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VCA graduate showcase streamed free for the first time on MIFF play

20 September 2021
Short film lovers will be treated to more than 40 films by the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Film and Television graduating class of 2020 in a special free-to-view onlin...

Congratulations to our alumni participant in Impact 2

17 September 2021
Impact 2 was launched this week in Melbourne by award-winning filmmaking company Imagine Entertainment. The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music was delighted to learn that scr...

Kummarge provides pathways for emerging First Nations dance artists at the VCA

16 September 2021
Kummarge, a new program directed by dance artist and visionary leader, Wiradjuri man Daniel Riley, is about ensuring that First Nations students and aspiring dance artists don...

Meet Chris Mead, Head of Theatre at the University of Melbourne

6 September 2021
Associate Professor Chris Mead joins the Victorian College of the Arts as Head of Theatre following roles at the Melbourne Theatre Company, PlayWriting Australia and Sydney Th...

In Conversation with the Creators of 'Paper City'

18 August 2021
Paper City follows the survivors of a US air attack on eastern Tokyo. Now in their twilight years, the survivors battle for recognition and reparations under a government relu...

Meet Cara Hagan and Brenton Surgenor, new faces of VCA Dance

18 August 2021
Leading specialist in somatic education, choreography and dance science Aotearoa-born Brenton Surgenor has lived and worked in the US, the UK, Hong Kong and Australia. His car...

The power of mentoring: an interview with curator Professor Natalie King OAM

13 August 2021
Professor Natalie King has been recognised for her 20-plus years spent mentoring other women, colleagues and First Nations peers working in the arts....

Ablaze: Tiriki Onus resurfaces vital Indigenous history through a film about his grandfather

6 August 2021
Academic, advocate, singer and now filmmaker, Tiriki Onus discusses the film made by his grandfather William "Bill" Onus and the new documentary it inspired....

Master of Dance will launch at the University of Melbourne in 2022

13 July 2021
The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, home of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, is pleased to launch a new Master of Dance for 2022.&n...

Is our thinking about emotions wrong? Dr Frederic Kiernan, University of Melbourne

29 June 2021
Thinking about "doing" emotions, rather than just "feeling" them, offers a new perspective on the mechanisms of social change....

Lighting of the Wilin for Reconciliation Week 2021

28 June 2021
Every year,  the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music comes together to celebrate the beginning of National Reconciliation Week by lighting the Wilin as part of a formal s...

Meet Elliott Gyger, Associate Director of Teaching and Learning at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

27 June 2021
Elliott Gyger is Associate Professor in Composition at the University of Melbourne, with a rich and varied career in music-making and education. Here, he discusses his work, t...