The VCA Research Clusters are centred around a research theme and involve membership across the various discipline areas of the VCA Schools and Centres, and more broadly across the University and beyond. They represent research areas of critical mass in the VCA and contribute to an interdisciplinary collaborative research environment.
- Art, Social and Spatial Practice
The Art, Social and Spatial Practice (ASSP) Cluster seeks to investigate the potential of both the material and social production of art as object, performance, spatial practice or relational experience.
- Moving Image Narrative
The Moving image Narrative (MIN) Cluster is a practice‐based research group, that investigates the power of moving image narratives in contemporary life.
- Matters of the Body
The Matters of the Body (MOB) Cluster engages with culture’s capacity to communicate material conditions of gender, sexuality, feminism, trans and queerness.
Creative Arts Therapies Research Unit
The Creative Arts Therapies Research Unit (CATRU) aims to support the further development of creative arts therapy disciplines in Melbourne and wider Australia through research and research training.
Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Culture
Situated at the heart of Melbourne's arts precinct, the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development fosters innovation in the research, development, advocacy and presentation of Indigenous cultural expressions.
The VCA & MCM Research Office is a professional unit within the Faculty that provides a range of services and support to research staff and graduate research students.
The Victorian College of the Arts offers a range of graduate research programs across a breadth of disciplines. Our core research degrees, the Master of Fine Arts and Doctor of Philosophy, give students the opportunity to pursue independent creative arts research in both traditional and practice-led environments.