Entertainment Journalism

Course Overview


Diploma of Entertainment Journalism

If you dream of a career as a Journalist, Editor, Podcaster, Videographer, Mobile Journalist, Social Media Manager, Blogger or Entertainment Publicist, the Entertainment Journalism 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 also offers students a variety of real-life industry experiences so that they are career-ready when they graduate. Students graduate with a recognised qualification and a well-rounded understanding of the media industry in Australia and overseas.

WHAT YOU’LL BE STUDYING

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The Diploma of Entertainment Journalism develops fundamental units such as feature writing, social media, video and digital journalism, entertainment, lifestyle, fashion, music, performance and screen journalism. Students also gain a well-rounded understanding of the media industry in Australia and overseas.

Throughout the Diploma, you will:

  • Discover journalism across music, fashion, film, television and lifestyle;
  • Develop research, writing and communication skills;
  • Understand best practice in the current media landscape;
  • Expand knowledge and experience in video and digital journalism;
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of publicity, social media and feature writing;
  • Secure valuable insight into the entertainment industry and access career pathways.

Admission and Intake

The Diploma of Entertainment Journalism is delivered at the Wellington Street Campus and is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited until 2022 (CRICOS Code 095136J). 

Applicants must also submit a 200-300 word essay on the interest in the field of Entertainment Journalism and their aspirations within the field. A portfolio is also required in accompaniment to the essay. Applicants will need to submit a portfolio demonstrating example(s) of the following within the field of entertainment journalism:

  • Original written publications;
  • Digital or social media engagement;
  • Digital, video, or audio files and/or content.
Admission Criteria:

Diploma of Entertainment Journalism

For intake datesduration and links to learn more, click here.

Eligibility & Entry Requirements

To be eligible to apply for Collarts' Diplomas, you need to have successfully completed ONE of the following:

  • Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Year 12 Senior Level
  • Interstate or New Zealand Vocational Equivalent to VCAL ie. QCIA
  • Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or International Baccalaureate (IB).
  • Interstate or New Zealand equivalent to VCE ie. HSC, QCE, TCE, WACE, SACE, NTCE, ACT Year 12 Certificate, or NCEA (New Zealand)
  • Overseas Secondary Year 12 Equivalent

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.

Collarts does not have subject prerequisites and does not require a minimum ATAR rank.

FEE-HELP and FEES

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Admissions Requirements

 ALL APPLICANTS: Applicants must undertake a 30 minute interview. During the interview we will ask you questions about your knowledge and experience within your field of interest as well as discuss your course choice with you. 

Applicants must also submit a 200-300 word essay on the interest in the field of Entertainment Journalism and their aspirations within the field.

A portfolio is also required in accompaniment to the essay. applicants will need to submit a portfolio demonstrating example(s) of the following within the field of entertainment journalism:
Original written publications
• Digital or social media engagement
• Digital, video, or audio files and/or content

Diploma – 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 is no ATAR minimum or subject requirements.

Bachelor – 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 is no ATAR minimum or subject requirements.

Course Intake Dates: We run 3 intakes throughout the year, February, May, and September. Please see our Course Dates page for more information.

How To Apply

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

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