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.


Operation opera: the secret of success at the Melbourne Conservatorium’s Vocal department

15 November 2019
What do Georgia Wilkinson, winner of the 2019 Herald Sun Aria competition, and Chloe Harris, who won this year’s prestigious Richard Divall Prize, have in common? Well,...

Luke Devenish: how screenwriting pulses through The Heart of the Ritz

14 November 2019
Luke Devenish is a novelist, screenwriter, playwright and lecturer who currently teaches Screenwriting at the Victorian College of the Arts. So how do all of those skills comb...

Meet Priya Namana, Master of Contemporary Art student at the University of Melbourne

11 November 2019
After moving to Melbourne to pursue design, Priya Namana found herself increasingly frustrated at the socio-political climate around her. She talks about how she found a const...

Upcoming Events

Disclosure – Graduate Dance Season

Tuesday 19 Nov 2019 at 7:30pm
Performing Arts Building
Presented by: Dance and Production An evening of contemporary dance showcasing graduating students from the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) in new works by Alisdair Macindoe, Larissa McGowan and James O’Hara. Generating the possible in the spaces of the unknown, the continuing and the felt, thes...

Masters Recital – Stuart Brennan

Monday 25 Nov 2019 at 2:00pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
Stuart Brennan presents his Masters Recital in Trombone. <br> Max Bruch - Kol Nidrei, Op. 47 <br> Juraj Filas - Sonata for Trombone & Piano, "At the End of the Century" <br> Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Suite from The Queen of Spades, Op. 68, arr C. Lindberg <br> Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Se...

Masters Recital – Oscar Woinarski

Tuesday 26 Nov 2019 at 11:00am
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
Oscar Woinarski presents his Masters Recital in Cello


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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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