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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The forgotten ballets of Australia

29 November 2022
Hear from Yvette Grant, a researcher in dance history at the Victorian College of the Arts as she introduces us to the prolific choreographer Laurel Martyn (1916-2013) who cre...

2022 Art graduates share a future built on community

29 November 2022
Head of VCA Art, Associate Professor Simone Slee was interviewed by ArtsHub about the 2022 VCA Art Grad Show....

Professor Jane Davidson on the benefits of group singing

29 November 2022
Professor Jane Davidson, Head of the Faculty Research Centre appeared on ABC News recently speaking to the psychological and social benefits of group singing....

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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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