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17-carrot gold – new work by Master of Film and Television students

22 May 2020
First-year Master of Film and Television students were tasked with creating a unique piece of content from home, and ... they hopped to it....

How to play a simple blues guitar solo

19 May 2020
In the latest in our How To series – shot from home while the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music operates virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions – Head of Guitar Dr Ke...

Noel Hutchison, sculptor and art writer, remembered

13 May 2020
Acclaimed sculptor and art writer Noel Hutchison established the first Honours Degree at the VCA and was its first coordinator. His friend and colleague Aleks Danko, Honorary...

104 Concert Halls: Ravel's Boléro (from home) by the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

12 May 2020
Most arts and music disciplines rely on collaboration, but maybe none more so than orchestral performance. By its nature, an orchestra is a collective – the trick, more...

New ABC media residency for arts practitioners and researchers

1 May 2020
The University of Melbourne is partnering with the ABC and the Australia Council to present TOP 5 Arts – a media residency for graduate early-career practitioners and Ph...

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...