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

From Earth

Wednesday 11 Dec 2019 at 7:30pm
Ian Potter Southbank Centre
Ossicle Duo are committed to commissioning new repertoire and performing established works for the unique instrumental combination of trombone and percussion. In their Melbourne Conservatorium of Music debut, Ossicle Duo presents an eclectic program of contemporary music exploring rituals, identi...

VCA ART GRAD.SHOW.2019 Exhibition

Thursday 5 Dec 2019 - Sunday 15 Dec 2019
Student Gallery
This year, for the first time ever, Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) will showcase the work of all our graduating Art students in one spectacular event. Already one of Melbourne’s landmark cultural events, the 2019 VCA Art Exhibition will be bigger and better than ever before – celebrating our un...

Film and Television Graduate Screenings 2019

Sunday 15 Dec 2019 at 6:30pm
113 Swanston Street
The Victorian College of the Arts film screening season is your first chance to see short films from Australia’s best emerging filmmakers before their release to the international film festival circuit. Full program and tickets available from ACMI in late November.
  • Production Graduates 2019

    The graduating students from the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production), Master of Design for Performance and Master of Production Design for Screen have honed their technical, c...
  • Disclosure: Graduate Dance Season 2019

    at 7:30pm - 7:30pm
    An evening of contemporary dance showcasing graduating students from the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) in new works by Alisdair Macindoe, Larissa McGowan and James O’Har...
  • Folio Live 2019

    at 8:30pm - 8:30pm
    Collaborative sound and media works by graduating students of the Interactive Composition program. Over five evenings Interactive Composition students brought Grant Street The...

GRAD.SHOW.2019

For the first time ever, we showcase the work of all our graduating Visual Art students in one spectacular event. Join us Wednesday 4 December for the exhibition opening. Exhibition closes Sunday 15 December.

Register for opening

Latest News

Dr Kim Dunphy, Dance Movement Therapist: ‘It’s our moral obligation to make a contribution’

4 December 2019
Digital archives of sung poems might seem a long way away from dance movement therapy, but for Dunphy it’s all part of a broader engagement with art, culture and communi...

A chance for teachers to upskill and make music accessible to students with disabilities

3 December 2019
A new course at the University of Melbourne will help equip music teachers with the skills to work with students with special needs and ensure they have equal access...

Chris Kohn, VCA lecturer: putting diversity centre stage

28 November 2019
Since 2016, Chris Kohn has been working on a PhD looking at theatre made by people with intellectual disabilities and those identifying as neurodiverse. Right now, though, he'...

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