The most talented animators are able to successfully combine mastery storytelling, artistry and technology. In the 3D Animiation program you’ll be challenged to combine your creativity and innovation! In this career major you’ll be challenged to combine your academic abilities with creativity and innovation, as you redefine reality through 3D design and animation, visual effects and advanced techniques for motion graphics.Using lighting, shadows and movement, you’ll also develop advanced techniques to make the fictional realm real to audiences. Programs graudates will have the skills they need to put their 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.
Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:
Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:
Fundamentals of Technology
Multimedia & Image Management Techniques
Principles of Animation
Career Major Capstone
Fundamentals of 3D Motion Graphics
2D Animation Techniques
Tools & Image Management Techniques
Audio Tools & Techniques
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
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.
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:
Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).