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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Podcast: Professor Sally Smart, “The power of artists is extraordinary”

17 August 2022
The Expert Hack Podcast sat down with Victorian College of the Arts alumna artist Professor Sally Smart to discuss how artists are influencing politics and social ch...

Inside the musician: Stuart Greenbaum: Emerging from the darkness

15 August 2022
Professor in Composition at the Conservatorium, Stuart Greenbaum, has released 'A Trillion Miles of Darkness', a new album of soulful, evocative music featuring the clarinet....

Herring Island inspires a new piano sonata

12 August 2022
Pianist Coady Green asked Linda Kouvaras to compose a work about a little-known location in Melbourne; he discusses the piece that eventuated....

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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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