WHAT IS CREATIVE SCOPE?

Creative SCOPE is JMC Academy’s dedicated high - school outreach program for teachers, parents, Career Advisors, Career Practitioners and students to help them navigate through the huge amount of information on creative careers and industries.

Creative work in both traditional and non-traditional sectors has expanded and grown exponentially.  However, it's also one of the hardest to keep up with.  That's where the Creative Scope team come in.

As a team we want to walk you through what creative careers and industries entail and explain the opportunities available to young adults, giving you the confidence to support your student or child in this important decision.  We're super excited about this unique program and look forward to meeting as many passionate creatives and their biggest influencers and mentors!

We invite you to connect with our Schools Creative Outreach Advisors.

Brisbane (07) 3360 4500 | Jaskurn Singh

Melbourne (03) 9624 2929 | Joe Betros

Sydney (02) 8241 8899 | Patricia Kung

HERE'S HOW THE CREATIVE SCOPE CAN HELP YOUR CREATIVE STUDENT OR CHILD

  • A single contact for any questions on creative career pathways, information on creative job roles, associations or suggested reference reports. 
  • Information on JMC's school holiday workshops, short courses, open days, career information nights and creative competitions.
  • In-school presentations on creative careers and JMC Academy courses and attendance at careers expos.
  • Deep-dive sessions on creative workshops on topics such as songwriting and composition, creative thinking, character design and more. 
  • Teacher professional development in music, art, media, and entertainment. These sessions give teachers the opportunity to engage in tech and specialised skills training workshops while collaborating and meeting other educators from cross-sector secondary schools.

WHO ARE THE 'SCOPERS'?

To keep things easy and accessible for busy teachers and parents, JMC Academy has a dedicated Creative Scope team member affably known as a 'Scoper' located on each campus in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. 

Brisbane – Jaskurn “Jesta” Singh

Jaskurn has been in the Punjabi music entertainment industry for the last 16 years. Based in Brisbane, Jaskurn has had the opportunity to DJ at both private and public functions all across Australia and New Zealand and currently runs his own recording studio whilst producing music for artists both locally and internationally. 

Having been with JMC Academy since 2014, Jaskurn has firsthand witnessed the exciting and developing trends in the Creative Industries. He is committed in using his experience and knowledge as an example of the opportunities available to the youth of today.

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1. What was your least favourite food as a child?  Do you still hate it, or do you love it now?
I never have, never do and never will like Vegemite.
 
2. If you had to delete all but 3 apps from your phone, which ones would you keep?
Instagram, WhatsApp and the Google Maps
 
3. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A Punjabi music producer.
 
4. Would you rather be a superhero or the world’s best chef?
A superhero that could heal sick people and let them live a full and healthy life.
 
5. If you could write a book that was guaranteed to be a best seller, what would you write?
The Formula for World Peace
 
6. Why do you think the Creative Careers and Pathways department is important?
It is important to educate our youth on the different opportunities and options available in the creative industries. I understand the misconceptions that often surround the Creative Industries, specifically regarding employment opportunities and pathways. These misconceptions can usually have a negative impact on an individual’s career aspirations and morale.
 
Our department is focused on debunking these myths by providing an accurate and realistic representation of the Creative Industries.

Melbourne – Joe Betros

Joe has a degree in Screen Production and has been a filmmaker and an active member of the Melbourne community television scene for the past 7 years. He has worked in the education system since 2017, helping develop the writing and directing skills of film/TV students and is currently studying a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment with the desire to teach.

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1. What was your least favourite food as a child?  Do you still hate it, or do you love it now?
My Taita’s lentil soup (Kibbet el Raheb – eaten on Good Friday). Couldn’t stand it as a child, I absolutely love it now. 
 
2. If you had to delete all but 3 apps from your phone, which ones would you keep?
Google Maps, YouTube, Spotify
 
3. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A professional wrestler. Filmmaking took over in my teens though.
 
4. Would you rather be a superhero or the world’s best chef?
World’s best chef. Imagine being able to cook like Gordon Ramsey?!
 
5. If you could write a book that was guaranteed to be a best seller, what would you write?
A prequel to Stephen King’s IT. 
 
6. Why do you think the Creative Careers and Pathways department is important?
It allows high-school aged students to discover the possibilities within the Creative Industries and can provide inspiration to those students who are already showing a keen interest in a creative field.  

Sydney – Patricia Kung

Patricia has been working for the past 20 years in animation/visual effects and entertainment industry.  She started as a trainee Cinema Manager for Village Roadshow on George Street (which is sadly no longer there) and was Location Manager of her own complex in Parramatta, then moved to the set up team of Fox Studios Backlot (which wasn’t the success everyone was hoping for); so she went overseas to Canada and the UK for a couple of years to think about what she wanted to do when she grew up.  Upon returning to Sydney she started working at Animal Logic an animation and visual effects studio (Happy Feet, The LEGO Movie, Captain Marvel, Peter Rabbit) in the Recruiting department and after 15 years decided to look at how else she could help others find their place in this changing landscape of roles and careers.

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1. What was your least favourite food as a child?  Do you still hate it, or do you love it now?
Mushrooms, still HATE them, even though my chef friend makes me eat one every new year.  Yuck, gross, no way.
 
2. If you had to delete all but 3 apps from your phone, which ones would you keep?
Instagram, Waze (I have an appalling sense of direction) and Games launcher.  But, really how could you possibly only have 3?!
 
3. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Vet or an Editor, surprisingly I just realised they are similar careers in that you are making something better and whole.
 
4. Would you rather be a superhero or the world’s best chef?
Chef, hands down.  Food can bring people together, create great memories, be at the forefront of technology and innovation, comfort you…. I think a chef is a superhero!  
 
5. If you could write a book that was guaranteed to be a best seller, what would you write?
It would actually be a photography book.
 
6. Why do you think the Creative Careers and Pathways department is important?
There is so much information out there about careers and pathways it’s overwhelming and information about creative roles and careers can get lost.  I see our role as supporting the teachers, parents and students broaden their idea of what a “creative” is and how these roles can be found in so many industries and debunk preconceived ideas.