3D Animation/Motion Graphics Level 2 - Meridian Tech

The most talented animators are able to successfully combine mastery storytelling, artistry and technology. In this advanced level 3D animation/motion graphics program you’ll be challenged to combine your creativity and innovation! Using lighting, shadows and movement, you’ll learn advanced techniques to make the fictional realm real to audiences. You’ll gain the skills you need to put your talent to work in several industries such as the entertainment industry including movies, television and video games; training and education; communications and marketing; government and health care through simulated animations; and in the advertising industry, particularly with the growth of the in-game advertising. You’ll be able to select from various project options to finalize a portfolio that will highlight your skills. After you complete this career major you’ll have what it takes to test for industry certifications. The 3D Animation/Motion Graphics Level 1 is a prerequisite to this career major.

How You’ll Learn Hands-On

Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:

  • Storyboarding and designing characters
  • Redefining reality using 3D and animation

Where it Can Take You

Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:

  • Computer Animator
  • 3D Animator
  • Web Design
  • Entrepreneur

What You’ll Learn

Course
Hours

3D Animation

120

3D Modeling and Rigging Techniques

120

Advance Design Graphics and Visual Effects

120

Advanced Design Techniques

120

Advanced Career Major Capstone

120

Total

600

Career Readiness Certificate

WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.

Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.

The required WorkKeys scores for this career major are:

Applied Math – 4
Workplace Documents – 4
Graphic Literacy – 4

Graduation Requirements

In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.

Meridian’s Career Ready Credential

When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:

  • Completed all courses in a career major with a grade of “C” or above and achieved required industry-based certifications for the career major
  • Achieved WorkKeys® scores at or above the level required for the career major or earned an ACT® composite score of 19 or greater (Students may substitute equivalent scores on SAT, ACCUPLACER or other approved assessments.)

Additional Endorsements

Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).

Postsecondary Ready Endorsement

  • Earned, or was on track to earn, a high school diploma or GED at the time of Meridian graduation
  • Achieved a subscore of 19 or greater on the ACT® in math, English, reading and science (Students may substitute equivalent scores on SAT, ACCUPLACER or other approved assessments.)

Citizenship Ready Endorsement

  • Completed employment profile, résumé, job application, cover letter, mock interview and job search training through OKJobMatch.com
  • Documented active membership in a CareerTech Student Organization or professional association related to the program of study
  • Documented 20 hours of volunteerism or service in a community activity

National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)

  • Completed WorkKeys® assessments in Applied Math, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Documents and received a silver, gold or platinum National Career Readiness Certificate through the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.

Get Started

Apply for admission as a high school student. Apply for admission as an adult. Contact the Career Planning Center with questions at 405.377.3333.