Alumnus filmmaker Bentley Dean receives Australia's first foreign language Oscar nomination

26 Jan 2017

Film and television alumnus Bentley Dean's film Tanna has received Australia's very first Academy Awards nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. Read more via The Hollywood Reporter.

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Dr Katrina McFerran: Breakup songs can make moving on more difficult

23 Jan 2017

Breaking up is hard to do, but some music can make it even harder according to Head of Music Therapy Dr Katrina McFerran. Read more via The Huffington Post.

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Sugar Mountain hits its sweet spot at the Victorian College of the Arts

23 Jan 2017

Relive the highlights and excitement of Sugar Mountain Festival 2017 at our Southbank Campus via The Age.

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A genuinely believable CGI actor? It won’t be long

20 Jan 2017

While the CGI resurrection of Peter Cushing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story sparked controversy in the industry, film lecturer Peter Allen asks the question: will we ever see a truly convincing digital star of the silver screen? Find out more via The Conversation

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Paris fashion sculptor alumna Sarah Harmarnee turns Tuscany horse photographer

16 Jan 2017

Alumna artist Sarah Harmarnee's first love was horses, with sculpture a close second. She's built a career out of both, and rubbed shoulders with fashion icons Ann Wintour and Alexander McQueen along the way. Read more via the Australian Financial Review.

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Melbourne celebrates 14M philanthropic partnership

13 Dec 2016

In recognition of the remarkable generosity of The Ian Potter Foundation, the University of Melbourne today announced it will name the new Melbourne Conservatorium of Music building, The Ian Potter Southbank Centre. 

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VCA & MCM December e-newsletter

08 Dec 2016

Read the December edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.

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Stuart Greenbaum: Composed at 50

06 Dec 2016

As Stuart Greenbaum, one of Australia's most widely-performed composers, reaches a milestone birthday he discusses music, the meaning of life, and silence. Read more via Pursuit.

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Piano men: When a mentor meets a prodigy

30 Nov 2016

There are seven decades between them but pianists Kevin Suherman and Professor Max Cooke share a unique musical bond. Read more via Pursuit.

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Complete the Faculty of VCA & MCM Communications Survey and win prizes

18 Nov 2016

We're changing the way we communicate with our subscribers, and we want to hear from you! Complete our short Communications Survey and go in the draw to win one of two prizes. 

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VCA & MCM November Events e-newsletter

17 Nov 2016

Read the November events edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.

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Spinal patients sing to breathe easy in virtual world

11 Nov 2016

Music therapy researchers from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music are using virtual reality to allow quadriplegics to sing together to boost their breathing and connectedness. Find out more via Pursuit.

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