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.

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 blended, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

Get real-life experience through our industry partnerships and placements

No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

Complete your bachelor degree in two years instead of the standard three

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

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 her 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 Student

Person live streaming social media at UNIFY Gathering
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 in six trimesters (2 years) of full-time study or part-time equivalent.

 

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 blended, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

Complete your bachelor degree in two years instead of the standard three

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

 

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

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 in two trimesters (8 months) of full-time study and you 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 blended, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

Complete your bachelor degree in two years instead of the standard three

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

 

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

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

 

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

KEY INFORMATION

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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 8 Months
Bachelor 2 Years
Or Part-Time Equivalent
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Study Mode
On-Campus, Online or Blended
Student Support
Free Access to Wellbeing & Academic Support
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Industry Placement
Dedicated Time for Industry Experience
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FEE-HELP
Available
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Transparent Fees
$2,430 per unit
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International Fees
Available

COURSE STRUCTURE

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

OUR CAMPUSES

Wellington St Campus

208 Wellington St, Collingwood VIC 3066

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Fri – 9am-10pm
Sat-Sun – 9am-7pm

George St Campus

2/156 George St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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Due to COVID-19, campus is available by
appointment only.

Cromwell St Campus

67/69 Cromwell St, Collingwood VIC 3066

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Brunswick St Campus

209 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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