Ours is a world of lyrics and beats, creating music that lasts a lifetime
There are few things more exciting than writing your own music and bringing it to life. JMC’s Songwriting course is renowned for its hands-on practicality, a strong focus on individual musicianship, connections to APRA and Berklee College of Music, and for being a launchpad into the entertainment industry for all up-and-coming writers and composers.
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Covering the essential tools for writing music to appeal to publishers, record labels and producers across genres and media channels, this course will help you to create your own music and lyrics, develop your instrumental skills, produce demos and perform your own songs.
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This course will give you the skills you need to stand out in this highly competitive space, and the opportunity to put your skills into practice and showcase your talent at multiple performance venues and events throughout your time at JMC.
Courses Available in Songwriting
Bachelor of Music with specialisation in Songwriting
Duration: 6 Trimesters (2 Years, Full Time)
Upcoming Intakes: September 2020 | February 2021 | June 2021
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Diploma of Music
Duration: 2 Trimesters (6 Months, Full Time)
Upcoming Intakes: September 2020 | February 2021| June 2021
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Why study Songwriting at JMC?
- JMC is a global partner of Berklee College of Music
- Learn the art of self-promotion + relevant business skills for commercial success
- Unique Bachelor teaches Contemporary Methodology for Top-Lining, Arranging and Composing
- Expand your horizons through songwriting opportunities in Europe or a JPOP tour of Japan
- Get unique 1-on-1 tuition on your instrument
- Learn how to become self-sufficient and make a sustainable career out of being a musician
- Be mentored by industry pros and have access to regular masterclasses with international guests
- Advanced Music Technology + Production Stream integrated into the course
- Collaborate with students from other departments including Film + TV, Audio and Entertainment Management
Gear + Technology
Designed for recording high-quality demos and mastering performance, our studios feature ProTools, Logic, Ableton Live and Native Instruments, along with MIDI keyboard controllers and monitors, top of the range microphones and over 30 (national) fully fitted rehearsal studios and performance spaces equipped with digital and baby grand pianos, drumkits and an array of amplifiers.
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MEET THE TEAM
The way I have been taught music here has changed my life. I try to inspire my own music students in the same way.
Mickey Pye, Bathurst College of Music Principal and Toyota Star Maker winner 2015, Contemporary Music + Performance Alumni
Timomatic (Tim Omaji)
Timomatic was a top 3 finalist on Australia’s Got Talent and has since released 4 x platinum, ARIA nominated singles including ‘Set It Off’ which peaked at #2 on the ARIA music charts. His live shows has attracted special guest invites to perform alongside global acts such as Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Jessie J, Flo Rida, Salt N Pepa, Jason Derulo and David Guetta.
Jess + Matt
Jess & Matt are a pop music duo consisting of husband and wife Jess Dunbar and Matt Price who met at JMC! Jess and Matt were runners up in The X Factor season 7 and have since signed with Sony Music and released a number of ARIA charted singles!
After graduating, Hayley spent some time developing her teaching skills with an independent company which teaches within the primary school sector. In 2015, Hayley used her inspiration from some of her JMC assignments to open Lucid Music, a youth focused music school with over 80 students and 5 teachers.
Read more about our alumni, as well as some of our top tip articles and industry advice here.