Learn to think, feel and create in the way only you can

Pursue the mastery of your discipline at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music. As the proud home of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, the Faculty is dedicated to composition, conducting, dance, design, production, ethnomusicology, film and television, interactive composition, jazz and improvisation, musicology, music performance, music psychology, music theatre, music therapy, theatre and visual arts.

Join us in Melbourne's Arts Precinct and find your artistic voice.

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From full-time degree study to breadth subjects to corporate workshops, we have flexible options on offer.

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Explore a passion or discover something new through breadth study. With our world-class training and facilities.

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Understand the full impact and importance of the arts, and how you can contribute.

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3,125

core degree students across the Faculty

1st

in Australia for performing arts

$200M

invested in world-class facilities since 2010

Upcoming Events

Lighting the Wilin

Monday 27 May 2019 at 8:45am
Wilin Garden - Victorian College of the Arts
Lighting the Wilin is the Centre's annual ceremony to commemorate the birth of the Wilin Centre through protest. Join Boon Wurrung Elder N'arweet Carolyn Briggs for a Welcome to Country, followed by breakfast for staff and students.

Sense and Sensibility

Monday 27 May 2019 at 1:00pm
Melba Hall
German music of the middle of the 18th century was undergoing rapid stylistic change, with many composers caught up in the 'empfindsamer Stil' (sensitive style), aiming for expression of natural feelings in intimate and subjective ways. But the best of these composers remained strong contrapuntists,...

Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: The Madrigals of Claudio Monteverdi - Early Voices Ensemble

Monday 27 May 2019 at 7:00pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
This concert brings together a wide range of baroque repertoire, from Monteverdi madrigals, which injected new life and emotion into the word-music relationship, to the music of Heinrich Schütz, whose Italian-inspired compositions bring the same intensity of vision to the sacred repertoire. Alongsid...

Showcase

  • Mongrel 2019

    Performance, Event
    16th May 2019
    Music Theatre and Interactive Composition students collaborate to develop original works that are quick, hilarious, provocative and thoughtful. In our intimate cabaret setting...
  • Fcking A

    Event, Performance, Season
    16th Apr 2019
    Director: Candy BowersWritten by Suzan-Lori Parks, presented by Acting Company 19 and graduating Production students.”F***ing A” by Suzan-Lori Parks is dangerous a...
  • Masters Exhibition 2018

    Exhibition
    1st Dec 2018
    Presented by graduating students from Visual Arts Masters programs. Photos by Drew Echberg....
  • Wilin Jams 2018

    Event
    29th Nov 2018
    WILIN Jams is an open invitation for everyone to come together, jam and celebrate the pivotal contribution of Indigenous artists and community members. Featuring guest musicia...
  • Music Theatre Company 2018

    Season, Other
    1st Nov 2018
    Music Theatre Company 2018 are defined by their passion, their depth of feeling, their curiosity and the sensitivity and commitment that they bring to their work.They have bee...
  • Production Exhibition 2018

    Exhibition, Graduation Show
    1st Nov 2018
    The VCA Production Graduate Exhibition 2018 is a celebration of final year Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production), Master of Design for Performance and Master of Production Design...
  • Production Graduates

    Season, Other
    1st Nov 2018
    Graduating Production students of 2018....
  • Acting Company 2018

    Season, Other
    1st Nov 2018
    Acting Company 2018 showcases the best of our graduating acting students. These emerging artists develop, strengthen and hone their acting chops through a broad range of studi...
  • Acting Showcase

    Performance
    1st Oct 2018
    Acting Company 2018. Photos by Drew Echberg....
  • Music Theatre Showcase

    Performance
    1st Oct 2018
    The VCA Music Theatre Showcase at Grant Street Theatre. Photos by Drew Echberg...
  • Asia Orchestra Tour

    Concert, Event
    25th Sep 2018
    The 2018 Asia Tour marks the very first time in its long history that the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has toured internationally. This tour provided outstanding...
  • The Drowsy Chaperone

    Season, Performance
    1st Sep 2018
    Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellarMusic and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg MorrisonDirector Alister SmithMusical Director David YoungChoreographer D...
  • The Skin of Our Teeth

    Season, Performance
    1st Sep 2018
    Written by Thornton Wilder and directed by Dean Bryant, this modern classic showcases the talent of the Victorian College of the Arts' Acting Company 2018 and graduating Produ...
  • Carmelites

    Performance
    30th Aug 2018
    Based on the closing days of the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution in 1794, this opera, told in 12 ‘dialogues’, fictionalises the martyrdom of the Carme...
  • Jazz Ensemble

    Concert, Performance
    1st Aug 2018
    Small and large student ensembles live at the historical Kelvin Club.Photos by Sav Schulman...
  • Murdoch Travelling Fellowship 2017

    Exhibition, Other
    1st Jul 2018
    Awarded biennially to theatre, music and visual arts graduates, the Fellowships were established in 1994 by the late Dame Elisabeth Murdoch to enable young artists to travel a...
  • Dance 40th Anniversary Party

    Event
    10th Jun 2018
    Celebrating 40 years of Dance at the Victorian College of Arts.Photos by Drew Echberg...
  • MIFLAS An Afternoon at the Opera

    Concert
    3rd Jun 2018
    A benefit concert in support of the Melbourne International Festival of Lieder and Art Song (MIFLAS), an international festival housed within the shores of Australia that nurt...
  • Music Ensemble

    Concert, Performance
    2nd Jun 2018
    World Music Choir and the Chinese Music Ensemble rehearsing at Melba Hall. Photos by Sav Schulman....
  • A Chorus Line

    Season, Performance
    1st Jun 2018
    One of the best known and loved dance shows of the modern era, A Chorus Line broke new ground with its raw honesty about the dancer’s life. It scooped the pool of Tony A...
  • Peter Pan

    Season, Performance
    1st Jun 2018
    Directed by Benjamin SchostakowskiFeaturing graduating Acting and Production studentsA new production based on the original play by J.M. Barrie.Wendy and her brothers fly away...
  • The Crucible

    Season, Performance
    1st Jun 2018
    By Arthur MillerDirected by Adena JacobsFeaturing graduating Acting and Productions studentsSalem 1692. A group of young women are caught dancing in the forest. Accused of wit...
  • Wind Symphony Day

    Concert
    19th May 2018
    Three concerts were presented in the beautiful surrounds of the Melbourne Recital Centre. The theme for Wind Symphony Day  ‘Classic and Contemporary’ fea...
  • University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

    Concert
    1st May 2018
    The University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the Melbourne Recital Centre.Photos by Sav Schulman...
  • Gloria

    Performance
    1st May 2018
    Beatus vir and Gloria are two of Vivaldi's most beautiful and moving choral works. Set within the magnificent St Paul's Cathedral, and using magical visual imagery, these...
  • Mongrel 2018

    Season, Performance
    1st May 2018
    The Oxford dictionary defines 'mongrel' as being 'of no definable breed or type'. See what happens when graduating Music Theatre and Interactive Composition students bring tog...
  • Andrew Byrne Masterclass

    Other
    1st Apr 2018
    Andrew Byrne is a New York-based voice teacher, vocal coach, composer, performer and music director. He visited Melbourne to run performance masterclasses with Music Theatre s...
  • On View Opening Night

    Exhibition
    1st Apr 2018
    Exhibition of Sue Healy's work at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery. Event was part of the Dance 40 program, celebrating 40 years of Dance at VCA.Photos by Drew Echberg...
  • MILFAS The Enamoured Soul

    Concert, Performance
    1st Apr 2018
    The Enamoured Soul: The Glory of Handel features some of the greatest music of this extraordinary composer, with breathtaking performances by soprano Jacqueline Porter, Erin H...
  • Morning Melodies

    Performance
    1st Feb 2018
    The VCA Music Theatre Performance at the Arts Centre in Melbourne...
  • Masters Exhibition Opening 2017

    Exhibition
    1st Dec 2017
    Presented by graduating students from the Master of Contemporary Art and Master of Fine Art. Audiences will navigate a dynamic exhibition beginning in the Margaret Lawrence Ga...
  • Film and Television Awards 2017

    Event, Screening
    1st Dec 2017
    A night to celebrating film and the achievement of our graduates -Melbourne's next generation of animation, documentary and narrative storytellers at ACMI....
  • Student Showcase Guitar

    Concert
    1st Oct 2017
    Featuring guitar soloists and chamber groups from the MCM guitar program, the concert includes a performance of a new composition by Ade Vincent, who was awarded the 2017 Guit...
  • Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Sep 2017

    Concert
    21st Sep 2017
    Conservatorium students and Associate Professor Richard Davis perform at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.Photos by Sav Schulman...
  • The Tale of Orpheus

    Concert
    1st Sep 2017
    David Greco voice, Erin Helyard musical director, Jane Davidson artistic director, David Irving violin.To mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of Claudio MONTEVERDI, the Me...
  • Melbourne Cello Festival 2017

    Concert, Season, Event
    1st Sep 2017
    Melbourne Cello Festival (MCF) was founded in 2015 by Artistic Director Alvin Wong to bring cellists around the world to Melbourne for the celebration of cello music. Its goal...
  • Music Theatre Company Showcase 2017

    Season, Performance
    1st Jun 2017
    Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by George Furth. Presented by Music Theatre Company 2017 and VCA Production.Photos by Drew Echberg...
  • Melbourne Symphony Orchestra May 2017

    Concert
    21st May 2017
    Conservatorium students and Associate Professor Richard Davis perform at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.Photos by Sav Schulman...
  • Jazz and Improvisation Large Ensemble Showcase 2017

    Concert
    1st May 2017
    A night of eclectic sounds with the Jazz and Improvisation department showcasing the talents of our emerging contemporary improvisers and staff, as they perform in large ensem...
  • Mongrel 2017

    Season, Performance
    1st May 2017
    The Oxford dictionary defines 'mongrel' as being 'of no definable breed or type'. See what happens when graduating Music Theatre and Interactive Composition students bring tog...
  • Music Therapy at the NGV

    Event
    1st May 2017
    Music Therapy School's workshop at the NGV. Photos by Sav Schulman...
  • IC: Love Remixed

    Concert
    1st May 2017
    Do you want to know what love is? Faculty of the VCA & MCM Staff and students collaborate to create an immersive experience of music, sound and vision ­led by the Inte...

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