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

30 Jul 2019 | BLOGS

Yamandu Costa, virtuoso guitarist: ‘I believe in the beauty of people’

Ahead of Yamandu Costa’s performance at the Melbourne Conservatorium in early August, guitarist and Faculty of Fine Arts and Music alumna Rose de La Montaña speaks …

25 Jul 2019 | BLOGS

VCA Digital Archive: Word Art

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 …

25 Jul 2019 | BLOGS

Meet Ng Sze Min, Bachelor of Music (Interactive Composition) graduate from the Melbourne Conservator...

After completing a three-year diploma in music composition at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, Ng Sze Min moved to Melbourne to study Interactive Composition. …

Upcoming Events

Composition Concert - Second Year

Wednesday 18 Sep 2019 at 7:30pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
New works presented by second year Bachelor of Music Composition students. We strongly encourage booking in advance for all of our events. This guarantees your seat, and allows us to communicate any unforeseen event scheduling changes with you.

Found/Lost

Thursday 19 Sep 2019 at 6:30pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
Trumpet and Percussion: Nick Hewett Japanese Calligraphy: Junko Azukawa Saxophone: Rob Vincs Electric Guitar: Ashley Cross Percussion: Peter Neville Expat Australian trumpeter Nick Hewett and Japanese calligrapher Junko Azukawa re-unite with Conservatorium colleagues to continue their shared ...

Grant!

Thursday 19 Sep 2019 at 7:00pm
Grant Street
Jazz sessions and art transmissions curated by students from the Conservatorium’s Jazz & Improvisation program. Featuring special guest performers each week: some old, some borrowed, some outright stolen, and some kind of blue. This program is generously supported by the Lionel Gell Foundation.

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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