The Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music are two historically distinguished Melbourne arts institutions that have been brought together to form a vital and dynamic research Faculty at the University of Melbourne.
Graduate research programs at the Faculty are scholarly as well as studio and performance-based, providing opportunities for in-depth research and practice in an artistic discipline and/or interdisciplinary and collaborative research and practice.
Information and support for current VCA and Conservatorium Research Higher Degree students, including enrolments, grants and scholarships, progress reviews and ethics.
Researchers at the Faculty strive to undertake research that has a tangible impact in the world. Our research illustrates the essential role of the creative arts in building healthy individuals, communities and societies. Together with our colleagues from across the University, we seek to find answers to some of the most pressing Grand Challenges of our time.
Staff research support
The University of Melbourne's central research website provides a range of tools and support for researchers. Find out more about research ethics and integrity, funding, reporting, contracts, Minerva, and more.
Research at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music is youthful and vital, motivated by curiosity, courage and passion, and supported by a spirit of collaboration. A productive tension exists between tradition and experimental approaches to research, and between art based research and artistic research. Internationally and nationally acclaimed artists pursue practice-led research across a wide range of art forms, and internationally recognised scholars work across more traditional modes of research. Whether you are interested in coming to Melbourne as a student, graduate researcher, visitor or future colleague, we offer a dynamic and youthful creative research culture in Australia’s premier research institution, The University of Melbourne.
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Contact the Research Office
For more information about current research, graduate research opportunities, or support for current researchers, contact the Research Office.