JMC Academy

Diploma of Music (Songwriting)

JMC Academy

Course details

CRICOS course code: 058467G

Level of study: Pathways to Undergraduate


Combining technical principles with pure creative expression, this hands-on course will help you find your voice, sharpen your craft and create songs that will be remembered.

Composition, arrangement, industry studies, harmonic analysis, lyric construction and technology – the Diploma incorporates an understanding of live sound and recording techniques and the use of industry standard software such as Pro Tools and Sibelius to create original music.

Whether you’re a relative beginner or an experienced songwriter, learn how to brainstorm ideas, overcome writer’s block, and express yourself more effectively in words and music.


The architects of the music industry, songwriters create the lyrics and the sounds that we connect with, the music that makes the world go around – so they are in great demand across the entertainment spectrum. JMC’s graduates now work in advertising agencies, compose for film and TV, perform and professionally record their own work, and gig all over the world.

Specific roles may include

  • Performing Songwriter
  • Lyricist
  • Freelance Songwriter
  • Composer
  • Resident/Staff Writer
  • Advertising Creative (Jingle Writer)
  • Music Producer
  • Music Publisher
  • Music Teacher

Click here for more details on this course.

Course opportunities

Start date: Expected February 2022
Expected June 2022
Expected September 2022
Study mode: Full time

Brisbane Campus

75 Grey Street
Brisbane Queensland 4101

Entry criteria

Evidence of successful completion of a senior Secondary School certificate (transcripts and certificate must be translated and certified.

You must be at least 18 years of age on commencement of studies.

JMC Academy recognises IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge and Pearson English Test scores taken within two years prior to the start of JMC studies.


An overall score of 6.0 with no single band score below 5.5


iBT: 73 overall with a minimum writing score of 18

Pearson English Test (PTE): 50-57

Cambridge English Test: C1 Advanced overall score of 169


JMC Academy
Sydney Campus
561 Harris Street Sydney New South Wales 2007