Non-Degree / Dates: 16-20 July 2018

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. The course will employ hands-on learning and each participant will create their own story with comics or illustration.


Veiko Vaatmann, MA Film, Scriptwriting

Joonas Sildre, BA Graphic Design, MA Student of Digital Learning Games

Preliminary schedule

Every day from 10:00 to 14:15.

In the afternoons following language classes, specialised lectures and discussions will take place. Read more about Cultural Programme.

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 / Developing
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!


The course is open to all people with an interest in the ways of different creative expressions and how to create and illustrate a story. No previous experience is required.

Credit points