Preparing you for a career in performing arts through collaborative, studio-based learning with strong industry connections in the heart of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct.

Develop your potential for artistic leadership and knowledge of your practice as a director, artist, performance-maker, collaborator and researcher through through three major streams of contemporary performance practice in a collaborative environment.

Duration 2 years full-time
ModeOn campus (Southbank)
Closing date (DOM|INT) 31 October 2021

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As the first course leading to a qualification in dramaturgy in Australia and Asia, this unique course offers you an in-depth knowledge of dramaturgical thinking and practices, and will develop your potential for artistic leadership.

Duration 18 months full-time
ModeOn campus (Southbank)
Closing date (DOM|INT) 31 October 2021

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Develop your emerging aesthetic as an individual and collaborative writer for contemporary live performance. This unique course in Australian theatre culture, focuses on the diversity of voices and cultures present in contemporary writing.

Duration 1 year full-time
ModeOn campus (Southbank)
Closing date (DOM|INT) 31 October 2021

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The Master of Dance is the first program in Australia dedicated to dance as an interdisciplinary practice enmeshed with local and global crosscurrents of movement cultures, dance health and education, and choreographic thinking.

Duration 2 years full-time
Mode On campus (Southbank)
Closing date (DOM|INT) 31 October 2021

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Why study at the University of Melbourne?

Collaborate with designers, actors, dancers, production teams, writers, dramaturgs, choreographers and other artists in a studio-based practice.

Taught by professional working artists with strong industry connections.

We offer state-of-the art facilities in the heart of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct.

The VCA offered me an opportunity to collaborate with performers, composers and designers across a range of disciplines, all on the same campus. It has offered me a chance to work with intellectual rigour, to begin to more critically interrogate my work and locate it within a much larger national and international conversation.

Caitlin Overton
Master of Theatre (Directing)
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