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What will I learn?

If you dream of a career as a Stand Up Comedian, Writer, Stage Director or Producer, working in Film and TV, Radio, Performing Arts, Podcasting, or on the internet, this course is for you.

The Comedy course is perfect for people wanting to work in the comedic side of the arts and entertainment industries. You will be taught and mentored by industry experts who are currently working within many sectors of the industry including theatre, film, television, radio and podcasting.

Focusing on comedy performance, comedy writing, production, and entrepreneurship, you will gain the knowledge and skills to develop and manage a career in the entertainment industry. Students have the opportunity to create a comedy portfolio showcase, as well as partake in sought-after internships and gain hands-on experience. You will also work closely with students from other courses to foster a well-rounded understanding of the arts and entertainment industries.

The Diploma of Dramatic Arts (Comedy) is ideal for students wanting to work in the comedic side of the arts and entertainment industries.

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

THROUGHOUT THE DIPLOMA, YOU WILL

Develop an understanding of comedy creation, production and publicity

Complete stand-up and comedic projects to a foundational level, from concept to completion

Gain knowledge and experience in performance and comedic arts

Get valuable insight into the entertainment industry from experienced teachers

Hear from and work with guest speakers and meet with agents throughout the course

Study on-campus with access to all of Collarts campus facilities

Complete your bachelor degree in two years instead of the standard three

Which department am I in?

School of Entertainment

CRICOS

104456C

Study options

Full Time (3 trimesters)

Tuition fees
A$23,796.00 (12,82,112) per year

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

Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Collarts (Australian College of the Arts)

Wellington Street Campus,

208 Wellington Street,

COLLINGWOOD,

Victoria,

3066, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (3 trimesters)

Tuition fees
A$23,796.00 (12,82,112) per year

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

Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Cromwell Street Campus

67/69 Cromwell Street,

COLLINGWOOD,

Victoria,

3066, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

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

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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