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Top Designs 2017

Top Designs is an annual exhibition at Melbourne Museum presenting work created by students who completed VCE Media, Product Design and Technology, Food and Technology, Systems Engineering, Visual Communication Design and VCE VET Interactive Digital Media.

Exhibits include garments and articles using fibre, yarn and fabric, graphic and product design, short films (also shown in Top Screen), interactive media, print layout, photography, food product planning, mechanical and electronic projects. Works are accompanied by folios and design plans comprising work briefs, client feedback and evaluation.

Top Designs 2016 has now closed, but you can order a catalogue from this year's exhibition. You can also download the Top Designs 2016 Exhibitor List (docx - 112.51kb).

Applications for Top Designs 2017 close on Thursday 13 October 2016.

For a full list of the exhibitor’s selected for the 2016 exhibition, download Top Designs 2016 Exhibitor List (docx - 109.45kb).

The Melbourne Museum presents an extensive range of education programs. They comprise:

  • Top Designs Forums feature an introductory talk from a VCAA Reviewer or Curriculum Advisor addressing the School-Assessed Task using examples from Top Designs exhibited works, folios and design plans. This will be followed by a presentation by an industry professional, who represents best practice within their particular field of design.
    • Session duration: Allow up to 3 hours. This includes exhibition viewing time. 
  • Top Designs Talks consist of a half-hour talk from VCAA Reviewers or Curriculum Advisors. These presentations address the School-Assessed Task and highlight documentation of the task using examples from exhibited works, folios and design plans.
    • Session duration: 30 minutes, followed by exhibition viewing for up to one hour.


Bookings for the 2017 program will be available from 1 December 2016.

Please visit the Melbourne Museum education bookings page for more information:

Top Designs catalogues

Catalogues from previous Top Designs exhibitions can be ordered from the Season of Excellence by completing and returning this order form (pdf - 458.59kb) (other resources such as Top Screen and Top Acts DVDs can also be ordered).