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.

We want YOU.

2020 and 2021 have been absolutely tumultuous years in many ways. While making art has never been more unpredictable, many human beings have found sanctuary in the arts, and developed their 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, and do it in a safe, fun, accessible and sustainable way!

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!

We want YOU to have an active part in all of this. 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 – Marcie Di Bartolomeo and Prerna Aggarwal, and your Creative Arts committee including Leslie Ho, Leah Bourne, Kavi Ramdass, Jemilla Lister, Haley Nguyen, and Atticus Corr.

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. 

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