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:
   

Product Design & Technology

Focus on textiles and fashion:

Date Times & Speakers
4 Apr 9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions
30 Apr 9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions

Focus on resistant materials, products, and furniture:

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

 

Visual Communication Design

Date Times & Speakers
1 Apr 9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions
2 Apr 9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions
3 Apr 9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions
5 Apr 9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions
23 Apr 9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions
26 Apr 9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions
1 May 9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions
2 May 9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions
3 May 9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions
6 May 9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions
7 May 9.45am, 11.45am and 1.45pm sessions
13 May 9.45am and 11.45am sessions
14 May 9.45am and 11.45am sessions

 

Theatre Studies

Date Times & Speakers
13 Mar 1.30pm session only

 

Media

All areas

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

 

System Engineering

Date Times & Speakers
15 May 9.45am and 11.45am sessions

 

VCE VET Creative Digital Media

Date Times & Speakers
16 May 11.45am session only

 

Top Designs Talks

Duration: Allow up to 3 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.