About us

We believe in the power of 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

18 Jul 2019 | BLOGS

VCA Digital Archive: The City

The VCA Digital Archive is a living audiovisual record of student films that date back to 1966. The articles in this series respond thematically to the depth and breadth …

16 Jul 2019 | BLOGS

Southbank Campus to open for Open House Melbourne

Open House Melbourne visitors can be among the first to see the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music’s new world-class spaces at Southbank on 27 and …

16 Jul 2019 | BLOGS

Elijah Wald: how the guitar shaped – and didn’t shape – the world

Elijah Wald is a musician, writer and historian who has been playing guitar for more than 50 years. Ahead of his keynote address at the Melbourne Conservatorium …

Upcoming Events

Baroque Winter Academy - Quality Practice with Susan Williams

Sunday 21 Jul 2019 at 12:30pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
An exploration of effective and creative ways to practise enabling musicians to: * Understand the basic principles of psychomotor learning * Introduce and share methods and strategies for practicing * Find out what aspects are strong and weak in your own practice * Modern insights from perform...

Baroque Winter Academy - Flow for Musicians with Rachael Beesley

Monday 22 Jul 2019 at 12:30pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
Simple and effective Flow ideas for musicians: * Increase awareness of contact with the instrument * Develop resonance produced by your body and the instrument * Enhance ease in playing through movement * Learn improvisation skills to study repertoire We strongly encourage booking in advan...

Baroque Winter Academy - Bohemian Baroque

Monday 22 Jul 2019 at 6:30pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
Artists’ concert from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Baroque Winter Academy performing repertoire from the highly virtuosic and sublime music from the Bohemian Baroque. We strongly encourage booking in advance for all of our events. This guarantees your seat, and allows us to communicate a...

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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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