Storytelling, Comics and Illustrations

Storytelling, Comics and Illustrations

Course dates:
15 January, 2018 to 19 January, 2018
280 EUR
Art & Design
Application deadline:
Friday, 1 December, 2017
Tallinn University
Tallinn, Estonia

General information

We invite you to discover Tallinn and form your impressions into storytelling, comics and illustrations. During the week you will receive a quick introduction about basic rules and practice of storytelling, comics, illustration. All five days will be carried out of method of learning by discovering and each participant will create their own story with comics or illustration.

Day 1
Screenplay format(s) and writing software; a good story well told; building a step-outline.
Basics of narrative and dramaturgy: character, catalysis, outer conflict (and suspense), climax (and catharsis)

Day 2
Character development, trauma, dilemma, theme and (moral) meaning.
Dramatic irony, situational irony, irony of fate.

Day 3
Humor. Dialogue. Orchestration. Metaphor.
Comics and Illustration
Character design. Drawing without drawing. Quick tasks / DevelopingĀ your own story.

Day 4
Storytelling specifics in comics. Theory and practice. / Developing your own story.

Day 5
Environment design and composition. / Developing your own story.

Important: No preliminary drawing skills needed!


Tallinn Summer School arranges accommodation for foreign participants at student dormitory (5-minutes walk from the university, double and triple rooms).


Online registration form on the website

ECTS accreditation

The course gives 1 ECTS

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