About the School of Art
When you study Art at the VCA and Music, you will be guided by some of Australia’s most progressive art educators and respected artists within a creative learning environment.
The School of Art’s studio and workshop facilities are designed to support your exploration of both traditional and new media. Our custom-designed studio complex sits alongside Victoria’s most important art venues, and is also home to the Student Gallery and the Margaret Lawrence Gallery.
The School of Art had its origins in the National Gallery School, which was founded in 1867.
In 1992, it merged with the Prahran Faculty of Art (Victoria College), which also dates back to the mid-nineteenth century.
Drawing upon our strong history, we now enjoy a dynamic presence as a forward-looking school that prepares our artists for lifelong fulfillment in their chosen field.