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STUDY COMEDY

If you dream of a career as a Stand Up Comedian, Writer, Stage Director or Producer, working in Film and TV, Radio, Performing Arts, Podcasting, or on the internet, this course is for you.

The Comedy course is perfect for people wanting to work in the comedic side of the arts and entertainment industries. You will be taught and mentored by industry experts who are currently working within many sectors of the industry including theatre, film, television, radio and podcasting.

Focusing on comedy performance, comedy writing, production, and entrepreneurship, you will gain the knowledge and skills to develop and manage a career in the entertainment industry. Students have the opportunity to create a comedy portfolio showcase, as well as partake in sought-after internships and gain hands-on experience. You will also work closely with students from other courses to foster a well-rounded understanding of the arts and entertainment industries.

Collarts offers students a variety of real-life industry experiences so that they are career-ready when they graduate. Through our industry partnerships, students have opportunities to partake in a variety of real-world experiences, gaining access to industry connections.

Students will graduate with a well-rounded understanding of the entertainment and dramatic arts industry, both in Australia and overseas.

CRICOS CODE

→ Bachelor of Dramatic Arts (Comedy) - 2 Years: 0100339
→ Bachelor of Dramatic Arts (Comedy) - 3 Years: 104507H

→ Diploma of Dramatic Arts (Comedy) - 2 Trimesters: 0100338
→ Diploma of Dramatic Arts (Comedy) - 3 Trimesters: 104456C

OPPORTUNITIES & EXPERIENCES

 

Develop an in-depth understanding of comedy creation, production and publicity

Create, produce and promote shows and live performances

Attend and perform stand-up and live shows

Gain knowledge and experience in performance and comedic arts

Get valuable insight into the entertainment industry from experienced teachers, and access career pathways through our industry partnerships and placements

Hear from and work with guest speakers and meet with agents throughout the course

 Study on-campus with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT COMEDY

Colin Lane Thinks Comedy Is More Than Just The Jokes

When we think about Australian humour, Lano & Woodley are at the forefront of the conversation. Colin Lane (the Lano in the duo and established comedian) spoke with Comedy students in an intimate Zoom chat about playing and writing one of the greatest characters in Aussie comedy.

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Jason Tamiru Wants Your Comedy To Smash The System

Yorta Yorta man Jason Tamiru is fighting for amplified Aboriginal voices in comedy and theatre everyday. Producer at the bold Malthouse Theatre, Jason dropped in on a Zoom class with our Comedy students to chat "real diversity" and how you need to break from convention to create positive change.

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Andrea Powell Is Uniting People With Laughter

If there's one thing Comedy course leader Andrea Powell loves more than making people laugh, it's empowering others to do the same. With almost 30 years of experience in the Australian comedy industry, her work has metamorphosed across performance, theatre, radio, television, and education.

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INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS

  • Falls-Festival
  • Groovin-The-Moo-2020
  • Peel-Street-Festival
  • Ego-Expo
  • UNIFY-Gathering
  • A-Hitch-To-The-Sticks

"I haven't found my voice 100% yet, but this course is helping me find one because it's given me the freedom and confidence to just say what I want to say and do what I want to do. It pushes and inspires me to actually get on a stage."

JETT BOND

Comedy Student

Jett Bond

"Telling unique stories and making people laugh is extremely rewarding. The Comedy course offered at Collarts are unique and tailored to the industry. I wish I'd had it when I was starting out. It would have saved me a lot of time and heartache."

ANDREA POWELL

Head of Comedy

Andrea Powell

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATION
01

Apply online via the Apply Now button on the page. Soon afterwards, our International Team will contact you.

DOCUMENTATION
02

Organise and submit the requested documentation for your application, ensuring all details are correct.

INTERVIEW AND/OR AUDITION
03

Book and attend an interview and/or audition, where you will meet our friendly International Team.

OFFER
04

If your application is successful, Collarts will issue a Letter of Offer and invoice directly to you.

ACCEPTANCE
05

To accept your offer, you must return a signed Student Agreement with receipt of payment.

CONFIRMATION
06

Once your offer is accepted and your payment received, Collarts will issue an Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE) as evidence of your enrolment.

HEALTH COVER
07

Once you have your eCoE you must purchase your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

VISA
08

To prepare for your studies in Australia, you must apply for your Visa.

START YOUR #FUTURENOW AT COLLLARTS
09

Congratulations! You're ready to start studying at Collarts.

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BACHELOR OF DRAMATIC ARTS (COMEDY)

 

The Bachelor of Dramatic Arts (Comedy) is ideal for students wanting to work in the comedic side of the arts and entertainment industries.

The Bachelor degree can be completed fast-tracked over six trimesters (2 years) of full-time study or standard over nine trimesters (3 years) of full-time study.

 

THROUGHOUT THE DEGREE, YOU WILL

Develop an in-depth understanding of comedy creation, production and publicity

Create, produce and promote shows and live performances

Attend and perform stand-up and live shows

Gain knowledge and experience in performance and comedic arts

Get valuable insight into the entertainment industry from experienced teachers, and access career pathways through our industry partnerships and placements

Hear from and work with guest speakers and meet with agents throughout the course

 Study on-campus, online, or mixed*, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Dramatic Arts (Comedy) are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code: 0100339 (2 years)/104507H (3 Years) & 0100338 (2 Trimesters)/104456C (3 Trimesters).

DIPLOMA OF DRAMATIC ARTS (COMEDY)

 

The Diploma of Dramatic Arts (Comedy) is ideal for students wanting to work in the comedic side of the arts and entertainment industries.

The diploma can be completed fast-tracked over two trimesters (8 months) of full-time study or standard over three trimesters (12 months) of full-time study. You also have the opportunity to progress into the Bachelor Degree (subject to academic performance).

 

THROUGHOUT THE DIPLOMA, YOU WILL

Develop an understanding of comedy creation, production and publicity

Complete stand-up and comedic projects to a foundational level, from concept to completion

Gain knowledge and experience in performance and comedic arts

Get valuable insight into the entertainment industry from experienced teachers

Hear from and work with guest speakers and meet with agents throughout the course

 Study on-campus, online, or mixed*, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Dramatic Arts (Comedy) are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code: 0100339 (2 years)/104507H (3 Years) & 0100338 (2 Trimesters)/104456C (3 Trimesters).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants will be required to audition with a short performance from original or pre-selected material and submit an original, comedic written piece such as a monologue, satire or humor piece, script, etc.

Applicants will need to attend an admissions interview. You will be asked questions about your experience, background, and interest in the course and/or industry

 Applicants will need to submit a 300-word written statement on their interest in the field

 

You will also need to supply the following documentation to support your application, including:

 A certified copy of transcripts and high school certificate (translated if necessary)

 English test results or alternative evidence of English proficiency

 A certified copy of your passport

 A current visa (if applicable)

 Proof of GTE and financials (if applicable)

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

DIPLOMA AND DEGREE APPLICANTS

International students must meet the following criteria:

Applicants must be at least 18-years-old at course commencement

Successful completion of a senior secondary school certificate equivalent to Australian Year 12

English Proficiency (see below)

Interview

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Our English requirement is an overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with no single band score below 6.0) for all the courses, except Entertainment Journalism and Creative Writing, where students are required to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no single band score below 6.0)

Applicants may also provide the following as evidence of their English proficiency:

Results of English subjects in a range of countries’ secondary school certificate, ALevel or the International Baccalaureate. Please contact international@collarts.edu.au if you have any questions

Successful completion of an English course at any of our pathway providers

BACHELOR

BACHELOR OF DRAMATIC ARTS (COMEDY)

 

The Bachelor of Dramatic Arts (Comedy) is ideal for students wanting to work in the comedic side of the arts and entertainment industries.

The Bachelor degree can be completed fast-tracked over six trimesters (2 years) of full-time study or standard over nine trimesters (3 years) of full-time study.

 

THROUGHOUT THE DEGREE, YOU WILL

Develop an in-depth understanding of comedy creation, production and publicity

Create, produce and promote shows and live performances

Attend and perform stand-up and live shows

Gain knowledge and experience in performance and comedic arts

Get valuable insight into the entertainment industry from experienced teachers, and access career pathways through our industry partnerships and placements

Hear from and work with guest speakers and meet with agents throughout the course

 Study on-campus, online, or mixed*, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Dramatic Arts (Comedy) are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code: 0100339 (2 years)/104507H (3 Years) & 0100338 (2 Trimesters)/104456C (3 Trimesters).

DIPLOMA

DIPLOMA OF DRAMATIC ARTS (COMEDY)

 

The Diploma of Dramatic Arts (Comedy) is ideal for students wanting to work in the comedic side of the arts and entertainment industries.

The diploma can be completed fast-tracked over two trimesters (8 months) of full-time study or standard over three trimesters (12 months) of full-time study. You also have the opportunity to progress into the Bachelor Degree (subject to academic performance).

 

THROUGHOUT THE DIPLOMA, YOU WILL

Develop an understanding of comedy creation, production and publicity

Complete stand-up and comedic projects to a foundational level, from concept to completion

Gain knowledge and experience in performance and comedic arts

Get valuable insight into the entertainment industry from experienced teachers

Hear from and work with guest speakers and meet with agents throughout the course

 Study on-campus, online, or mixed*, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Dramatic Arts (Comedy) are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code: 0100339 (2 years)/104507H (3 Years) & 0100338 (2 Trimesters)/104456C (3 Trimesters).

ELIGIBILITY & ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants will be required to audition with a short performance from original or pre-selected material and submit an original, comedic written piece such as a monologue, satire or humor piece, script, etc.

Applicants will need to attend an admissions interview. You will be asked questions about your experience, background, and interest in the course and/or industry

 Applicants will need to submit a 300-word written statement on their interest in the field

 

You will also need to supply the following documentation to support your application, including:

 A certified copy of transcripts and high school certificate (translated if necessary)

 English test results or alternative evidence of English proficiency

 A certified copy of your passport

 A current visa (if applicable)

 Proof of GTE and financials (if applicable)

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

DIPLOMA AND DEGREE APPLICANTS

International students must meet the following criteria:

Applicants must be at least 18-years-old at course commencement

Successful completion of a senior secondary school certificate equivalent to Australian Year 12

English Proficiency (see below)

Interview

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Our English requirement is an overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with no single band score below 6.0) for all the courses, except Entertainment Journalism and Creative Writing, where students are required to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no single band score below 6.0)

Applicants may also provide the following as evidence of their English proficiency:

Results of English subjects in a range of countries’ secondary school certificate, ALevel or the International Baccalaureate. Please contact international@collarts.edu.au if you have any questions

Successful completion of an English course at any of our pathway providers

KEY INFORMATION

Start Dates
Start Dates
February, May and September
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Number of Units
8 in Diploma

24 in Bachelor
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Duration
Diploma 2 Trimesters / 3 Trimesters

Bachelor 2 Years / 3 Years
Study Mode
Study Mode
On-Campus
Support Services
Support Services
Free Access to Wellbeing & Academic Support
Industry Experience
Industry Experience
Dedicated Time for Industry Experience
CRICOS Code
CRICOS Code
Bachelor: 0100339/104507H
Diploma: 0100338/104456C
International Fees On-Campus
International Fees
$2974.50 per unit
Application Assistance
International Fees Online
Online Unavailable

Course Structure

Delivery Mode - On-Campus
FIRST YEAR THEORY PERFORMANCE MATERIAL CREATION INDUSTRY PRODUCTION
Trimester 1 Theories of Humour Acting Foundations Critical Thinking
Trimester 2 Intercultural History of Comedy Creating a Character Devising for Performance
Trimester 3 Writing Comedy for Live Solo Performance The Self-Producing Comedian
SECOND YEAR THEORY PERFORMANCE MATERIAL CREATION INDUSTRY PRODUCTION
Trimester 1 Comedy Genres Live Comedic Acting Writing Comedy for Live Ensemble Performance
Trimester 2 Radical Comedies Writing Comedy for Audio Publicity and Promotions
Trimester 3 Directing Comedy Live Production
THIRD YEAR THEORY PERFORMANCE MATERIAL CREATION INDUSTRY PRODUCTION
Trimester 1 Screen Comedy Writing Comedy for Screen Screen Production
Trimester 2 Comedic Acting for Screen Creative Arts Business
Trimester 3 Capstone Creative Project Capstone Creative Project Capstone Creative Project

LIFE IN MELBOURNE

WHAT TO EXPECT STUDYING IN MELBOURNE

Melbourne’s love for all things creative makes it an excellent place to live and study. A popular choice for international students, the city also embraces high- quality education and supports students in their ability to thrive. Study in Melbourne and hone your creative career at Collarts.

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MEET INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SARA

International student Sara shares her experience studying at Collarts, travelling all the way from Denmark and starting her career in Music Performance in Australia.

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MEET INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PAULO

Flying over from the Philippines, international student Paulo shares why he chose to start his career in Entertainment Management in Australia.

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OUR CAMPUSES

Wellington St Campus

208 Wellington St, Collingwood VIC 3066

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Fri – 8:30am-10pm
Sat-Sun – 10am-6pm

George St Campus

2/156 George St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Fri – 8:30am-8pm
Sat – 10am-4pm

Cromwell St Campus

67/69 Cromwell St, Collingwood VIC 3066

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Fri – 8:30am-8pm
Sat – 10am-4pm

Brunswick St Campus

209 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Fri – 8:30am-10pm
Sat-Sun – 10am-6pm