Orientation: Make the Most of Melbourne

Congratulations to all students who have accepted their offer to study at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music at the University of Melbourne.

Bachelor of Music orientation

Orientation for the Bachelor of Music (Performance, Composition, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology) will be held at Parkvile on Tuesday July 17.

TimeSessionConvenerLocation
10.30–10.40 amDirector's WelcomeAssociate Professor Elliott GygerTallis Room, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Parkville
10.40–11.05 amBachelor of Music information sessionDerek JonesTallis Room, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Parkville
10.40–11.05 amBachelor of Music (Hons) information sessionAssociate Professor Elliott GygerHeinze Room, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Parkville
11.05–11.35 amPractical and Ensemble InformationDerek JonesTallis Room, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Parkville
11.35–11.45 amIgniteLab: Professional Development in the Music WorldJames McKinnonTallis Room, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Parkville
11.45–12.30 pmAcademic skills
Wellbeing
Library services
Timetables and room bookings
Enrolment
Health and safety
Various presentersTallis Room, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Parkville
12.30–2.00 pmMusic Student Society LunchMusic Student SocietyHeinze Room, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Parkville
2.30–3.30 pmLibrary Tour and WorkshopJulie Cohen and Nathan Parry ERC Level 1 ELearning Studio

New Student Interviews

Commencing students will need to attend an interview in the first week of classes. A detailed schedule of New Student Interviews will be made available in O week.

Orchestral Ensembles

All string, woodwind, brass and percussion students must audition for Orchestral Ensembles. Visit the Orchestral Ensembles webpage for important information, or contact Edwina Dethridge (Orchestral and Wind Symphony Coordinator) – edwina.dethridge@unimelb.edu.au

Slides from Orientation Information Session

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Slides

Masters of Producing orientation

Orientation for the Masters of Producing will be held at Southbank on Friday July 20 from 8.45am–12pm.

TimeSessionConvenerLocation
8.50–9.00 amOverviewDonna HenslerFederation Hall, Southbank
9.00–10.00 amVCA FTV Compliance, RAM's and Producing Short FilmsStephanie Phillips (Screen Production Coordinator)Federation Hall, Southbank
10.00–10.45 amLibrary sessionRuth McConchieTute room 4 (860–222), level 2, Elisabeth Murdoch Building
10.45–11.00 amCoffee break  
11.00–12.00 pmVCA Campus TourDonna HenslerFoyer in FTV Building
12.00–12.30 pmStudent PhotosGordon LyonMeet in Foyer of FTV Building
12.30–1.00 pmGraduate Student AssociationGSAProducers Room (861-110) FTV Building

Get started in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

The links below will help you to get started on your journey at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music.

For enrolment needs, speak to Stop 1. They can help you with a wide range of administrative tasks.

Book an appointment or find resources from Academic Skills.

If you are ever finding things a little rough you should contact Counselling and Psychological Services. They have workshops, resources and also individual appointments.

If you need representation you could speak to your Student Representative from UMSU.

You have access to all University libraries, including our Faculty's Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Library, the Lenton Parr Library and Visual and Performing Arts Library.

We have a new timetabling system called ASIMUT. You can use it to make room bookings.

The whole of the Southbank Campus is undergoing significant redevelopment. More information here,

If you missed the compulsory sessions for the Bachelor of Music you should get in contact with your academics immediately, as in some cases they use the New Student interviews to determine your teachers. If you are in the PCME Stream of the Bachelor of Music, please see the Student Guide here.