Orientation for Bachelor of Fine Arts

Acting and Theatre

Monday 21 February

1.00 pm - 2.00 pm, Peer Mentoring Session
Venue details to be announced

The Melbourne Peer Mentor Program (MPMP) is a brilliant way for you to connect with your peers and a later year Fine Arts and Music student mentor. The program aims to provide a space for you to ask questions, feel heard and be supported as you begin your journey as a student creative. This first session (there are 5 sessions in total) will provide you with the opportunity to meet your mentor and other first-year students from your degree program. During the session, your mentor will lead you through introductions and provide you with an overview of the MPMP. They will also offer some insight into what your first few weeks of university will look like based on their own valuable experience. After the session your group will be invited to attend the Melbourne Commencement Ceremony together. Keep an eye on your student email for further details.

2.30 pm - 4.30 pm, Melbourne Commencement Ceremony
Venue details to  be announced

Welcome to your first official University of Melbourne event, the Melbourne Commencement Ceremony (MCC)! The MCC is an official celebration of your commencement as a Faculty of Fine Arts and Music student at the University. You'll be welcomed by university leaders and hear from guest speakers and industry influencers who will wish you well on your journey with us. It all starts here! At the end of the ceremony, you will then be invited into a celebration space to share food (from a bunch of awesome food trucks), listen to DJ spun tunes and meet academics and peers from within our faculty community.

Tuesday 22 February

10.00 am - 11.30 am, Faculty Orientation
Hosted live from Hanson Dyer Hall, Ian Potter Southbank Centre

Additional seating and live stream available in Kenneth Myer Auditorium, Ian Potter Southbank Centre

Let your journey at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music begin! Orientation Week starts with an Acknowledgment of Country and a formal welcome from our new Dean, the Director of the Conservatorium, and the Director of the VCA. Then get prepared for the semester ahead with important information, performances, and other guest speakers.

11.30 am - 2.30 pm, Southbank Welcome Day
Wilin Garden, Southbank Campus
Register via Eventbrite 

Explore your new campus and connect with your fellow students from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music! Experience a smoking ceremony and enjoy a free lunch, live music, and entertainment. Register before 16 February for catering purposes.

Wednesday 23 February

11:00 am - 1:00 pm,  Acting and Theatre Orientation
Space 28 (Building 879, G05)