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Music, Arts & Screen

Creative world commentary from the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

  1. 14 September 2018 – Dementia, Depression, Music, Music Therapy, Neurology

    How music could revolutionise dementia care

    An international study, led by the University of Melbourne, is bringing music in as medicine to help treat people with dementia and depression.

  2. Podcast15 August 2018 – Ageing, Depression, Mental Health, Music, Radio

    Why does radio hold a special place in our hearts?

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, Dr Amanda Krause discusses our love of music, and how older people use the radio.

  3. 10 August 2018 – Australian Film, Film, Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), Virtual Reality, Visual Arts

    5 must-see films at MIFF this weekend

    A University of Melbourne film expert lists 5 films to catch this weekend at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF).

  4. 6 August 2018 – Art, Melbourne, Philanthropy, University of Melbourne, Victorian College of the Arts

    “A world-class cultural capital needs a world-class arts training faculty”

    Martyn Myer doesn't take no for an answer; his tenacity is behind the redevelopment of the University of Melbourne's redevelopment of the VCA Southbank campus.

  5. 20 July 2018 – Art, Asthma, Medicine, Thunderstorms, Victorian College of the Arts

    Storm in a petri dish

    The Storm exhibition and symposium, hosted by the University of Melbourne, highlight a profound connection between art and nature, intention and accident.

  6. 3 June 2018 – Acting, Performance, Stage Combat, Theatre, Victorian College of the Arts

    Pulling no punches: The underrated art of stage fighting

    Stage combat is one of the hardest crafts within theatre; a University of Melbourne expert explains the skill and choreography behind a convincing stage fight.

  7. 30 May 2018 – Drama, Performance, Theatre, Victorian College of the Arts, Writing

    Putting cross-cultural stories centre stage

    University of Melbourne masters student Kim Ho has won the prestigious Patrick White Playwrights’ Award for his play Mirror’s Edge - set near Lake Tyrrell.

  8. 31 May 2018 – Acting, Drama, Opera, Performance, Theatre

    The Crucible reborn

    Theatre director and University of Melbourne alum Adena Jacobs explains her modern take on The Crucible and looks forward to her UK operatic directorial debut.

  9. 10 May 2018 – Australian History, Australian Indigenous History, Indigenous, Music, Music History

    Breathing new life into old songs

    Thabi - public songs indigenous to west Pilbarra - offer a unique insight into Australian history, and University of Melbourne researchers are documenting them.