Arts and Community Practice

The arts are a powerful force for social change and cultural renewal. They can carry messages of protest and hope, of oppression and dislocation and can be a powerful medium for the expression of people's journeys, discoveries and aspirations.

Note: The Faculty of VCA & MCM has confirmed it will cease offerings in all programs and discontinue operations managed at the Centre for Cultural Partnerships by 31 December, 2016. Please see the Dean’s statement on the closure.

The Centre for Cultural Partnerships (CCP) is a graduate teaching and research centre across the arts, social practice, and community development. Our growing cohort is comprised of practice-based and scholarly backgrounds including artists, creative producers and workers from not-for-profit or local government sectors.

Connected by a shared interest in art, collaboration and engagement - our graduates now work in areas such as digital media, international development, urban planning, education, contemporary art, social justice and cultural policy contexts. Offering frameworks for arts and community practice, these programs are designed for both domestic and overseas applicants. Our Centre welcomes applicants from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds and abilities.

Studying at CCP, you will gain access to the breadth and depth of programs on offer at the University of Melbourne – as well as the exceptional social and support facilities available. Gaining an international reputation in the field, CCP’s faculty and students currently work in creative collaborations and research partnerships across Australia, UK, Chile, Germany, Canada, USA, Tonga, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Singapore, and Portugal.


View the CCP Program Outline [PDF, 305kb]