Public programs

Short Courses

The VCA & MCM offer a variety of music, visual and performing arts short courses and workshops for high school students, school leavers, adults and teachers alike, giving you the opportunity to train and work with some of the country’s most experienced practitioners and trainers.

Margaret Lawrence Gallery

Our primary exhibition space, the Margaret Lawrence Gallery, plays an important role in the life of the Faculty and the broader community. It is a professional exhibiting space for graduate and alumni work, School of Art studio projects, artists in-residence, staff exhibitions, as well as independent local and international exhibitions.

Student Gallery

The Student Gallery is a dedicated student exhibition space, where students are encouraged to test ideas and present their work in a supported peer environment. Members of the public are invited to visit and enjoy the space.

Artists Booking Service

The Artists Booking Service is Melbourne's finest agency for professional performing artists from the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. 

Brimming with a stunning selection of graduates and students including jazz bands and string quartets through to actors and contemporary dancers , whether you're planning a wedding, cocktail function, Christmas party, awards night, launch or conference, we can match one of our talented artists to meet your needs.

Corporate eduaction programs

These days, businesses must think outside the box to get ahead. They must seek new ways of working where innovation, lateral thinking and creativity thrive. We can help you achieve this by sharing the secrets of the visual and performing arts through the VCA and Music corporate education programs.

Public Events Calendar

The Faculty of VCA and MCM offers many opportunities for the public to explore the creative disciplines via a range of short courses and through our public events calendar of concerts, exhibitions, performances, film screenings and public talks.