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Andrew Upton at the VCA: 'The blank page is humiliating, shaming, disgraceful, terrifying'

24 November 2020
Last week, VCA Master of Theatre (Writing) Coordinator Raimondo Cortese spoke with Australian playwright, screenwriter and director Andrew Upton about his career, training, pe...

Nigel Westlake wins University of Melbourne Albert H Maggs Award for Composition

23 November 2020
The University of Melbourne last week decided the 2020 winner of the Albert H Maggs Composition Award as Nigel Westlake for his piece, Sacred Sky....

Words Seemed Unnecessary: the VCA's David Sequeira and Isolation Improvisation Collective make artful music

17 November 2020
Patrick Telfer, founder of the Isolation Improvisation Collective, and visual artist and lecturer at the University of Melbourne David Sequeira release a new collaborative wor...

Victorian College of the Arts graduates share in the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020

12 November 2020
Three Victorian College of the Arts graduates were among the winners at the coveted Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020 announced yesterday. Lecturer in Visual Art Dr Lau...

Meet Caitlin Aloisio Shearer, BFA (Visual Art) student at the University of Melbourne

4 November 2020
"A creative career requires tenacity, ingenuity and strength, and the outcomes may not measure up to those that are socially sanctioned." – Caitlin Aloisio Shearer tells...

Frisson, a new short film from Alex Wu, will give you goosebumps

20 October 2020
Does listening to your favourite song give you goosebumps? Musical chills, or "frisson", are explored by VCA Film and Television alum Alex Wu in a new film entitled Frisson. C...

Vale Dr Kim Dunphy OAM, a pioneer in dance movement therapy and much-loved friend and colleague

15 October 2020
It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of our colleague and friend Dr Kim Dunphy OAM, Program Coordinator and Senior Lecturer in Dance Movement Therapy at the Faculty...

Meet Raimondo Cortese, course coordinator of the Master of Theatre (Writing) at the University of Melbourne

13 October 2020
Writer and playwright Raimondo Cortese has written more than 30 plays which have been performed in more than a dozen countries, including Features of Blown Youth, Ro...

VCA Graduate Tina Stefanou wins $50,000 Schenberg Arts Fellowship

13 October 2020
"I feel like I've woken up in another universe" – The Schenberg Art Fellowship 2020, a cash prize of $50,000, has been awarded to Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) graduat...

New Dean appointed at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

6 October 2020
The University of Melbourne has appointed Professor Marie Sierra as the new Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, home of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melb...

Meet Alyson Campbell, Associate Professor in Theatre at the University of Melbourne

17 September 2020
Associate Professor in Theatre Alyson Campbell is a freelance director and dramaturg with an astounding 30-year career, and teaching credits that feature the School of Creativ...

Meet Ravi Avasti, Master of Contemporary Art graduate, University of Melbourne

16 September 2020
Kyneton based Ravi Avasti completed a Master of Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne in 2018. He was awarded the Fiona Myer White Sto...