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Music, Arts & Screen

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

  1. 9 October 2017 – Agriculture, Architecture, Art, Education, Law

    The jobs of 2027

    In 10 years jobs we’re familiar with now will change; University of Melbourne experts look at how technology will revolutionise professions like nursing and law

  2. 29 September 2017 – Art, Artists, Victorian College of the Arts, Visual Arts

    Jon Cattapan: A portrait of the artist as a new director

    As Professor Jon Cattapan starts a new role as Director at the University of Melbourne's Victorian College of the Arts - he talks life, loss, longevity and art.

  3. 9 August 2017 – Choreography, Dance, Modern Dance, Victorian College of the Arts

    The demon dance: A modern reimagining

    University of Melbourne's VCA dance students perform "The Demon Machine", a seminal work by modern-dance choreographer and school founder Gertrud Bodernweiser.

  4. 27 July 2017 – Hip Hop, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Music Therapy, Social Work

    Hip Hop’s healing power

    Hip Hop pays off in engaging kids in learning, finds University of Melbourne music therapy researcher, as genre's recognised health benefits go mainstream

  5. 15 June 2017 – Art, Art History, Impressionists, Victorian College of the Arts

    Small pictures, big legacy: The 9 by 5 exhibition then and now

    The University of Melbourne's VCA is marking Australia’s influential 9 by 5 Impression Exhibition of 1889 with a new exhibition with the same small dimensions.

  6. 2 June 2017 – Art, Sculpture, Teaching, Victorian College of the Arts

    Laura Woodward: The power of public art

    Dr Laura Woodward, an award-winning kinetic sculptor and artist at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, explains becoming an artist.

  7. 28 May 2017 – Music History, Pop Music, Popular Culture , Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles

    The myth and magic of Sgt Pepper

    As the Beatles' most celebrated album, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club band, turns 50, Mark Pollard from the University of Melbourne discusses its many myths.

  8. 26 May 2017 – Artists, Photography, Victorian College of the Arts, Visual Arts

    The VCA in photos: 1978 – 1986

    In 1978, when Dr Janine Burke was studying at the Victorian College of the Arts, she bought a second-hand camera; she ended up capturing a slice of VCA history.

  9. 23 May 2017 – Curriculum, Funding, High Schools, Music, Teaching

    The trouble with teaching music in our schools

    Music instrument teaching in schools faces cultural and structural challenges, despite its proven benefits, according to University of Melbourne research.