LIVE Update Blog: Inside Our New Collingwood Campus

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Collarts is thrilled to announce that in September, our brand new premises at 208 Wellington Street, Collingwood will open. Marking a new chapter in history for Collarts, the college will move further into the Fitzroy and Collingwood area, diving into the heart of Melbourne’s vibrant arts community. Tracking its progress over the next few months, we’re sharing live updates of the campus’ development ahead of its opening.


May 28, 2018 @ 10am: Collarts announces move to new Collingwood campus

Collarts announces the new campus at 208 Wellington St, Collingwood. Sharing the news with students and industry, Ben O’Hara, the Dean of Collarts, was elated at its potential. “The creative spirit of these suburbs is the perfect place for Collarts and our students. To some extent, we’re already there, with existing campuses in Collingwood and Fitzroy, but by the end of 2018 the relocation will be complete.” You can read the full announcement here.

June 13, 2018 @ 1:15pm: Collarts shares an inside look at Wellington Street

Sharing exclusive images and videos from the site, Collarts went into the thick of it all to capture the Collingwood campus’ progress. Transforming the space from its metal bare bones, the space has begun to fill out with walls and fixtures, setting out rooms including computer labs, student breakout spaces and classrooms. The most notable change is its transformation in the allocation of space and light, with sound-proofed walls sectioning off the interior.

June 20, 2018 @ 2:30pm: Merit Interiors On Collarts’ New State Of The Art Campus

Talking to the Head of Design at Merit InteriorsGemma Daskalou is the Head Designer responsible for Collarts’ new campus space. Passionate about animating fantastic design that’s crafted towards purpose, we caught up with Gemma about her appreciation for Collarts’ culture, chatting everything from fittings and features she’s curated for both students and staff. You can read the full interview here.

July 11, 2018 @ 2:00pm: The Finishing Touches Begin

Staff from our Future Student Team and the Marketing department had a quick walkthrough of the new campus. Since our previous visit, the preparations of the rooms have been completed with the construction now starting on the finishing touches. As Content and Social Media Coordinator Monique Myintoo noted in an Instagram video, “From the atrium, there’s going to be a student kitchen, which is here so it will be huge! From the foyer, you can go down the hallways… to the auditorium and more classrooms.”

July 25, 2018 @ 3:30pm: The Space Takes Shape

The space has now gone from a skeleton to a fitted-out campus that’s beginning to show off its personality. As we entered the building, most of the glass, walls and initial painting had been completed, alongside the allocation of steps and stairways. The most noticeable update came from the atrium, where steps led up to the second floor and poured out at the campus’ heart as seen in our Instagram updates. With most of the staff room walls fitted with glass and the auditorium beginning to take form, the walk-through was an exciting glimpse into the speedy design of Merit Interiors.

Aug 31, 2018 @ 11:00am: The Finishing Touches Begin!

A new exciting look at our Wellington St campus is now on Instagram! With the Brady St Campus officially closing last week, staff have begun the big move into Collingwood. With the finishing touches now underway before Open Day, the campus is set to come to live over the next few weeks.

Last updated 31/08/18 with more live updates to follow!


Collarts new campus is located at 208 Wellington St, Collingwood VIC 3066. We’re looking forward to the move and are excited to share its progression with both students and the public through our social channels. Sign-up to our Newsletter here for our latest updates and check out what courses we offer here. Applications are now open for 2018 and 2019!