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 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.

What's on

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.

Explore our campus

Explore our growing Southbank campus online and take a look inside at the upcoming Open House series.

Fiona and Sidney Myer Gallery

A contemporary art space located in the heart of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct. A place for new work and education, for the Victorian and Australian arts community.

Learn more about VCA

Find other information about VCA history, staff, teaching and news.

Contact us

Get in touch with the Faculty.