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2D Animation and Character Design

In the 2D Animation and Character Design program, students learn to use the latest tools and applications to communicate ideas and stories through illustration and animation. Develop a strong foundation in animation skills and take your art in a new direction as you train in a learning environment that stimulates creativity and imagination.
Students may use a variety of tools including Wacom Cintiq drawing tablets, Toon Boom, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Autodesk Maya, Unity, and Apple Final Cut Pro. Prepare for advanced training and/or a career in animation and illustration as you create characters with personality, bring them to life, and build a creative portfolio that emphasizes design, character illustration, and animation skills.
The Special Effects Technician career major is designed to give you a head start while acquiring unique skills, and will provide a competitive advantage to students entering college, regardless of their major. The creative portfolio developed during the program can help you compete for scholarships and gain the confidence to succeed in college. Additionally, this career major is a prerequisite for career majors offered within the 3D program. Students completing this career major will have an option to extend their experiences to include advanced 3D training, if desired.
Who Can Attend
High school juniors, High school seniors, Adults
Employment Opportunities
Film and/or television production companies; video game production; organizations with in-house support for graphic design, animation, and character illustration; marketing firms; advertising departments; internet-based businesses
Occupational Characteristics
Animation, illustration, and character design require creativity, innovation, artistic aptitude, and strong math skills. Character illustrators also need studio art experience and/or the ability to draw, an understanding of stage lighting, and a high interest/aptitude in geometry and anatomy and/or life science.
Animators and illustrators often work as part of a team and must be able to develop work according to design specifications and manage projects and tasks to meet deadlines.
For Success in this Career You Should Have
Strong communication skills and an ability to work in a team environment, self-motivation, a strong sense of ownership, attention to detail, a disciplined approach to quality, analytical and problem-solving skills, flexibility, ability to adapt and work in different styles, commitment to lifelong learning as tools change at an incredible pace
Location(s) and Times
Rockwell Campus, Information Technology Building
Daytime classes:
2 sessions:
8:00 am - 10:55 am and 12:30 pm - 3:25 pm
High school students and part-time adult students enroll in either the AM or PM session. Full-time adult students enroll in both sessions.

Contact Info

Main Number
7:30am - 8:30pm


Attendance Numbers
Portland - 405.717.4304
Reno - 405.717.4646
Rockwell - 405.717.4206

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