Welcome to the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

Learn to think, feel and create in the way only you can

Pursue the mastery of your discipline at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music. As the proud home of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, the Faculty is dedicated to composition, conducting, dance, design, production, ethnomusicology, film and television, interactive composition, jazz and improvisation, musicology, music performance, music psychology, music theatre, music therapy, theatre and visual arts.

Join us in Melbourne's Arts Precinct and find your artistic voice.

Options to suit your creative pathway

From full-time degree study to breadth subjects to corporate workshops, we have flexible options on offer.

Diversify, learn and get ahead

Explore a passion or discover something new through breadth study. With our world-class training and facilities.

Research that goes deeper

Understand the full impact and importance of the arts, and how you can contribute.


Have you studied at the Victorian College of the Arts or the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music? Make sure that your contact information is up-to-date to receive news, offers and opportunities.

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Upcoming Events


Thursday 19 Sep 2019 at 6:30pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
Trumpet and Percussion: Nick Hewett Japanese Calligraphy: Junko Azukawa Saxophone: Rob Vincs Electric Guitar: Ashley Cross Percussion: Peter Neville Expat Australian trumpeter Nick Hewett and Japanese calligrapher Junko Azukawa re-unite with Conservatorium colleagues to continue their shared ...


Thursday 19 Sep 2019 at 7:00pm
Grant Street
Jazz sessions and art transmissions curated by students from the Conservatorium’s Jazz & Improvisation program. Featuring special guest performers each week: some old, some borrowed, some outright stolen, and some kind of blue. This program is generously supported by the Lionel Gell Foundation.

On The Town

Tuesday 17 Sep 2019 - Friday 20 Sep 2019
Performing Arts Building
On the Town, the energetic wartime musical about three sailors on a 24-hour leave in New York City, features thrilling music by Leonard Bernstein with playful lyrics and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The show’s celebrated score includes a number of musical theatre standards, including ‘Come...
  • Morning Melodies 2019

    Performance, Event
    August 19 2019
    Our Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) students return to the Arts Centre in Melbourne for Morning Melodies, celebrating works that span Rodgers and Hammerstein to modern d...
  • Flora, The Red Menace

    Performance, Event, Season
    June 20 2019
    Graduating Music Theatre and Production students present Kander and Ebb's Flora, The Red Menace. This gentle comic romance features a lovely score by Kander and Ebb (Cabaret,...
  • dance ON

    Performance, Event
    June 13 2019
    An evening of contemporary dance featuring two new works by leading professional choreographers, Alice Holland and Brianna Kell, and two new works by emerging Fine Arts and Mu...

Master of Music Opera Performance

Applications close soon for our Master of Music (Opera Performance). Immerse yourself in an elite training program, offering professional industry experience for early-career opera singers and repetiteurs in our world-class facilities in Melbourne’s Arts Precinct.

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Latest News

Five questions for Nathan Santamaria, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Design and Production) student

18 September 2019
Nathan Santamaria is a sound designer, engineer and composer studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Design and Production), he talks about travelling to Prague this year to attend...

Five questions for Jasmine Vaughns, BFA (Music Theatre) student

17 September 2019
Jasmine Vaughns, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) student, talks about meeting her idol in New York and the importance of being brave....

Meet Liz Smith, Graduate Certificate in Visual Art student

17 September 2019
After a 40-year career in psychology and education, Liz Smith is on her way to becoming an artist full-time via the Graduate Certificate in Visual Art at the Victorian College...

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