VCA 50th: Celebrating the arts since 1972
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). First established in 1972, with the School of Art, the VCA has grown to become a thriving hub of activity and a defining feature of Melbourne’s creative landscape.
VCA Director’s Dialogue Series
In this series of free public forums, VCA Director Professor Emma Redding speaks with leading thinkers about key areas of focus for the VCA community, as part of the broader arts sector, in its 50th year.
VCA director's message
At the Victorian College of the Arts we help students realise their potential, find their voice and contribute meaningfully to a global community of creative practice. In this video, Professor Emma Redding, Director of the Victorian College of the Arts, welcomes you to our unique institution in the heart of Melbourne's Arts Precinct.
Get involved in the celebrations with a range of public events and activities taking place throughout the year, as well as engaging commentary from some of our leading thinkers.
The modern women of Australian ballet07 March 2023This International Women’s Day, a University of Melbourne expert shares the inspirational ballets and lives of pioneering Australian women choreographers
Building intercultural engagement through music13 February 2023A new University of Melbourne framework aims to generate opportunities for cultural exchange and the expression of new cultural identities through shared music.
5 ways singing helps humanity08 February 2023University of Melbourne researchers have found singing is a powerful way to achieve deep personal and social meaning, and support mental and physical wellbeing
Looking forward: Director Dialogues address key areas of focus for the VCA in its 50th year31 August 2022The Victorian College of the Arts’ (VCA) 50th anniversary represents a chance to reflect on the last half-century of arts practice in Naarm/Melbourne and position itself for the next.
The music app supporting dementia care at home23 August 2022A new app aims to train family carers of people with dementia to use music to support care and manage symptoms at home, says University of Melbourne expert.
Director of the VCA, Professor Emma Redding appears in American Vogue22 July 2022American Vogue asked Director of the VCA, Professor Emma Redding her thoughts on the resurgence of Dance-Based fitness. Professor Redding wrote the world’s first masters degree in Dance Science, and has spent over two decades teaching and researching in the arts.
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