About us

We believe in the power of the artistic mind – working together, we can effect change.

Professor Barry Conyngham, Dean of 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 of Fine Arts and Music is a dynamic institution. Whether you're planning to join us as a student, looking to work with us, or just want to visit, feel free to explore our work and our spaces.

When people come to our Faculty they are in a melting pot, not only of ideas, but of cultures and aesthetics. We feel this gives students the best chance to find out who they are and what they want to say. We want you to come and join us in this great adventure. It’ll be tough, exciting and ultimately one of the most wonderful times in your life.

News

Art Schools for Fire Relief raises more than $100,000 for recovery charities

7 February 2020
More than $100,000 has been raised for Wildlife Victoria and the Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund in an art exhibition hosted by the Victorian College of the Arts at the Margar...

Alumni collaborate on Asia TOPA's The Seen and Unseen

31 January 2020
Eugyeene Teh and Adena Jacobs met at the VCA in 2007. 13 Years later, they’re collaborating with fellow Australian theatremaker Jenny Hector, Indonesian artist Kamila An...

Upcoming Events

Music Neuroscience Symposium 2020 – How Music Sculpts the Brain

Monday 24 Feb 2020 at 5:00pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences are delighted to welcome as our recently appointed Professorial Fellow in the MSPS, Dr Isabelle Peretz, from the University of Montreal. Dr Peretz’s keynote will describe the main findings of more than thirty...

Puccini Double Bill: Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi

Thursday 12 Mar 2020 - Sunday 15 Mar 2020
The Coopers Malthouse
Featuring the next generation of Australia’s emerging opera performers, Master of Music (Opera Performance) students from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music present Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. In the first, Sister Angelica is a young noblewoman who has been forced to become a ...

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Breadth studies

Explore a passion or discover something new through breadth study. Leveraging the combined strengths of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, the Faculty offers world-class training and facilities.

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