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THE AUSTRALIAN: Su Baker Unveils New VCA Curriculum – Starts 2012

Director of VCA Su Baker (the non-Music portion of VCAM) has unveiled the blueprint for VCA’s new Degrees which start from 2012 and include Contemporary Music and Music Theatre. Read the news in today’s The Australian What are you thoughts? Post below or on Facebook Use the “share” button above to alert your classmates and [...]

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Mixed Bag – New Dean Speaks to THE AUSTRALIAN

In his first detailed interview since becoming Dean of VCAM,  Barry Conyngham has already declared he wants VCAM to stay part of the University of Melbourne and that he “ thinks that for a lot of students the Melbourne Model could be fantastic.” Comments Mr Conyngham has made before VCA staff and students have returned to campus. However, [...]

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New VCAM Dean Announced

VCAM Dean Barry Conyngham A quick update for some big news – the new Dean of VCAM is Professor Barry Conyngham. The Dean of VCAM sits above the two newly created roles of Director of VCA (Su Baker) and Director of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (Gary McPherson). We welcome Prof Conyngham and wish him well for [...]

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Close To Saved

The recent Victorian Coalition win at the polls means that, for the first time, VCA will receive recurring state-based funding to the tune of $6m P/A. Once that cash flows, VCA will have the biggest income it has ever had, however with the exorbitant rental and administration costs still being charged to VCA by The [...]

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Lights, Camera, Election!

A short shout out to all Victorians to keep VCA in your mind this Saturday (27 Nov) when you vote. Back in August, your vote ensured VCA will get $5.1m p/a from 2012 from the Federal Government. Depending on how the Victorian election plays out, VCA may end up in the best financial position it [...]

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VIC LIBS CONFIRM – VCA $6m P/A is ON TOP of New Fed Funds

Come November 27, VCA might find itself in the strongest financial position it has ever been in if a Coalition (Liberals & Nationals) Government comes to power in Victoria. In a letter to SAVE VCA, Leader of the Opposition Ted Baillieu has confirmed his September 2009 promise of $6M P/A in recurring state funding stands in [...]

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THE AGE: VCA Music Theatre & Puppetry May Return from 2012

Fed & State Labor re-announced their VCA policy, but ignored the $13m+ elephant in the room. However, there is hope for VCA Music Theatre and Puppetry returning and the Nov 27 Victorian election might be the day VCA is saved for good. Click to read more.

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Update from SAVE VCA & VCA

To paraphrase Sondheim, “we’re still here”. Like the rest of Australia, SAVE VCA members waited nervously as to the outcome of the Federal election, which would decide if the Australian Labor Party promise of $5.1m per year for VCA from 2012 would come to fruition. As you would be aware, we now have a minority Labor [...]

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SU BAKER – Improv & Music Theatre to Return to VCA

What a difference a change of leadership can make. Read today’s Canvas (The Age) written by Su Baker, the new Director of VCA, where she talks about her plans for a renewal of our much loved Victorian College of the Arts. Highlights include the VCA half of VCAM regaining Music Theatre and a non-Melbourne Model contemporary music [...]

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$5m P/A + $5m Lump Sum for VCA

If the Gillard Government is returned to power come August 21, VCA will be $5.1m better off every year according to today’s The Age. This new recurring funding for VCA, which starts in 2012, effectively plugs the funding gap caused by the previous Federal Government in 2005 (which precipitated the merger with the University of [...]

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