Bachelor of Creative Arts
Visual Effects & Entertainment Design
2D STREAM
2024 Midyear Intake Open!
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INSTRUCTOR | TIM MCBURNIE
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INSTRUCTOR | SIMON SCALES
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INSTRUCTOR | NED ROGERS
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STUDENT | HAMISH KENTWELL
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STUDENT | DANIEL MATIC

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If you are an artist who enjoys traditional or digital illustration, then the BCA-VEED 2D Stream is perfect for you.

2D Stream Overview

Kick start your career with the Flinders University & CDW Studios Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Effects and Entertainment Design) (BCA VEED). This award-winning, three year degree features industry instructors, live demonstrations and one-on-one industry feedback.

BCA VEED has four streams (like majors) of study, which allows the degree to be tailored to your interests. The 2D stream is perfect for those who are imaginative and creative, and are working toward a career in digital art, entertainment design or illustration. It includes core topics like the 2D Bootcamp, focusing on design and illustration fundamentals, along with electives that you can choose based on your key area of interest.

Every CDW Studios workshop is led by a world-class industry professional. These workshops include live demonstrations and are an opportunity to learn industry tips and tricks directly from those working in film and game industries. Students are encouraged to follow along as artists work through their creative process to stretch their skills. These artists also provide mentorship, support and guidance through your journey to becoming a professional digital artist.

Through this three year degree, we will equip you with the technical and creative skills you need to work effectively in a professional creative pipeline. You’ll learn what it takes to excel in the film and game industry, as a character designer, environment or prop designer, storyboard artist or even a 2D animator. On completion, you can also apply for the exclusive BCA VEED Honours program. This is an additional year of intensive study and mentorship to work on a personal project which can be pitched to studios.

SATAC CODE 284181

    Essential Information

    DURATION
    3 Years
    DELIVERY
    In Person & Online
    LANGUAGE
    English
    ENTRY
    Portfolio + Eligible Study Pathway
    INTAKE
    Semester 1

    Semester 2

    COMMITMENT PER WEEK
    18 Contact Hours + 15 non-contact
    BRING YOUR OWN
    Computer/laptop, software (student discounts apply)
    DOMESTIC STUDENTS
    Apply via SATAC
    HECS-HELP Available
    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
    Apply via Flinders

    You will need to use SATAC Code 284181 when applying.  We highly recommend you read our application process guidelines when preparing your application.

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    BCA-VEED Topic Guides

    BCA VEED is a three year degree, with a full time load including four top­ics each semester. It is delivered in partnership between Flinders University and CDW Studios. Students select CDW Stu­dios’ work­shops based on their study stream and specific area of interest. Below are complete topic guides for each of the four areas of study which will help you select your classes during the enrolment process.

    Degree Features

    • International Masterclasses

    Every year, renowned pro­fes­sion­als from across the globe share their exper­tise through CDW Stu­dios’ International Masterclasses. These are FREE for current BCA VEED students and continue to be discounted after graduating.

    • HECS-HELP Financing

    BCA VEED is delivered through a partnership between CDW Studios and Flinders University, who are a Commonwealth supported provider. This means eligible domestic students can apply for a HECS-HELP loan, rather than pay for the degree up front (PAYG).

    • Discounted Activities & Events

    All BCA VEED students receive discounts to CDW Studios uninstructed life drawing sessions, holiday workshops, online short courses, international masterclasses and special events.

    • Studio Experience

    We provide opportunities for students to work alongside the team at our sister studio, CDW Animation. This is an opportunity for our top students to build their professional portfolio and be mentored one-on-one by our team of industry artists in a hands-on studio environment.

    • Student Study Areas

    There are designated student areas at all Flinders and CDW Studios sites with kitchen and wifi facilities for self-directed study. These spaces also allow students to discuss projects, brainstorm creative ideas and solve technical issues together.

    • Sketch Club

    Sketch Club is a group run by students for students. It’s an official Flinders University club, where students get together for student-led workshops, movie days, study meetups, to provide opportunities for peer review and continue to build our strong student community.

    Alumni Experiences

    Jonathan Wenberg
    Jonathan Wenberg
    Concept Artist
    I chose CDW Studios because I wanted a career in visual development. In my opinion there is no better way to learn than to learn from the Pros who can teach you the skill and the realities of working in the entertainment industry. Since I arrived at CDW I have grown not only as an artist but as a person as well. I’ve met friends that inspire and motivate me every day.
    Ethan McKenna
    Ethan McKenna
    Concept Artist
    My time at Flinders University and CDW Studios has been incredibly valuable. I've learnt countless skills both technical and conceptual, which has prepared me to take my knowledge and personal artistic touch into the industry.
    Katherine de Groot
    Katherine de Groot
    Junior Concept Artist
    Flinders University and CDW Studios have given me a glimpse into the workings of the industry and what is required to become a professional artist. Before coming here I had no idea how the industry works but now I have a clear idea of what is needed to achieve my goals.
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    Speak with a CDW Advisor

    CDW Studios is committed to helping you find the most appropriate educational path to meet your goals. Our advisors are artists who are trained to provide artistic feedback and suggest the best plan of action based on your individual situation.

    Advice is available via phone, Skype, or on campus appointments. To schedule a tour and/​or appoint­ent, contact us and an advi­sor will contact you shortly.