Drexel in Australia: Australian College of the Arts (Collarts)
Collarts (short for Australian College of the Arts) is Melbourne’s premier music industry university. It is a unique and dynamic program that encourages creativity. If your dream career is to become a Music Director, Songwriter, Recording Artist, Sessional Musician, Composer, Music Teacher, Music Arranger, or another career in music industry, then this is the program for you.
Collarts is located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia, and is located in the Southeast part of the country. Voted the world’s most livable city in 2016 (by Economist Intelligence Unit), and the second-best student city behind only Paris (QS World Rankings), Melbourne is the ideal destination for study abroad.
- 3.0 minimum GPA
- Music Industry Majors only
- Juniors only
At Collarts, students will take two business classes, an arts/humanities elective, and two MIP classes. For more details, please see the breakdown on the Music Industry Sequence Sheet.
Students are taught and graded by Australian faculty at Collarts. Grades are noted as "CR/NCR" on their transcript and will NOT affect their GPA. In order to receive CR, students must earn a "C" or above at the host institution. Students must be a full-time student at the host institution while also taking the equivalent of a full-time load at Drexel.
This is a fall-term program only. Click here for the academic calendar.
Fall Semester Dates and Itinerary
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US citizens studying abroad in Australia will need a visa. While the visa process is relatively easy, students should budget about $550 for their visa and $350 for mandatory Australian health insurance.
Estimated Program Costs
Review the Estimated Study Abroad Costs page for a list of approximated program expenses.
Tuition & Financial Aid
This is a Drexel sponsored program, thus your Drexel tuition and financial aid remain the same during the term abroad. Students may also want to submit a revised budget to Drexel Central to see if additional funding may be available.
Students who receive Federal Work Study should consider applying for the Study Abroad Online Journalist work study position (only available to students after acceptance).
Those interested in seeking additional funding should review Scholarship & Funding Opportunities. Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly.
For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page.
Students who receive Federal Pell Grant should apply for the Gilman Scholarship
. Awards up to $3,000 for U.S. citizen undergraduate students that receive the Federal Pell Grant.