The Southbank campus is home to the majority of our programs. The purpose-built facilities in the heart of Melbourne’s arts precinct encourage our students’ creative talents. The campus is surrounded by Australia's major arts organisations and venues, including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Theatre Company, Opera Australia, the Australian Ballet, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Recital Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne and Hamer Hall, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Australian Centre for the Moving Image and Chunky Move dance company.

Please note that our campuses are Smoke/Tobacco-Free.


Visit the Lenton Parr Music, Visual and Performing Arts Library.

VCA Digital Studios

The VCA Digital Studios are computer-based production spaces for students studying in all disciplines across VCA. This environment is one of experimentation, research, training and collaboration. These studios encourage and support students in their creative application of technology in Contemporary Arts and Music practices.

Visit the Digital Hub for more information.

Supported Software on Mac OS 10.9

  • Logic Pro X
  • Ableton Live 9
  • Pro Tools 11
  • Sibelius 7
  • REAPER 4
  • Symphobia 1.2
  • MaxMSP 6
  • Adobe CS6
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Davinci Resolve 10
  • Avid Media Composer Pro
  • Vectorworks 2014
  • QLab

The Photoshop & Digital Print Studio provides high-end digital imaging services that include:

  • Large format archival pigment Inkjet printing
  • HDR film scanning
  • Flatbed scanning (A4-A3)

Software available:

  • Adobe CS6
  • DXO Optics Pro 9
  • Aperture 3
  • ColorPerfect 2

VCA Workshop

  • Computer controlled routing and cutting
  • Mould making
  • Bronze casting (foundry)
  • Aluminium casting (foundry)
  • Slip casting
  • Resin casting
  • Wood cutting, joining and machining
  • Metal cutting, machining and welding
  • Kiln technologies, ceramic and glass
  • Sheet metal, folding and rolling
  • Lithography
  • Etching
  • Relief printing
  • Bookbinding
  • Screen printing workshop
  • VCA Photography workshop
  • Analogue black and white developing and printing
  • Analogue colour developing and printing
  • Lighting studio

VCA Art Studios and Exhibitions

  • Art studios
  • Painting support and frame preparation room
  • Installation and exhibition spaces
  • Tutorial rooms with drawing equipment
  • Tutorial rooms with presentation equipment
  • VCA Artspace
  • Margaret Lawrence Gallery

Visit the Art studios and exhibition spaces page for more information.

VCA Facilities

  • Sound recording studio
  • Two music performance spaces
  • Nine large ensemble rehearsal spaces each with grand pianos
  • 30 practise rooms with pianos
  • Two film studios with full overhead studio lighting grids with inter-connecting control rooms
  • Three rushes screening rooms
  • 13 networked editing labs
  • Two animation studios
  • Two animations computer labs
  • Two sound mixing suites
  • 80-seat cinema
  • 220-seat Federation Hall cinema
  • Seven dance studios
  • Five black box performance spaces (Space 28, Studio 45, Grant Street Studio, Studio 221)
  • Six ensemble/practise spaces
  • Box office and bar
  • Costume making workshop
  • Prop, costume and facilities store
  • AV store

Campus tours

To organise a Southbank campus tour, visit the Contact us page.

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