Bachelor of Music (Songwriting)
JMC Academy - Brisbane

Course outline

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, connection to national songwriting body APRA AMCOS, connections with other international songwriting courses, and for being a practical launchpad into the entertainment industry for all up-and-coming songwriters and composers.

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.

This course is designed to help you create strong, focused songs that perfectly blend your lyrical ideas with powerful melodies.

With JMC’s Bachelor of Music you can choose to specialise in one of three areas; contemporary performance, songwriting, music production.

JMC’s firm commitment to providing you with the best technology in the trade can be seen in our fully fitted songwriting suites, designed for recording in high quality and for mastering production techniques. Each songwriting suite features software like ProTools, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, and Native Instruments, along with MIDI keyboard controllers (keyboard and pad), high-quality monitors, and an array of Rode Condenser mics and instrument microphones.

With advanced-design campuses in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, 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.

During your time with us you’ll get the opportunities to participate in international masterclasses, study tours, and music and songwriting camps. JMC Music and Songwriting students can apply for The International Songwriters Camp at Haarlem Conservatory in the Netherlands, the Nandos Music Exchange in London or the JPop study tour in Japan.

All JMC Bachelor Degree graduates are eligible to apply for entry into JMC Academy’s Master of Creative Industries, or relevant post-grad qualification at any Australian university.


2 years full time on campus (over 6 trimesters).

Combined diploma/degrees

Diploma of Music (Songwriting)

Fee notes

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Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or equivalent. No ATAR required. Refer to JMC’s general admission criteria.

Additional entry requirements
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Arranging, arranging for band and orchestra, bass guitar, contemporary music performance, directed studies, directed studies in songwriting, drums, ear training, electronic music, ensemble studies, guitar, iInstrument studies, lyric writing, lyric and songwriting, lyrics and literature, music business, music cultures, music history, music production, music technology, music theory, piano/keyboards, screen music, song writing, songwriting and composition, special projects, tutoring techniques, voice.


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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Career opportunities

Performing singer/songwriter, lyricist, freelance songwriter, composer,published songwriter, advertising creative(jingle writer for TV/radio), professional arranger, music producer, music publisher, music teacher.

Start Date


Fee *See notes

Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

2 years Full time