About us

Creativity is the key to change in the world. Join us in that change.

Professor Marie Sierra, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

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.


Feral queerness – an interview with Associate Professor Alyson Campbell

1 March 2021
Running interference? Going feral? Alyson Campbell discusses her research projects and strategies relating to her own queerness and the queerness of others....

Dr Sarah Woodland: 'Social justice is a connective tissue in my applied theatre work'

16 February 2021
In her role as Dean's Research Fellow in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, Dr Sarah Woodland leads a portfolio of research entitled 'Performing Justice: Arts-Led Approaches...

Conservatorium trombone student wins prestigious Margaret Sutherland Bursary Competition

11 February 2021
Melbourne Conservatorium Bachelor of Music student Jessica Gillham has won the Margaret Sutherland Bursary competition 2020....


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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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