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.


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Upcoming Events

Steinway D Launch Series: Jerry Wong

Wednesday 21 Aug 2019 at 6:30pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
George Rochberg Four Short Sonatas Franz Liszt Chapelle de Guillaume Tell Franz Liszt Les cloches de Genève Richard Wagner/Franz Liszt Isolde’s Liebestod Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Op. 111 The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music introduces and showcases both it's stunning new pian...


Thursday 22 Aug 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.

Sir John Barbirolli in Australia

Friday 23 Aug 2019 at 1:00pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
Professor Raymond Holden AM, Professor of Public Engagement at the Royal Academy of Music, London, presents a lecture focusing on Sir John Barbirolli’s two visits to Australia.
  • 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 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

30 Jul 2019 | BLOGS

Yamandu Costa, virtuoso guitarist: ‘I believe in the beauty of people’

Ahead of Yamandu Costa’s performance at the Melbourne Conservatorium in early August, guitarist and Faculty of Fine Arts and Music alumna Rose de La Montaña speaks …

25 Jul 2019 | BLOGS

VCA Digital Archive: Word Art

The VCA Digital Archive is a living audiovisual record of student films that date back to 1966. The articles in this series respond thematically to the depth and breadth …

25 Jul 2019 | BLOGS

Meet Ng Sze Min, Bachelor of Music (Interactive Composition) graduate from the Melbourne Conservator...

After completing a three-year diploma in music composition at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, Ng Sze Min moved to Melbourne to study Interactive Composition. …

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