(3)This course begins with an overview of the history of illustration and animation and the merging of the two. There is a heavy focus on concepts and how to interpret a story, but also simple animations for online and mobile editions. Emphasis will be on the various illustration and illustration/animation industries. Students demonstrate 2D competencies in a short, animated assignment. The course emphasizes character and scene design as well as visual storytelling. The Adobe Suite and Blender are used extensively in this course as well as the 3D printer and various photographic production methods.