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  1. Alethea Jones talks Fun Mom Dinner and life as a Hollywood director

    Alethea Jones.

    Since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2007, Alethea Jones has won numerous festival awards for her short films. Ahead of the release …


  2. Music therapy and dementia – a world-first study is born

    Music therapy dementia study. Image: Flickr / CC.

    Professor Felicity Baker is co-director the National Music Therapy Research Unit at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. This week she received word that her world-first study into the …


  3. Mimir Chamber Music Festival founder Curt Thompson in interview

    Fresh from celebrating its 20th consecutive year in Fort Worth, Texas, the Mimir Chamber Music Festival returns to its second home at the Melbourne Conservatorium of …


  4. Meet CJ Welsh, Master of Producing

    In this new occasional series, we hear from VCA & MCM students on what makes them tick, where they’ve been and where they’re going. First up it’s …


  5. Hip hop’s healing power

    Born from marginalised communities as a force of self-expression, hip-hop gets an unfairly bad rap for its confronting lyrics, but its power to promote mental and …


  6. VCA and MCM success at the Helpmann Awards

    Faculty staff and alumni were well-represented among the winners at the 2017 Helpmann Awards. By Sarah Hall Seven staff and alumni from the Victorian College of …


  7. A maverick on fabric: the strange, unconventional art of Jenny Watson

    Detail from Jenny Watson’s The Pretty Face of Domesticity, 2014, oil and synthetic polymer paint on velvet striped shantung.

    By Sasha Grishin, Adjunct Professor of Art History, Australian National University Is Jenny Watson Australia’s equivalent to Tracey Emin? Watson is about a decade older; she is …


  8. VCA student reaches the Archibald Prize finals

    Julius Killerby is one of the youngest Archibald Prize finalists in recent years. If he wins, he’ll be the youngest ever artist to take the prize. By Sarah Hall …


  9. Some artists, some philosophers, a room

    Some Artists & Philosophers Walked into a Room is a one-day symposium featuring an impressive line-up of speakers and thinkers, chaired by the Victorian College of the …


  10. Going nuts for music – from the 18th century to now

    NOTE: This event has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled at a later date to be announced. Next week, the Melbourne Conservatorium’s Dr Erin Helyard will …


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