Faculty Governance

Information about how the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music is governed and structured

Faculty executive

The Faculty Executive provides advice and support to the Dean on strategic and operational planning, management and performance of the Faculty.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement policy and procedures in compliance with University policy, procedures and statutory responsibilities
  • Serve as the coordinating and steering committee for matters referred to the Faculty Board and the two Schools of the Faculty
  • Advise the Dean on resource allocation to enable the Faculty to implement its programs and meet its priorities, approve annual budget and monitor expenditure against plan
  • Provide advice to the Dean on student load management.

Membership

  • Dean (Chair)
  • Associate Deans
  • Director, the Conservatorium
  • Director, VCA
  • Faculty Executive Director
  • EA to the Dean (Secretariat) (ex officio)

Meetings

The Faculty Executive Committee is required to meet no less than four times a year.

Contact

  • Professor Barry Conyngham, Dean
  • Ms Colleen Wait, EA to the Dean

Visit the Executive Staff Directory for contact information for executive staff members

Faculty advisory board

The Faculty Advisory Board provides advice and support to the Dean.

Responsibilities

  • Strategic policy development and contribution for education and training, research, commercial and community relations
  • Advise on arts sector and community needs for new and existing courses offered
  • Promoting the programs of the Faculty within the arts sector and wider community
  • Development of the Faculty’s reputation and financial benefaction
  • Participating in the selection committee convened to recommend the appointment of the Dean.

Membership

  • Nine members from the arts sector appointed by University of Melbourne Council
  • Dean
  • Faculty Executive Director (Secretary or delegate)
  • One additional member appointed by Council.

Meetings

The Faculty Advisory Board is required to meet no less than twice a year.

Contact

  • Professor Barry Conyngham, Dean
  • Ms Colleen Wait, EA to Dean

Faculty leadership team

PositionPersonPhoneEmail

Dean, Fine Arts and Music

Professor Barry Conyngham

+61 3 9035 9316

fineartsmusic-dean@unimelb.edu.au

Director, VCA

Professor Jon Cattapan

+61 3 9035 9002

vca-director@unimelb.edu.au

Director, the Conservatorium

Professor Gary McPherson

+61 3 9035 9425

mcm-director@unimelb.edu.au

Faculty Executive Director

Ms Jane Richards

+61 3 9035 9316

fineartsmusic-fed@unimelb.edu.au

Associate Dean (Academic)

Professor Melanie Plesch

+61 3 9035 9334

mplesch@unimelb.edu.au

Associate Dean (Indigenous Development)Mr Tiriki Onus+61 3 9035 9345tiriki.onus@unimelb.edu.au

Associate Dean
(Research)

Professor Jane Davidson

+61 3 9035 9334

j.davidson@unimelb.edu.au

Associate Dean (Engagement)

Professor Jane Davidson

+61 3 8344 0566

j.davidson@unimelb.edu.au

Associate Dean (International)

Mr Leon Salom

+61 3 9035 9286

leon.salom@unimelb.edu.au

Associate Dean
(Inclusion & Diversity)

Professor Katrina McFerran

+61 3 8344 7382

k.mcferran@unimelb.edu.au

VCA Associate Director
(Teaching & Learning)

Donna Lyon Hensler

+61 3 9035 9083

donna.hensler@unimelb.edu.au

VCA Associate Director
(Research)

Dr Danny Butt

+61 3 8344 2326

danny.butt@unimelb.edu.au

VCA Associate Director
(Operations)

Associate Professor Matt Delbridge

+61 3 9035 9096

matthew.delbridge@unimelb.edu.au

The Conservatorium Associate Director
(Teaching & Learning)

Associate Professor Elliott Gyger

+61 3 8344 7429

egyger@unimelb.edu.au

The Conservatorium Associate Director
(Research & Research Training)

Associate Professor Linda Kouvaras

+61 3 8344 0566

lindaik@unimelb.edu.au

The Conservatorium Associate Director (Music Performance)

Associate Professor Don Immel

+61 3 9035 9177

don.immel@unimelb.edu.au