Top Designs 2019 Forums and Talks

MUSEUM STAFF-LED

Year VCE
Terms 1-2
Monday to Friday
See schedule below for details

The Arts

School programs and resources

Top Designs Forums

Top Designs Forums support VCE students of Product Design & Technology, Visual Communication Design, Systems Engineering, Media, VET Creative Digital Media and Theatre Studies.

They consist of an introductory talk from a representative of the VCAA, addressing the School-Assessed Task using examples from Top Designs exhibited works, folios and design plans.

This is followed by a presentation by an industry professional, who represents best practice within their particular field of design. The Forum allows time for Q&A. Students are encouraged to prepare questions for the speakers.

Top Designs Talks support VCE students of Visual Communication Design and Product Design & Technology.

They consist of an introductory talk from a representative of the VCAA only, addressing the School-Assessed Task using examples from Top Designs exhibited works, folios and design plans.

Students visit the Top Designs exhibition for an hour. Student worksheets, for use during the exhibition visit, will also be available online.

Times: 9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm, Monday to Friday. 9.45am and 11.45am sessions in the final week.

Dates and Speakers: All forums feature a presentation by a VCAA representative, as well as an industry guest speaker. Industry speakers will appear below as they are confirmed. Please contact Suzie Luke at [email protected] or (03) 8341 7211 for information about speakers in 2019.
   

Product Design & Technology

Focus on textiles and fashion:

Date Times & Speakers
4 Apr Katy Robinson from Captain Robbo Designs (9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)
30 Apr TBC (9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)

Focus on resistant materials, products, and furniture:

Date Times & Speakers
24 Apr TBC (9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)
10 May TBC (9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)

 

Visual Communication Design

Date Times & Speakers
1 Apr Bernard Caleo, Illustrator and Comic Book Maker (9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)
2 Apr Sonia Kretschmer, Illustrator and Designer (9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)
3 Apr Sonia Kretschmer, Illustrator and Designer (9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)
5 Apr Virginia Mannering, Architect (9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)
23 Apr Alicia Braumberger Concept Designer and Visualisation Artist (9.45am session only), TBC (11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)
26 Apr TBC (9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)
1 May TBC (9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)
2 May Bernard Caleo, Illustrator and Comic Book Maker (9.45am session only), TBC (11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)
3 May Anna Blandford, Illustrator and Designer (9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)
6 May Rebecca Naughtin, Architect (9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)
7 May Bernard Caleo, Illustrator and Comic Book Maker (9.45am session only), TBC (11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)
13 May TBC (9.45am and 11.45am sessions)
14 May Communication Designer & Founder of Motherbird Chris Murphy (9.45am and 11.45am sessions)

 

Theatre Studies

Date Times & Speakers
13 Mar TBC (1.30pm session only)

 

Media

All areas

Date Times & Speakers
29 Apr TBC (9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions)

 

System Engineering

Date Times & Speakers
15 May TBC (9.45am and 11.45am sessions)

 

VCE VET Creative Digital Media

Date Times & Speakers
16 May TBC (11.45am session only)

 

Top Designs Talks

Duration: Allow up to 1.5 hours. Includes 30 minute Talk and 1 hour exhibition viewing time.

Sessions

Visual Communication and Design
Friday 17 May at 10.30am and 11.30am

Product Design & Technology
Friday 17 May at 1.30pm

 

Program is correct at time of publishing. Advertised speakers may change due to unforeseen circumstances.