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Top Class and Top Acts

Download the VCE Season of Excellence Order Form (pdf - 57.49kb) to order Season resources including Top Acts DVDs from previous years.


Focus On … Theatre Studies

Top Acts: Focus On … Theatre Studies explores the artistic development of three VCE Theatre Studies students' Top Acts 2017 performances, as well as interviews with their teachers, the VCAA Performing Arts Curriculum Manager, Helen Champion and the 2017 Top Acts Artistic Director, Dan Mitchell.

The Top Acts:Focus On … Theatre Studies series was produced by Top Screen 2017 filmmakers Tom Hughes, Neha Shenvi and Shanon McKenzie as part of the VCE Season of Excellence 2017.

Broderick McDonald, Top Acts 2017
Swinburne Senior Secondary College
Horrocks from Children of the Black Skirt
By Angela Betzien

Duration: 10 minutes 40 seconds

Candice Farrugia-Roberts, Top Acts 2017
Mount Lilydale Mercy College
Sylvia from Sylvia
By A. R. Gurney    

Duration: 10 minutes 27 seconds

Flynn Smeaton, Top Acts 2017
St Michael's Grammar School
Titania from A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare    
 

Duration: 10 minutes 28 seconds


Focus On … Drama

Top Acts: Focus On … Drama is a series of three films that explore the development and process behind three VCE Drama students selected for Top Acts 2016. The films include interviews with the VCAA Performing Arts Curriculum Manager, the Top Acts Artistic Director, the students and their teachers. These resources offer valuable insight for VCE Drama teachers and students preparing their performance examination.

The Top Acts: Focus on … Drama series was produced by Top Screen 2016 filmmaker Bridget Webster as part of the VCE Season of Excellence 2016.

James Crozier, Top Acts 2016
St Michael’s Grammar School
The Panto-Dame

 Duration: 14 minutes 40 seconds

Connor O'Neill, Top Acts 2016
Mazenod College
The Detective

 Duration: 13 minutes 12 seconds

Sunny Youngsmith, Top Acts 2016
Melbourne Girls’ College
Tally Youngblood 

 Duration: 13 minutes 8 seconds


Focus On … Music

Top Acts: Focus On … Music looks at James Beagley’s original composition that was selected for Top Acts 2014 after his performance in Top Class Sound. The film includes tips and insights for VCE Music Style and Composition teachers and students from the VCAA Performing Arts Curriculum Manager and was made by Top Screen 2014 filmmaker Riley Muscat.

James Beagley, Top Acts 2014
VCE Music Style and Composition
Bendigo Senior Secondary College
Song for a Cat

Duration: 9 minutes 17 seconds 


Focus On … Dance

Top Acts: Focus On … Dance is a series of three films that follow the dancers selected for Top Acts 2015. The films include tips and ideas for VCE Dance and VET Dance teachers and students, interviews with the VCAA Performing Arts Curriculum Manager, and Dance and VET Dance Chief Assessors.

This wonderful resource made by Top Screen 2015 filmmaker Anna Diacos is available as a free DVD for Victorian schools that offer these subjects. Email Student Events to request your copy (one per school): seasonofexcellence@edumail.vic.gov.au

Louise Brooker, Top Acts 2015
VCE Dance – Technique
Distance Education Centre Victoria
Technique Solo

Sarah Kassing, Top Acts 2015
VCE VET Dance
Eltham High School/ Bev Palmer Performing Arts
Jazz – Le Jazz Hot

Ryland Lack-Powell, Top Acts 2015
VCE Dance - Composition
Beaconhills College
Composition Solo – Brothers in Arms