ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT OVERVIEW

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If you dream of a career as an Artist Manager, Tour Manager, Event Manager, Festival Organiser, Booking Agent, Publicist, Venue Manager or if you want to work at a record label in A&R, Marketing or Publicity, this course is for you.

The Bachelor of Applied Business (Entertainment Management) focuses on the business and management side of the music and entertainment industries. You will be taught and mentored by industry experts who are currently working within many sectors of the industry including management, publicity, music festivals, touring companies and record labels. With a focus on the logistical side of the creative industries, you will undertake fundamental units such as business strategy and law, marketing, economics, nance, publicity, music publishing, and event management.

Collarts offers students a variety of real-life industry experiences so that they are career-ready when they graduate. Through our industry partnerships with Falls Festival, Laneway Festival, UNIFY Gathering, Paradise Music Festival and more, students have opportunities to apply their business and management studies by partaking in overseas exchange programs, scholarship opportunities at BIGSOUND and sought-after internships and hands-on experience at major festivals. You will also work closely with students from other courses to gain a well-rounded understanding of the business side of the entertainment industries.

This course can also be studied as part of the Bachelor of Arts (Audio Production) + Bachelor of Applied Business (Entertainment Management) double degree or as part of the Bachelor of Arts (Music) + Bachelor of Applied Business (Entertainment Management) double degree.

Bachelor Degree

The Bachelor of Applied Business (Entertainment Management)develops a student’s understanding of the business and management side of the music and entertainment industries. Students build their theoretical understanding of event management, business processes, media, accounting and legal studies, while developing strong practical skills and a portfolio of work that will demonstrate experience in these fields. The Degree can be completed in six trimesters (two years) of full-time study. 

Throughout the Degree, you will:

  • Work on industry projects with musicians and audio producers;
  • Manage, promote and produce live events;
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of publicity, marketing and the media;
  • Gain knowledge and experience in artist and tour management;
  • Secure valuable insight into the entertainment industry and access career pathways;
  • Undertake a 60-hour work placement.

FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees), learn more at www.collarts.edu.au/faq

Admission and Intake

The Bachelor of Applied Business (Entertainment Management) is delivered at the South Melbourne and CBD Campuses and is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited until 2023 (CRICOS Code 084560F). For admission criteriaclick here.

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

For intake datesduration and links to learn more about FEE-HELP, head to www.collarts.edu.au/faq

Diploma

The Diploma of Arts (Entertainment Management) provides students with a fundamental understanding of the business and management side of the music and entertainment industries. The Diploma can be completed in two trimesters of full-time study and you have the opportunity to progress into the Bachelor Degree (subject to academic performance).

Throughout the Diploma, you will:

  • Work with musicians and audio producers;
  • Plan, manage and promote live events;
  • Develop a foundational understanding of publicity, marketing and the media;
  • Gain knowledge and experience in artist and tour management;
  • Secure valuable insight into the music and entertainment industries.

FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees), learn more at www.collarts.edu.au/faq

Admission and Intake

The Diploma of Arts (Entertainment Management) is delivered at the South Melbourne and CBD Campuses and is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited until 2022 (CRICOS Code 088018G). For admission criteriaclick here.

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

For intake datesduration and links to learn more about FEE-HELP, head to www.collarts.edu.au/faq

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 300-word essay on the interest in the field of Entertainment Management and their aspirations within the field.
 
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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