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HOW CANSTUDY FULL TIME AT CDW STUDIOS?
You can apply for the Bach­e­lor of Cre­ative Arts (Visu­al Effects and Enter­tain­ment Design) or BCA-VEED’ through Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty. The CDW Stu­dios class­es form part of the degree.
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 first. 
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​esign

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. You are not expect­ed to have worked in the industry. 
Your appli­ca­tion will be con­sid­ered once you have sub­mit­ted your port­fo­lio. Put your best work in the port­fo­lio, don’t wor­ry if you do not have the max­i­mum num­ber of pieces. 
Give some­where between 520 pieces of your work. Do not send in orig­i­nal copies of work — send us pho­to­copies, orig­i­nal ideas are welcome. 
Your port­fo­lio should high­light what sort of career path you are look­ing at tak­ing, for one of the 4 path­ways: 2D, 3D, VFX or Animation.
Rank­ing your appli­ca­tions: 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 have the rec­om­mend­ed ATAR, 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.
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.
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. 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?
There is a pos­si­bil­i­ty to do off-shore study, but it’s best to enquire with Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty. We now offer 12-week online short­cours­es that any­one around the world, and over the age of 15 years old can do. Click here for more infor­ma­tion: https://​cdw​stu​dios​.com/​w​o​r​k​s​h​o​p​s​#​o​nline
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?
There is a reg­is­ter but­ton on each work­shop page. For the online short cours­es and our hol­i­day work­shops. Click Reg­is­ter Now’, and an online form will appear. You will be required to finalise your pay­ment upfront when you fill in the form. Once the pay­ment hits our account, we then send out an invoice as a receipt for the pay­ment. For the online short cours­es, you will be direct­ed to the Flinders web­site to fill in an online form to gain access to the online learn­ing platform.
CANSTUDY ONLINE?
There is a pos­si­bil­i­ty to do off-shore study, but it’s best to enquire with Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty. We now offer 12-week online short­cours­es that any­one around the world, and over the age of 15 years old can do. Click here for more infor­ma­tion: https://​cdw​stu​dios​.com/​w​o​r​k​s​h​o​p​s​#​o​nline
WHAT ARE THE PRE­REQ­UI­SITES FORWORKSHOP?
For all of our online short cours­es there is no pri­or knowl­edge required. Stu­dents must pro­vide their own tools such as com­put­er, tablet and software.
DO YOU RUN WORK­SHOPS FOR KIDS?
We rec­om­mend our hol­i­day work­shops for stu­dents aged 14 and above. If con­sid­er­ing long term class­es they may wish to do an online short course.
HOW OLD DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BE TO DOHOL­I­DAY WORKSHOP?
For hol­i­day work­shops, stu­dents should be at least 14 years old.
WHAT HAP­PENS IFWORK­SHOP IS FULL?
Email [email protected]​cdwstudios.​com request­ing to put your name on the wait­list for the course.
HOW OLD DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BE TO DO12-WEEK SHORT COURSE AT CDW STUDIOS?
We rec­om­mend stu­dents be at least 15 years of age.
DOES CDW STU­DIOS OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS?
Cur­rent­ly CDW Stu­dios does­n’t offer schol­ar­ships for CDW work­shops or for the degree.
DO THE 12 WEEK CLASSES/SUBJECTS CHANGE EACH SEMESTER?
The CDW Stu­dios class­es may be sub­ject to change each semes­ter. 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 com­plete the Bach­e­lor of Cre­ative Arts — Visu­al Effects and Enter­tain­ment Design degree with Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty. This involves assess­ment and mea­sure­ment of learn­ing outcomes.

There is no assess­ment for the online short cours­es. This means that you would be doing the exer­cis­es to receive per­son­alised feed­back and build on your cur­rent skill set, and would be hop­ing to improve your port­fo­lio to progress as an artist. You would receive a par­tic­i­pa­tion cer­tifi­cate on com­ple­tion of the online short course.
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.