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Pop-up classes are short, one-credit hour courses designed to allow students to dive into emerging industry trends and gain skills to prepare them for future careers.

Pop-up classes are open to all UNL students and are Pass/No Pass. Register in MyRed.

Fall 2020

ADPR 291.951 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Media Sales & Account Management Saturday Oct. 24, 10am-6pm Sunday Oct. 25, 10am-6pm

Love coming up with great ideas and solutions, but find yourself always the one who makes sure every little detail is completed with the best possible result? Then this is your opportunity to put those talents and skills to work and explore the world of media sales and account management. This interactive, fast-paced session will explore everything from the skill set needed to succeed in the world of media sales and account management to developing and closing a multimedia plan for a local business.

Faculty: David Thiemann

Spring Three Week Session

JOMC 191.102 | 1 credit hour | P/NPStayCation: Travel Write Where you areJan. 4 - Jan. 22

Travel blogs, vlogs, photo or art blog create stories that help us imagine lavish retreats, abroad adventures, or tranquil getaways. What are the best ways to blog about our fancy staycations? What travel stories can we tell about walks around our neighborhoods, community centers, and local parks? This course provides you with travelogue strategies, tools, and multi-media experiences in digital media. You gain storytelling skills needed for brand content creators, communication strategists, and freelancer writers. You practice the art of travel writing right where you are.

Faculty: Madeline Wiseman

JOMC 391.100 | 1 credit hour | P/NPHow To Get Your Drone LicenseJan. 4 - Jan. 22

This is a pop up course where students learn how to prepare for the FAA test to receive credentials to operate a drone license. This new, unique skill has help students get hired because they had a drone license where other applicants didn't. The course will give students the knowledge and skills needed to conquer the hardest parts of the Federal Aviation Administration’s drone license examine. This course has helped students get hired because they had a drone license where other applicants didn't.

Faculty: Matt Waite

JOMC 191.101 | 1 credit hour | P/NPAdobe Bootcamp: Audio EditingJan. 4 - Jan. 22

Students will gain hands-on experience using Adobe Audition used for editing and mixing audio. The basics of each software will be explored to develop and foundational level understanding of the capabilities. Students will take advantage of their free access to the Creative Cloud as part of UNL being designated a Adobe Creative Campus. Want to learn more about the Adobe apps? This course will get you going with Adobe Audition. You will learn the basics of capturing and editing audio for a variety of formats including podcasts, audio books, and interviews. The basics of the software will be explored to develop and foundational level understanding of multitrack editing and mixing. Take advantage of your free access to the Creative Cloud as part of UNL being designated a Adobe Creative Campus.

Faculty: Kaci Richter

JOMC 191.100 | 1 credit hour | P/NPAdobe Bootcamp: Video EditingJan. 4 - Jan. 22

Students will gain hands-on experience using Adobe Premiere and Adobe Rush applications used for editing video. The basics of each software will be explored to develop and foundational level understanding of the capabilities. Students will take advantage of their free access to the Creative Cloud as part of UNL being designated a Adobe Creative Campus. Want to learn more about the Adobe apps? This course will get you going with Adobe Premiere and Adobe Rush. You will learn the basics of editing video for the web and social media. The basics of the software will be explored to develop and foundational level understanding of the capabilities. Take advantage of your free access to the Creative Cloud as part of UNL being designated a Adobe Creative Campus.

Faculty: Alan Eno

Spring 2020

ADPR 191 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Sports, Fitness, and Leisure Writing 

Adore sports but dislike competition? Champion PRs, FKTs, and PBs but bore at athlete comparisons? Delight in features on solo wanderings but yawn at team coverage? This class focuses on digital storytelling about the rise of non-professional sports, fitness, and fitness-based leisure adventures. Students get the opportunity develop writing skills, craft strategic messages, and communicate on digital platforms about the physical pursuits they love. Be it long-distance cycling, through-hiking, ultra-distance endurance sports, and more, students will gain writing experiences for digital media, brand messaging, and industry-based content creation.

Faculty: Madeline Wiseman

JOMC 191 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Quienes Somos Nosotros:          Who we are 

Media Presentation and Representation IN, BY and FOR the Latinx Community. This course looks at the media presentation and representation in the fastest-growing demographic in our state and the country. We will offer an overview of the way media is made and consumed. We will examine and define existing media, including production, delivery and efficacy; explore the future media possibilities; and provide tips and training to journalists and non-journalists about how to consume and create media in, by and for the Latinx Community.

Faculty: John Shrader

BRDC 491/891 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Streaming Video Production        for eSports 

The course will focus on live streaming production (technical streaming, switching, audio, and live camera work) of eSports events using the SlingStudio. Coursework will consist of hands-on workshops, teaching student show to set up and manage the Studio, stream with multiple cameras, and mix audio content.

Faculty: Alan Eno

JOMC 191 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Memes, Brands and You 

Memes. They're everywhere. We share them. We create them. Sometimes we even become them. Now brands are getting into the mix - but should they? This course will prepare you for using memes in the professional sphere and apply your knowledge of memes and other pop culture devices to inform industry professionals of best practices.

Faculty: Jamdan Clang
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402-472-3074
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Academic Adviser
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