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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.

Fall 2023

JOMC 492/892.791 | 1 credit | P/NP Branding Yourself in Today's MarketONLINE 8/21-9/8

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

This online synchronous pop-up course will explore strategies in better understanding how to brand yourself in today's ever-changing market. One of the best ways to articulate your skills, experience, knowledge, and overall worth in today’s competitive job market is to create a personal brand that helps you stand out in the crowd. Learn how to formulate your own value proposition and convey your knowledge, skills, and abilities to prospective employers. 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

JOMC 192.791 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Essential Techniques in Meditation and MindfulnessONLINE 8/21-9/22

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Get started with an introduction to mindfulness and meditation for career development, learning, resilience, and focus. This experiential-based five-week beginners class invites students to 1) explore awareness practices, 2) develop reflections on meditations, 3) engage in dialogue with peers, 4) and experiment with mindfulness-based activities. The course examines breath awareness, body scans, sensory meditations, working with anchors, and self-compassion. Assignments establish weekly mindfulness and meditation practices, and reflections for deepening awareness, insight, and concentration. Students study research in gratitude, stress-reduction, positivity, optimism, calm, presence, happiness, and joy.

Faculty: Laura Madeline Wiseman

JOMC 192.952 | 1 credit | P/NP After Effects Liftoff10/6 3:30-6:30pm 10/7-10/8 10:00am-4:00pm

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After Effects Liftoff will introduce you to the fundamentals of Adobe After Effects in the easiest and most fun way possible. You'll dive head first into Adobe After Effects and begin creating animations from day one. By the end of this course, you'll be able to animate a full :30 spot.

Faculty: Colby Dolan

ADPR 483/883.951 | 1 credit | P/NP Portfolio DevelopmentR 5:30-8:20pm | 10/19-11/16

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Need to dial in your portfolio? In this course you will learn how to improve your work and execute a variety of pieces that demonstrate experience in the form of a portfolio. Explore strategies to brand yourself using a portfolio to showcase the very best of your skills. You'll leverage relevant digital tools and media platforms to present your work to potential employers and clients.

Prerequisites: JOMC 101, JOMC 130-134, ADPR 151, ADPR 221, and ADPR 283.

Faculty: Mitch Benes

JOMC 292.951 | 1 credit | P/NP Media Sales & Account Management11/4-11/5 10:00AM-6:00PM

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

The pop-up will explore the world of media sales and account management. The fast-paced session will touch on everything from the skill set needed to succeed in the world of media sales and account management to developing and presenting a multimedia plan for a local business.

Faculty: David Thiemann

JOMC 392.951 | 1 credit | P/NP Photography for Non-profits11/10 5:00-7:00pm 11/11 9:00am-4:00pm 11/12 9:00am-3:00pm

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

In this course we will explore what it would look like to utilize your content building skills to tell meaningful stories and make real change. We will look at case studies of local and global non-profits and identify a process for telling good stories with photos. We will walk through content planning and how to gather photos in the field. This course is a weekend-long pop up class with a large project due the following week.

Faculty: Victoria Petersen

Spring 2023

JOMC 392.791 | 1 credit | P/NP The "Reel" Deal-Instagram for StorytellingONLINE 3/20/23 – 4/21/23

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 192.951 | 1 credit | P/NP Public Relations Strategy and Non-Profit OrganizationsT 5:30-8:20pm | 3/21/23-4/18/23

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Public relations work in the nonprofit sector is crucial to the success of an organization. Growth in nonprofit work is steadily increasing, which means PR is needed. In this course, we will focus on best practices and principles that contribute to the success of public relations at nonprofit organizations. It will also cover the importance of storytelling, fundraising, attracting, and gaining good media coverage, building a social media presence, and crisis management. Students will explore the work of a nonprofit of their choice, critique and discuss a recent nonprofit crisis, and hear from current PR professionals who work in the nonprofit industry.

Faculty: Ashia Aubrey

Spring 2023 Name Image and Likeness

BSAD 191.953 | 3 credit hoursFind, Create & Navigate Name, Image & Likeness OpportunitiesM 6:30-7:30pm | Mar. 20 - May 19

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Faculty: Michael Zoerb

BSAD 191.751 | 3 credit hoursPitch Perfect: Win Partners From Your Social Media PresenceONLINE | Mar. 20 - May 19

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Faculty: Kelly Mosier
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