Discipline areas

Studying at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music offers you the chance to explore and engage with ideas, leaders and experts across artistic disciplines at the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

Acting and Theatre

Strengthen your performance and devising skills. Explore acting, devising, writing, dramaturgy and staging, with intensive, project-based learning. Enjoy and be challenged by collaborative practice on national and international productions.


Develop an original compositional voice. Explore the key concepts and techniques in music composition. Learn all phases of the composition process to create a professionally presented score.

Creative Arts and Music Therapy

Combine music, dance or drama with skills in health and wellbeing to become a registered creative arts or music therapist. This graduate study teaches you to engage with clients across the lifespan while undertaking clinical placements in diverse settings.


Become part of the future of Australian dance. Prepare for a creatively and technically challenging career. Learn skills in contemporary and classical dance, across performance and choreography.

Design and Production

Train to become a world-class production designer, technician or manager by specialising in technical production or design fields. Prepare for work in live performance, events, or film and television.


Explore current music-making in a global context, and new performance skills in traditional music from around the world. Engage in ethnographic research on music in social, cultural and historical contexts.

Film and Television

Explore animation, screenwriting, direction and editing. Collaborate on an industry-standard short film. Develop critical analysis and apply it to your work as a cinematographer, director or editor. Engage with the broader history of screen culture.

Indigenous Arts and Culture

Study with the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development. Through independent research, develop advanced skills in Indigenous arts and culture. Explore performance, writing, film, video or multimedia.

Interactive Composition

Prepare for an intensive, commercially led, collaborative program that teaches you how to create music and sound for a range of contemporary media contexts and platforms.

Jazz and Improvisation

Celebrate great Australian Jazz and improvised music performance in a unique studio-intensive approach that nurtures future music performers and directors through repertoire, improvisation skills and technical studies.

Music Performance

Prepare for life as a professional musician. Learn and develop through weekly individual instrumental, vocal or composition lessons, instrument classes, and extensive solo and ensemble performance opportunities.

Music Psychology

Explore the ways that music impacts our emotions, relationships, brain and bodies using a range of research approaches to explore the connection between music and individuals.

Music Theatre

Build on your talent to become an industry-ready, professional performer. Train in singing, acting and dancing, both individually and in combination. Develop your sense of individual expression through public performance.


Write and think critically about music and sound. Develop the academic skills to research how and why people make music across a wide range of historical and social contexts.

Performance Teaching

Develop a range of teaching approaches for the delivery of instrumental or vocal lessons that foster independent, reflective, motivated and cooperative learning.

Visual Art

Immerse yourself in studio-based practice. Experiment with concepts, materials, techniques and processes. Prepare for a career as a visual artist, or in a related field, like art curation, preserving artwork or design.


Adopt an audience-driven perspective. Write for formats including film, television, gaming and online. Learn to interpret and apply critical analysis. Collaborate with peers to bring productions to life.