a dance piece. The project is whatever you desire to make it.

Postgraduate Courses Available

Master of Creative Industries
Duration: 4 Semesters (2 Years, Full Time)
Upcoming Intakes: February 2021 | August 2021

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Why study a Master's at JMC?

  • Hand-picked Mentors for your specialisation
  • Accomodating Study Hours, classes are based outside of traditional work hours
  • Balance between creative ecploration, entrepreneurialism and commercial application

Initiate Change...

Australia’s creative sector is rapidly emerging as a progressive and powerful economic force, contributing over $30 billion annually to the economy and employing over 100,000 people. It is required to continually change, innovate and disrupt to sustain itself and respond to rapidly changing consumer demands. It needs leaders, change-makers and visionaries like you. 
JMC’s Master of Creative Industries delivers a critical understanding of this booming industry. Focused on real-world production standards, JMC's MCI will give you the freedom to explore, create and apply your skills while developing your own concept into commercial reality. It will build your creative network, strengthen your critical thinking and extend your practice.

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Tim Kelly
Head of Department (Sydney)

Tim has a distinguished reputation for marketing, management, progressive thinking & advocacy within the entertainment industry. From playing in bands to co-founding One Little Indian Records (home of Bjork) to holding senior management roles for Universal Music, Sony Music & Inertia Music in Australia, Tim has worked across all sectors, from start ups to multi-national corporations, & with some of the biggest names in music.


Dr Christina Ballico
Head of Department (Brisbane)

PhD (Communications) Edith Cowan University, Perth.
GradDipEd (Tertiary and Workplace) Murdoch University, Perth
BCommsHons (Journalism and Mass Communication), Edith Cowan University Perth.

"Dr Christina Ballico's research broadly examines the relationship between music and place, including aspects such as creative and cultural capital, business and career development, popular music culture and policy, and music cities. Her research has been presented at academic and industry conferences across Australia as well as in Canada, England, New Zealand, Portugal, and the United States, while also being published in a range of academic journals. She is currently an Editorial Board member of the IASPM Journal, and is the co-editor of the forthcoming monograph Music Cities: Evaluating a Global Cultural Policy Concept (Palgrave MacMillan).

Between 2016 - 2019 she was a Research Fellow on the Australian Research Council Linkage Project Making music work: Sustainable portfolio careers for Australian musicians (LP 150100497). Christina has taught popular music studies at an undergraduate level in lecturing, tutoring and marking assistant roles, and mentored Higher Degree by Research students in peer mentoring and research training positions. In addition, she has led or assisted on various arts and music engaged consultancies for a range of State and Federal Government departments and not-for-profit organisations. Beyond academia she has background in community and not-for-profit media, having hosted her own community radio show, run a music industry blog, and overseen the production of a range of entertainment and lifestyle magazines"

Dr Indigo Willing

PhD (Sociology), The University of Queensland.
MA and BA in Communication (Film and Media Arts Major), The University of Technology, Sydney.
Dip of Journalism (The Macleay College).
Medal in the Order of Australia (OAM) for volunteer work with the Vietnamese community.

"Dr Indigo Willing OAM is a researcher, lecturer (sociology and criminology), writer, community volunteer and skateboarder. Her published work bridges the world of academic scholarship and her on the ground engagement with communities. This includes writing for peer reviewed journals such as Sociology, Sport in Society, The Journal of Intercultural Studies, Social Policy and Society, The Journal of Australian Studies and The British Journal of Social Work. She is also a regular contributor for Yeah Girl Media.  Her community work includes being the co-founder of Girls Skate Brisbane, The Asian Australian Film Forum and Network, and Adopted Vietnamese International. She has co-chaired several film festival events working in collaboration with universities and industry such as the Asian Australian Studies Research Network, SBS Film and Madman Entertainment. 

Indigo is also a former ARC Discovery Project Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and a recipient of an Australian Academy of the Humanities Traveling Fellows Scholarship, Elizabeth Usher Memorial Award, UQ Alumni, UQ Equity Office Diversity Week Grant, Australian Post-Graduate Award Doctoral Scholarship,Yale University SEAS Conference Scholarship, Harvard Project for Asia and International Relations (HPAIR) selected attendee and Rockefeller Research Fellow, UMASS, Boston.