Find your artistic or musical voice and let it soar at this world-class college

Do you yearn to study abroad with like-minded students who are passionate about their area of arts or music? At The Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), you are provided your own studio space, and are encouraged to find and enhance your artistic voice at a school which is recognized as a world-leader in studio and performing arts. As such, it is highly selective and competitive (applicants usually need to submit a portfolio), but the reward is extraordinary - you will receive a high level of personalized attention from instructors who are internationally recognized for their talent.

As part of the University of Melbourne, the College has only 1,100 students enrolled in its small urban campus. You'll find modern facilities including music rooms, studio space, and theaters that enhance the learning environment. Outside the classroom, you'll find that theaters, galleries, and performance venues abound within a 10-minute walk of the College’s compact campus.

  • The VCA is the top school in Australia for painting, drawing, photography, print making, sculpture, music and dance. 

  • The college is located in the arts precinct of Melbourne, a city ranked the World's Most Liveable City by The Economist in 2012 and 2013.

  • The VCA is part of an international consortium of institutions including the following: Royal Academy of Music in London, Juilliard School in New York and the California Institute of the Arts.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Spring 2016 TBA TBA 12-16 $25,300 11/15/2015 More Info
Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2016 TBA TBA 24-32 $43,630 11/15/2015 More Info
Fall 2016 7/3/2016 11/19/2016 12-16 $22,410 3/15/2016 More Info
Academic Year 2016 7/3/2016 6/24/2017 24-32 $38,800 3/15/2016 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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