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.

News

Fine Arts and Music – a callout to our community

3 April 2020
With doors closed across Melbourne's Arts Precinct, the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music is looking for ways to support its community of artists and musicians....

VCA introduces updated BFA curriculum for 2021

10 March 2020
In 2021, the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) will introduce an updated Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) curriculum, in which students will continue to take practical, studio-ba...

Meet Dr Brad Merrick, Senior Lecturer in Music (Performance Teaching) at the Melbourne Conservatorium

5 March 2020
Dr Brad Merrick is a passionate educator and performer who has been involved in music and performance teaching for many years. What does his life look like since he joined the...

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1st

in Australia for Performing Arts

$200M

invested in buildings and facilities since 2010.

300+

events a year attended by students and public

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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