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Welcome to the Faculty of Arts, the original and oldest Faculty at The University of Melbourne

Professor Denise Varney
Professor Denise Varney
Dean, Faculty of Arts
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"We are a diverse Faculty with a commitment to innovation and community engagement, offering programs as wide-ranging as Indigenous Studies, Classics and Asian languages. We provide employment-relevant specialisations in such fields as public policy, journalism, linguistics, cultural conservation and development studies."

Whatever path you choose I know that you will have an exciting and rewarding experience at Melbourne. I warmly welcome you to the Arts community. Professor Denise Varney, Dean - Faculty of Arts

Denise Varney is the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at The University of Melbourne. She was Deputy Dean from 2016-2017, and has been co-director of the Australian Centre. Her research areas include modern Australian theatre, modern and contemporary drama and feminist criticism and performance. Denise has served as co-convenor of the Feminist Research Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research (2010-2015), Senior Reviews Editor for Theatre Research International and is the Australian Drama Series Editor for Brill Scholarly Press, Amsterdam.