Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting)

  • CRICOS code: 094861K
  • VTAC code: 3800610071
  • International VTAC code: 3800610073

The experience


Meet current student, Dianne Miranda

Photo of Dianne Miranda throwing confetti in the air

Dianne Miranda offers us an insight into a recent international trip she took as part of her course:

Budi Miller embedded a Bali Atelier Program into the commencement of our third year of acting training. Visiting Indonesia and the home of I Wayan Dibia at Geria Olah Kreativitas Seni (GEOKS Art Space) for an intensive training course was a special turning point in my studies. It encouraged me to learn more about myself as an artist, to be open and vulnerable in my work. We learned how to stay in the formation of a Balinese dancer, Kecak chanting, to explore and play through Per Brahe’s mask work, mindfulness and listening through participating in Gamelan Orchestra rehearsal and performance, and most importantly, I developed a deep sense of reflection and connection to my process as a working actor. With this exposure to the Balinese training, it highly influences my work and how I can combine it with the Western methods of acting and enrich my craft furthermore.

Dianne Miranda

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Exposure while you study

You’ll gain professional exposure and practice through public performances, exhibitions and crewing, while the embedded capstone experience provides the opportunity to showcase performances to industry in Sydney and Melbourne, in public film screenings, and in graduate exhibitions.

Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

The course is taught at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, the proud home of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

You’ll enjoy access to incredible facilities, including cinemas, digital vision and audio post-production facilities, visual art studios and technical workshop facilities, purpose-built dance studios, libraries, theatre and performance spaces, and animation and stop-motion studios.

While studying at the Faculty, you will have the chance to benefit from a range of partnerships and engagement activities at major arts companies in Melbourne's Arts Precinct, local and national festivals and sister institutions around the world.

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Wilin Centre

Situated in the heart of Melbourne's Arts Precinct, the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development provides exposure to contemporary Indigenous arts practices and supports the recruitment of Indigenous artists, academics and students.

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Budi Miller

Meet the staff

Budi Miller, Senior Lecturer, Head of Acting

I’m an African American queer teaching artist who has spent his life changing the narrative of how actor training can be taught outside of the popular European and American norms of training. I strive for diverse learning that comes from selecting students from different ethnic, social economic backgrounds and gender identities, while staffing a diverse faculty that mirrors the student population. I believe that the strongest learning environments come from having an exceptionally talented, inclusive, and diverse student and faculty community.

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Learn from the best

Your teachers are practicing artists who are well-connected to industry, and there are course-integrated opportunities to collaborate with students from other creative disciplines.

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