About Arts and culture

Learn from subject matter experts as you immerse yourself in a thriving culture of research and critical thinking in fine arts and humanities at Melbourne.

From specialisations in cultural heritage studies to curatorship and art management, you’ll join a community dedicated to making a lasting impact on our world.

The University’s many funded research concentrations include the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, the Research Unit in Public Cultures and the renowned Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development.

Celebrate Stories of Place at the Victorian College of the Arts

Stories of Place is a first-year subject for all fine arts students where you'll consider how Indigenous knowledges are embedded in the Place of our Southbank campus.

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Why study at the University of Melbourne

Industry-ready skills

Industry-ready skills

We have strong industry connections with professionals in the Melbourne arts precinct, providing many real-world opportunities for our students to learn and grow.

Taught by leading experts

Taught by leading experts

Throughout your journey you’re guided by expert teaching and performance staff and are supported by all the opportunities a world-class university can offer.

Study in Melbourne's arts district

Study in Melbourne's arts district

Our Southbank campus has state-of-the-art facilities including the newly constructed home for the Conservatorium in the Ian Potter Southbank Centre.

Hear from our students

Find out what motivated our current students to choose Melbourne, and the impact studying with us has had on their lives and careers.

I love the rehearsal process and then performing a season of our shows. A highlight so far is my being cast in the role of Nina in American playwright Mike Posner’s play, ‘Snore’.

Dianne Miranda, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting)

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Please speak to our expert staff to discover more about our learning opportunities and get support with your application.