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JMC Academy

CRICOS Code 01259J

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Established in 1982 by John Martin Cass, JMC Academy was originally founded in Sydney to meet the demand for qualified professionals in the entertainment technology industry. From day one, JMC Academy broke ground as Australia's first private college to qualify for accreditation in the fields of Audio Engineering, Digital Television and Digital Multimedia.

Celebrating 35 years in education, JMC Academy remains Australia’s leading Creative Industries institution, offering Degrees and Diplomas in Music, Songwriting, Audio Engineering, Film and Television Production, Entertainment Business Management, Digital Design, 3D Animation and Game Design.

With advanced-design campuses, ongoing technology upgrades, a dedicated team of academics and industry professionals, and a network of international master class lecturers, JMC Academy is committed to ensuring our graduates make their own indelible mark on industry.

JMC Academy’s ultimate focus is to deliver inspiring and technologically sophisticated programs, which cater to the global needs of the Creative industries. By nurturing, supporting and mentoring students who share a true passion and dedication for these industries, we are able to guide them into rewarding careers.

It’s our mission to prepare you for the future, to give you hands-on practical and technical knowledge that reflects the way they do it in the industry and develops alongside it as technology changes; to invest in you the critical reasoning and mental smarts to deal with every situation.

Our uniquely balanced teaching and assessment methods combine face-to face classroom sessions and practical studio time that deliver savvy business and tech skills as well as real-life experience. It’s important to attend and participate in both to ensure you pass each subject and get the most out of your time at JMC.

Teaching and learning is based on the shared obligation to present content information and practical skills, and to then assess student achievement in a timely manner within each semester. It is the responsibility of all students to submit assignments and deliver project work, participate in presentations and sit exams by the due dates.

Assessments include exams, interviews, production projects, assignments and/or practical exercises. All units (modules) are graded. At the beginning of each unit of study you will be given a Unit Overview, which describes what you will cover during the module and the assessment tasks that need to be completed. You will also be given an assessment brief detailing the context, assessment task, submission requirements, assessment criteria and reference material.

Students may also have the opportunity to participate in Performance Showcases that are held regularly throughout the year.

JMC Academy is recognised as follows:

•Registered Australian Higher Education Provider
•Accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)
•Registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and courses for Overseas Students
•Accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)
•Member of the Australian Council of Private Education and Training (ACPET)
•Certified Avid training location
•Registered FEE-HELP provider for all Higher Education Programs
•AUSTUDY/ABSTUDY approved for all full time courses

Our unique integration program enables students from all departments to work together on collaborative projects, providing them with a diverse opportunity in which to apply their skills. This also provides students with the opportunity to grow their creative network while they study; a unique advantage of studying at JMC Academy.

The integration projects encourage JMC Academy students to understand the workings and importance of an integrated network of promoters, distributors, producers and buyers, and the impact they have on their own financial success.

Through these integrated projects students are able to gain hands-on experience in how the real industry operates, invaluable when beginning a professional career in their chosen field. Integration between the courses is best exemplified by the student music video clip and television commercial projects, and by preparation and participation in the student showcase nights.

One example of students collaborating with industry was a project with music publisher and Warner Music, where students from JMC Academy's Film and Television, and Audio Engineering departments integrated to film and record famous Australian acts Stonefield, Pajama Club, Eskimo Joe and more.

Watch as Animation, Game Development and Digital Design students integrate, developing a solution to social problems, through a creative, digital medium.

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