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STUDY AUDIO ENGINEERING + ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT

AVAILABLE TO STUDY ON-CAMPUS, ONLINE, OR BLENDED

 

The Double Degree: Bachelor of Arts (Audio Engineering) & Bachelor of Applied Business (Entertainment Management) course is perfect for people who want to develop skills in audio production including live sound, recording, producing and post-production, whilst also learning about the recording, business, and management side of the music industry. Scroll down for more info.

CLICK HERE FOR FEE INFORMATION
CLICK HERE FOR INTAKE DATES
CLICK HERE FOR INDICATIVE ENROLMENT NUMBERS

OPPORTUNITIES & EXPERIENCES

 

Gain an in-depth understanding of audio engineering, live sound, and production

Develop specialist studio recording and post-production skills

Create professional-quality recordings

Manage live audio production to a professional standard

Explore new audio and music technologies, while becoming AVID certified in ProTools

Manage, promote and produce live events

Gain knowledge and experience in artist and tour management

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

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, events and placements

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

No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

Complete your two bachelor degree in three years full-time or part-time equivalent 

→  FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees)

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How Collarts Students Are Learning Audio From Home

Transitioning to remote learning doesn't mean sacrificing education standards. Here at Collarts, our Audio students have 24/7 access to industry-forward technology, and are still recording, experimenting with live sound, and learning from their bedroom.

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EMMA GRAHAM IS BEHIND AUSTRALIAN MUSIC'S MOST RESPECTED NAMES

Entertainment Management alum 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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How Lou Cosgrave Discovered Her Passion For Live Sound

One the best things about having a creative career are the surprises that challenge you along the way. Dreaming of recording artists before she studied Audio Engineering at Collarts, it was her time spent in the studio that allowed Lou Cosgrave to realise her love for live sound.

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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

  • Dolby Atmos
  • Ableton Certified Training Center
  • AVID
  • Waves
  • Celemony
  • Slate Digital
  • Falls Festival
  • Groovin The Moo
  • UNIFY Gathering
  • Land of Plenty

"A textbook can only teach you so much. Collarts has the leading choice of partnerships for all the major festivals. These experiences are top-notch and second-to-none."

WILL PETTS

Audio Engineering Student

Will Petts working audio at UNIFY

"Collarts has continued to maintain an enthusiastic environment that encourages students like myself to get involved, work hard and show up. I love what I'm learning and I'm motivated to do well!"

BRIGETTE MULHOLLAND

Audio Engineering Student

Audio student Brigette Mulholland at desk

"The best thing about studying at Collarts were all the amazing opportunities I had presented to me. The chance to volunteer at festivals that I loved—which turned into continuous paid work—and the opportunity to learn... is unlike anything else."

LOU COSGRAVE

Audio Engineering Graduate

A team of Audio students working the live stage at Peel Street Festival

“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."

BRIDGET MCMULLEN

Entertainment Management Graduate

Group of Entertainment Management students smiling in front of a graffitied wall
DOUBLE DEGREE

DOUBLE DEGREE: BACHELOR OF ARTS (AUDIO PRODUCTION) & BACHELOR OF APPLIED BUSINESS (ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT)

 

If you dream of a career as a Venue Manager, Audio Producer, Studio Manager, Stage Technician, Tour Manager, Event Manager, Festival Organiser or Artist Manager, this course is for you.

The Double Degree: Bachelor of Arts (Audio Production) & Bachelor of Applied Business (Entertainment Management) course is perfect for people who are interested in both the technical and business sides of the entertainment industry, with a specialised focus on audio engineering and management. 

The Double degree can be completed in three years full-time study or part-time equivalent. 

 

THROUGHOUT THE DOUBLE DEGREE, YOU WILL

 

Gain an in-depth understanding of audio engineering, live sound, and production

Develop specialist studio recording and post-production skills

Create professional-quality recordings

Manage live audio production to a professional standard

Explore new audio and music technologies, while becoming AVID certified in ProTools

Manage, promote and produce live events

Gain knowledge and experience in artist and tour management

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

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, events and placements

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

No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

Complete your two bachelor degree in three years full-time or part-time equivalent 

→ FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees), to learn more click here

 

TAILOR YOUR DOUBLE DEGREE & INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE 

 

Your first and second year of study will follow the Audio Engineering course matrix. In your third year, you will have the opportunity to select and tailor the following Entertainment Management study streams: Management, Marketing, or Applied Entrepreneurship. Click here to view the Entertainment Management course matrix. 

 

The Bachelor, Diploma, and Double Degree of Arts (Audio Engineering) are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 084559K (2 years)/104501C (3 years), 088016J (2 trimesters)/104401G (3 trimesters) & 096473F (3 years)/104509F (4 years)/104510B (4.5 years).

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

 

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

→ Click Here for International Student Admission Requirements

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

DIPLOMA APPLICANTS

Applicants are required to successfully complete VCAL, VCE, IB, or state/international Year 12 equivalent. If students have not completed the year 12 requirements, they must be at least 20 years of age

The Diploma can be used as a pathway into the Bachelor degree

There are no ATAR minimum or subject requirements

 

BACHELOR APPLICANTS

Applicants are required to successfully complete VCE, IB, or state/international Year 12 equivalent

VCAL students are not eligible for the Bachelor until they have successfully completed the diploma

If students have not completed the year 12 requirements, they must be at least 20 years of age

There are no ATAR minimum or subject requirements

 

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE APPLICANTS

If none of the above qualifications have successfully been completed, applicants must be 20 years of age or older with 2 years of work experience to apply

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Non-Year 12 applicants may apply directly on the website, and a Future Student Advisor will be in touch to arrange an interview

Year 12 applicants must apply through VTAC. VTAC opens in August each year. Place the appropriate Collarts course into one of your preferences and a Future Student Advisor will be in touch to arrange an interview

International Students Apply Here

KEY INFORMATION

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Start Dates
February, May, and September
Abacus
Number of Units
24 in Audio Engineering
12 in Entertainment Management
Clock
Duration
3 Years Full-Time
Or Part-Time Equivalent
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Study Mode
On-Campus, Online, or Blended
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Support Services
Free Access to Wellbeing & Academic Support
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Industry Experience
60 Hours of Practical Placement
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FEE-HELP
Available
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Transparent Fees
$2,502.90 per unit
International Fees
International Fees
$2,916 per unit

OUR CAMPUSEs

Wellington St Campus

208 Wellington St, Collingwood VIC 3066

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Fri – 8:30am-8pm
Sat-Sun – Closed

George St Campus

2/156 George St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Fri – 9am-5pm 
Sat-Sun - Closed

Cromwell St Campus

67/69 Cromwell St, Collingwood VIC 3066

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Fri – 9am-5pm 
Sat-Sun - Closed

Brunswick St Campus

209 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Fri – 9am-5pm 
Sat-Sun - Closed