Victorian College of the Arts
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The need for truthing in language rematriation
In this edited extract of her recent 2019 Lin Onus Oration at the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, Dr Lou Bennet makes a compelling case for the importance of Indigenous research methods and practice-led research to the task of “rematriating” Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.
And action! The VCA Digital Archive opens to the public
Every VCA graduation film since 1966 is now stored in digital form. A new exhibition at the University of Melbourne showcases this treasure trove for the first time.
Richard Frankland says 2002 play about deaths in custody is sadly still relevant
Richard Frankland is not surprised his 2002 play about deaths in custody, Conversations with the Dead, is being restaged or that the story is still topical.
Five Questions for Lauren Gould, Master of Production Design for Screen student
Master of Production Design for Screen student Lauren Gould discusses her career-defining internships in film and television.
Five Questions for Caitlin Overton, Master of Theatre (Directing) student
Having grown up in rural NSW, VCA Theatre student Caitlin Overton is looking for ways to bridge the gap between rural and metropolitan creatives.
Meet Omar Hassan, Photography student at the University of Melbourne
Omar Hassan enrolled in the VCA Art (Photography) degree straight out of high school and is determined to take each day as it comes.
Bouyancy director Rodd Rathjen: interview
Buoyancy is Australia's submission for Best International Feature at the 2020 Oscars. We talk to the director of this brutal and beautiful film.
An artist bears witness to those detained on Manus Island
Manus Island refugee processing may be coming to an end, but new portraits shine a light on the lives left in limbo.
Meet Athina Wilson, Film and Television student at the University of Melbourne
BFA (Narrative) student Athina Wilson talks about empathy, team-building and women in cinema.
Meet Claire Bird, Theatre student at the University of Melbourne
Claire Bird is studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre). She talks about the moments of discovery while studying and the importance of failing gloriously.
Meet Jasmine Vaughns, Music Theatre student at the University of Melbourne
Jasmine Vaughns, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) student, talks about meeting her idol in New York and the importance of being brave.
Meet Liz Smith, Graduate Certificate in Visual Art student
After a 40-year career in psychology and education, Liz Smith is on her way to becoming an artist full-time via the Graduate Certificate in Visual Art at the Victorian College of the Arts.
Meet Danni Zhang, Screenwriting student at the University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting) student Danni Zhang talks about her run-in with Mr. Feminism, and what excites her about a career in screenwriting.
Meet Charby Ibrahim, Master of Film and Television (Documentary) graduate
From teacher to filmmaker, Master of Film and Television (Documentary) graduate Charby Ibrahim is passionate about social justice. He talks about how he’s trying to push creative boundaries of traditional documentary film making, while agitating for social change.
Master of Creative Arts Therapy: an Australian first at the University of Melbourne
A new Master of Creative Arts Therapy course has been announced by the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music at the University of Melbourne.
What's a girl? Just ask Ellen Grimshaw
Ellen Grimshaw graduated in 2018 from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Master in Writing for Performance. Here she discusses her new show, inspired by her work for the University’s First Commissions project, to be performed at the Melbourne Fringe this month.
New graduate-level voice training for stage and screen at the University of Melbourne
A new masters course has been launched to provide students with industry-leading knowledge and skills to work as a professional voice coach in the performing arts, film and television, media and business.
VCA Digital Archive: dance on film
The VCA Digital Archive is a living audiovisual record of student films that date back to 1966. The articles in this series respond thematically to the depth and breadth of the collection. Enjoy!
Willow Sizer on cowboys, taxes … and fighting the status quo
Willow Sizer, who graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre), is one of 30 student and alumni artists from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music to take part in First Commissions, for which artists were commissioned to create new works inspired by historically significant artworks, with no knowledge of the source material. Here, she discusses her artistic response.
VCA Digital Archive: Word Art
The VCA Digital Archive is a living audiovisual record of student films that date back to 1966. The articles in this series respond thematically to the depth and breadth of the collection. Enjoy!By Alice O’Rourke