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.

Royal Children's Hospital, image by Sav Schulman, 2011

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.

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Traditional Indigenous grinding stone and kangaroo sinew. Photo: Jorge de Araujo, 2016.
Sanja Pahoki, Space People, 2012

Research Office

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.

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Graduate research

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.

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