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.

Alumni

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.

More about alumni

3,125

core degree students across the Faculty

1st

in Australia for performing arts

$200M

invested in world-class facilities since 2010

Upcoming Events

Baroque Winter Academy - Quality Practice with Susan Williams

Sunday 21 Jul 2019 at 12:30pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
An exploration of effective and creative ways to practise enabling musicians to: * Understand the basic principles of psychomotor learning * Introduce and share methods and strategies for practicing * Find out what aspects are strong and weak in your own practice * Modern insights from perform...

Baroque Winter Academy - Flow for Musicians with Rachael Beesley

Monday 22 Jul 2019 at 12:30pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
Simple and effective Flow ideas for musicians: * Increase awareness of contact with the instrument * Develop resonance produced by your body and the instrument * Enhance ease in playing through movement * Learn improvisation skills to study repertoire We strongly encourage booking in advan...

Baroque Winter Academy - Bohemian Baroque

Monday 22 Jul 2019 at 6:30pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
Artists’ concert from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Baroque Winter Academy performing repertoire from the highly virtuosic and sublime music from the Bohemian Baroque. We strongly encourage booking in advance for all of our events. This guarantees your seat, and allows us to communicate a...
  • 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...
  • Mongrel 2019

    Performance, Event
    May 16 2019
    Music Theatre and Interactive Composition students collaborate to develop original works that are quick, hilarious, provocative and thoughtful. In our intimate cabaret setting...

Master of Music Orchestral Performance

Take your talent to new heights with the only course of its kind in Australia. Explore the full spectrum of repertoire and performance contexts delivered in partnership with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

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News

16 Jul 2019 | BLOGS

Southbank Campus to open for Open House Melbourne

Open House Melbourne visitors can be among the first to see the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music’s new world-class spaces at Southbank on 27 and …

16 Jul 2019 | BLOGS

Elijah Wald: how the guitar shaped – and didn’t shape – the world

Elijah Wald is a musician, writer and historian who has been playing guitar for more than 50 years. Ahead of his keynote address at the Melbourne Conservatorium …

15 Jul 2019 | BLOGS

The origins of musical expertise: beyond born versus made

The International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS) is a biennial meeting of performers and scientists that provides a platform to discuss all facets of performance and …

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