Organisation Victorian College of the Arts [1] (1972 - 1991)

1 July 1991

Founded as the National Gallery School in 1867. The Victorian College of the Arts was founded in 1972 by the sculptor Lenton Parr, AM, after whom the VCA Library is named. The VCA was unique in Australia in offering vocational training across all major artistic disciplines. The School of Music was established two years later, in 1974, with the highly regarded conductor, John Hopkins, OBE, as Founding Dean. And in 1992 merged with the Prahran Faculty of Art (Victorian College).

Published Resources


  • Pascoe, Joseph, Creating the Victorian College of the Arts, Macmillian, South Yarra, 2000. Details

Online Resources