Insanitek internships and apprenticeships are educational systems where we help you help yourself.
Bear with us while we explain.
We believe that education is a process. It’s a process where you explore where you are and every step along the way to where you want to end up. We have guided projects that help you get through skills checkpoints and feedback, but ultimately you must take ownership for your own education and progress.
Because when you take ownership it’s that much more powerful and useful to you. It’s not a passive process where information is shuffled at you, but a way for you to embrace all that comes with the position and life. It also gives you permission to explore a variety of things and ways ─ not just what the book or teacher says. It’s a way to make this truly yours.
And, you never know, you might invent something new along the way because you were never told it wasn’t possible.
Insanitek apprenticeship method: Delve deeper into something you are passionate about while also fulfilling a need of business (and society) while building your career.
Business Goals: Digital outreach ─ social media, blog, video. Offline outreach ─ workshop, demonstration
Society Service: Better understanding and literacy for science. Maybe someone will find a new idea or a kid will find a new passion because of your work! Or, maybe they will find life just a bit less boring and a lot more fun. 😉
Key skill focuses:
- Research the background and theories behind parts of science
- Learn elements of writing a good piece ─ both fiction and nonfiction
- Understand what makes communication effective
- Master communication in the digital realm as well as in person
- Facilitate dialogue/debate, popularization and/or contextualization of scientific issues
** There are no straight up degrees for science communication. Instead there are two paths to take to it: journalism or public relations. Insanitek combines these paths to create a hybrid for our students. We also use the Centre for Science Communication as an inspiration (because that’s what inspired Grace to do science communication).
Want to know more? Click here for the full curriculum and investment.
Graphic Designers at Insanitek
Insanitek apprenticeship method: Delve deeper into something you are passionate about while also fulfilling a need of business (and society) while getting career building prep.
Business Goals: Flash math and infographics finished — maybe graphics for a video if they are up for it/have time.
Society Service: Better understanding and literacy for science. Maybe someone will find a new idea or a kid will find a new passion because of your work! Or, maybe they will find homework just a bit less boring and a lot more fun. 😉
Key skill focuses:
- Visual communication
- Students engage in hands-on design practices, develop creative thinking strategies, and devise solutions to visual communication design challenges. The course familiarizes students with visual principles, and techniques that serve the basic designer needs. Students also develop fluency in the principles of visual language to form a basis of aesthetic judgment and develop methods of analysis and inquiry for creative thinking. Students combine in-studio practice with group critiques of work, and software tutorials.
- Students explore creative, historical, theoretical, and applied principles of type. Through creative projects and exercises, students also explore the communicational impact of choosing typefaces, the expressive possibilities of type in static and kinetic media, as well as the foundations for hierarchy and composition for publication design. Students develop skills to enhance, clarify, and support meaning and the accessibility of typographic content. Combines creative studio practice with supporting readings, lectures, and software training.
Want to learn more? Find the full curriculum here.