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 almost 35 years of 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.
JMC ACADEMY MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of JMC Academy is to advance knowledge and educate students in creative industry technology and related areas of scholarship, enabling them to reach their full personal and career potential. The Academy is dedicated to providing its students with a higher education that combines rigorous academic study and the opportunity to develop their professional practice with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. The Academy seeks to develop in each member of the JMC community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively. In this way JMC Academy graduates can make a valuable and sustainable contribution to their community, the nation and the world.
LIFE AT JMC
At JMC Academy, we’re all about your career. We’re about helping you grow your skills, hone your creativity, learn all about your chosen field, and secure that job you’ve always dreamed of.
However, we also realise that study takes a while, and a lot of commitment. And that you’re creative. And clever. And that you like to think outside of the box.
So, we’re also committed to providing you with a very unique and stimulating creative environment that you can enjoy while you’re completing your diploma or degree.
For a start, we base ourselves in fun, inner-city locations. In Brisbane, Sydneyand Melbourne, we’re close to great cafes, bars, galleries, museums and entertainment venues, so you can stay up-to-date, and connected to the things you love.
We also stay current. Our technology and equipment is world-class, and state-of-the-art. We have recording studios, sound studios, post-production suites, film and TV studios, and much, much more. This means that when you do enter the professional workforce, you’re able to hit the ground running.
Perhaps most importantly, our people are talented, experienced industry professionals. You won’t find any stale, dull lecturers here. Our team is fresh, accomplished, and ready to give you the head start you need.
Plus, we’re very big on collaboration. It’s how creative industries work. And it’s how we work. We encourage you to join forces with your peers - even from other degrees and diplomas - as much as possible, and to work together to achieve the best results you can.
So what’s life really like at JMC Academy? Why don’t you find out for yourself?
STATE-OF-THE-ART CAMPUS FACILITIES
To ensure that it’s as easy as possible for you to cross over into the professional arena, we’re committed to providing state-of-the art equipment and facilities at each of our campuses.
OUR WIDE RANGE OF FACILITIES INCLUDES:
• Professional recording studios
• 5.1 surround sound mixing
• Digital and analogue recording consoles
• Post production suites
• Digital media and animation labs
• Film and television studios
• Professional, fully fitted rehearsal studios
• On-campus auditorium
• Green screen studios
• Digital editing suites
• Professional cameras and lighting
OUR TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS
Since we were established over three decades ago, we’ve earned the respect, support and confidence of many technology partners - including Yamaha, AVID, Shure, JVC and Jands.
This means our students often get priority viewing and access to advanced design technology and equipment - in some instances even before they hit the mainstream market.