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!
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 Certificate III and IV in Screen and Media aims at developing relevant industry skills and practices, preparing students for the next step in their career. In addition, it provides a pathway for further education such as the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Effects and Entertainment Design) at Flinders University run in conjunction with CDW Studios.
Throughout the program, CDW Studios provide support through resources and running workshops for students. Together we’re proud to provide an innovative program 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 or email tina.[email protected]thebartonsc.sa.edu.au.
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.
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.