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

Dr Kim Dunphy, Dance Movement Therapist: ‘It’s our moral obligation to make a contribution’

4 December 2019
Digital archives of sung poems might seem a long way away from dance movement therapy, but for Dunphy it’s all part of a broader engagement with art, culture and communi...

A chance for teachers to upskill and make music accessible to students with disabilities

3 December 2019
A new course at the University of Melbourne will help equip music teachers with the skills to work with students with special needs and ensure they have equal access...

Chris Kohn, VCA lecturer: putting diversity centre stage

28 November 2019
Since 2016, Chris Kohn has been working on a PhD looking at theatre made by people with intellectual disabilities and those identifying as neurodiverse. Right now, though, he'...

Upcoming Events

From Earth

Wednesday 11 Dec 2019 at 7:30pm
Ian Potter Southbank Centre
Ossicle Duo are committed to commissioning new repertoire and performing established works for the unique instrumental combination of trombone and percussion. In their Melbourne Conservatorium of Music debut, Ossicle Duo presents an eclectic program of contemporary music exploring rituals, identi...

VCA ART GRAD.SHOW.2019 Exhibition

Thursday 5 Dec 2019 - Sunday 15 Dec 2019
Student Gallery
This year, for the first time ever, Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) will showcase the work of all our graduating Art students in one spectacular event. Already one of Melbourne’s landmark cultural events, the 2019 VCA Art Exhibition will be bigger and better than ever before – celebrating our un...

Film and Television Graduate Screenings 2019

Sunday 15 Dec 2019 at 6:30pm
113 Swanston Street
The Victorian College of the Arts film screening season is your first chance to see short films from Australia’s best emerging filmmakers before their release to the international film festival circuit. Full program and tickets available from ACMI in late November.

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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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