VCA alumna Elizabeth Debicki wins AACTA Award

04 Feb 2014

Congratulations to actress Elizabeth Debicki (Bachelor of Dramatic Art 2010) for her Best Supporting Actress award at the annual AACTA Awards in Sydney. Elizabeth won the award for her performance as Jordan Baker in Baz Luhrmann's film The Great Gatsby.

More information about this year's AACTA Awards' nominees and winners here

Overcoming Performance Anxiety

29 Jan 2014

In 2013, Dr Don Greene was invited by the University of Melbourne as part of the VCA & MCM Master Teacher Program, to take up a residency. During this time he taught music, performing arts students and teachers ways to address performance anxiety and promote peak performance. Listen to his podcast with ABC Classic FM online here.

Renowned arts scholar takes lead role at the VCA

28 Jan 2014

Internationally recognised performing arts scholar Mary Luckhurst will take up a position as Professor of Creative Practice and Artistic Research at the VCA & MCM, in a major research appointment at The University of Melbourne.

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University students help Timorese youth arts projects

24 Jan 2014

In late 2013, VCA  students Amanda Huskard, Bryan Phillips and Chris Parkinson, with Chemical Engineering PhD candidate Joseph Richardson, received two DreamLarge grants to teach East Timorese youth valuable skills to document Timorese art, dance and music. MUSSE reports.

VCA alumni Hot Shot teams get their short films greenlit

21 Jan 2014

Five of the six filmmaking teams that have been selected for Screen Australia’s short film program, Hot Shots, have VCA alumni as their writer, director or producer. Congratulations to Corrie Chen, Jim Wright, Andrew Kavanagh, Billie Pleffer, Robbie McEwan and Rodd Rathjen.

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Jacqui Stockdale in the Louvre Museum, Paris

15 Jan 2014

Jacqui Stockdale's (BFine Art, 1990) works 'Lady Rabbit' and 'Colonial Boy' are currently on show at the Louvre Museum, Paris in the exhibition 'LIVING ROOMS' curated by Robert Wilson and Philippe Malgouyres. The exhibition runs until 17 February 2014.

Kate Just awarded Rupert Bunny Visual Arts Fellowship

15 Jan 2014

Congratulations to Kate Just (Lecturer in Painting) who has recently been awarded the 2013 Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship.

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Bold narratives own the screen at 45th Annual Film & TV Graduate Screenings

13 Dec 2013

This year’s screening season at ACMI will showcase the directing and producing talent of the VCA School of Film and Television’s Masters and Undergraduate Programs. This season will focus on produced films in the fiction, animation and documentary genres. Read more in the Voice.

Shining the spotlight backstage: Production graduates showcase work

13 Dec 2013

The exhibition featured the work by VCA Production students over their three years of study, including initial design concepts and renderings through to final creations with colourful costumes, interactive soundscapes, multimedia presentations and light displays.Read more in the Voice.

Strictly Ballroom: Phoebe is dancing with the stars for good reason

03 Dec 2013

After months of auditions, Phoebe Panaretos (Bachelor of Music Theatre, 2011) has been cast in the lead role of Fran for the stage version of Strictly Ballroom: The Musical. Directed by Baz Luhrman and designed by Catherine Martin, the production opens in Sydney in March next year. The Age reports.

Bold narratives own the screen at annual VCA Film & TV Graduate Screenings at ACMI

03 Dec 2013

The annual public screenings of films by students graduating from the VCA School of Film and Television are the first chance to see the work of Australia’s best emerging filmmakers before their release to the international film circuit.

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Becoming a theatre producer

02 Dec 2013

Mark Postlethwaite, Lecturer in Scenery and Props at the VCA, and 2013 graduate Lyndie Li talk to Arts Hub about what it takes to make it in the industry.