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What will I learn?

If you dream of a career as a Studio Engineer, Mastering Engineer, Producer, Live Sound Technician, PA Systems Engineer, AV Technician & Installer, or if you want to work as a Sound Designer or Post-Production Specialist for film and television including Dolby Atmos 3D immersive sound, this course is for you.

The Audio Engineering course is perfect for students who want to be producers and specialists in a variety of audio production fields including live sound, recording, producing and post-production. You will be taught and mentored by experienced industry experts who are currently working as live sound technicians, producers, and post-production specialists.

You will work with analogue and digital equipment in our cutting-edge facilities, where you will master a variety of software and learn in small-sized classes so that you finish the degree with a wealth of hands-on experience. Audio Engineering students also work closely with students from other courses to gain a well-rounded understanding of processes involved in the music and entertainment industry.

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.

If you dream of a career as a Venue Manager, Audio Producer, Studio Manager, Stage Technician, Tour Manager, Event Manager, Festival Organiser or Artist Manager, this course is for you.

The Double Degree: Bachelor of Arts (Audio Production) & Bachelor of Applied Business (Entertainment Management) course is perfect for people who are interested in both the technical and business sides of the entertainment industry, with a specialised focus on audio engineering and management.

The Double degree can be completed in three years full-time study or part-time equivalent.


→ Gain an in-depth understanding of audio engineering, live sound, and production

→ Develop specialist studio recording and post-production skills

→ Create professional-quality recordings

→ Manage live audio production to a professional standard

→ Explore new audio and music technologies, while becoming AVID certified in ProTools

→ Manage, promote and produce live events

→ Gain knowledge and experience in artist and tour management

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

→ 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, events and placements

→ Study on-campus or blended, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

→ Complete your two bachelor degree in three years full-time or part-time equivalent


Fast-tracked: 3 years; Mixed: 4 years; Standard: 4.5 years

Which department am I in?

School of Entertainment



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,770.50 (14,56,502) per year
AUD $107,082 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

12 September 2022


Cromwell Street Campus

67/69 Cromwell Street,



3066, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,770.50 (14,56,502) per year
AUD $107,082 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

12 September 2022


Collarts (Australian College of the Arts)

Wellington Street Campus,

208 Wellington Street,



3066, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicant must be at least 18 years of age at the time of commencement of study and completion of an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or overseas equivalent. English Language Requirements: Meet the minimum English proficiency requirements evidenced by achieving an IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.

For international students

Must be at least 18 years old at course commencement

Successful completion of a senior secondary school certificate equivalent to Australian year 12

English Language Proficiency

An international student whose first language is not English should be able to speak and write English to a level sufficient to cope with the requirements of tertiary study. To be accepted to a course of study at Collarts, an international applicant must provide evidence of English Language Proficiency at one of the following minimum levels (or equivalent) with no individual band below 6.0:

• IELTS Band Score 6.0

• Cambridge CAE Score: 169

• Pearson Academic Score between 51-58

• TOEFL iBT Score between 60-78

Pathways options


About Collarts (Australian College of the Arts)

Collarts offers a range of bachelor’s degrees in the design and entertainment areas.

  • Based in One of world’s most livable cities, Melbourne
  • Students are taught by award-winning leaders
  • New state-of-the-art facilities
  • Industry placements opportunities for all students