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Important Dates

TRIMESTER ONE 2018
Orientation Week 29 January  –  1 February (more info here)
Music Theory Bootcamp 30 January + 31 January (more info here)
O Week Party Thursday, 1 February
Trimester One teaching & examination period  5 February – 9 May
Census Date 23 February

TRIMESTER TWO 2018
Orientation Week  22 May  –  24 May
Trimester Two teaching & examination period  28 May – 28 August
Census Date 15 June

TRIMESTER THREE 2018
Orientation Week 10 September – 14 September
Trimester Three teaching & examination period  17 September – 14 December
Census Date 5 October

Orientation

Orientation is compulsory for all new students. Each course will have a day where students from the same course will spend time getting to know one another and their teachers. You will also have student ID photos taken, have your MyCollarts email and account set up, will learn about your course’s subjects and structure, and hear from the student registrar team about student services that are available.

All courses will come together on an evening for the O-Week Party on May 23rd. Details of the o-week party will be emailed to new students soon.

Check what days you need to attend below.

AUDIO PRODUCTION
(Including Double Degree)

Date: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Time: 10.00am-4.00pm (includes free lunch)
Location: South Melbourne Campus

The campus will be open from 9am for students to get ID cards, finalise any outstanding paperwork and get timetables.

O-WEEK PARTY
Save the date for Wednesday, May 23rd. Information coming soon!

CONTENT CREATION
Date: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Time: 9:00am-12.00pm (includes free lunch)
Location: Mercer Campus, Collingwood

The campus will be open from 9am for students to get ID cards, finalise any outstanding paperwork and get timetables.

O-WEEK PARTY
Save the date for Wednesday, May 23rd. Information coming soon!

ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALISM
Date: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Time: 1:00pm-4.00pm (includes free lunch)
Location: Swanston Street, City Campus

The campus will be open from 9am for students to get ID cards, finalise any outstanding paperwork and get timetables.

O-WEEK PARTY
Save the date for Wednesday, May 23rd. Information coming soon!

ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT
Date: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Time: 1:00pm-4.00pm (includes free lunch)
Location: Swanston Street, City Campus

The campus will be open from 9am for students to get ID cards, finalise any outstanding paperwork and get timetables.

O-WEEK PARTY
Save the date for Wednesday, May 23rd. Information coming soon!

FASHION MARKETING
Date: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Time: 9.00am-12.00pm (includes free lunch)
Location: Mercer Campus, Collingwood

The campus will be open from 9am for students to get ID cards, finalise any outstanding paperwork and get timetables.

O-WEEK PARTY
Save the date for Wednesday, May 23rd. Information coming soon!

MUSIC PERFORMANCE
(Including Double Degree)

Date: Wednesday 23rd May
Time: 10.00am-4.00pm (includes free lunch)
Location: South Melbourne Campus

The campus will be open from 9am for students to get ID cards, finalise any outstanding paperwork and get timetables. 

 

O-WEEK PARTY
Save the date for Wednesday, May 23rd. Information coming soon!

MUSIC PRODUCTION
Date: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Time: 10.00am-4.00pm (includes free lunch)
Location: South Melbourne Campus

The campus will be open from 9am for students to get ID cards, finalise any outstanding paperwork and get timetables.

O-WEEK PARTY
Save the date for Wednesday, May 23rd. Information coming soon!

DOUBLE DEGREES

For your O-Week Schedule, please refer to your respective streams, either Music Performance or Audio Production.

You do not need to attend Entertainment Management orientation.

Boot Camps

MUSIC THEORY BOOT CAMP
Friday 25th May | 10am-1pm
We provide an intensive Music Theory Boot Camp for Music Performance students before classes start. It is a compulsory prerequisite for some students before commencing Trimester 2. Those students will be notified, with more information coming soon.

ACADEMIC STUDY SKILLS BOOT CAMP
Friday 25th May | 2-5pm
Need to scrub up on your academic skills before starting your studies this trimester? You’re not alone! We provide an academic study camp for those wanting learn skills for managing their assignments. More information will be coming soon. 


Both Boot Camps will be held in Room 53-4 at the Brady Street campus.

REGISTER FOR THE BOOT CAMPS HERE

Campus Information and Getting to Collarts

South Melbourne Campus

55 Brady Street, South Melbourne

Opening hours:
Monday – 8.30am-10pm
Tuesday – 8.30am-10pm
Wednesday – 8.30am-10pm
Thursday – 8.30am-10pm
Friday – 8.30am-10pm
Saturday – 9am-5pm
Sunday – 9am-5pm

Our largest and primary campus offers music rehearsal rooms, mac computer labs, multiple recording studios, class rooms, a large auditorium, library, communal areas and study spaces.

City Campus

55 Swanston St, Melbourne CBD

Opening hours:
Monday – 8.30am-5pm
Tuesday – 8.30am-5pm
Wednesday – 8.30am-8:30pm
Thursday – 8.30am-9pm
Friday – 8.30am-5pm
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed

This campus is generally used for larger classroom-based learning and is utilised by Entertainment Journalism and Entertainment Management students. The campus offers classrooms, mac computer labs, green screen room, library, a common area, outdoor balcony overlooking Swanston St. and study spaces.

Fitzroy Campus

209 Brunswick St. Fitzroy VIC

Opening hours:
Monday – 8.30am-8:30pm
Tuesday – 8.30am-8:30pm
Wednesday – 2-5pm
Thursday – 8.30am-8:30pm
Friday – 8.30am-4pm
Saturday – 10-4pm
Sunday – Closed

Our brand new campus in the heart of Melbourne’s music scene offers a constantly changing, open-to-the-public art gallery featuring art from local artists and musicians, work from Collarts’ private collection, and key pieces showcasing great moments in music history. There is also a live performance space for students and local musicians alike. This campus features numerous rehearsal rooms and is our primary music performance campus.

Collingwood Campus – Cromwell St

67/69 Cromwell St, Collingwood VIC 3066

Opening hours:
Monday – 9am-5pm
Tuesday – 9am-5pm
Wednesday – 9am-5pm
Thursday – 9am-5pm
Friday – 9am-5pm
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed

Our Collingwood campus is based in the interior design hub of Melbourne, surrounded by interior designers and showrooms. With studio-style classroom spaces, our light-filled campus is an inspiring learning environment. This campus is shared with Mercer School of Interior Design who deliver vocational education and training in interior design and decoration under the registration of Australian College of the Arts Pty Ltd (RTO 0109).

Collingwood Campus – Wellington St

55 Swanston St, Melbourne CBD

Opening hours:
Coming soon

Collarts is thrilled to announce that in September, our brand new premises at 208 Wellington Street, Collingwood will open. Marking a new chapter in history for Collarts, the college will move further into the Fitzroy and Collingwood area, diving into the heart of Melbourne’s vibrant arts community.

Sharing the news with students this morning, Ben O’Hara, the Dean of Collarts, was elated at its potential to inspire students. “The creative spirit of these suburbs is the perfect place for Collarts and our students. To some extent, we’re already there, with existing campuses in Collingwood and Fitzroy, but by the end of 2018 the relocation will be complete.” Read the full news piece here.

Public Transport Options

South Melbourne Campus Public Transport

Train: The closest train station is Southern Cross. This station is about a 10–15 minute walk from the campus. 

Tram: The 109 Port Melbourne tram from Southern Cross station (on the corner of Collins and Spencer Streets) will take you to Montague Street (get off at Stop 126), which is a short walk from the Collarts campus. The tram ride takes eight minutes and the walk from the station to the college takes seven minutes.

Bus: Take the route 235 bus towards Fisherman’s Bend from Southern Cross Station and get off at the Ingles St/Normanby Rd stop. Brady St is a 15 minute walk from the bus stop

Melbourne CBD Campus Public Transport

Train: The closest train station is Flinders Street. This station is a 5 minute walk from the college.
Are there parking facilities available to students?

Tram: The 11-City Square/Swanston St (Melbourne City) stop is in front of the college. There are a number of trams that stop here, including numbers: 1, 16, 3/3a, 6, 64, 67, 72, 8 and 5.

Bus: Take the following bus route numbers towards the City and get off at Melbourne Central which is a 10 minute walk to the city campus on Swanston St. Bus Numbers: 200, 207, 250, 251, 302, 303, 304, 305, 309, 318, 350, 905, 906, 907, and 908 all stop at Melbourne Central.

Fitzroy Campus Public Transport

Train: The closest train station is Parliament Station. This station is a 18 minute walk from the college. Collingwood Station is a 23 minute walk to the college.

Tram: The number 11 tram runs up and down Brunswick St. The Collarts stop is Stop 15 – Bell St/Brunswick St. You may also take the 96 tram that runs up Nicholson St and use stop 14 – Murchison St/Nicholson St and it is a 6 minute walk to campus. The 86 tram runs through the city, the closest stop is 13-Brunswick St/Gertrude St and is an 8 minute walk to college. 

Bus: The route 200 and 207 buses stop on the corner of Brunswick St and Johnston St which is then a 5 minute walk to campus.

Collingwood Campus – Cromwell St Public Transport

Train: Leave North Richmond train station and go straight up Victoria Parade, turn right onto Cromwell street, walk up Cromwell street until you cross over Langridge street, and then on your left is a sign for “Mercer School of Interior Design” (Collarts share with Mercer) and you made it! You can also walk from Collingwood Station.

Tram: Take the 12 or 109 tram to the Hoddle street stop and walk up Victoria Parade (away from Hoddle
street). Turn right at Cromwell street and walk up Cromwell street until you cross over Langridge street, and then on your left is a sign for “Mercer School of Interior Design” (Collarts share with Mercer).

Collingwood Campus – Wellington St Public Transport

Coming soon

Are there parking facilities available to students?

Street parking is available on the streets surrounding the South Melbourne campus. There is very limited parking near the Melbourne CBD and Mercer campuses and paid parking surrounding the Fitzroy campus.

Can I receive a discount on public transport if I study at Collarts?

Yes, once you are enrolled at Collarts you can apply to receive a student concession card. You can find out more information on the Public Transport Victoria website.

Student ID Cards

Photos for Student ID cards will be taken at your Orientation Day (see Orientation section on this page for the date). If you miss orientation, ask at the front desk of Collarts South Melbourne campus to arrange having your Student ID photo taken.

Alternatively, be sure to attend the orientation re-cap that will be schedule during the 2nd week of orientation. 

Official Offers & Enrolment Paperwork

VTAC

Once you receive your official enrolment offer through VTAC from the 17th of January, we will email and post your paperwork to you.

This paperwork includes:
> Enrolment/Offer form
> FEE-HELP form
> FEE-HELP information

You will need to complete all paperwork and either email, post or hand it in within 14 days of receiving it. 

All paperwork will be sent to you with detailed instructions on how to complete it. Please read the instructions carefully. 

 

DIRECT APPLICANTS

If you have had a successful interview/audition, then you should have already received your enrolment forms via email and through the post. If you have not received these, please get in contact with the recruitment team on recruitment@collarts.edu.au or 03 9281 8888. If you have not yet returned your paperwork, please do so as soon as possible to ensure we save a place for you.  Your FEE-HELP will be completed online via a link Collarts will email to you during orientation week. 

 

If you’re unsure of anything or have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact our student advisors:

Lauren Brookes 
(03) 9281 8815
lbrookes@collarts.edu.au

Jake Ingham
(03) 9281 8801
jingham@collarts.edu.au

Claire Cunningham
(03) 9281 8821
ccunningham@collarts.edu.au

Timetables

You will be provided with detailed timetables during Orientation Week. This is because students will be split into different groups for tutorials, workshops and for music ensemble and tech groups. Below is information about how many days per week each course generally runs:

Audio Production students: 
3 days of classes per week

Content Creation students: 
2.5 days of classes per week

Entertainment Journalism students: 
2 days of classes per week

Entertainment Management students: 
2.5 days of classes per week

Fashion Marketing students: 
2 days of classes per week

Music Performance students: 
3 days of classes per week

Music Production students: 
2 days of classes per week

What Do I Need Before I Start Studying?

All students should bring a notebook and pens. You are welcome to bring laptops to classes to take notes. 

Music Students: Primary instrument from week 1 of classes (as appropriate – drums and keys are not necessary). Also bring a manuscript book, notebook and pens.

Audio & Music Production Students: A good set of headphones (over the ear recommended) and a hard drive. A good computer with plenty of storage is recommended but not compulsory. Also bring notebook and pens. 

Entertainment Management: Notebook and pens; laptop optional.

Entertainment Journalism: Notebook and pens; laptop optional.

Content Creation: Notebook and pens; laptop optional.

Useful Contacts for Students

Reception

1300 818 777

Academic & Registrar Support

Meg Elliss
Student Progress Coordinator
melliss@collarts.edu.au

Sara Dimitriadis
Librarian and Academic Skills Coordinator:
sdimitriadis@collarts.edu.au

Camille Robinson
Academic Skills Tutor
crobinson@collarts.edu.au

Accommodation

Student Accommodation

This housing option can be single or shared and is generally more expensive than share houses. These are usually short to long term renting options, most places are fully furnished and many even provide meals. Here are some providers:

Uni Lodge 
Student Hostel Network

Share Houses

The below sites list share houses with rooms to rent.
Share housing is generally cheaper than student accommodation, most places already have some furniture and you meet new people.

Flatmate Finder
FairyFloss Real Estate

Rental Properties

These sites have online listings if you’re looking to rent a property on your own or with friends. Most rental properties will come unfurnished, will require a bond, and you will need to meet certain requirements and sign a lease.

RealEstate.com
Domain

Other Options

Post a Notice:
If you are looking for a room or people to share with others, try posting a notice on the Student Notice board (located at South Melbourne Campus in the common area) or “The Common Room” (our private Collarts student facebook page).

Homestay:
Homestay is a great option if you like a family environment. They can be booked through homestay companies who screen the host families and the accommodation for suitability. Check out www.homestaynetwork.org

Have any other questions?

If you have any questions, contact our student advisory team below:


(03) 9281 8888
recruitment@collarts.edu.au