Social Practice and Community Engagement

As an artist in social practice you will explore community dynamics and techniques of understanding and engaging the public. This one-year Honours degree draws on the extensive disciplinary expertise at the Faculty.

Study Social Practice and Community Engagement at VCA

There are serious questions emerging in the arts about representation and what constitutes effective forms of collaboration with specific communities, especially in relation to marginalised groups.

We welcome artists from many artistic disciplines, including visual art, theatre, music theatre, dance, film and television, design and production, and music.

This one-year degree provides a way for undergraduate artists to orient their work towards social practice as they approach graduation. As it’s research-oriented, it also provides a pathway to PhD study for artists who already have an undergraduate qualification or equivalent experience.

Students undertake a series of fieldwork intensives, where they’ll witness accomplished artists conducting real-life projects in community settings.

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Re-membrance, Re-volt, Re-emergence: a Social Practice lecture series at the VCA

14 January 2021
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Meet Tania Cañas, course coordinator of the Honours program in Social Practice and Community Engagement at the VCA

12 January 2021
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We hear a lot about social practice in the arts, but what actually is it? We asked course coordinator of the University of Melbourne’s new Bachelor of Fine Arts (Ho...