About us

We believe in the power of 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.

Study with Us

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. Build on your knowledge and skill with a world-class education experience, designed to challenge and enhance your creativity

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Upcoming Events

Sense and Sensibility

Monday 27 May 2019 at 1:00pm
Melba Hall
German music of the middle of the 18th century was undergoing rapid stylistic change, with many composers caught up in the 'empfindsamer Stil' (sensitive style), aiming for expression of natural feelings in intimate and subjective ways. But the best of these composers remained strong contrapuntists,...

Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: The Madrigals of Claudio Monteverdi - Early Voices Ensemble

Monday 27 May 2019 at 7:00pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
This concert brings together a wide range of baroque repertoire, from Monteverdi madrigals, which injected new life and emotion into the word-music relationship, to the music of Heinrich Schütz, whose Italian-inspired compositions bring the same intensity of vision to the sacred repertoire. Alongsid...

Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century

Tuesday 28 May 2019 at 5:00pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
**Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Colloquia** Pianist and conductor Dr Paul Kildea presents an illustrated lecture drawing on the main themes of his critically acclaimed biography, *Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century*. *Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century* (Penguin, 2013)...

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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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