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

Disclosure – Graduate Dance Season

Tuesday 19 Nov 2019 at 7:30pm
Performing Arts Building
Presented by: Dance and Production 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’Hara. Generating the possible in the spaces of the unknown, the continuing and the felt, thes...

VCA Production Graduate Exhibition 2019​

Saturday 23 Nov 2019 - Sunday 24 Nov 2019
Martyn Myer Arena
The VCA Production Graduate Exhibition chronicles the development and accomplishments of our students in their various fields of specialisation: Stage Management, Sound, Light, Set and Costume Design and Realisation, Technical Production, Production Design, Art Direction and more. We invite you ...

Masters Recital – Stuart Brennan

Monday 25 Nov 2019 at 2:00pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
Stuart Brennan presents his Masters Recital in Trombone. <br> Max Bruch - Kol Nidrei, Op. 47 <br> Juraj Filas - Sonata for Trombone & Piano, "At the End of the Century" <br> Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Suite from The Queen of Spades, Op. 68, arr C. Lindberg <br> Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Se...
  • Acting Company 2019

    November 6 2019
    Our annual Showcase celebrates the graduating actors from Company 2019. With invaluable intensive training in Acting, Movement, Voice, and Theatre Making Practices, these tale...
  • Music Theatre Company 2019

    November 6 2019
    Music Theatre Company 2019 have had a remarkable journey at VCA that has seen them soak up opportunities to learn from the world’s best, both here and overseas. From 'Mo...
  • Dance Company 2019

    November 4 2019
    Our talented and committed 2019 Dance graduates have finessed their skills in technical facility, artistic sensibility and creative capacities to deepen their knowledge of dan...


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.

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Latest News

Operation opera: the secret of success at the Melbourne Conservatorium’s Vocal department

15 November 2019
What do Georgia Wilkinson, winner of the 2019 Herald Sun Aria competition, and Chloe Harris, who won this year’s prestigious Richard Divall Prize, have in common? Well,...

Luke Devenish: how screenwriting pulses through The Heart of the Ritz

14 November 2019
Luke Devenish is a novelist, screenwriter, playwright and lecturer who currently teaches Screenwriting at the Victorian College of the Arts. So how do all of those skills comb...

Meet Priya Namana, Master of Contemporary Art student at the University of Melbourne

11 November 2019
After moving to Melbourne to pursue design, Priya Namana found herself increasingly frustrated at the socio-political climate around her. She talks about how she found a const...

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