Entertainment Management

Course Overview


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, the Entertainment Management course is for you.

The Entertainment Management course 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, finance, 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, Groovin The Moo, UNIFY Gathering, Ego Expo, Peel Street 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.

WHAT YOU’LL BE STUDYING

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Bachelor Degree or Diploma? 

Collarts offers two qualifications within the Entertainment Management course, a Bachelor of Applied Business (Entertainment Management) and a Diploma of Applied Business (Entertainment Management). The Diploma is embedded within the Bachelor Degree. 

The Diploma consists of the first 2 trimesters of the 6 trimester Degree. Students may receive an offer into the Diploma or Bachelor Degree depending on their application and/or entry requirements. If students apply for, or receive an offer for the Diploma course, they may use the Diploma as a pathway into the Bachelor Degree. If they successfully pass the Diploma level qualification, they may then begin the Bachelor Degree in the 3rd trimester should they so choose.

If students apply for, or receive an offer for the Bachelor Degree, they must complete all 6 trimesters including trimesters 1 and 2, which are also considered a part of the embedded Diploma. If a student enrols into the Bachelor Degree and chooses to finish the course at the end of their 2nd trimester and they have successfully completed both trimesters, they may exit the course with the Diploma level qualification. Students enrolled in the Diploma and Degree will have classes together in the first two trimesters of their course. 

Please see course matrix above, outlining the embedded Diploma within the Bachelor degree.

Bachelor of Applied Business
(Entertainment Management)

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 here.

Diploma of Applied Business
(Entertainment Management)

The Diploma of Applied Business (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 here.

Admission and Intake

The Bachelor and Diploma of Applied Business (Entertainment Management) are delivered at the Wellington Street Campus and is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited until 2022 (CRICOS Code 088018G)

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

Admission Criteria:

Bachelor of Applied Business (Entertainment Management)
Diploma of Applied Business (Entertainment Management)

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

Eligibility & Entry Requirements

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

  • 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

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

For more information on FEE-HELPFees and Tuition Assurance, click here.

For more information on International Student Fees, click here.

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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