VCA 50 Future Stories

As we mark 50 years of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), we also celebrate the future: the ways in which the VCA is contributing to transforming arts practices in Australia and around the world.

With an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion, the VCA is fertile ground for transformative work and artistic invention. Explore our stories of how students, staff and researchers are shaping the future of the arts.

Producing the next generation of design at the Prague Quadrennial

Every four years, the Prague Quadrennial celebrates the best of scenography and production design. For decades, the VCA has been part of that celebration.

Against tokenism, towards nuanced representation: The future of the Australian screen according to four VCA filmmakers

Filmmakers and VCA Film and Television alum say the Australian film industry must continue to evolve beyond ‘ticking diversity boxes’ to ever-more-meaningful inclusion.

Collaborating to build a more cohesive community – why First Nations stories and safety are important for Theatre

Australian society and sport are inextricably intertwined, including in the struggle of acknowledging and remedying systemic racism.

Dancing with digital technologies: how dance and technology collaborate

“As we draw towards a future that has virtual reality much more incorporated within it, how are we as humans within that virtual paradigm? And if we're mainly being seen as a virtual avatar or element, who are we as humans?”

Cultivating a space for diverse voices in visual art at the VCA

When higher education is increasingly viewed as a blend of knowledge-making and vocational training, how does an art school cultivate a space for diverse voices to thrive through this creative journey?

Reflecting the world as it is: Choir Boy’s Abu Kebe and Fangirls’ Manali Datar reflect on where the music theatre industry is headed

Structural inequality is the single biggest conversation happening in the music theatre industry – and modelling the required changes is the only way that institutions can help the industry thrive into the future.