WOMINJEKA/Welcome to the traditional lands of the Kulin Nations, where we draw on the strength of more than 1000 generations of arts practice.
We respectfully acknowledge the people of the Boon Wurrung and the Woi Wurrung who have danced their dances, sung their songs and lived their culture on this land for tens of thousand of years.
The Victorian College of the Arts, within the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music at the University of Melbourne’s Southbank Campus, is situated on the land occupied by 1000 generations of Australia’s first people. The VCA is committed to providing a deep and transformative learning experience in pursuit of artistic excellence, innovation and an absorbing education. We welcome you to a community of artists of all sorts: contemporary artists and writers, choreographers, musicians, designers, performers, actors, filmmakers, dancers and many more, all committed to the production of new artistic work.
We celebrate a depth of study in Visual Arts, Film and Television, Animation, Screenwriting, Dance, Theatre, Music Theatre, Production and Design, and all those in between. We encourage our students to explore and experiment with other disciplines as they encounter them. We offer undergraduate, graduate and short-course programs, creating an atmosphere of critical confidence and creative risk taking, as well as high expectations in development of skill and facility. This fusion of immersive training and critical investigation provides our students with the capacity to present inventive collaborations and high individual achievement.
The VCA is located in the arts precinct at Southbank, at the heart of Melbourne's artistic life. This vibrant community of artists and arts professionals, students and staff is committed to pursuing the highest aspirations for contemporary cultural life. We encourage an atmosphere of trust and respect and a curiosity-driven approach to learning; one that values achievement, learns from failure, and builds resilience for the future challenges.
Professor Jon Cattapan, Director
Victorian College of the Arts