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 a range of programs from 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.
Courses we offerThe College of Arts offers a wide range of courses in arts, communication, community development, creative arts & industries, psychology, social science & social work.
Our research focusThe College of Arts conducts world class research in creative writing, cultural studies, performing arts, psychology and social work.
College staffStaff in the College of Arts can be contacted to talk about the courses they teach, research activities and other partnerships and projects.
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For an overview of our courses, research strengths and facilities, download the Arts Discipline Guide.
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 & internships
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.
Third year political science students have the opportunity to apply for the Victorian Parliamentary Internship program.
Students are offered placements in the following degree programs:
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.
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