Before classes begin CDS offers a dynamic and engaging programme with a service-focused First Semester Orientation Tutorium by Katrin Weidhofer – a student from the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Department of Painting, head: Henning Bohl). Katrin helps CDS students with her First Semester Orientation Tutorium to explore their interest in the resources of the university, the university infrastructure and a great number of workshops as well as their surrounding communities. They get to know the computer Studio, printmaking, wood technology, the pottery Studio, metal technology, textile technology, the video Studio, and the Central digital workshop for photography.