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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Expressing trauma through creative arts - and boxing

19 January 2022
Dr Donna Lyon is a film producer and senior lecturer in producing at VCA Film and Television. She talks about how research, University partnerships and the Tran...

A new exhibition reimagines death and body disposal practices for the 21st century

10 January 2022
We are currently experiencing a mass death event as a result of the COVID pandemic, with many friends and families mourning the end of life of their loved ones, and organising...

VCA's Kate Just, Prue Lang awarded 2022 Australia Council for the Arts funding

16 December 2021
The Australia Council has announced this year’s recipients of its prestigious Fellowships, valued at $80,000 over two years, including celebrated VCA Dance alum Prue Lan...

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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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