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'I didn’t know theatre for young people could be so radical and innovative': Meet VCA graduate Sophia Derkenne

9 July 2024
Meet Sophia Derkenne: an artist, and graduate of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre) program at the VCA. Hear from Sophia as they share insights on how their VCA training shap...

Destination Opera: Opera Studies students and alumni take to stages around the world

1 July 2024
In 2024 current students and graduates of Opera Studies from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music are being noticed, not only within the state, but internationally, writes Profe...

University of Melbourne to host inaugural Music Theatre Futures conference

20 June 2024
The Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) at the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music is proud to host the inaugural Music Theatre Futures conference n...

VCA Director Professor Emma Redding receives MBE for services to dance

18 June 2024
A huge congratulations to Professor Emma Redding, who recently received her MBE for services to dance. The honour was bestowed by Princess Anne at a ceremony at Windsor Castle...

'A sense of joy and jubilation' — Enterprise Professor Natalie King reflects on the 2024 Venice Biennale

12 June 2024
Natalie King is a leading Australian curator, writer and senior researcher engaged with artists and institutions across the Asia-Pacific region. Currently Enterprise Professor...

Riverdance at 30: How Riverdance shaped Irish dance, and reflected a multicultural Australia

30 May 2024
Ireland won the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, but their victory was overshadowed by the seven-minute interval “filler” that received a standing ovation.The combine...

Four productions showcase student work across Acting, Dance, Music Theatre and Design and Production programs

29 May 2024
Students from the Victorian College of the Arts’ Acting, Dance, Music Theatre and Design and Production programs will this week launch the first of four productions as p...

'A fragment of something much bigger' — new exhibition showcases paintings by Paul Maymuru

15 May 2024
A new exhibition showcasing expansive works by Maŋgalili artist Paul Maymuru will open next week at the University of Melbourne’s Fiona and Sidney Myer Gallery....

University of Melbourne upskills film students using the latest Hollywood technology

1 May 2024
Cutting-edge virtual production technology that’s being used in Hollywood, is now available to students and industry practitioners at the University of Melbourne, with a...

Triennial competition opens to celebrate talented young violinists

26 April 2024
Australia’s finest young violinists will once again compete for a total prize pool of $55,000 in the country’s most generous violin scholarship, the University of...

New exhibition 'Oscilloforms' explores links between contemporary art and its historical precursors

19 April 2024
An exciting new exhibition will open at the University of Melbourne’s Project8 Gallery next week exploring the relationship between twenty-first century artforms and the...

'We are all artists' — Renowned human rights educator visits University of Melbourne

17 April 2024
Internationally renowned human rights speaker and educator Professor André de Quadros recently presented the public lecture ‘Freedom dreaming, storytelling, and rec...