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Production notes: set designing at the VCA

04 May 2017

Third-year Victorian College of the Arts student Alex Rothnie took a circuitous route into Production. His highlight so far? Working as a set designer on the VCA’s upcoming production of Mother Courage and Her Children.

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New ACMI X desks offered to University of Melbourne creatives

27 Apr 2017

The University of Melbourne is pleased to announce the second round of successful applicants to the pioneering ACMI X co-working space in Melbourne’s Arts Precinct.

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Dingoes, matrophobia and missing PMs: VCA students present FRISK at Melbourne Fringe Festival

24 Aug 2016

Seven new works by University of Melbourne Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) students will feature as part of FRISK – a festival of new performance – at this year’s Melbourne Fringe, from September 22-25. Read the media release.

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Production alumna wins 2016 Victorian Young Achiever Award

18 May 2016

Production alumna Julia Truong (BProd 2013) has been awarded the AustralianSuper Career Kick Started award at the 2016 Victorian Young Achiever Awards for her volunteer, not-for-profit and community work. Read more.

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VCA & MCM alumni big winners in 33rd Green Room Awards

22 Mar 2016

Alumni of the Faculty of VCA & MCM were among the big winners in the 33rd annual Green Room Awards on Monday night, which recognised outstanding work in Melbourne’s performing arts.

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Two $15,000 Indigenous Scholarships on offer at MTC

08 Feb 2016

Melbourne Theatre Company, in partnership with the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, is offering two $15,000 scholarships to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from Victoria.

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Sarah Hopper wins APDG screen design award

17 Dec 2015

Congratulations to Sarah Hopper who has won the Australian Production Design Guild award for Student Screen Design with the VCA film The Best Way to Kill Your Mother, directed by Ruby Railey. Sarah just completed her Master of Production Design for Screen. See all APDG winners

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VCA awarded Positive Champion Award

24 Nov 2015

On behalf of students and staff, Robert Walton (Honours Coordinator in Theatre) received the 2015 Positive Champion Award last night from Living Positive Victoria for VCA's 2014 theatre project ENUF is Enough, where students devised two new theatre works based on the stories of Victorians living with HIV/AIDS.

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Image gallery: Naughty, bawdy, gaudy, sporty – it’s 42nd Street

06 Nov 2015

Graduating music theatre students brought the classic Broadway number to the the Victorian College of the Arts for their final year performance season in September 2015. Led by an all-star creative team, 42nd Street also featured set design, lighting and stage management by graduating production students. View the image gallery via Pursuit.

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VCA students bring Frisk festival back to Natimuk

30 Oct 2015

Following the success of last year’s regional tour, the VCA Frisk festival will return to Natimuk in November after its premier at the 2015 Melbourne Fringe. The festival will showcase graduating theatre and production students from the Victorian College of the Arts. Read the full media release.

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The Birds' Conference: Mystical journey of self-discovery in ancient Persian tale

04 Sep 2015

As part of Elnaz Sheshgelani's doctoral candidature, she is presenting The Birds' Conference at La Mama until 13 September. Read Cameron Woodhead's review for The Age.

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Teaching Workshop breaks new ground in design technology

19 Aug 2015

In a short six months, the Victorian College of the Arts’ Teaching Workshop has transcended from an industrial blue-collar workshop to become a cutting edge research facility where manufacturing outcomes are unlimited. Around 700 students from visual art, production, and film and television will now come together over the course of a year to share ideas and build in specific process spaces, including a central construction area, a welding and foundry room, a wet mould room, a wood machining shop including a special sanding room. Read the full story >>