VCE Season of Excellence 2018 

Season of Excellence

The VCE Season of Excellence (the Season) is a five-month annual arts festival showcasing outstanding senior secondary student work from Victorian schools. The Season presents works created by VCE students in design, technology, multimedia and the cinematic, visual and performing arts through exhibitions, screenings and performances supported by education talks, forums and panel discussions, catalogues, programs and online material.

Ticketing and Venue Information

Nikki playing the cello 

Top Screen  8 March to 9 May
Top Designs  17 March to 15 July
Top Arts  23 March to 15 July
Top Class  23 February to 20 March
Top Acts 11 May

VCE Season of Excellence Events

Latest News

Top Screen 2018 Festival Trailer

Released in early February, the Top Screen 2018 festival trailer highlights the amazing talent on show in this year'​s VCE Media film selection. The trailer will be shown in ACMI cinemas in the lead up to the launch of Top Screen on Thursday 8 March 2018. For tickets to Top Screen, visit the ACMI website. See you in the cinema!


Season 2018 Exhibitor and Performer Lists

The following exhibitor and performer lists are now available for download:

Season 2018 Brochure

The VCE Season of Excellence 2018 brochure has been launched into the world! It can now be picked up at Season venues including Arts Centre Melbourne, NGV, ACMI, Melbourne Recital Centre and the Melbourne Museum, as well as for download as a digital copy below.  The brochure includes all key dates and a colourful and dynamic poster overleaf.

Download a digital copy of the VCE Season of Excellence 2018 brochure (pdf - 4.06mb)

Alumni News

Former Top Designer Zoe Hogan has joined the VCE Season of Excellence graphic design team at Nuttshell Graphics. Zoe credits her experience in Top Designs 2014, where her Interactive Digital Media work was featured, with preparing her for her next steps into the design world.

'It was incredibly exciting at the time and such a confidence booster heading into the immensely intimidating university entrance interviews'. But she graced them well, going on to obtain a Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) from RMIT. 

We are so excited to work with Zoe on the Season this year.

'I feel incredibly privileged to be given the opportunity to work on such an exciting and meaningful project not just for myself, but for all 2018 Top Designers-to-be'.

VCE Season of Excellence Update

Don’t miss a beat! Sign up to the VCE Season of Excellence Update for information on Season events, education programs, alumni stories and behind the scenes insights.


'The Season is a wonderful program that not only inspires but supports student excellence. Thank you.'

Top Designs Visitor


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