Careers by Design
'Careers by Design' on July 25 at Monash University, Caulfield Campus, provided students from LEAP priority school Patterson River Secondary College with an opportunity to meet leading contemporary designers and learn about their body of work.
During a morning session, illustrator and designer Ned Culic spoke with students, sharing examples of his own work and discussing the methods he uses. Students then had a chance design their own 'circus poster' based on a range of samples they examined. Students produced bright and exciting posters using a range of colours based around the circus theme.
Lunch was proceeded by a tour of the Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) where they saw works currently on display, and even got to see some university students in action working on current projects in the design space.
In the afternoon session artist, architect and educator, Deb Kunda talked with students about what an architect actually does by presenting an architectural project from brief to finished structure. This was followed by an introduction to fantastical city design by leading figures in 20th century architecture. Students created collages of familiar and unfamiliar structures from around the world and then used their own collages for inspiration for a 3-dimensional structure created with only cardboard and tape.
Of the students who attended, 82.4 per cent found the activity interesting and enjoyable, and increased their knowledge of jobs in the design profession. 76.5 per cent of student increased or maintained their interest in going to university.
One student said that the most important thing they learned was about 'different types of art', while another commented that 'I learned that there is a lot that you have to consider when you are an architect such as talking to the locals'.
View more images from this event at Gallery Design.