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Hitting the right note: Melbourne Conservatorium launches new music curriculum

28 Jul 2015

From 2016, students enrolled in the new Bachelor of Music programme at the University of Melbourne will have the choice to specialise in any discipline, including: Music Performance, Composition, Musicology/Ethnomusicology, Jazz and Improvisation, or Interactive Composition. Read more >>


VCA students and graduates contribute to NiteArt

21 Jul 2015

As part of Melbourne’s Nite Art event, VCA students and recent graduates will present an exhibition of projections at the Melbourne Brain Centre, curated by Dr Kiron Robinson. From there you can walk over to the Harry Brookes Allen Museum which holds one of Australia’s largest collections of human tissue specimens and anatomical models and is home to four resident artists, including a series of drawings by VCA student Georgia Goodnow.


Donna Hensler awarded Cornelius Regan Trust grant

20 Jul 2015

Congratulations to Donna Hensler, Screen Production Coordinator in Film and Television, who has been awarded a $5,000 professional development Cornelius Regan Trust grant. Donna will be using the funds to visit leading University archives and Film Centres to contribute to the research and development of VCA Film and Television’s digital archive project which will digitize, preserve and provide open access to its films, dating back to 1967. 


Animation team wins top prize at Gertrude St Projection Festival

20 Jul 2015

Congratulations to Paul Fletcher and his animation team who won Judges Choice Best of Festival Prize at the Gertrude Street Projection Festival on the weekend with their Creatures of the City installation. 


Alumna Natasha Bieniek wins Wynne Prize

17 Jul 2015

Melbourne artist and VCA alumna Natasha Bieniek wins the Wynne Prize with her miniature landscape. Read more.


Staff in the Spotlight: Shauntai Batzke

16 Jul 2015

Shauntai Batzke, Administrative Assistant at The Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development talks about her desire to see more indigenous students study at the University of Melbourne, her own experience studying classical voice at the MCM and her upcoming trip to New York to take part in a summer school at the Belle Arti Center for the Arts. Watch video on YouTube.


VCA & MCM July e-newsletter

15 Jul 2015

Read the July edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.


What I’ve learned from filming Australia’s asylum seekers

14 Jul 2015

Lecturer in Film and Television (Documentary) Steve Thomas writes about what he’s learnt from filming Australia’s asylum seekers, ahead of the Cinema Nova screenings of his documentary Freedom Stories. Read more.


Alum wins best score at Manchester Film Festival

14 Jul 2015

Jazz and Improvisation alumnus Murray Jamieson won Best Score at the Manchester International Film Festival for Australian film Is This The Real World.


VCA graduates take Flight with five new plays

13 Jul 2015

Talented playwrights from our Masters in Writing for Performance take Flight with a season of new works at Theatre Works and Footscray Community Arts Centre. Read more.

 


Stage combat on The Body Sphere

11 Jul 2015

Our acting students featured on Radio National’s The Body Sphere where they worked with Lyndall Grant, a stage combat expert from the UK, who taught them the secrets, skills and thrills of pretend violence last semester.   


Winning VCA short at Human Rights Arts Film Festival

11 Jul 2015

Film and TV masters student Marleena Forward’s film Then I Came By Boat won the Audience Award in the Australian Shorts section at the Human Rights Arts Film Festival this year. Watch film on The Guardian.