CDW Studios School of Visual Effects and Entertainment Design has been running since 2011, providing students Australia wide with the most up to date and relevant education available to work in the VFX and entertainment design industry.
All CDW courses are taught by industry professionals who have worked for a range of international companies such as Disney, Blizzard Entertainment, Rising Sun Pictures, WETA, Wizards of the Coast and Lego just to name a few. The aim of CDW Studios is to deliver practical classes on topics that directly help hone skills used in the professional working environment.
Students experience learning in a realistic studio setting, and all classes are delivered using a state of the art multimedia facility. Each week instructors provide a live demonstration of the weeks work, before offering individual advice and feedback to all students. Students not only receive individual art critique each week, but are also able to view their instructors workflow, pipeline and techniques.
CDW Studios provide an intense learning experience combined with a friendly and encouraging atmosphere, catering for all skill levels. From 3D modeling to 2D character design, CDW Studios is the right place for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the visual effects and entertainment design industry.
"The 5th Most Livable City in the world"
Adelaide is a beautiful city, and currently stands as one of the Worlds Most Liveable Cities, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2018 rankings. It is a coastal city, which has a number of fantastic beaches a short distance from the city. There are world famous wine regions to the North and South of Adelaide, spoiling any wine lover for choice. The climate in Adelaide is typically considered mild for Australia, but it still has the odd 40 degree day in the middle of summer.
CDW Studios has had a number of students do courses ranging in skill levels from beginner to professional. Here are some of their personal experiences studying with CDW.
Students have the option to receive accredited training through Flinders University, doing full time study for the BCA (DM), or learn new skills by participating in 12 week courses only at CDW Studios and build on or create a portfolio.