About us

Creativity is the key to change in the world. Join us in that change.

With an energetic and innovative culture, the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music is the proud home of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Studying with us, working with us, or simply coming for a visit, you will enjoy the creative cultural outputs of our brilliant students and staff, as well as the beautiful purpose-built Southbank campus on which we are situated.

The Faculty is a place for creative people to come together to expand their minds and experiences, through which they become part of a world-wide community that motivates cultural growth. In short, we believe in the power of the artistic mind to effect change and we welcome you to share in that adventure.

We bring together all the artistic disciplines within a tier-one research university. Work in our world-class facilities, in the centre of Melbourne's Arts Precinct. Build on your knowledge and skill with a world-class education experience, designed to challenge and enhance your creativity

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Film & Television graduates win big at the Sydney Film Festival

29 November 2021
VCA Film and Television graduates, Sophie Somerville and Courtney Bombell have won the prestigious 2021 Dendy Live Action Short Award for their graduation film Peeps (2019) at...

Researching the arts and wellbeing: Challenges and opportunities

22 November 2021
A recent Australia Council for the Arts workshop brought some of the country’s leading arts and mental health researchers together....

Meet Zoyka Francalanci Aguayo, Master of Creative Arts Therapy student at the University of Melbourne

5 November 2021
As a practising psychologist with a passion for dance (Flamenco and African Rhythms), Zoyka Aguayo’s decision to study the Master of Creative Arts Therapy specialising i...

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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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