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STUDY DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA

If you dream of a career as a Content Creator, Interactive Media Manager, Videographer, Online Publisher, Media Producer, Social Media Manager, Content Marketer or Digital Project Manager, the Digital & Social Media course is for you.

The Digital & Social Media course is perfect for students who want to be producers and creators for media, arts, music, fashion and other creative industries. You will be taught and mentored by industry experts who are currently working as digital and social media producers, online media marketers, media project and community managers, and digital executives.

You will undertake fundamental units in social media, content strategy and marketing, web design, videography, graphic design, photography and copywriting, alongside subjects in brand strategy and user experience. Students will work with real clients in a studio environment to develop industry relationships and their own portfolio.

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 business experiences, gaining access to industry connections.

Students will graduate with a well-rounded understanding of the digital, social media and marketing industries, both in Australia and overseas.

CRICOS CODE

→ Bachelor of Arts (Digital & Social Media) -2 Years: 095132B 
→ Bachelor of Arts (Digital & Social Media)- 3 Years: 104502B

→ Diploma of Arts (Digital & Social Media) -2 Trimesters: 095134M 
→ Diploma of Arts (Digital & Social Media) - 3 Trimesters: 104416M

OPPORTUNITIES & EXPERIENCES

 

Create professional-quality digital content for a variety of platforms

Gain an in-depth understanding of digital marketing and project management

Develop an understanding of social media strategy and content distribution

Learn practical skills in software applications such as Photoshop and InDesign

Develop your own portfolio of video, graphic design and photographic content

Learn how to write and edit professional online content

Work with real clients in a studio environment and develop industry relationships

Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

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

 Get real-life experience through 60 hours of industry placement in the Bachelor course

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria. Contact international@collarts.edu.au for more information.

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA

HOW MEL KULINSKI IS USING CONTENT CREATION TO SPARK CHANGE

Working as a Digital Technician for Amazon and having been hands-on at festivals like UNIFY Gathering and Falls Festival, Mel has experienced firsthand what content makes people excited; wanting to use their skills for the good of the planet.

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WHY JEMMA HOLLWAY RETURNED TO COLLARTS FOR DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA

Jemma knew words could change lives, and after studying Entertainment Journalism, she realised she needed a deeper understanding of technology and its tools. Returning to Collarts to study Digital & Social Media, here's how she's honed her craft and found her voice as a content creator in the industry.

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MEET THE INFLUENCERS SPARKING POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE

For the next generation of influencers, inspiring positive social change is more than radical: it's the norm. Through casual conversations intrinsically linked to race, identity, sexuality and gender, social media has become a haven for supportive communities—if you choose to seek them out. 

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Industry Partnerships

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

"Going backstage and seeing how everything works is incredible. Being amongst it all—it’s just nothing you've ever experienced before without Collarts."

MEL KULINSKI

Digital & Social Media Graduate

Mel working high tech cameras at Falls Festival Lorne

"Collarts helped me get closer to my dream. It's one of the only places that's made me feel like my ideas are valid and that it's okay to think differently."

Jemma Hollway

Digital & Social Media Graduate

Person live streaming social media at UNIFY Gathering

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 ARTS (DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA)

 

The Bachelor of Arts (Digital & Social Media) is perfect for students who want to be content designers and creators for the media, arts, music, film, fashion, and other creative 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

 

Create professional-quality digital content for a variety of platforms

Gain an in-depth understanding of digital marketing and project management

Develop an understanding of social media strategy and content distribution

Learn practical skills in software applications such as Photoshop and InDesign

Develop your own portfolio of video, graphic design and photographic content

Learn how to write and edit professional online content

Work with real clients in a studio environment and develop industry relationships

Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

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

 Get real-life experience through 60 hours of industry placement in the Bachelor course

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Arts (Digital & Social Media) is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS;CRICOS Code 095132B (2 years)/104502B (3 years) & 095134M (2 trimesters)/104416M (3 trimesters).

 

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria. 

DIPLOMA OF ARTS (DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA)

 

The Diploma of Arts (Digital & Social Media) is perfect for students who want to be content designers and creators for the media, arts, music, film, fashion, and other creative 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

 

Create professional-quality digital content for a variety of platforms

Gain an understanding of digital marketing, social media, and project management

Learn practical skills in software applications such as Photoshop and InDesign

Learn how to write and edit professional online content

Work with real clients in a studio environment and develop industry relationships

Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

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

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Arts (Digital & Social Media) is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 095132B (2 years)/104502B (3 years) & 095134M (2 trimesters)/104416M (3 trimesters)

 

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

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

 

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 & 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 ARTS (DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA)

 

The Bachelor of Arts (Digital & Social Media) is perfect for students who want to be content designers and creators for the media, arts, music, film, fashion, and other creative 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

 

Create professional-quality digital content for a variety of platforms

Gain an in-depth understanding of digital marketing and project management

Develop an understanding of social media strategy and content distribution

Learn practical skills in software applications such as Photoshop and InDesign

Develop your own portfolio of video, graphic design and photographic content

Learn how to write and edit professional online content

Work with real clients in a studio environment and develop industry relationships

Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

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

 Get real-life experience through 60 hours of industry placement in the Bachelor course

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Arts (Digital & Social Media) is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS;CRICOS Code 095132B (2 years)/104502B (3 years) & 095134M (2 trimesters)/104416M (3 trimesters).

 

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria. 

DIPLOMA

DIPLOMA OF ARTS (DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA)

 

The Diploma of Arts (Digital & Social Media) is perfect for students who want to be content designers and creators for the media, arts, music, film, fashion, and other creative 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

 

Create professional-quality digital content for a variety of platforms

Gain an understanding of digital marketing, social media, and project management

Learn practical skills in software applications such as Photoshop and InDesign

Learn how to write and edit professional online content

Work with real clients in a studio environment and develop industry relationships

Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

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

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Arts (Digital & Social Media) is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 095132B (2 years)/104502B (3 years) & 095134M (2 trimesters)/104416M (3 trimesters)

 

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria. 

ELIGIBILITY & ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

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

 

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 & 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
Number of Trimesters
Number of Units
8 in Diploma
24 in Bachelor
Duration
Duration
Diploma 2 Trimesters / 3 Trimesters
Bachelor 2 Years / 3 Years
Study Mode
Study Mode
On-Campus, Online, or Mixed*
Support Services
Support Services
Free Access to Wellbeing & Academic Support
Industry Placement
Industry Placement
60 Hours of Industry Placement
CRICOS Code
CRICOS Code
Bachelor: 095132B/104502B
Diploma: 095134M/104416M
International Fees On-Campus
International Fees On-Campus
$2974.50 per unit
Application Assistance
International Fees Online
$2502.90 per unit

 

* To transfer from online to on campus, students must meet certain conditions, such as meeting GTE criteria.
Contact international@collarts.edu.au for more information.

Course Structure

Delivery Mode - On-Campus, Online, Mixed*
FIRST YEAR THEORY PRACTICAL PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Digital Design Behavioural Psychology Critical Thinking
Trimester 2 Information, Communication & Technology Copywriting Critical Survey
Trimester 3 Digital Photography Content Strategy
Second YEAR THEORY PRACTICAL PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Narrative and Storytelling Brand Experience Applied Media
Trimester 2 Contemporary Art, Design & Cultural History Video Production User Experience
Trimester 3 Web Design Applied Media
THIRD YEAR THEORY PRACTICAL PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Design Thinking Audio Storytelling Project Management
Trimester 2 Mobile Development Social Media & Community Management Group Project + Elective
Trimester 3 Relevant Disruption and Global Engagement Industry Placement

TO SEE THE 2-YEAR ACCELERATED COURSE MATRIX, CLICK HERE.

Need more information on the units above? Click here for a unit outline.

* To transfer from online to on campus, students must meet certain conditions, such as meeting GTE criteria. Contact international@collarts.edu.au for more information.

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 – 9am-5pm
Sun – 10am-4pm

George St Campus

2/156 George St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Opening hours:

Mon-Thu – 8:30am-8pm 
Fri – 8:30am-5pm 
Sat-Sun – Closed

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 – 9am-5pm
Sun – 10am-4pm