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Music, Arts & Screen

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

  1. 11 August 2017 – Alzheimer's, Dementia, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Music Therapy, Songs

    Clearing the fog of dementia with song

    A new study led by the University of Melbourne will investigate the potential for music therapy as a dementia treatment.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 7 May 2017 – Art, CLIMARTE, Climate change, Marine, Sciences

    Jellyfish: Where art meets science

    Artist Penelope Davis brings together art and University of Melbourne's scientific expertise in her exhibition, Sea-change - a commentary on climate change.

  9. 28 April 2017 – Alumni, Comedy, Films , Hollywood, Screenwriting

    Looking for a break in La La Land

    A group of University of Melbourne alumni are building successful careers in Hollywood.