NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education


Current Head of Dance Science at the UK’s Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Professor Emma Redding has been appointed as the incoming Director of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). Professor Redding’s current research includes large-scale musicians’ health study funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research

My friend, Kate Daw, died from cancer on 7 September. Kate was Head of the VCA School of Art, in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, at the University of Melbourne. I first met Kate in 1994 when I was a third-year undergraduate student in Sculpture at the

By Professor Jon Cattapan — Arts training institutions, and indeed the artworld itself, reflect the complex and rapid shifts of information and technologies available to us. Is it really possible to be immersive and discipline-specific in a world where access to many knowledges provides such rich counterpoints and ruptures to

Creative research scholar, academic and professional choreographer Carol Brown has been announced as the new Head of VCA Dance at the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music. Carol, currently Associate Professor in Dance Studies at the University of Auckland, will take over from long-term Head Associate Professor Jenny

Painter Jon Cattapan has been announced as the new VCA Director.  He will take the reins as former Director, and DDCA President,  Su Baker shifts gear to a new position as PVC Engagement for the University of Melbourne.  In a profile interview for the University of Melbourne he explains one of his

The Victorian College of the Arts has announced the closure of its Centre for Cultural Partnerships in December 2016. . .