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Fine Arts and Music – a callout to our community

3 April 2020
With doors closed across Melbourne's Arts Precinct, the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music is looking for ways to support its community of artists and musicians....

VCA introduces updated BFA curriculum for 2021

10 March 2020
In 2021, the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) will introduce an updated Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) curriculum, in which students will continue to take practical, studio-ba...

Meet Dr Brad Merrick, Senior Lecturer in Music (Performance Teaching) at the Melbourne Conservatorium

5 March 2020
Dr Brad Merrick is a passionate educator and performer who has been involved in music and performance teaching for many years. What does his life look like since he joined the...

VCA filmmakers get a seat at the table with Australians in Film in LA

4 March 2020
Victorian College of the Arts Film and Television alumni will have the opportunity to work at the former home of Charlie Chaplin in Los Angeles, thanks to a new partnersh...

Visual Artist Scotty So opens up about drag, authenticity, and getting mistaken for Carrie Lam on the internet

13 February 2020
In 2019, Scotty So began exploring notions of reality and authenticity – but how did this lead to his alter-ego being accidentally picked up by international news m...

Art Schools for Fire Relief raises more than $100,000 for recovery charities

7 February 2020
More than $100,000 has been raised for Wildlife Victoria and the Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund in an art exhibition hosted by the Victorian College of the Arts at the Margar...

Alumni collaborate on Asia TOPA's The Seen and Unseen

31 January 2020
Eugyeene Teh and Adena Jacobs met at the VCA in 2007. 13 Years later, they’re collaborating with fellow Australian theatremaker Jenny Hector, Indonesian artist Kamila An...

Dr Suzanne Fraser: coordinating the Centre of Visual Art (CoVA) – a ‘big, beautiful creature’ at the University of Melbourne

20 January 2020
Dr Suzanne Fraser is Centre Coordinator at the University of Melbourne's Centre of Visual Art (CoVA) and was previously a lecturer in Art History at the University. As well as...

Robert Walton on Child of Now and bringing your heart to work

10 January 2020
A creative trailblazer, Victorian College of the Arts Theatre lecturer Robert Walton has been credited with creating the world’s first piece of iPad theatre and has tour...

Four new faces at the Melbourne Conservatorium in 2020

23 December 2019
2020 promises to be an exciting year at the Melbourne Conservatorium, with milestone anniversaries, an incredible array of public performances, and teaching, research and musi...

Corrie Chen, filmmaker: some advice for film and television graduates at the University of Melbourne

12 December 2019
Award-winning filmmaker and television director Corrie Chen graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor Film and Television (Hons) in 2008, and a Master i...

Dr Kim Dunphy, Dance Movement Therapist: ‘It’s our moral obligation to make a contribution’

4 December 2019
Digital archives of sung poems might seem a long way away from dance movement therapy, but for Dunphy it’s all part of a broader engagement with art, culture and communi...