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STUDY ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT

If you dream of a career as an Artist Manager, Tour Manager, Event Manager, Festival Organiser, Booking Agent, Publicist, Venue Manager or if you want to work at a record label in A&R, Marketing or Publicity, this course is for you.

The Entertainment Management degree is ideal for students wanting to work in the business and management side of the music and entertainment industries.

You will be taught and mentored by industry experts who are currently working within many sectors of the industry including management, publicity, music festivals, touring companies and record labels. With a focus on the logistical side of the creative industries, you will undertake fundamental units such as business strategy and law, marketing, economics, finance, publicity, music publishing, and event management.

Collarts offers students a variety of real-life industry experiences so that they are career-ready when they graduate. Through our industry partnerships with Falls Festival, Groovin The Moo, Melbourne Fashion Week, Ego Expo, and more, students have opportunities to apply their business and management studies in real-world situations.

Students can also partake in overseas exchange programs, scholarship opportunities at BIGSOUND and gain hands-on experience at an array of major festivals and events. You will also work closely with students from other courses to gain a well-rounded understanding of the business side of the entertainment industry.

Students will graduate with a well-rounded understanding of entertainment management, both in Australia and overseas.

CRICOS CODE

→ Bachelor of Applied Business (Entertainment Management) - 2 Years: 097890C
→ Bachelor of Applied Business (Entertainment Management) - 3 Years: 104496F

→ Diploma of Applied Business (Entertainment Management) - 2 Trimesters: 099683E
→ Diploma of Applied Business (Entertainment Management) - 3 Trimesters: 104376C

OPPORTUNITIES & EXPERIENCES

 

Develop an in-depth understanding of publicity, marketing, and the media

Manage, promote and produce events

Gain knowledge and experience in artist and tour management

Collaborate on industry projects with students from other courses

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

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 ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT

FROM THE SALON TO BACKSTAGE: HOW CHRISTINA AUBRY EMBRACED MUSIC MANAGEMENT

Even while Entertainment Management alumni Christina Aubry was cutting and styling hair, music surrounded her, and as it started making up the fabric of her personal life, her passion for hairdressing dulled. What was a fresh slate at Collarts has now led to a right-hand position at the prestigious Michael Parisi Management, working alongside homegrown talent like Vera BluePolish Club, and more. 

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EMMA GRAHAM IS BEHIND AUSTRALIAN MUSIC'S MOST RESPECTED NAMES

Entertainment Management alumni Emma Graham's dream was to be a tennis star. But as she picked up a guitar, wrote a few songs, and went to a couple of festivals, she realised that backstage, away from the lights and working closely with artists, is where she wanted to be. Now, Emma has hooked a job at Australia and New Zealand's largest music and entertainment group Mushroom; she retraces her steps during her time at Collarts that have helped her make strides in the industry.

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BRIDGET MCMULLEN WANTS YOU TO FOLLOW YOUR INTUITION

Not everyone knows what they want to do right out of high school. For Entertainment Management student Bridget McMullen, embracing uncertainty was what led her to take a step back and listen to her gut feelings. After doing a gap year in England, it was in her return to Melbourne that she found her intuition leading her to research her options; discovering Collarts as a viable pathway to pursue a career in the music industry.

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HOW ERIN BRIDSON BUILT HER OWN SUCCESS

For Erin Bridson, living in Ballarat didn't stop her from focusing on the bigger picture and studying Entertainment Management. From working internships as part of her studies to freelancing full-time, Erin now works as the Ticketing & Tour Operations Assistant at Live Nation Australia, the largest live entertainment company in the world. Here's how she worked on tours for Drake, The Weekend, P!NK, Bruno Mars, Ms Lauryn Hill, Shania Twain, Fleetwood Mac and more.

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INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS

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

“Collarts is a great institution that not only offers courses with a diverse range of career pathways, but also gives its students a great sense of community and belonging."

ERIN BRIDSON

Entertainment Management Graduate, Live Nation

Crowd at Falls Festival

"Studying at Collarts allowed me to gain music industry experience and put my foot in the door, It gave me the confidence to use that tool and reach out to different people in the industry, and get my name out there."

BRIGETTE MCMULLEN

Entertainment Management Graduate

Entertainment Management students in front of graffiti wall

"I love the support that you get, and the networks and connections that you build with students and staff. The teachers are really awesome too; they're supportive and encouraging and I love the activities and opportunities they offer students, like internships, scholarships and more. It's a really positive environment.”

CHRISTINA AUBRY

Entertainment Management Graduate, Michael Parisi Management

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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.

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BACHELOR OF APPLIED BUSINESS (ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT)

 

The Bachelor of Applied Business (Entertainment Management) is ideal for students wanting to work in the business and management side of the music 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 publicity, marketing and the media

Manage, promote and produce events

Gain knowledge and experience in artist and tour management

Collaborate on industry projects with students from other courses

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

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 Applied Business (Entertainment Management) are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 097890C (2 years)/104496F (3 years) & 099683E (2 trimesters)/104376C (3 trimesters).

 

* 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.

DIPLOMA OF APPLIED BUSINESS (ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT)

 

The Diploma of Applied Business (Entertainment Management) is ideal for students wanting to work in the business and management side of the music 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 a fundamental understanding of publicity, marketing and the media

Manage, promote and produce events

Gain knowledge and experience in artist and tour management

Get valuable insight into the entertainment industry from experienced teachers

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

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Applied Business (Entertainment Management) are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 097890C (2 years)/104496F (3 years) & 099683E (2 trimesters)/104376C (3 trimesters).

 

* 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.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants will need to submit a 300-word written statement 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 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 APPLIED BUSINESS (ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT)

 

The Bachelor of Applied Business (Entertainment Management) is ideal for students wanting to work in the business and management side of the music 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 publicity, marketing and the media

Manage, promote and produce events

Gain knowledge and experience in artist and tour management

Collaborate on industry projects with students from other courses

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

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 Applied Business (Entertainment Management) are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 097890C (2 years)/104496F (3 years) & 099683E (2 trimesters)/104376C (3 trimesters).

 

* 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.

DIPLOMA

DIPLOMA OF APPLIED BUSINESS (ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT)

 

The Diploma of Applied Business (Entertainment Management) is ideal for students wanting to work in the business and management side of the music 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 a fundamental understanding of publicity, marketing and the media

Manage, promote and produce events

Gain knowledge and experience in artist and tour management

Get valuable insight into the entertainment industry from experienced teachers

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

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Applied Business (Entertainment Management) are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 097890C (2 years)/104496F (3 years) & 099683E (2 trimesters)/104376C (3 trimesters).

 

* 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.

ELIGIBILITY & ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants will need to submit a 300-word written statement 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 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, 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: 097890C/104496F
Diploma: 099683E/104376C
International Fees
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 MANAGEMENT MARKETING APPLIED ENTREPRENEURSHIP INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Intro to Ent Management Intro to Marketing & Communications Critical Thinking
Trimester 2 Intro to Creative Entrepreneurship Intro to Entertainment Business Law Critical Survey
Trimester 3 Copyright Management Event Management Theory
SECOND YEAR MANAGEMENT MARKETING APPLIED ENTREPRENEURSHIP INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Entertainment Economics & Management Finance Publicity & Promotions Applied Event Management
Trimester 2 Business Structures & Org Behaviour Contemporary Marketing Practices Venue Management + Elective 1
Trimester 3 Applied Talent Management Tour Management + Elective 2
THIRD YEAR MANAGEMENT MARKETING APPLIED ENTREPRENEURSHIP INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Business Technology & Strategic Planning Marketing Research Group Project + Elective 3
Trimester 2 International Music Business Funding for the Creative Arts Applied Rights Management
Trimester 3 Applied Business Management / New Venture Industry Placement

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* 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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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

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

Cromwell St Campus

67/69 Cromwell St, Collingwood VIC 3066

OPENING HOURS

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Sat-Sun – 10am-4pm

Brunswick St Campus

209 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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Sat – 9am-5pm
Sun – 10am-4pm