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.

Options for your creative expression

With 18 subject areas, taught and facilitated by over 300 full and part-time staff members, you’ll find the match for your passion.

A diverse and engaged student body

Be challenged and inspired by the students working alongside you. Australian and international students come together to create.

Study in the heart of the Arts Precinct

Our Southbank campus situated in Melbourne’s dynamic home of the arts, putting students in the middle of the action.

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.

Explore your options

The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music has a broad range of scholarships for domestic, international and Indigenous students supported by a proud tradition of giving.

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subjects offered


Full-time staff across the Faculty