Faculty of VCA and MCM to Undergo Name Change and Renovations

The University of Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) have been renamed to become the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, leading to the relocation of MCM to Southbank.

19 March 2018
University Proposes New Wave of Staff Cuts

Staff in academic and professional departments have been notified of another wave of cuts at the University of Melbourne.

24 November 2016
Artistic Direction

Art & Australia will relaunch in June 2016 with a focus on contemporary art and its relationship to broader theoretical, socio­cultural and geo­political contexts.

25 February 2016
VCA Gets a Facelift

The VCA is set to expand its horizons – literally and figuratively – with its visual arts wing due to be completed this year.

25 February 2016
Artist Profile – Jaccob Mckay

Jaccob McKay is a multidisciplinary artist who works in sculpture, installation, photography and sound art. He is currently completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Music at the Victorian College of the Arts. His work deals primarily in themes around nature with a particular view to abstracting the beauty he finds occurring naturally in […]

2 April 2015
MCM Synthesises Dr Who Instrument

In a move that will delight Doctor Who fans, the restoration of a rare Electronic Music Studios (EMS) 100 Modular Analogue Synthesiser has just been completed at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM). It’s an exact replica of the synthesiser used to create sound effects for the original BBC series! The Synthi 100 was shipped […]

28 March 2015
New Pt Nepean Campus, VCA Gallery

The University of Melbourne is set to spend a total of $28 million into two planned off-campus developments, beginning this year. The first will be a $26 million contemporary art gallery at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), funded by property developer Michael Buxton to house his personal collection. The second will be a […]

23 March 2015
New Direction in Education Action

Twenty fourteen was certainly an eventful year in politics, and higher education policy was one of the key issues on the national agenda. A number of activist groups around the country scored significant media coverage with a series of high-profile protests against the Abbott government’s education reforms. But the controversy surrounding some of the more […]

20 March 2015
Artist Profile: Ben Provest / Benny and the Dukes

Ben Provest’s room is a chaotic cross between an organised study bedroom and a messy music studio. His desk is peppered with sheets of loose-leaf paper, with a well-loved keyboard and an expensive set of speakers sitting on top. Across the room rests a mini conch shell nestled between two framed photographs of his beloved […]

19 March 2015
BIP to Move Music Library

One of the major changes included in the Business Improvement Program (BIP) is to relocate the Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Library (LHDML) to the VCA Southbank campus. There are fears that the amount of library staff could be also be reduced, in addition to the 540 job cuts announced in June. Students have expressed their outrage […]

1 September 2014