Visual Thinking and Composition is a “Research Skills” course taught by Neil Cohn at Tilburg University as part of the program for masters students in the Communication and Information Sciences. The course aims to teach basic drawing and visual communication skills. The final project for this class is to summarize and “translate” an academic paper into a short comic.
Due to the pandemic, since Spring 2020, the VTC class has been taught online, with tutorials instructed using Clip Studio Pro. The 7 week class has an intensive schedule with modules including classes on 1) drawing 3D shapes, 2) depth and shading, 3) faces and emotions, 4) bodies and actions, 5) scenes, 6) visual storytelling, and 7) text-image connections.
Below are links to classes where you can see all the students’ comics. Enjoy!