Do you enjoy drawing, illustration, or collage and want to breathe life into your art through animation? Are you an inspiring animator, filmmaker, or designer who wants to create new work for your portfolio? Do you love exploring museums and discovering new ways to express yourself creatively? Through Photoshop, students will learn the fundamental techniques of frame-by-frame animation and develop a series of short animated works of art.
Biosciences & Engineering
Experimentation, exploration, innovation. The building blocks of science, hands-on. Cutting-edge investigation draws upon ideas and methods from a broad range of experiments spanning the sciences and engineering. Guest lectures, field trips and a lab component are included in this week-long residential experience.
Develop practical skills and the ability to think critically while gaining valuable exposure to important business topics and methods of analysis. In addition to working alongside business professionals and collaborating in teams, this institute ends with a ‘Shark Tank’ product presentation, in which students pitch ideas to potential investors showcasing the knowledge they gained throughout the week.
Debate and Public Advocacy
Build confidence speaking, arguing, and learning to passionately advocate. Students will engage in active, hands-on learning around topics they find interesting. A combination of speaking, videos, off-campus excursions, debating, guest speakers, researching, and plenty of time conversing, provide students with the skills and experience to become better communicators.
Learn to tell captivating stories through documentary storytelling and the fundamentals of video production. Students will learn about various documentary forms, visit local museums and athletic facilities to see how non-fiction storytelling is utilized in the real-world, and create a short documentary.
Gain a 360 degree perspective on the start-up world while planning and launching your own business. Meet and engage with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Tour start-up companies at different stages of development. Learn key principles of innovation, identifying market opportunities, and financing new ventures. Put it all into practice by planning, pitching, and launching a start-up by the end of the week.
Finance and Investing
Get ahead of the game and learn and experience how investing works. Dive into the world of investments – stocks, bonds and mutual funds/exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and explore popular investing approaches, techniques and strategies to confidently learn how fundamental analysis plays a role in valuation.
Health and Exercise Science
Discover how health and exercise determine overall wellbeing and how the body works, through testing practices used to identify and treat diseases. Gain hands-on experience in the health and exercise science field and insight into the many career opportunities available in the different disciplines of exercise science. Students will learn from Wake Forest faculty about the different systems in the body, practice using technology for health procedures like blood pressure and electromyography (EMG), and tour campus facilities dedicated to health and fitness.
Health and Wellbeing
Gain hands-on experience and insight into the many career opportunities available in the different disciplines of health and wellness. Students will learn from Wake Forest faculty about the eight dimensions of wellbeing, use technology for health procedures, and tour campus facilities dedicated to health, fitness and overall wellness.
Your permission to access the bench is granted. Experience an insider’s view of the legal industry and explore the pursuit of innocence and justice. Find out what it’s really like to be a lawyer. This is your chance to investigate a criminal justice case at Wake Forest School of Law’s Innocence and Justice Clinic through the search for what happened. Learn to analyze evidence, make your argument, network with judges and attorneys and dive into the law industry to discover if this is the career path for you!
Enhance your ability to inspire and influence people in reaching a collective goal before college. Personal growth, exploration and reflection promote students who will be prepared to make a difference in their communities and create positive change in the world.
Step into your white coat and discover what being a healthcare professional is really like? Gain hands-on experience in the medical field and insight into the many career opportunities available within the various disciplines of medicine. You’ll visit healthcare facilities, participate in simulations and labs, and learn basic skills like taking blood pressure and suturing.
Explore the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field encompassing the study of the nervous system and its role in regulating behavior. Examine the structure of the brain through hands-on dissection. Learn how sensory systems detect stimuli in the environment and how drugs affect the brain. Visit active neuroscience labs as well as conduct exciting neuroscience experiments.
Policy and Politics
Learn about the democratic republic, your constitutional rights, and the powers that shape current laws. Explore the efficacy of actually being empowered, which comes from the experience of doing politics effectively with others. Practice the art of thinking clearly, speaking persuasively, acting ethically, and working in collaboration with others.
Study the complex world of the mind and behavior. Explore the structure of the brain through hands-on dissection and learn about how illusions, emotions, and biases affect how we see and interact with the world. Visit organizations that use psychology to influence behavior and conduct an observational study.
What happens in the game, the front office and behind the camera fuels a $250 billion a year industry that represents one of the fastest growing career fields worldwide. This institute explores the many professional options available in the global sports industry.
Discover what it takes to keep top athletes on the field and performing at their very best. Students will learn the basic skills and knowledge necessary for careers in sports medicine. Students will be exposed to key areas of sports medicine through lectures and hands-on practice utilizing athletic training techniques and procedures.
Enter the wonderful world of virtual reality and user experience by diving deep into emerging technology. The world’s most rapidly growing industry is an endless frontier of opportunity for those with innovative minds and the ability to turn ideas into reality.
Technologies like virtual reality, augmented reality, game engines, and motion capture are changing the way we create and enjoy films and gaming. Students will have an introduction to each of these technologies and more.