Short Courses

Short courses are designed to build confidence, develop skills, enable creative exploration and enhance learning in a supportive studio environment. These courses can be an entrée to something else or a self-contained fulfilling experience.

An extensive range of short courses in other creative disciplines are delivered via both the VCA and the Conservatorium. The VCA celebrates a depth of study in visual arts, film and television, animation, screenwriting, dance, theatre, production and design, music theatre and all those in between. Students are encouraged to explore and experiment with other disciplines as they encounter them.

Short courses at the Conservatorium are designed to build confidence, develop skills and enhance learning in a supportive studio environment. Students come to study at the Conservatorium for world-class tertiary music education in the most comprehensive range of music courses in Australia.


Indulge a new or long-enjoyed passion or creative discipline.


Gain skills for your professional life or personal portfolio.


Enjoy the instruction of experts in a creative environment

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Visit the Professional Development site to see our Faculty's short courses, as well as other short courses from the University of Melbourne.

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Melbourne Conservatorium Young Artist Academy

The Melbourne Conservatorium Young Artists Academy (MCYA) offers a comprehensive chamber music program for Victorian students aged 14 – 18 who display talent and ambition, and are contemplating a career in the performing arts.

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