Welcome to the Victorian College of the Arts
The Victorian College of the Arts is committed to providing a deep and transforming 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 the Schools of Art, Film and Television and Performing Arts, the Centre for Cultural Partnerships, the Centre for Ideas and the new and expanding Contemporary Music Program, and 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, within the Faculty of VCA and MCM at the University of Melbourne, is located in the arts precinct at Southbank, close to the heart of Melbourne's artistic life. This vibrant community of artists, 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 a resilience for the future challenges.
Professor Su Baker
Director, Victorian College of the Arts