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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 asynchronous 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

JOMC 192.951 | 1 credit | P/NP NYC Media TourCourse Dates: 10/1-10/31 Travel dates: 10/15-10/18

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Sign up to go on the 2023 NYC Media Tour by Friday, Sept. 22! Explore the city, network with industry professionals and alumni over fall break!

This year we are offering this NYC Media Tour experience as a pop-up class with the option of taking the class for credit. You do not need to take the class for credit to participate, but you must sign up through the form below to go on the trip.

Leading up to the NYC Media Tour students will be expected to complete pre-trip assignments and attend a meeting to prepare for the trip. It is important to note that students will be responsible for their own travel and lodging costs/arrangements.

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Faculty: Natalie Becerra
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