Study with us
The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music is the proud home of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. We contribute to a deeper understanding of the arts through our research and fuel the spirit of Melbourne's arts community.
Our student body comprises more than 2,500 undergraduate, graduate, research, international and exchange students. Our staff, including internationally recognised artists, musicians and researchers, give our students the tools they need to find their own unique voice. In addition, more than 8,000 students take University of Melbourne breadth subjects with our Faculty each year. That means around 12% of the University's students explore the creative arts through our Faculty, enriching their knowledge and skills and enhancing their employability.
Whether you study at our Southbank campus in the heart of Melbourne's Arts Precinct or at the University's Parkville campus we encourage you to find your artistic voice.
Simply put, we believe in the power of artistic minds and their ability to effect change.
Information for new applicants, including important dates, audition schedules, interviews can be found on the Study website.
Become a creative catalyst
Options for your creative expression
A diverse and engaged student body
Study in the heart of the Arts Precinct
As a Dance student at the VCA, I get to work on myself as well as be part of an amazing community of inspired and inspiring people. Between the information I get from my own learning and growth, and the information I get from others around me, I could never be bored or stagnant.Luke Fryer, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)
Study options to suit your style
Whether you’re a full-time or part-time student, someone looking for a creative outlet, or even a company looking to expand your ways of working, there’s a way to engage with the Faculty.
Students are supported not just in their artistic choices but to make the best of their study experience. For international students, that might mean specific help with life in Melbourne. For Indigenous students, that might mean engaging with services offered by the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development.