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.


Centre for Ideas

The Centre for Ideas marks a radical departure from the conventional teaching models in arts education. It embraces the whole Faculty providing a range of perspectives on contemporary culture.

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Soren Dahlgaard, The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show, Venice Biennale, 2013
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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