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

DFLTLX, or Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights

Monday 17 Jun 2019 - Wednesday 19 Jun 2019
Martyn Myer Arena
Written by Gertrude Stein, presented by Acting Company 19 and graduating Production students. Directed by Alyson Campbell. Gertrude Stein, one of the giants of modernist formalism, takes the Faust myth for what could be seen as an eco-feminist spin: selling your soul for electric light. Our produ...

Dance On 2019

Tuesday 18 Jun 2019 - Thursday 20 Jun 2019
Performing Arts Building
An evening of contemporary dance featuring two new works by leading professional choreographers, Alice Holland and Brianna Kell, and two new works by emerging VCA student choreographers, Hayley Roe and Alexandra Dobson. Presented by Dance and Production students. Image by Gregory Lorenzutti, 2...

Flora, The Red Menace

Thursday 20 Jun 2019 - Friday 21 Jun 2019
Grant Street Theatre
Graduating Music Theatre and Production students present Kander and Ebb's Flora, The Red Menace. Written in 1965 but set in 1935, this rarely-seen gem tells the story of the indefatigable Flora, who falls in love with Harry, a Communist. Their romance is tested as she's torn between her job, the Par...
  • 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...
  • Fcking A

    Event, Performance, Season
    April 16 2019
    Director: Candy BowersWritten by Suzan-Lori Parks, presented by Acting Company 19 and graduating Production students.”F***ing A” by Suzan-Lori Parks is dangerous a...
  • Masters Exhibition 2018

    December 1 2018
    Presented by graduating students from Visual Arts Masters programs. Photos by Drew Echberg....

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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