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Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

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.

Pre-session 2022

ADPR 391 PO1 | 1 credit hour | P/NP The "Reel" Deal: Instagram for Storytelling ONLINE 1/3 - 1/14

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

1 billion people use Instagram across the globe each and every month, spending an average of 30 minutes per day. 500 million people use Instagram stories every day and nearly 50% of people have visited a website to make a purchase after seeing a product or service. In the U.S., 26% of people aged 18 to 24 have recently used Instagram specifically to access coronavirus news. The platform provides countless opportunities for brands, businesses and organizations, from non-profits and for profits to large news organizations to tell stories and connect a message with a consumer. In this course, students will take a deep dive into the Instagram platform researching best practices, ethics and learning the ins and out of how to create and measure content. Students will learn and create content for the grid, stories, IGTV, reels, Instagram live and eCommerce to best leverage the platform to accomplish strategic communication goals.

Faculty: Tyler Thomas

JOMC 291 PO2 | 1 credit hour | P/NP How to get your Drone License ONLINE 1/3 - 1/14

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

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 helped 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 examination.

Faculty: Matt Waite

JOMC 491/891 PO3 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Branding Yourself in Today’s Market ONLINE 1/3 - 1/14

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Learn how to formulate your own value proposition and convey your knowledge, skills and abilities to prospective employers to stand out from the crowd. This course will leverage relevant social media platforms and other online portfolio tools to help you reframe how you approach your personal brand.

Faculty: Frauke Hachtmann

Spring 2022

BRDC 191.951 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Audio Podcasting 101 IN PERSON | F 1pm - 6pm | 4/15, 4/22, 5/6

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Share your voice and your creativity with others through the rapidly expanding world of audio podcasting. This course will provide you with the basics you will need to get started. Topics will include content and idea creation, hardware and software, writing techniques, vocal performance, hosting platforms, promotion and monetization. You will get to create the first (or "pilot" episode of your own podcast.

Faculty: Rick Alloway

JOMC 191.951 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Women in the Media: Reporting while Female IN PERSON | 10 am - 6 pm | 2/12, 2/13

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Over the course of the two days, we will discuss real-life situations that women journalists are thrown into because of their gender. Some examples are: disparaging a woman's appearance, criticizing her work and reports, receiving threats or pictures of male nudity. We will discuss how to handle each of these situations—how to get help and report to management.

Faculty: Michelle Bandur

JOMC 491/891.952 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Streaming Video Production for Esports IN PERSON | 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8 10:30 am - 12:20 pm | 3/25 4 pm - 11 pm

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Esports is a massive new arena of broadcasting, and it does differ somewhat from traditional sports broadcasting. This class will explore the subject, teach skills for commentary and color on esports, how to use streaming hardware, how to plan for and stream live content, and how to manage sound mixing and audio commentary. Coursework will consist of hands-on workshops, teaching you how the production works both in front of and behind the cameras. It will culminate in a live-stream production of an esports competition.

Faculty: Alan Eno and Kaci Richter

Name, Image, Likeness Spring 2022

JOMC 191.952 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Mobile Production in Your Pocket IN PERSON | T 5:30 pm - 8:20 pm | 3/22 - 4/19

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

With the dawn of Name, Image, Likeness, it is crucial for singers, actors, dancers, artists, producers, instrumentalists, along with athletes, to take the reins of how they want to position themselves to the public, sponsors and media. In the course you will get hands-on experience using your phone to produce media for social media. Learn how to use your phone and apps to produce content to promote yourself.

Faculty: Shoun Hill
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