Training Oklahomans for A Future In Filmmaking

Meridian Technology Center provides affordable, practical and transferable training to support the state’s growing film industry.

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Start with Class. End with Credits.

No matter where you are along your career path in the film industry, Meridian’s film industry training provides courses to help you achieve your goals. Classes are short, specialized and cost-effective. Participants will be set-ready upon the completion of each course.

With more than 30 course offerings, we’ve created categories to help organize our offerings. When you click on a course header you’ll connect to a page with full course description, course dates and times, information on the instructor and an enrollment link. If you have any questions about a course, please contact Cara Adney at 405.377.3333 or

Film industry training take places at Meridian’s South Campus in Guthrie unless noted otherwise. Meridian’s South Campus is located at 3025 S. Division St., Guthrie, OK 73044.


Discover the magic of filmmaking through personal interest classes in the film industry. Whether you’re an aspiring actor or filmmaker, these courses offer a unique opportunity to explore your artistic potential and bring your cinematic visions to life. Lights, camera, action – your adventure in the film industry awaits!

  • So Your Child Wants to Be An Extra

View full class descriptions for Personal Interest Courses and enroll.


Courses in this area serve as essential steppingstones for individuals embarking on a career in the film, television, or commercial industries. Classes are designed to equip students with the foundation knowledge, terminology, and skills necessary to pursue additional training or a career in a specialized area.

  • Careers in the Film Industry
  • Employment Paperwork for the Film and TV Industry
  • Walkie Communication in the Film and TV Industry
  • Getting to Work: Creating Employment Profiles for the Film Industry
  • Film Industry Fundamentals: A Crash Course to Introduction to Working on a Film Crew
  • Film Permits: When You Need them and Application Tips

View full class descriptions for Foundations in Film courses and enroll.


Training and skills development is essential for individuals seeking to grow a successful career in the film industry. These courses are designed to help aspiring filmmakers develop the necessary skills to pursue careers as assistant directors, screenwriters, cinematographers, and other roles within the filmmaking world.

  • Producing a Film from A to Z
  • Screenwriting Intensive
  • Crafting Your Film Festival Submission Package
  • Making a Short Film: From Development to Distribution

View full class descriptions for Career Growth courses and enroll.


Throughout these courses, participants will have the opportunity to practice their skills through hands-on assignments in class, collaborate with fellow makeup artists, and receive feedback from industry professionals.

  • Color Theory and Foundation Matching for Film and TV
  • Camera-Ready Makeup for Film and TV
  • Introduction to Special Effects Makeup for Film and TV

View full class descriptions for Makeup for Film and TV courses and enroll. 

Coming Attractions

We’ve partnered with some of the state’s top talent to train the next generation of film crew workers. Upcoming courses include:

  • Catering to the Film Industry
  • Introduction to the Costume Department
  • Introduction to Becoming An Intimacy Coordinator
  • What to Expect When a Film Comes to Town: How Small Businesses Can Turn Big Profits

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Location Matters

Conveniently located less than an hour from three of the state’s certified sound stages, Meridian’s district includes more than 900 square miles that cover parts of Lincoln, Logan, Noble, Pawnee and Payne counties. This landscape includes Guthrie’s iconic downtown; Stillwater, America’s friendliest college town; the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, the Pawnee Nation and the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians; miles of red dirt road and sunsets that will take your breath away.

Independent filmmakers and Hollywood studios have found what they’re looking for in the Meridian district. The only thing missing is a workforce to support their creative endeavors.

Until now.