Bachelor of Music (Contemporary Performance)
JMC Academy - Brisbane

Course outline

With international study connections and connections to APRA AMCOS, JMC is known to be a launchpad into the entertainment industry for up-and-coming musicians and performers. Contemporary Music Performance at JMC is about more than becoming a skilled and accomplished musician – it’s about creating your own unique career pathway, promoting yourself to stand out in this rapidly expanding and evolving industry, and discovering avenues for commercial success in this age of immediacy.

This course will give you the skills you need to be distinct in this highly competitive space, and the opportunity to put your skills into practice and showcase your talent at multiple performance venues and events throughout your time at JMC.

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

Designed for recording high-quality demos and mastering performance, our studios feature ProTools, Logic, Ableton Live and Native Instruments, along with MIDI keyboard controllers and monitors, top of the range microphones and over 30 (national) fully fitted rehearsal studios and performance spaces equipped with digital and baby grand pianos, drumkits and an array of amplifiers.

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 Students can apply for the international Songwriters Camp at Haarlem Conservatory in the Netherlands, 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 qualifications at any Australian university.


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

Combined diploma/degrees

Diploma of Music (Contemporary Performance)

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, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Arranging for band and orchestra, bass guitar, drums, ear training, ensemble studies, guitar, history of western music, improvisation and rhythm, instrument studies, lyric and songwriting, music business, music cultures, music history, music performance, music technology, music theory, piano/keyboard, saxophone, screen music, song writing, special projects, strings, trombone, trumpet, tutoring techniques, voice, woodwind.


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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, 2024

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Career opportunities

Recording artist, music teacher, music journalist, composer, songwriter, music director, music programmer, licensing agent, music academic, booking agent, tour promoter, copyright specialist, producer, e-marketing music consultant, music publisher, arranger, musical theatre director.

Start Date

Offer rounds

17 Jan 2025
17 Jan 2025
17 Jan 2025


Fee *See notes

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

2 years Full time