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If you find have a ques­tion that hasn’t been answered below, please email [email protected]​cdwstudios.​com or sim­ply fill in a con­tact form on our Con­tact Us’ page.

HOW CANSTUDY FULL TIME AT CDW STUDIOS?
You can apply for the Bach­e­lor of Cre­ative Arts (Visu­al Effects and Enter­tain­ment Design) through Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty. The degree is run in con­junc­tion with CDW Stu­dios, and stu­dents are able to reg­is­ter for class­es at CDW as part of their topics. 
HOW DOENROL IN THE BACH­E­LOR OF CRE­ATIVE ARTS (VISU­AL EFFECTS AND ENTER­TAIN­MENT DESIGN)?
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. Course code is 224131

For more detailed infor­ma­tion, please click here: https://​www​.flinders​.edu​.au/​s​t​u​d​y​/​c​o​u​r​s​e​s​/​b​a​c​h​e​l​o​r​-​c​r​e​a​t​i​v​e​-​a​r​t​s​-​v​i​s​u​a​l​-​e​f​f​e​c​t​s​-​e​n​t​e​r​t​a​i​n​m​e​n​t​-​d​e​s​i​g​n​-​h​o​nours

HINTS AND TIPS FOR YOUR APPLICATION

Although the degree is offered through Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty, we work in a strong part­ner­ship with CDW Stu­dios. You will always have CDW options in your template.
Write the CV and do not wor­ry if there is not much in it. We do not expect you to have worked in industry. 
Make cer­tain that you sub­mit your port­fo­lio, we can­not con­sid­er your appli­ca­tion if you do not sub­mit the port­fo­lio. Put your best work in the port­fo­lio, don’t wor­ry if you do not have the max­i­mum num­ber of pieces. Some will have more, some less. Give us some­where between 520 pieces of your work. Do not give us orig­i­nal item of work — send us pho­to­copies, orig­i­nal ideas are wel­come. Do not be afraid to try to get in, we are look­ing at many aspects of your work. 

Always put the degree that you most want to get into first in your rank­ing, then at rank­ing 2 or 3 put in a degree that you are con­fi­dent that you will get into. 
Ques­tions? Email katie.​[email protected]​flinders.​edu.​au

For those who do not get an ATAR of 60, we have a strong path­way with Game Art at TAFE SA, we also have a Foun­da­tion Pro­gram. Con­tact Admis­sions at Flinders if you need advice on alter­nate pathways.
CAN INTER­NA­TION­AL STU­DENTS APPLY FOR STUDY AND WHAT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?
As a full time stu­dent through Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty study­ing the Bach­e­lor of Cre­ative Arts in Visu­al Effects and Enter­tain­ment Design. This means you would apply through Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty as an inter­na­tion­al stu­dent. You can do this at any time and there is infor­ma­tion avail­able on how to do this via the Flinders course page which is here: https://​www​.flinders​.edu​.au/​s​t​u​d​y​/​c​o​u​r​s​e​s​/​b​a​c​h​e​l​o​r​-​c​r​e​a​t​i​v​e​-​a​r​t​s​-​v​i​s​u​a​l​-​e​f​f​e​c​t​s​-​e​n​t​e​r​t​a​i​n​m​e​n​t​-​d​e​s​i​g​n​-​h​o​nours

You can reg­is­ter for class­es as a pri­vate stu­dent. This means that you would be sign­ing up to do unac­cred­it­ed train­ing and would be hop­ing to improve your port­fo­lio. Because CDW is a pri­vate school, we are not a reg­is­tered train­ing organ­i­sa­tion (RTO), we can­not give out accred­i­ta­tion so this is not recog­nised for a stu­dent Visa. Stu­dents may be able to study at CDW Stu­dios on a 90 day tourist visa, but since the class­es are actu­al­ly longer than 90 days, being able to stay in Aus­tralia for the dura­tion of the course may be difficult. 

If you take the option to study as a pri­vate stu­dent, our cours­es are pure­ly focused on foun­da­tion skill train­ing and port­fo­lio devel­op­ment. You would be able to do as many cours­es as you can man­age. Our foun­da­tion cours­es are open to every­one to apply to, but our advanced cours­es require a port­fo­lio in order to do them. This should fea­ture 5 – 20 pieces of your most recent work show­ing us what you would like to focus on.
WHAT CAREER OPPOR­TU­NI­TIES COME FROM STUDY­ING WITH CDW STUDIOS?
We have had stu­dents that have gone on to work­ing as con­cept artists, 3D mod­ellers and tex­ture artists, 3D sculp­tors, illus­tra­tors and many oth­er fields for stu­dios such as Ris­ing Sun Pic­tures, Ani­mal Log­ic, Vishus Pro­duc­tions, Mon­keystack, Choco­late Lib­er­a­tion Front, Bungie and Ready at Dawn Stu­dios in the USA. Our cours­es are designed to help you fig­ure out which path­way you would like to take and then cus­tomise your course out­line to cater to that pathway.

In gen­er­al, a job refer­ral is some­thing that must be earned through hard work, strong port­fo­lio, and show­ing great pro­fes­sion­al atti­tude in day to day behaviour.
DOES THE SCHOOL ACCEPT INTER­NA­TION­AL STUDENTS?
CDW Stu­dios is a pri­vate school so peo­ple com­ing to do cours­es from over­seas might be able to do this on a Tourist Visa. Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty has a part­ner­ship with CDW Stu­dios for a degree called Bach­e­lor of Cre­ative Arts in Visu­al Effects and Enter­tain­ment Design, which may accept inter­na­tion­al stu­dents. Appli­ca­tions for the BCA VEED must go through Flinders University.
DONEED TO TAKE AN ENG­LISH TEST LIKE IELTS TO DO THIS COURSE?
If you are apply­ing for the degree, it’s best to con­tact Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty to find out what is required for entry from over­seas. CDW doesn’t require an Eng­lish test, although you need to be able to under­stand Eng­lish as all class­es are taught in Eng­lish. We have had Artists come from dif­fer­ent parts of the world to do our cours­es and lan­guage hasn’t real­ly been an issue.
CANSTUDY ONLINE?
Cur­rent­ly all of our work­shops and short cours­es are class­room based, so you need to be liv­ing in Adelaide.
WHAT ARE THE TUITION COSTS? AND DOES THIS DIF­FER FOR INTER­NA­TION­AL STUDENTS?
Costs for the degree can be found on the degree page, along with infor­ma­tion about inter­na­tion­al study here: https://​www​.flinders​.edu​.au/​s​t​u​d​y​/​c​o​u​r​s​e​s​/​b​a​c​h​e​l​o​r​-​c​r​e​a​t​i​v​e​-​a​r​t​s​-​v​i​s​u​a​l​-​e​f​f​e​c​t​s​-​e​n​t​e​r​t​a​i​n​m​e​n​t​-​d​esign
HOW DOSIGN UP FORWORKSHOP?
Click on the drop down menu under the head­ing ABOUT CDW’. 
Click on COURSE REG­IS­TRA­TION’. This is an online reg­is­tra­tion form. You’ll need to fill in your con­tact details and there are drop down options which enables you to choose a work­shop. There is an option to take up a pay­ment plan or pay in full. Pay­ment plans require a deposit to secure your reg­is­tra­tion. Once you have com­plet­ed the form, click sub­mit, and short­ly after you will receive noti­fi­ca­tion of receipt of your enrolment.
CANSTUDY ONLINE?
Cur­rent­ly all of our work­shops and short cours­es are class­room based, so you need to be liv­ing in Ade­laide to participate.
WHAT ARE THE PRE­REQ­UI­SITES FORWORKSHOP?
For all of our foun­da­tion short cours­es there are no pri­or knowl­edge or require­ments for application.
For our advanced work­shops and short cours­es, a port­fo­lio of 5 – 20 pieces show­cas­ing your lev­el of skill is required. Port­fo­lios are reviewed by the school direc­tor, Simon Scales.
DO YOU RUN WORK­SHOPS FOR KIDS?
We rec­om­mend our hol­i­day work­shops for stu­dents aged 13 and above.
HOW OLD DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BE TO DOHOL­I­DAY WORKSHOP?
For hol­i­day work­shops, stu­dents should be at least 13 years old.
WHAT HAP­PENS IFWORK­SHOP IS FULL?
Sim­ply request to put your name on the wait­list for the course, by email­ing [email protected]​cdwstudios.​com.
CANTAKE OUTPAY­MENT PLAN?
A $200 deposit must be paid in advance and the course should be paid off by the start of the semester.
HOW OLD DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BE TO DO12-WEEK SHORT COURSE AT CDW STUDIOS?
For the 12-week short cours­es as a pri­vate stu­dent, we rec­om­mend stu­dents be at least 15 years of age. Each short course is very intense and has a high work­load expec­ta­tion, which may be more than some stu­dents under the age of 15 are used to. Keep in mind that most of our stu­dents are at Uni­ver­si­ty lev­el for our advanced short courses.
DOES CDW STU­DIOS OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS?
Cur­rent­ly CDW Stu­dios doesn’t offer schol­ar­ships for CDW workshops. 
DO THE 12 WEEK CLASSES/SUBJECTS CHANGE EACH SEMESTER?
The CDW Stu­dios class­es are always sub­ject to change each term. This is due to our instruc­tors being indus­try pro­fes­sion­als and can only teach with­in their sched­ules. Although most of the core sub­jects stay the same through­out, all class­es are always sub­ject to avail­abil­i­ty each semester.
AMABLE TO RECEIVEQUAL­I­FI­CA­TION ORCER­TIFI­CATE WHENFIN­ISH MY COURSE?
Only if you study the 3 Year Full Time Bach­e­lor of Cre­ative Arts (Visu­al Effects and Enter­tain­ment Design degree) with Flinders University.

You can sign up as a pri­vate par­tic­i­pant of class­es. This means that you would be sign­ing up to do unac­cred­it­ed train­ing and would be hop­ing to improve your port­fo­lio. Because CDW is a pri­vate school, we are not a reg­is­tered train­ing organ­i­sa­tion (RTO), we can­not give out accreditation.

Our foun­da­tion cours­es are open to every­one to apply to, but our advanced cours­es require a port­fo­lio in order to do them.
DO YOU OFFER ANY SACE PRO­GRAMS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS?
As we are not an RTO, we are unable to deliv­er any SACE pro­grams for High School Students.