Creative Arts

Want to get involved in making art on (or off) campus? Marvellous! Let’s dive right in.

The University of Melbourne has a thriving student arts community, and the Creative Arts Department exists to support all students in being part of it, regardless of skill level or previous experience.

Welcome to Creative Arts where you can collaboratively learn new skills, meet fellow art-loving folk at our collectives and events, or apply for our grants to help transform your creative endeavors.

Feelin' Arty? Great news! We've got you covered:

2020-2022 have been absolutely tumultuous years in many ways. While making art has never been more unpredictable, so many of us have found sanctuary in the arts, and developed our creative sides!

Whether you’re interested in music, dance, theatre, film, performance art, visual art, makeup, baking or knitting, we’re here to make sure you get to do it all! While remaining safe, sustainable, accessible, and FUN! 

Our department manages the Creative Arts collectives, events, programs and grants, and we have a whole bunch planned for this year! Our key goals are to encourage and facilitate diverse, experimental, accessible, and sustainable artmaking and we will be running many collaborative events and workshops to that end.

In fact, we aim to facilitate as many opportunities as possible for you to be involved! Whether you’re new to the arts and want to give it a try, or you’re an emerging artist and you want to further develop your craft or learn a new skill, we want to help you out, and provide ways for you to be involved, get creative, and have a marvellous university experience! Our focus is to aid the transition between tertiary and professional creative industries, as well as give students a space to air their inner muses. 

Sounding good? Get in touch with us and we can chat about ways to get involved in the Creative Arts!

In need of anything else? We want to hear your feedback and your voice. We are your student representatives, but we can only truly represent you if we listen to you.

The office this year consists of your Creative Arts Officers – Abbey Crowley and Savier D'Arsie-Marquez, and your Creative Arts Committee including Naomi Hanabel, Molly Fleming, Bridie Turner, Harshita Gupta, Sidhanth Francis, Vedant Jain and Shravya Akkapeddi. 

You can contact us on:


Phone – 03 8344 3872

Visit us – Creative Arts Office on Level 3 of New Student Precinct's Arts & Cultural Building (building 159) alongside Union House Theatre and George Paton Gallery Offices

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn as the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and also pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. Colonisation is ongoing and its presence in art is very prevalent.