The College of Arts offers academic programs that develop creative expression, knowledge about people, society and culture, and connection with local and global communities.

We offer flexible pathways from TAFE programs to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees, to PhD level research.

Our students undertake real-world projects in their courses, and pursue rewarding careers after graduation. Our staff conduct world class research, in disciplines ranging from creative arts to psychology.

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Discipline guide

For an overview of our courses, research strengths and facilities, download the Arts Discipline Guide.

Our facilities

The College of Arts has a range of industry-standard facilities, including specialist computer laboratories, across four campus locations at:

  • Footscray Park
  • Footscray Nicholson
  • City Flinders
  • St Albans.

Our TAFE and Higher Education programs in creative industries offer state-of-the-art creative learning spaces at City Flinders campus, and at Kindred Music Studios in Yarraville. These spaces give students a unique opportunity to engage with the broader media and creative arts communities and industries.

The Psychology Clinic at St Albans operates as part of the professional training for Master of Clinical Psychology students. Under the supervision of experienced clinical psychologists, students offer psychological assessment and treatment services to the local community. In 2015 the Pyschology Clinic will open at VU at MetroWest in the heart of Footscray (as part of the Footscray University Town project)

Student placements 

Our students benefit from real-world experience offered by professional placements, embedded in courses across the College.

Our students are exposed to placement opportunities at Western Bulldogs Football Club, Malthouse Theatre & Maribrynong City Council every year.

Students are offered placements in the following degree programs:

Student publications

Students in the College produce and publish several publications such as Offset and Platform. This work is done in conjunction with a launch and various other events throughout the year, which provides students with valuable practical experience.

Rotunda in the West

Rotunda in the West: Conversations with Creative Australians is an innovative series presented by Victoria University’s Professional Writing and Editing course, from the College of Arts.

Contact us

Phone: +61 3 9919 6100
1300-VICUNI (1300 842 864)
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