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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.

JMC Academy remains Australia’s leading Creative Industries institution, offering Degrees and Diplomas in Music Performance, Music Production, Songwriting, Audio Engineering, Film and Television Production, Entertainment Business Management, Digital Design (Visual Communications), 3 Animation, Game Design and Acting.

With campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, JMC Academy is a well-established Australian institution with a growing international presence. Alongside its many Australian students, JMC Academy welcomes students from all over the world. 


Bachelor's degree
Art & Design
Animation Delivery method Length Location
Animation On campus 2 years Multiple (3)
Performing Arts
Acting On campus 2 years Multiple (2)
Contemporary Music Performance On campus 2 years Multiple (3)
Music Production On campus 2 years Multiple (3)
Songwriting On campus 2 years Multiple (3)
Visual Communications
Design (Visual Communication) On campus 2 years Multiple (3)
Entertainment Business Management On campus 2 years Multiple (3)
Computer Science & IT
Game Design & Development
Game Design On campus 2 years Multiple (3)
Engineering & Technology
Sound Engineering
Audio Engineering & Sound Production On campus 2 years Multiple (3)
Media & Communications
Film Production
Film & Television Production On campus 2 years Multiple (3)
Master's degree
Art & Design
Arts Management
Master of Creative Industries On campus 4 semesters Multiple (3)
Diploma / certificate
Art & Design
Diploma of Creative Arts (3D Animation) On campus Multiple (3)
Performing Arts
Diploma of Creative Arts (Acting) On campus 8 months Multiple (2)
Diploma of Music (Contemporary Performance) On campus Multiple (3)
Diploma of Music with specialisation in Music Production On campus 8 months Multiple (3)
Visual Communications
Diploma of Design (Visual Communication) On campus Multiple (3)
Diploma of Entertainment Business Management On campus Multiple (3)
Computer Science & IT
Game Design & Development
Diploma of Creative Arts (Game Design) On campus Multiple (3)
Engineering & Technology
Sound Engineering
Diploma of Audio Engineering & Sound Production On campus Multiple (3)
Media & Communications
Film Production
Diploma of Film and Television On campus Multiple (3)

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Why study at JMC Academy

At JMC Academy we are focussed on providing opportunities for students to create, connect and develop their craft in a supportive community. We keep our class sizes small so that we can get to know each students' aspirations, strengths, weaknesses and creative voice. Our small course offering of specialist creative industries disciplines means we can regularly update and refine our courses and tech to be future-focussed and relevant to industry developments. Our international network of like-minded institutions ensures we can benchmark our programs against international standards, ensuring our students are able to enter the workforce with confidence wherever in the world they go.

JMC Academy is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 global rankings 2021 Top 10 global rankings 2020 badge

Awards & Accreditations

Registered Australian Higher Education Provider

Accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority


Accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency


Certified Avid training location

Registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and courses for Overseas Students


Student services & facilities

  • Dedicated International Student Support Officer and service-focused team with many years combined experience supporting international students in Australia;
  • Academic Support staff available for one-on-one support;
  • On-campus professional counsellor available for individual sessions;
  • On-campus libraries, librarians and access to a range of online journals;
  • Extended campus opening hours for accessing studios, labs, equipment and more.


SYDNEY: JMC Academy’s Sydney campus is a state of the art facility located in Ultimo, central Sydney. It is a ten-minute walk from Central Station (Sydney’s main train station) and can be easily accessed by bus and light rail. Chinatown, the Spanish Quarter, Darling Quarter and Paddy’s Markets are all within easy walking distance. JMC Academy’s Sydney campus is close to the Sydney Entertainment and Exhibition Centres and within easy reach of Darling Harbour.

MELBOURNE: JMC Academy’s Melbourne campus is situated in South Melbourne, just short tram rides from Southern Cross and Flinders Street train stations. JMC Academy is located in an historic district of Melbourne. Inside some of South Melbourne’s charming heritage buildings are music studios, record label management companies, and animation, film and television production houses. The campus is situated within ten minutes of Melbourne’s arts precinct, which is home to major Australian arts companies and venues.

BRISBANE: JMC Academy’s new, custom built Brisbane campus is located in South Brisbane, just a short walk from South
Brisbane train station. South Brisbane is recognized as both the arts capital and the educational centre of Queensland, a state that attracts students from around the world who enjoy the laid-back lifestyle and warm weather. JMC Academy’s South Brisbane campus is just minutes away from Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art, Museum, and Performing Arts Centre.

Student lifestyle

With musicians, film makers, game designers and more studying in the same location, the creative buzz on our campuses certainly extends beyond the classroom. Students relish in finding their tribe, people whose passions and interests match their own. Apart from JMC iconic events like our Martini Film Awards, Cassette Music Awards, regular schedule of industry masterclasses and gallery openings, our Student Representative Councils also organise film clubs, social events, and more. Our music performance students have a regular schedule of performance both on campus and in local venues, and these events are not only opportunities for industry experience (requiring audio, filming, event management and promotions) but are also great ways to spend a night out with friends and the extended JMC community.


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Quimn Hermoso
Great curriculum and well-executed classes! The mentors are well-versed on their fields and everyone of them has great teaching techniques. The UNI admin are very responsive and adaptive on the changes (such as the pandemic) and adjustments requested by the students. Highly recommended for students who wanted to get a good balance of theory and...
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JMC Academy

171 Bank St
3205 Melbourne

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