Research Centres, Units and Groups
Our vision is to establish a culture of excellence in creative arts and music therapy research and training, grounded in a supportive and inspiring research milieu and fostered in international collaboration.
Our vision is to centre Indigenous philosophies of practice in the academy and society through arts practice, arts research, research training and partnerships.
Our vision is to establish a culture of excellence in creative arts therapies research and training, grounded in a supportive and inspiring research milieu and fostered in international collaboration.
Emotions shape individual, community and national identities. The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions uses historical knowledge from Europe, 1100–1800, to understand the long history of emotional behaviours.
The Creativity and Wellbeing Hallmark Research Initiative explores the intersection of creativity and wellbeing. It uses an interdisciplinary knowledge base to cultivate a network of researchers who investigate the relationship between creativity and wellbeing, and the impact of creativity on wellbeing across the lifespan.
The world-first Music, Mind & Wellbeing initiative links neuroscience with music and social wellbeing through a unique set of collaborations spanning music, science, health, education, and industry.
For Research in Art, Performing Arts and Design
Graduate Research Students
Research income over the last 5 years (HERDC)
Our Research Stories
Art + Australia explore the conjunction of art and science in Event Horizon, released to coincide with a three-day symposium.
Celebrated Melbourne Conservatorium composer Katy Abbott discusses her latest work, incorporating letters sent by members of the Australian public to detained asylum seekers on Nauru.
The University of Melbourne is partnering with the ABC and the Australia Council to present TOP 5 Arts – a media residency for graduate early-career practitioners and PhD researchers.
Dr Suzanne Fraser: coordinating the Centre of Visual Art (CoVA) – a ‘big, beautiful creature’ at the University of Melbourne
Researcher, lecturer and arts writer, Dr Suzanne Fraser is Centre Coordinator at the University of Melbourne's Centre of Visual Art (CoVA). Here, she talks about CoVA's remit, aspirations and research profile.
VCA Theatre lecturer Robert Walton has been credited with creating the world’s first piece of iPad theatre and has toured his work internationally. So where does "radical empathy" fit in to his latest work?
Digital archives of sung poems might seem a long way away from dance movement therapy, but for Dunphy it’s all part of a broader engagement with art, culture and community-building.