About Music, visual and performing arts

Gain the tools you need to think, feel, and create with your own unique voice in a dynamic and vibrant community of dedicated makers, creators, and performers.

Our programs combine immersive studio and practice-based training with critical investigation, delivered in advanced facilities allowing you to push your artistic boundaries, take creative risks and gain confidence.

Learn in the heart of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct under the guidance of internationally recognised artists, filmmakers, musicians, and researchers at our Southbank campus.

The Bravery to Be You

At the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, you can pursue the mastery of your discipline.

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Find out more about our graduate degrees and get support with your application. Speak to our expert staff online, via phone or at an upcoming event. You can also register to learn more about your course options and opportunities via email.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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’ve developed a new framework for understanding music’s affective qualities and that’s made me both a better musician and a better person. It’s also opened the door to a whole new understanding of the world around me.

Krishan Meepe, Bachelor of Music (Ethnomusicology)

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)

Who you will learn from

Learn from skilled academic and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.

Andrew O’Keefe


Writer, director and producer Andrew O'Keefe graduated from the VCA’s Bachelor of Film and Television in 2001 and is currently completing a practice-led PhD.

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Anna Smith


Anna Smith is a practicing choreographer, educator and community artist, with a Master of Choreography from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).

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