News

Pathways scholarships open

26 Aug 2013

The VCA & MCM is offering two professional development programs for recent graduates, funded by the State Government through Arts Victoria. The Professional Pathways Scholarships are worth $25,000 each and will be awarded to seven projects undertaken collaboratively by a Victorian not-for-profit arts organisation and a recent VCA & MCM graduate. The one-year Graduate Mentorships will provide project funding of $25,000 to four recent VCA & MCM graduates who are making their way in the professional arts world and want to work with a mentor.
Find out more and apply.


Music Matters on Visions

23 Aug 2013

Can music affect the wellbeing of students in schools?  Visions looks at an innovative program run by Dr Kat McFerran, at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, that is measuring the benefits of whether music in all classes – not just musical instruction – can help students overall. Watch Visions video podcast here.


Grace Wood, 'Meditation on Green (After Tillmans)', Handmade C-type Photographic prints.
2013 Majlis Travelling Scholarship

22 Aug 2013

Congratulations to the inaugural recipient of the $10,000 Majlis Travelling Scholarship, third year Bachelor of Fine Art student, Grace Wood.

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Winner of the $10,000 scholarship Celeste Chandler beside her winning artwork, Lovesick, located in the hotel’s dining room.
Windsor Art Award winner explores internal realm within public spectacle

16 Aug 2013

The Windsor Art Award and $10,000 scholarship were presented to VCA PhD candidate, artist Celeste Chandler, at a gala party in the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Windsor last night. The artwork “Lovesick” located in the hotel’s classic dining room at 111 Spring Street was a reflection of the ‘masks’ we wear when in a public space.

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August e-newsletter 2013

16 Aug 2013

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


Dr Curt Thompson
University of Melbourne to host Mimir Chamber Music Festival

09 Aug 2013

Performers from the world renowned Mimir Chamber Music Festival are descending on Melbourne to entertain local audiences and deliver masterclasses for Melbourne Conservatorium of Music students.

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Taming the Beast - VCA and NICA graduates master King Kong

09 Aug 2013

Music Theatre graduates Sam Robson and Joshua Hooper say that the opportunities and experiences they were afforded at VCA put them in good stead for a professional show of this scale so early on in their burgeoning careers. Read full story on Arts Vic website.


VCA launches Research Clusters

06 Aug 2013

Three inaugural VCA Research Clusters were launched in July following the Faculty’s Graduate Research Symposium, centered around a research theme and designed to be cross-disciplinary and collaborate across VCA & MCM Schools and Centres, throughout the University more broadly and externally.

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SAVE THE DATE: Spectres of Evaluation Conference 2014

06 Aug 2013

From 6 -  7 February, join us on the banks of the Maribyrnong River at Footscray Community Arts Centre in Melbourne, Australia, for Spectres of Evaluation Conference 2014: Rethinking Art / Community / Value.

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Chancellor's Prize for Excellence recognises outstanding PhD theses

22 Jul 2013

Dr Jeanette Tamplin, a 2012 graduate of the MCM doctoral program, was awarded one of the University’s prestigious PhD prizes for her thesis on The effects of singing on respiratory function, voice and mood for people with quadriplegia

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A scene from Natalie Cunningham's 'You Know What? I Love You.' (above) and Darren Cole's 'Cut Sleeves' (below).
Maternal affection and punk rock resurrection: VCA documentaries to screen at prestigious festival

16 Jul 2013

Documentary films by VCA students covering topics as diverse as cooking with your grandma and Melbourne's edgy punk rock scene will screen at this month's Melbourne International Film Festival.

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Tanya Gerstle’s recent VCA production of Pericles Punished (after Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare). Presented by Acting Company 2013 and 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Production students. Photo by Jeff Busby. June, 2013.
Learning how to act

11 Jul 2013

Macgeorge Fellow Professor Mary Luckhurst talks to Alix Bromley about how she believes a physical approach to staging text, devised by Melbourne theatre-maker Tanya Gerstle, is going to revolutionise actor training in the United Kingdom. Read full story in the Voice.