The Bachelor degrees at Collarts are offered over six trimesters and can be completed in two years of full-time study or four years of part-time study. Full time study generally requires students to be on campus 3–4 days a week, with the exception of our online-only Bachelor of Animation and VFX degree.
The Diplomas for Music Performance, Music Production, Audio Engineering, Content Creation, Interior Design, Fashion Marketing and Entertainment Management are offered over two trimesters of full-time study, or can be completed in four trimesters of part-time study.
For the Diploma of Arts in Entertainment Journalism, full-time study is three trimesters, or can be completed in six trimesters of part-time study. Full time study generally requires students to be on campus 3–4 days a week.
Orientation Week, 29th January — 1st February
Trimester 1 Teaching Period, 4th February — 26th April
Direct Applications Close, 8th February
Census Date, 22nd February
Orientation Week, 20th May — 24th May
Trimester 2 Teaching Period, 27th May — 16th August
Certificate IV Applications Close, 20th May
Bachelor & Diploma Applications Close, 31st May
Census Date, 14th June
Orientation Week, 9th September — 13th September
Trimester 3 Teaching Period, 16th September — 6th December
Certificate IV Applications Close, 9th September
Bachelor & Diploma Applications Close, 20th September
Census Date, 4th October
Collarts focuses on giving students real-life industry experiences so that they are career-ready when they graduate. We provide a wide range of experience-based scholarships for Collarts’ students that enrich their study experience and connect them with the industry they want to work in. Collarts supports students in a variety of ways, from overseas exchange
Application criteria and times vary depending on what is available at the time of your study. Talk to us to find out what experience-based scholarships you might be eligible for.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is designed to recognise and acknowledge current knowledge, skills, attributes that students may have gained through previous study or work experiences. Collarts will grant course credit in Recognition of Prior Learning if the student is assessed to meet the requirements set by the college. For more information, see the Collarts Recognition of Prior Learning for Admission or Course Credit Policy documentation.
Applicants who are seeking course credit for Recognition of Prior Learning should download and complete the Application for Course Credit in Recognition of Prior Learning form. Please email this completed form, along with any documentary evidence in support of the application to the Collarts Registrar.
RPL enables students to reduce their course loads by not repeating subjects that they already have knowledge and experience in. RPL also allows students to reduce financial costs of repeating subjects they may have already completed at a different educational institute.
For more information about Course Credit and RPL, you can email the college or call us directly on (03) 9281 8888.
The student handbook contains details about our college including: our mission and vision, campus information, enrolment details, program and assessment details, as well as our policies and procedures. You can view or download the Student Handbook.
If you are currently in Year 12 you must apply via VTAC regardless of whether you live in Victoria or a different state.
Once you have submitted a Collarts course into your VTAC preferences, our Future Student Team will contact you to arrange a suitable interview and/or audition time. Make sure your details are correct!
Once your application has been received, whether direct or via VTAC, our Future Student Team will contact you to arrange a suitable interview and/or audition time.
This application process applies to all non-year 12 candidates, including (but not limited to) those with:
Applicants for all of our courses must undertake a 30-minute interview. During the interview, we will ask you questions about your knowledge and experience in your field of interest as well as discuss your course choice with you.
Applicants for the Bachelor of Arts (Music) must complete an audition as well as an interview. It is expected that applicants have a good understanding of their instrument and applicants would benefit from having some basic music theory knowledge. The audition process will also be discussed when we set up an audition time.
If you are residing outside of Victoria but would like to apply for one of our courses we can set up an interview via Skype or phone and can organise an online audition if necessary.
Auditions and interviews take place throughout the year at your convenience. Contact us on (+61) 1300 818 777 to organise this or fill out our online application form and a member of staff will contact you.
Admission Criteria for each Collarts course is different, and also varies depending on the candidate’s background, qualifications and previous experience. You can see the Admission Criteria on the individual course page.
You can choose from our fee-paying options or if you meet the criteria you can opt to pay for your studies via FEE-HELP.
All courses currently offered at
The Higher Education Loan Program (FEE-HELP) is the private institution version of the HECS-HELP system. For more information about FEE-HELP and eligibility criteria, please check the FEE-HELP Information Booklet or see the Australian Government Study Assist website.
Upon acceptance to Collarts, we will mail all eligible students
Note that despite the similarity in name, VET
If you are ineligible for FEE-HELP or you elect to pay your fees upfront, fee-paying students can pay by EFTPOS, direct deposit or credit card. All major cards are accepted.
Bachelor and Diploma fees are $2,270 per unit, which is $9,080 per trimester for a full-time study load. The total cost for our diplomas (two trimesters of study) is $18,160 with the exception of the diploma of Entertainment Journalism and Animation & VFX (three trimesters of study) which is $27,240. The total cost for the two-year (six trimesters) degree is $54,480. The total cost for the double degrees (nine trimesters) is $81,720. You can see the full 2019 Fees Schedule here.
The total cost for the Certificate IV in Interior Decoration is $9,950 (on-campus) or $7,500 (online). You can see the 2019 Fee Schedule here.
Collarts reviews its fees annually and course fees may vary from year to year.
Tuition assurance protects students in the event a course of study provided by an approved HELP provider ceases to be provided after it starts but before it is completed. For more information about Collarts’ Tuition Assurance, click here.
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