How Do They Do That?

Activity code: DES-03
Year level: 9, 10
Target audience: School groups
Venue: School or Regional Centre
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This activity will unlock some of the secrets and demonstrate some of the skills Designers use to create their ideas.

Your students will learn about the design profession, the skills that are required for a career in design and how to reach their goal. 

Students will try out some of the practical designing skills that are used in a range of the design professions. The presenters will help them to develop confidence in their ability, so that they can seriously consider a professional design career and start researching options for design studies at university. 

Special themed events

LEAP into...Design will schedule themed events featuring special guests. Look for these in listed Upcoming events below.

For more information contact LEAP into...Design.

Victorian Curriculum links

Y9, 10

  • Visual Arts: E&EI (Explore visual arts (VCAVAE040) Materials, techniques, technologies (VCAVAE041)), VAP (plan & design (VCAVAV036)), P&P (Create & display (VCAVAP037)), R&I (Ideas & viewpoints (VCAVAR038));
  • Visual Communication Design: R&I (Analyse & evaluate factors (VCAVCDR010), Analyse and evaluate methods (VCAVCDR011));
  • Critical and Creative Thinking: Q&P (Suspend judgement (VCCCTQ044)), MC (Examine & discuss thinking (VCCCTM051))
     

Check out more information on this website about the design profession. Learn about the different areas of the profession, discover the career roles these offer, read stories from university students studying in these areas, and more...

LEAP learning outcomes: Understanding Professions
Duration: 1.5hrs - 5hrs
How to participate: Negotiated with school
Max numbers: 30
Min numbers: 15

Upcoming events

There are no upcoming events for this activity.

Mystery Challenge - Design

Activity code: DES-08
Year level: 7, 8, 9, 10
Target audience: School groups
Venue: School (also available via PolyCom)
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In this activity, your students will experience the challenge of responding to a client's design brief.

Working in teams, students will be given a box of mystery contents to be opened, along with a design challenge. Within set time constraints they will work together to solve a design problem and respond to the design challenge by using the contents of the box.

After a shared presentations by the teams of their design solutions, the activity will conclude with additional information on careers and diversity within the profession, so that students considering a professional design career can start researching options for design studies at university.

For more information contact the LEAP Team.

Victorian Curriculum links

Y7-8

  • Visual Arts: VAP (Materials, techniques, technologies (VCAVAV035), planning & designing (VCAVAV036));
  • Visual Communication Design: E&RI (Methods, material, media (VCAVCDE001), P&P (Develop & present (VCAVCDP003)), R&I (VCAVCDR004);
  • Design and Technologies: CDS (Investigating (VCDSCD049), Producing (VCDSCD051)).

Y9-10

  • Visual Arts: VAP (Materials, techniques, technologies (VCAVAV042), plan & design (VACVAV043), P&P (Create, present, analyse (VCAVAP044));
  • Visual Communication Design: E&RI (Methods, material, media (VCAVCDE006), Generate & develop (VCAVCDE007)), P&P (VCAVCDP009);
  • Design and Technologies: CDS (Investigating (VCDSCD060), Producing (VCDSCD062)).

Check out more information on this website about the design profession. Discover the skills needed, learn about making the leap to university, read stories from recent graduates and more...

LEAP learning outcomes: Understanding the Profession
Duration: 1.5hrs - 4hrs
How to participate: Negotiated with school
Max numbers: 25
Min numbers: 15

Upcoming events

There are no upcoming events for this activity.

Signage and the City

Activity code: DES-05
Year level: 7, 8, 9
Target audience: School groups
Venue: Melbourne CBD, Ballarat (limited availability)
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Students walking though MelbourneThis activity will challenge and extend your students to solve design problems and possibly unlock their inner typographer. They will gain a new perspective on how design professionals use typography. 

First, students will take a stroll through the streets of the City finding examples of typography. From old tiled letters to gleaming new signs, they will see how type and fonts are a designer's tools and inspiration. Just by looking around them, students will discover how design professionals use typography to promote and communicate with an audience.

The second part of the activity will expand students' perspective of the field of typography by exploring the way it is used in a variety of design professions to market an idea and target an audience.

This workshop will provide an insight into the role of a Graphic Designer and how typography is paramount to effective design. 

Students will see first-hand how study at university can translate into great career opportunities.

For more information contact LEAP into...Design.

Victorian Curriculum links

Y7-8

  • Visual Arts: E&EI (Explore visual arts (VCAVAE033) Materials, techniques, technologies (VCAVAE034)), R&I (Cultures, historical & contemporary (VCAVAR039));
  • Visual Communication Design: R&I (Purpose/intended audience (VCAVCDR004) methods, materials (VCAVCDR005));
  • Geography (Humanities): GC&S (Spatial distributions (VCGGC100)), D&I (Analyse maps VCGGC104)), CN (Urban future (VCGGK126)).

Y9

  • Visual Arts: E&EI (Materials, techniques, technologies (VCAVAE041), R&I (expression, intention, viewpoint (VCAVAR045));
  • Visual Communication Design: R&I (Analyse & evaluate factors (VCAVCDR010), Analyse and evaluate methods (VCAVCDR011));
  • Geography (Humanities): GC&S (Spatial distributions (VCGGC128)), D&I (Analyse maps (VCGGC132)), GofI (Communication technologies (VCGGK140)).

Check out more information on this website about the design profession. Discover the skills needed, learn about making the leap to university, read stories from recent graduates and more...

LEAP learning outcomes: Understanding Professions
Duration: 2.5hrs - 5hrs
How to participate: Negotiated with school
Max numbers: 25
Min numbers: 10

Upcoming events

There are no upcoming events for this activity.

Thinking Outside the Box

Activity code: DES-11
Year level: 9
Target audience: School groups
Venue: School
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Architects have long been visionary thinkers. They create designs that respond to their environment and impact the way we live. A focus on innovative designs of the past provide inspiration for students to re-imagine a city of the future.

This hands on workshop will challenge students to think outside the box.

This activity explores how architects might solve problems and address issues in and around their world. Your students will be given a challenge that is then a starting point for the creation of a cityscape in both 2D and/or 3D.

The activities will link to the fields of Architecture and Interior Design to help inspire your students' responses and they will see first-hand how study at university can translate into great career opportunities.

For more information contact the LEAP Team.

Victorian Curriculum links

 Y9-10

  • Design and Technologies: T&S (Social, ethical, sustainable (VCDSTS054) Designed solutions (VCDSTS055)), TC (Engineered solutions (VCDSTC056), CDS (Investigating (VCDSCD060), Producing (VCDSCD062), Evaluating (VCDSCD063), Planning & Managing (VCDSCD064);
  • Visual Communication Design: E&RI (Methods, material, media (VCAVCDE006), VCDP (Environmental, industrial & communication design (VCAVCDV008), R&I (Methods, material, media (VCAVCDR011)).

Check out more information on this website about the design profession. Discover the skills needed, learn about making the leap to university, read stories from recent graduates and more...

LEAP learning outcomes: Understanding Professions
Duration: 1.5hrs - 3hrs
How to participate: Negotiated with school
Max numbers: 25
Min numbers: 15

Upcoming events

There are no upcoming events for this activity.

Interdisciplinary Drawing Workshop - Holiday Program

Activity code: DES-07
Year level: 10, 11, 12
Target audience: Individual students
Venue: University campus
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Students doing charcoal sketchingIf you’re a Year 10, 11 or 12 student and you're thinking seriously about studying at uni for a career in art, design or architecture, this workshop is for you. It's an opportunity to get hands-on, explore and discuss techniques and understand what university study is about.

Experience how brainstorming and experimental drawing processes generate exciting new ideas. The workshops do not solely see drawing as a skill that needs a pencil or pen but also can be done with some string, some cardboard boxes and a digital interface.

You will also be introduced to how these processes are used by professionals in the creative sector.

The skills you gain can be used to enhance your VCE Art; Design & Technology; Studio Arts; and Visual Communication units and folios. The workshops will also give you valuable insights into the type of practical work required to gain entry to art, design or architecture studies at university.

For more information contact the LEAP Team.

Victorian Curriculum links

Y10
Visual Arts: E&EI (Practices & styles (VCAVAE040), VAP (Materials, techniques, technologies (VCAVEV042), plan & design (VCAVAV043))
http://victoriancurriculum.vcaa.vic.edu.au/the-arts/visual-arts/curriculum/f-10
Visual Communication Design: VCDP (Manual & digital (VCAVCDV008));
VCE
 Art, Interactive Digital Media, Studio Arts, Visual Communication Design, Product Design and Technology.

Check out more information on this website about the design profession. Discover the skills needed, learn about making the leap to university, read stories from recent graduates and more...

LEAP learning outcomes: Making it Happen
Duration: Multiple consecutive days
How to participate: Date specific (see 'Upcoming events' below)
Max numbers: 25
Min numbers: 15

Upcoming events

There are no upcoming events for this activity.

What Designers Actually Do

Activity code: DES-09
Year level: 10, 11, 12
Target audience: School groups
Venue: School plus Metro and regional venues
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Bring your students inside the creative world of the design professions via these workshops, lectures and tours. 

For Year 10, 11 or 12 students who have decided design is the profession for them, or are thinking seriously about studying at uni for a career in art, design or architecture, this is a chance to find out just what a Designer actually does.

Industry professionals will provide real insights, through their own experiences, to build students' knowledge of the design professions and the role of a professional Designer. Students will see first-hand how further study in in art, design or architecture at university can translate into great career opportunities.

This series of workshops will assist your students to set and reach their goals for a design career.  

For more information contact the LEAP Team.

Victorian Curriculum links

Y10
Visual Arts: E&EI (Practices & styles (VCAVAE040), Materials, techniques, technologies (VCAVAE041)), R&I (Expression, intentions & viewpoints (VCAVAR045));
Visual Communication Design: R&I (Analyse & evaluate factors (VCAVCDR010), Analyse and evaluate methods (VCAVCDR011));
 Design and Technologies: CDS (Evaluating (VCDSCD063).
VCE
Art, Interactive Digital Media, Studio Arts, Visual Communication Design, Product Design and Technology.

Check out more information on this website about the design profession. Discover the skills needed, learn about making the leap to university, read stories from recent graduates and more...

LEAP learning outcomes: Making it Happen
Duration: 1.5hrs - 4hrs
How to participate: Date specific (see 'Upcoming events' below)
Max numbers: 25
Min numbers: 15

Upcoming events

There are no upcoming events for this activity.

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engage with higher education and participation in LEAP activities please contact us.

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