About School

In partnership Flinders University and CDW Studios have created a very unique study environment where you are being taught by an instructor who currently works as a professional in that industry. Our instructors are world class, and have experience freelancing and working for some of the world’s top entertainment providers and creators, such as Blizzard Entertainment, Rising Sun Pictures, Disney, Warner Brothers and Lego just to name a few. By employing industry professionals CDW Studios and Flinders University ensure that students receive an intensive industry relevant education along with the critical thinking, analysis and structure that a Flinders University degree provides.

General Info

Facilities

Students experience learning in a realistic studio setting, and all classes are delivered using a state of the art multimedia facility. Each week instructors provide a live demonstration of the weeks work, before offering individual advice and feedback to all students. Students not only receive individual art critique each week, but are also able to view their instructors workflow, pipeline and techniques.

Student Showcase

Take a look at some of the traditional and digital artwork Flinders University / CDW Studios students produce during their education.

Anthony Robinson

I want to contribute alongside a team of great artists so we can create an experience that entertains and inspires the next generation.

Nicholas Asrawe

To inspire and evoke a variety of emotions to those who view my work. I want my work to be remembered.

Joshua Rowlinson

2D Artist /// 3D Artist /// GameDeveloper

Daniel Matic

My career goal is to work in the entertainment industry as either a concept artist or matte painter.

Alexander Tuma

To become either a 3D modeller or texture and look dev artist working on feature films.

β€’Anthony Robinson

Being taught by industry professionals really gets the ball rolling in regard to the quality of work we’re able to produce. I’m working on my portfolio to make sure it’s industry ready. I’ve also been the opportunity to work on my own project,which I’m taking into my honours year to develop into a product I can sell on the market or pitch to studios

Courses

CDW Studios provides an intense learning experience combined with a friendly and encouraging atmosphere, catering for all skill levels. From 3D modeling to 2D character design, CDW Studios is the right place for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the visual effects and entertainment design industry. The aim of CDW Studios is to deliver practical classes that directly help hone skills used in the professional working environment.

CDW Stu­dios in con­junc­tion with Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty offer a 3 year full time Bach­e­lor of Cre­ative Arts (Visu­al Effects and Enter­tain­ment Design) degree. The degree fea­tures all instruc­tors, live demos and one-on-one indus­try feed­back that lead the way at CDW Stu­dios, but now you can do it as a full time Uni­ver­si­ty course with Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty. Stu­dents in the BCA (VEED) can choose either the 2D Con­cept, Game Art, VFX or Ani­ma­tion path­ways through­out the degree.

Study­ing full time is the best way to fast track your career in the enter­tain­ment design and VFX indus­try. All class­es are taught by indus­try pro­fes­sion­als, ensur­ing stu­dents receive an indus­try rel­e­vant edu­ca­tion. With high­ly focused class­es in a relaxed learn­ing envi­ron­ment, CDW Stu­dios and Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty employs a ded­i­cat­ed but encour­ag­ing envi­ron­ment for stu­dents to devel­op their port­fo­lios and learn what it takes to become an indus­try professional.

The degree is offered through Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty. You’ll need to apply through SAT­AC. Degree name: Bach­e­lor of Cre­ative Arts (Visu­al Effects and Enter­tain­ment Design), Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty. The course code that you need for SAT­AC is 224131. Although the degree is offered through Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty, we work in a strong part­ner­ship with CDW Stu­dios. Stu­dents doing this degree will be doing work­shops at CDW as part of their top­ics. Once you apply through SAT­AC you’ll need to com­plete your appli­ca­tion by send­ing a pack to Flinders con­tain­ing forms, a strong port­fo­lio, CV and cov­er letter.

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