Bachelor of Creative Arts
Visual Effects & Entertainment Design
3D STREAM
2024 Midyear Intake Open!
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STUDENT | REBECCA THOMASON
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STUDENT | JAYRAJ SOMERS
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INSTRUCTOR | ALEX OWEN
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INSTRUCTOR | ALEX COLVIN

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If you are an artist who enjoys working across mediums and solving both creative and technical challenges then the BCA-VEED 3D Stream is perfect for you.

3D Stream Overview

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

BCA VEED has four streams (like majors) of study, which allows the degree to be tailored to your interests. The 3D stream is perfect for those who are both technical and creative, and are working toward a career in 3D modelling or design. It includes core topics like the 3D Bootcamp (focusing on 3D fundamentals) and 3D Modelling, and electives based in your key area of interest, like Creature Design and 3D Modelling for Games.

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.

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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.