STUDY ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT

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 Entertainment Management degree is ideal for students wanting to work in 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, Melbourne Fashion Week, Ego Expo and more, students have opportunities to apply their business and management studies in real-world situations.

Students can also partake in overseas exchange programs, scholarship opportunities at BIGSOUND and gain hands-on experience at an array of major festivals and events. You will also work closely with students from other courses to gain a well-rounded understanding of the business side of entertainment industries.

Students will graduate with a well-rounded understanding of entertainment management, both in Australia and overseas.

OPPORTUNITIES & EXPERIENCES

 

Develop an in-depth understanding of publicity, marketing and the media

Manage, promote and produce events

Gain knowledge and experience in artist and tour management

Collaborate on industry projects with students from other courses

Get valuable insight into the entertainment industry from experienced teachers, and access career pathways through our industry partnerships and placements

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)

MEET OUR STUDENTS

FROM THE SALON TO BACKSTAGE: HOW CHRISTINA AUBRY EMBRACED MUSIC MANAGEMENT

Even while Entertainment Management alumni Christina Aubry was cutting and styling hair, music surrounded her, and as it started making up the fabric of her personal life, her passion for hairdressing dulled. What was a fresh slate at Collarts has now led to a right-hand position at the prestigious Michael Parisi Management, working alongside homegrown talent like Vera BluePolish Club, and more. 

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EMMA GRAHAM IS BEHIND AUSTRALIAN MUSIC'S MOST RESPECTED NAMES

Entertainment Management alumni Emma Graham's dream was to be a tennis star. But as she picked up a guitar, wrote a few songs, and went to a couple of festivals, she realised that backstage, away from the lights and working closely with artists, is where she wanted to be. Now, Emma has hooked a job at Australia and New Zealand's largest music and entertainment group Mushroom; she retraces her steps during her time at Collarts that have helped her make strides in the industry.

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BRIDGET MCMULLEN WANTS YOU TO FOLLOW YOUR INTUITION

Not everyone knows what they want to do right out of high school. For Entertainment Management student Bridget McMullen, embracing uncertainty was what led her to take a step back and listen to her gut feelings. After doing a gap year in England, it was in her return to Melbourne that she found her intuition leading her to research her options; discovering Collarts as a viable pathway to pursue a career in the music industry.

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HOW ERIN BRIDSON BUILT HER OWN SUCCESS

For Erin Bridson, living in Ballarat didn't stop her from focusing on the bigger picture and studying Entertainment Management. From working internships as part of her studies to freelancing full-time, Erin now works as the Ticketing & Tour Operations Assistant at Live Nation Australia, the largest live entertainment company in the world. Here's how she worked on tours for Drake, The Weekend, P!NK, Bruno Mars, Ms Lauryn Hill, Shania Twain, Fleetwood Mac and more.

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INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS

  • Falls-Festival
  • Groovin-The-Moo-2020
  • Peel-Street-Festival
  • Ego Expo
  • UNIFY Gathering
  • A-Hitch-To-The-Sticks

“Collarts is a great institution that not only offers courses with a diverse range of career pathways, but also gives its students a great sense of community and belonging."

ERIN BRIDSON

Collarts Entertainment Management Graduate, Live Nation

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Studying at Collarts allowed me to gain music industry experience and put my foot in the door, It gave me the confidence to use that tool and reach out to different people in the industry, and get my name out there."

BRIDGET MCMULLEN

Entertainment Management Graduate

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"I love the support that you get, and the networks and connections that you build with students and staff. The teachers are really awesome too; they're supportive and encouraging and I love the activities and opportunities they offer students, like internships, scholarships and more. It's a really positive environment.”

CHRISTINA AUBRY

Collarts Entertainment Management Graduate, Michael Parisi Management

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BACHELOR

BACHELOR OF APPLIED BUSINESS (ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT)

 

The Bachelor of Applied Business (Entertainment Management) is ideal for students wanting to work in the business and management side of the music and entertainment 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

 

Develop an in-depth understanding of publicity, marketing and the media

Manage, promote and produce events

Gain knowledge and experience in artist and tour management

Collaborate on industry projects with students from other courses

Get valuable insight into the entertainment industry from experienced teachers, and access career pathways through our industry partnerships and placements

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 Applied Business (Entertainment Management) are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code: 097890C & 099683E.

DIPLOMA

DIPLOMA OF APPLIED BUSINESS (ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT)

 

The Diploma of Applied Business (Entertainment Management) is ideal for students wanting to work in the business and management side of the music and entertainment industries.

The diploma can be completed in two trimesters (8 months) of full-time study, where you will have the opportunity to progress into the Bachelor Degree or Double Degree (subject to academic performance).

 

THROUGHOUT THE DIPLOMA, YOU WILL

 

Develop a fundamental understanding of publicity, marketing and the media

Manage, promote and produce events

Gain knowledge and experience in artist and tour management

Get valuable insight into the entertainment industry from experienced teachers

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 Applied Business (Entertainment Management) are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code: 097890C & 099683E.

ELIGIBILITY & ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

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

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
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Student Support
Free Access to Wellbeing & Academic Support
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Industry Experience
Dedicated Time for Industry Experience
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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, Online, or Blended
FIRST YEAR MANAGEMENT MARKETING APPLIED ENTREPRENEURSHIP INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Introduction to Entertainment Management Introduction to Marketing, Communications & Branding Introduction to Entertainment Business Law Critical Thinking
Trimester 2 Copyright Management Event Management Theory Introduction to Creative Entrepreneurship Critical Survey
Trimester 3 Entertainment Economics & Management Finance Publicity & Promotions Applied Event Management Venue Management + Elective 1
SECOND YEAR MANAGEMENT MARKETING APPLIED ENTREPRENEURSHIP INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Business Structures & Organisational Behaviour Consumer Behaviour/CRM Applied Talent Management Tour Management + Elective 2
Trimester 2 Business Strategy & Design Thinking Marketing Research Applied Rights Management Group Project + Elective 3
Trimester 3 International Music Business Management Funding for the Creative Arts Applied Business Management / New Venture Industry Placement

OUR CAMPUSEs

Wellington St Campus

208 Wellington St, Collingwood VIC 3066

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George St Campus

2/156 George St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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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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