Diploma of Audio Engineering and Sound Production
JMC Academy - Brisbane

Course outline

Audio Engineering and Sound Production is a hands-on production-based course that is directly in sync with the audio industry. It explores the fundamentals of sound and music production, the operation of both studio and live sound equipment, and event audio.

You will gain the core skills you need to pursue a career in the audio industry, have the chance to collaborate with your peers, build your portfolio and practical experience, and be mentored by well-connected industry professionals in Australia’s leading, award-winning audio engineering course.

In line with our commitment to helping you curate your sound, your course and your future, we have introduced four elective streams to the curriculum to tailor your JMC experience. Specialise in either live events, electronic music production, sound and media or studio recording and mixing and become the expert of your choice.

We take audio seriously at JMC, with studios full of the best tech in the trade including high-end equipment and recording studios, fitted with 5.1 surround sound and all the latest gear, including: Consoles: SSL Duality 48 Channel, Avid C24 control surface, Pro Tools HD with Avid HDX conversion Mics: Neumann U87, FET 47, U89, Royer 121, AKG C414 and many more Plugins: Full Universal Audio Plugin Suite, Waves Mercury Bundle Outboard: Avalon 2022, Universal Audio 2×610, Empirical Labs Distressors.

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.

Students graduate with a strong grounding in both audio fundamentals and practical application on a range of traditional and contemporary systems, giving them the agility to confidently undertake a wide range of industry projects.


This course is 8 months in duration.

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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Acoustic design, acoustics theory, audio, audio and sound theory, audio engineering, audio industry, audio post production, audio system design, electronic music, electronics, foley, history of Western recording, live sound, music business, music history, music production, music production analysis, musical instrument digital interface (MIDI), recording, research project, sound art, sound design, sound recording, spacial recording, studio recording, TV, radio and film audio.


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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

Music producer, mix engineer, production coordinator, recording engineer, studio manager/owner, AV specialist, location sound engineer, sound designer, stage technician, live sound engineer, post production engineer, acoustician/environmental acoustics.

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Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts, Engineering and Technology
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

3/4 years Full time