Theatre

The VCA Theatre program produces some of Australia’s finest practitioners in both traditional and contemporary theatre.

Study Theatre at the VCA

Our Theatre program draws together the elements of contemporary theatre practice – writing, theatre making, devised work, actor skills, direction and stagecraft.

At undergraduate level the program is designed to train actors and theatre makers, incorporating voice, movement, performance and stagecraft.

Our graduate students focus on performance writing, theatre direction and theatre making. Their research contributes to the theory and practice of theatre in Australia.

BFA Acting and BFA Theatre

Our students work creatively and collaboratively to explore contemporary and traditional theatre and performance practice.  They investigate their craft intellectually while contributing to the creation of new works for public performance.

Studio practice is the core of the training with an emphasis on collaboration with skilled staff, industry figures and peers.

Read about Acting Company 2018.

Theatre Company '19

The inaugural graduating class of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre). These nine emerging artists have honed their performance, devising and collaborative skills through studio based training and applied practice in a range of settings and contexts.

Meet graduates

Our people

No matter how you work, in the garret or on the floor, it is great to surround yourself with talented creatives who have ‘skin in the game’. That’s why I value teaching at VCA. All of my colleagues are practising professionals and bring those skills and experiences to their teaching, and the steady stream of guest lecturers allows for multiple perspectives on how to create work.

Jane Harrison
Tutor in Theatre
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VCA events

Wilin Jams

Thursday 17 Oct 2019 at 12:00pm
Union House
Wilin Jams is an open invitation for everyone to come together, jam and celebrate the pivotal contributions of Indigenous artists and community members throughout Victoria. Our final Jams for the year is proudly delivered in partnership with University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) Indigenous...

Hope Dies Last: Art at the End of Optimism Exhibition Opening

Thursday 17 Oct 2019 at 5:30pm
40 Dodds Street
Hope Dies Last: Art at the End of Optimism is an exhibition of Australian and international contemporary art presented across two sites, the Margaret Lawrence Gallery and Gertrude Contemporary. The project focuses on how artists consider the depletion of optimism, how they might envisage the end of ...

Hope Dies Last: Art at the End of Optimism Exhibition

Friday 18 Oct 2019 - Saturday 19 Oct 2019
40 Dodds Street
Hope Dies Last: Art at the End of Optimism is an exhibition of Australian and international contemporary art presented across two sites, the Margaret Lawrence Gallery and Gertrude Contemporary. The project focuses on how artists consider the depletion of optimism, how they might envisage the end of ...

News

Meet Claire Bird, Theatre student at the University of Melbourne

20 September 2019
Claire Bird is studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre). She talks about the moments of discovery while studying and the importance of failing gloriously....

What's a girl? Just ask Ellen Grimshaw

2 September 2019
Ellen Grimshaw graduated in 2018 from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Master in Writing for Performance. Here she discusses her new show, inspired by her work for the...

New graduate-level voice training for stage and screen at the University of Melbourne

27 August 2019
A new masters course has been launched to provide students with industry-leading knowledge and skills to work as a professional voice coach in the performing arts, film and te...