Bachelor of Creative Arts
Visual Effects & Entertainment Design
ANIMATION STREAM
Midyear Intake 2023!
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STUDENT | MAYA ABERNAYAKE
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STUDENT | SCOTT HAYCRAFT
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STUDENT | MONIQUE NGUYEN
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STUDENT | KAYLEE COLLINS
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STUDENT | BONNIE GRANT

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If you are an artist who wants to see their own work in the final product and loves attention to detail then the BCA-VEED Animation Stream is perfect for you.

Animation Stream Overview

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

BCA VEED has four streams (like majors) of study (2D, 3D, VFX and Animation), which can be tailored to your interests. The Animation Stream includes core topics like Animation Bootcamp and Animation Pipeline as well as electives like Storyboarding and Character Design.

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 animators work through their creative process to stretch their skills. These animators also provide mentorship, support and guidance through your journey to becoming a professional digital artist.

We will equip you with skills you need to work effectively in animation pipelines. You’ll learn what it takes to excel in the field as an animator, roto, lighting or FX artist, rigger or compositor. 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 224131

    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 224131 when applying.  We highly recommend you read our application process guidelines when preparing your application.

    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.

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    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

    Kaylee Collins
    KAYLEY COLLINS
    JUNIOR ANIMATOR
    FIKA ENTERTAINMENT
    Studying with Flinders University/CDW Studios has been an incredible experience. The course has provided me with many opportunities and pathways I had not realised when beginning this course. BCA (VEED) has built not just my confidence as an artist but it has provided me valuable connections with not just employers but with fellow classmates as well.
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    Bonnie Grant
    BONNIE GRANT
    3D VISUALISATION ARTIST
    MODEL FARM
    The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Effects & Entertainment Design) degree was excellent because our teachers are current industry professionals that bring a wealth of experience and current industry best practice to our classrooms. The amount of practical topics vastly outnumbers theory topics so we are spending most of our time doing practical assignments.
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    Bradley Peacock
    BRADLEY PEACOCK
    RIGGING ARTIST
    RISING SUN PICTURES
    The teachers at CDW Studios and Flinders University have been phenomenal over the last 4 years. They have been extremely supportive and have helped guide me towards what I am passionate about. They give us just enough freedom to explore our ideas whilst being able to teach us the skills necessary to find work in the industry.
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    Kaylee Collins
    JESSIE LAM
    3D ANIMATOR
    MOVING PICTURES COMPANY
    Studying the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Effects & Entertainment Design) was a worthwhile learning experience with amazing industry professionals!
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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.