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At CDW Stu­dios we strive to build long stand­ing rela­tion­ships with High Schools around Aus­tralia. Our High School Liai­son offi­cer is avail­able to run pre­sen­ta­tions at High Schools around Aus­tralia. Through­out the pre­sen­ta­tion you will learn about all aspects of work­shops and events that we have to offer at CDW Stu­dios. This will be fol­lowed by a dig­i­tal demon­stra­tion explor­ing the process and tech­niques we use in our work­shops to cre­ate art for the Enter­tain­ment Design indus­try using pro­fes­sion­al tools and tech­niques. This will give inter­est­ed stu­dents the infor­ma­tion that they need to take their careers in this direction.

For High Schools that require more in depth learn­ing, we also offer a pro­gram called Design­er in Res­i­dence’, which involves a one day per week vis­it from our High School Liai­son offi­cer to your school deliv­er­ing a dou­ble les­son in dig­i­tal art. This pro­gram is flex­i­ble and we do our best to work around your school. Please con­tact us to arrange a class!


Sat­ur­day 21st August — 1pm-3pm

Inter­est­ed in study­ing with us? Find out more about the Bach­e­lor of Cre­ative Arts (Visu­al Effects & Enter­tain­ment Design) — deliv­ered with Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty — at our annu­al open day!

High School Visits and Demos

A big part of the School Liaison job is giving CDW Presentations, either at CDW or your school. This will cover exactly what CDW and the Entertainment Industry is about and the courses we have on offer for your students, as we are still finding really skilled students that have not heard of us yet! These presentations are free and run for around 45 minutes, including videos, Q&A and a live digital painting demo. Schools that participate will receive a Holiday Workshop voucher for a promising student, which is valued at $120. *Note* If this presentation is being held at your school a projector or large screen with audio is required.

Designer in Residence

For high schools seeking more than 45 minutes with us, we also run another program called ‘Designer in Residence’. One day a week we visit a school and run a double lesson in digital art. This takes students through the thinking and doing process of creating concept art, tools and tricks of the trade, and builds on their knowledge of Photoshop, giving them an idea of what it takes to break into the highly competitive industry of VFX and entertainment design. Please contact CDW studios for more information.

The­bar­ton Senior Col­lege Partnership

CDW Stu­dios is work­ing close­ly with The­bar­ton Senior Col­lege to pre­pare stu­dents to work in the Enter­tain­ment Design indus­try. The shared edu­ca­tion pro­grams aim to help stu­dents devel­op rel­e­vant indus­try skills and prac­tices, prepar­ing them for the next step in their career. In addi­tion, they can act as a path­way for fur­ther edu­ca­tion such as the Bach­e­lor of Cre­ative Arts (Visu­al Effects and Enter­tain­ment Design) run by Flinders Uni­ver­si­ty and CDW Studios. 

Through­out the pro­grams, CDW Stu­dios pro­vides sup­port through resources and run­ning work­shops for stu­dents. Togeth­er we’re proud to pro­vide inno­v­a­tive pro­grams that gives stu­dents greater oppor­tu­ni­ties and a head start in the industry.

For more infor­ma­tion about this pro­gram, vis­it the The­bar­ton Senior Col­lege web­site

Call 8159 3100 to reg­is­ter for an infor­ma­tion session.


Ashleigh Paton, teacher

I would just like to say it (the holiday workshop) was very worthwhile and well presented. I will be recommending it to all my students wanting to further their graphic abilities. It was excellent to hear from Ned and his professional journey. He presented in an engaging manner always interacting with the class.

Harry Postema, Coordinator, Glenunga International High School

In this modern age gaming has evolved into a mainstream creative industry and CDW studios are at the forefront of Game Art. CDW needs to be commended for its positive approach to supporting schools. They provide modern, relevant and engaging programs for secondary students, giving hands-on training in a growth industry that has strong connections to employment and further study pathways as exhibited in their unique partnership with the Flinders University Bachelor of Creative Industries.

Nathan Elmer

I chose to study at CDW after wanting to do that level of work through University. I got a taste of the travelling CDW workshops, and fortunately they set up a school in Adelaide so I was able to study there. I wanted to learn from professionals and be a part of the community at CDW Studios. Having the opportunity to meet so many people with similar interests and be trained by artists in the industry was really awesome.