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STUDY ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALISM

If you dream of a career as a Journalist, Editor, Podcaster, Videographer, Mobile Journalist, Social Media Manager, Blogger or Entertainment Publicist, this course is for you.

The Diploma of Entertainment Journalism is ideal for students wanting to work in journalism and media for the entertainment industries. You will be taught and mentored by industry experts who are currently working as entertainment journalists, bloggers and social media managers.

You will also learn from those who write for print and online entertainment magazines and publications. You will undertake fundamental units such as feature writing, social media, video and digital journalism, as well as entertainment, lifestyle, fashion, music, performance and screen journalism.

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 graduate with a well-rounded understanding of the media industry in Australia and overseas.

CRICOS CODE

→ Diploma of Entertainment Journalism - 3 Trimesters: 095136J

OPPORTUNITIES & EXPERIENCES

 

Discover journalism across music, fashion, film, television and lifestyle

Develop your research, writing and communication skills

Understand best practice in the current media landscape

Expand your knowledge and experience in video and digital journalism

Gain an in-depth understanding of publicity, social media and feature writing

Get hands-on experience interviewing musicians, fashion editors and more

Secure valuable insight into the entertainment industry and access career pathways

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

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

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALISM

BREAKING THROUGH THE ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALISM INDUSTRY WITH KATE STREADER

Kate Streader was living in hot and humid Brisbane when she realised that her creativity wasn't being embraced under a traditional journalism degree. Melbourne — and a dynamic, hands-on course with an industry focus at Collarts— turned out to be the answer. 

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HOW JEMMA HOLLWAY TURNED DOUBT INTO CONFIDENCE AT COLLARTS

Graduating from Entertainment Journalism in 2018, Jemma's career growth shines brightest when looking at her industry-recognised work in production, events and writing. Her podcast project, Women On Walking Home, was her first piece to be published on The Monthly Hr. Podcast by The Monthly Magazine, a leading independent voice in Australian media.

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HOW TO GET STARTED AS A FREELANCER

Back in 2017, an Australian study found that there were 4.1 million freelancers in Australia, 47% of whom were under 35 years old. Their reasons for freelancing were simple enough: it gave them flexibility and freedom, along with the ability to pursue their personal passions while getting paid to build new skills.

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Industry Partnerships

  • UNIFY Gathering
  • Groovin The Moo
  • Melbourne Fashion Week
  • Peel Street Festival
  • A Hitch To The Sticks
  • Falls Festival

"My dream is to write something and change someone's perspective, and Collarts is 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

Entertainment Journalism Graduate

Jemma Hollway interviewing

"What I love about Collarts is that learning can be fun and journalism isn't something you can learn by sitting in a classroom and being talked at. You have to actually go out and interview people or you're never going to know what that's like."

KATE STREADER

Entertainment Journalism Graduate

Kate Streader

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.

APPLY NOW

DIPLOMA OF ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALISM

 

The Diploma of Entertainment Journalism is ideal for students wanting to work in journalism and media for the entertainment industries.

The diploma can be completed in three trimesters (1 year) of full-time study.

 

THROUGHOUT THE DIPLOMA, YOU WILL

 

 Discover journalism across music, fashion, film, television and lifestyle

 Develop your research, writing and communication skills

 Understand best practice in the current media landscape

 Expand your knowledge and experience in video and digital journalism

 Gain an in-depth understanding of publicity, social media and feature writing

 Get hands-on experience interviewing musicians, fashion editors and more

 Secure valuable insight into the entertainment industry and access career pathways

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

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

 

The Diploma of Entertainment Journalism is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code: 095136J.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

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

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 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

Students are required to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no single band score below 6.0) or equivalent

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

DIPLOMA

DIPLOMA OF ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALISM

 

The Diploma of Entertainment Journalism is ideal for students wanting to work in journalism and media for the entertainment industries.

The diploma can be completed in three trimesters (1 year) of full-time study.

 

THROUGHOUT THE DIPLOMA, YOU WILL

 

 Discover journalism across music, fashion, film, television and lifestyle

 Develop your research, writing and communication skills

 Understand best practice in the current media landscape

 Expand your knowledge and experience in video and digital journalism

 Gain an in-depth understanding of publicity, social media and feature writing

 Get hands-on experience interviewing musicians, fashion editors and more

 Secure valuable insight into the entertainment industry and access career pathways

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

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

 

The Diploma of Entertainment Journalism is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code: 095136J.

ELIGIBILITY & ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

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

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 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

Students are required to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no single band score below 6.0) or equivalent

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
12 in Diploma
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Duration
1 Year
Study Mode
Study Mode
On-Campus
Support Services
Support Services
Free Access to Wellbeing & Academic Support
Industry Placement
Industry Placement
60 Hours of Industry placement
CRICOS Code
CRICOS Code
Diploma: 095136J
International Fees On-Campus
International Fees
$2974.50 per unit
Application Assistance
International Fees Online
Online Unavailable

Course Structure

Delivery Mode - On-Campus
UNIT UNIT UNIT UNIT
Trimester 1 Foundations of Entertaiment Journalism Video and Digital Journalism Public Relations Practice Media Industries Today
Trimester 2 Entertainment, Lifestyle and Fashion Journalism Social Media and Journalism Feature Writing Media Law and Ethics
Trimester 3 Freelance Journalism and Entrepreneurship Mobile Journalism: Video and Radio Music, Performance, Screen and Journalism Industry Placement (60 Hours)

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