STUDY entertainment journalism

If you dream of a career as a Journalist, Editor, Podcaster, Videographer, Mobile Journalist, Social Media Manager, Blogger or Entertainment Publicist, this 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 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 graduate with a well-rounded understanding of the media industry in Australia and overseas.

OPPORTUNITIES & EXPERIENCES

 

Discover journalism across music, fashion, film, television and lifestyle

Develop your research, writing and communication skills

Understand best practice in the current media landscape

Expand your knowledge and experience in video and digital journalism

Gain an in-depth understanding of publicity, social media and feature writing

Get hands-on experience interviewing musicians, fashion editors and more

Secure valuable insight into the entertainment industry and access career pathways

Study in our world-class studios, creative spaces and classrooms

No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

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

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALISM

BREAKING THROUGH THE ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALISM INDUSTRY WITH KATE STREADER

Kate Streader was living in hot and humid Brisbane when she realised that her creativity wasn't being embraced under a traditional journalism degree. Melbourne — and a dynamic, hands-on course with an industry focus at Collarts— turned out to be the answer. 

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HOW JEMMA HOLLWAY TURNED DOUBT INTO CONFIDENCE AT COLLARTS

Graduating from Entertainment Journalism in 2018, Jemma's career growth shines brightest when looking at her industry-recognised work in production, events and writing. Her podcast project, Women On Walking Home, was her first piece to be published on The Monthly Hr. Podcast by The Monthly Magazine, a leading independent voice in Australian media. 

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HOW TO GET STARTED AS A FREELANCER

Back in 2017, an Australian study found that there were 4.1 million freelancers in Australia, 47% of whom were under 35 years old. Their reasons for freelancing were simple enough: it gave them flexibility and freedom, along with the ability to pursuit of personal passions while getting paid to build new skills.

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INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS

  • UNIFY Gathering
  • Groovin-The-Moo-2020
  • Melbourne Fashion Week
  • Peel-Street-Festival
  • A-Hitch-To-The-Sticks
  • Falls-Festival

"My dream is to write something and change someone's perspective, and Collarts is 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

Entertainment Journalism Graduate

Jemma interviewing artists backstage at Groovin The Moo

"What I love about Collarts is that learning can be fun and journalism isn't something you can learn by sitting in a classroom and being talked at. You have to actually go out and interview people or you're never going to know what that's like."

KATE STREADER

Entertainment Journalism Graduate

Kate Streader
DIPLOMA

DIPLOMA OF ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALISM

 

The Diploma of Entertainment Journalism is ideal for students wanting to work in journalism and media for the entertainment industries.

The diploma can be completed in three trimesters (12 months) of full-time study or part-time equivalent.

 

THROUGHOUT THE DIPLOMA, YOU WILL

 

Discover journalism across music, fashion, film, television and lifestyle

Develop your research, writing and communication skills

Understand best practice in the current media landscape

Expand your knowledge and experience in video and digital journalism

Gain an in-depth understanding of publicity, social media and feature writing

Get hands-on experience interviewing musicians, fashion editors and more

Secure valuable insight into the entertainment industry and access career pathways

Study in our world-class studios, creative spaces and classrooms

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 Diploma of Entertainment Journalism is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code: 095136J.

ELIGIBILITY & ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants will need to submit a 300-word essay on their interest in the field

Applicants will also need to submit 3 - 4 pieces of prior journalistic work such as writings, photos, podcasts, media or films

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

 

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
12 in Diploma
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Duration
1 Year 
Or Part-Time Equivalent
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Study Mode
On-Campus
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Student Support
Free Access to Wellbeing & Academic Support
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Industry Experience
Industry Placement
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FEE-HELP
Available
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Transparent Fees
$2,430 per unit
International Fees
International Fees
Available

Course structure

Delivery Mode - ON-CAMPUS
UNITS UNITS UNITS UNITS
Trimester 1 Foundations of Entertainment Journalism Video and Digital Journalism Public Relations Practice Media Industries Today
Trimester 2 Entertainment, Lifestyle and Fashion Journalism Social Media and Journalism Feature Writing Media Law and Ethics
Trimester 3 Freelance Journalism and Entrepreneurship Mobile Journalism: Video and Radio Music, Performance, Screen and Journalism Industry Placement

OUR CAMPUSEs

Wellington St Campus

208 Wellington St, Collingwood VIC 3066

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George St Campus

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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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